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Female entrepreneurs in Exeter have a real appetite for business at cookery school event

Over eighty female entrepreneurs with an appetite for business attended a special event at the Exeter Cookery School this week featuring local author and blogger Sarah Turner.

The Sunday Times bestseller headlined the NatWest Boost event on Tuesday as part of the bank’s month-long activity celebrating International Women’s Day. 

Accordingly to a recently published report by NatWest’s Deputy CEO Alison Rose, just 33% of UK entrepreneurs are women, a figure it is aiming to challenge by supporting more women who want to start their own business.

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Exeter aims to be carbon-neutral city by 2030

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Fri, 03/15/2019 - 8:13pm

Exeter will strive to become a carbon-neutral city in just over a decade in an ambitious new vision adopted by the City Council.

Councillors recently backed a motion recognising the scale and urgency of the global challenge from climate change, and accepted that the City has a duty to act “quickly, collectively and concertedly” to avoid the worst of the predicted outcomes.

Will autonomous cars really take over the auto industry?

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Fri, 03/15/2019 - 11:22am

In some respects, the driverless vehicle revolution remains some way from realising its full potential and impacting on the consumer mainstream. At the heart of this is the relatively fledgling nature of the technology, with autonomous test vehicles and pioneers such as Uber having previously been involved in high profile fatalities.

Communities to benefit from almost £3m investment in flood risk management

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 03/15/2019 - 6:55am

Almost £3 million will be invested in greater flood protection next year as part of Devon County Council’s Flood Risk Management Action Plan.

Councillors have (Wednesday 13 March) approved plans to target essential flood improvements in high-risk areas across Devon and increase the resilience of several communities.

Many of the schemes detailed in the plan are already underway or due to start in 2019, including surface water improvements in Sidmouth, Exeter and Ivybridge as well as major flood management construction work in Modbury. 

How to optimise your business’ online presence

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 03/15/2019 - 6:22am

Today, the way in which you portray yourself online is a direct reflection of the services that you provide and, ultimately, the way you do business. It is incredibly important, then, that your online presence is optimised.

In order to perform this all-important task, you have to choose what you upload to the internet carefully. You have to be willing to accept helpfrom those who know what it takes to transform a business’s online fortunes, too. Below are some points on how you can optimiseyour business’ online presence. 

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City-wide campaign to tackle air pollution launched in Exeter

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Thu, 03/14/2019 - 3:46pm

Exeter City Futures - an independent Community Interest Company that is bringing local government, citizens and the private sector together to tackle Exeter's biggest challenges - have announced a new 12-month campaign, ‘Everyone’s Exeter’, to tackle air pollution in the city following the launch of the 12 Goals for Exeter.

The announcement comes following recent research that found that air pollution is killing more people every year than smoking.

Activa Contracts celebrates safer driving with first winner of Lightfoot Sponsored League

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Thu, 03/14/2019 - 9:40am

Paul Peers of Peel Ports Group, one of the UK’s largest port operators, has become the first winner of Activa Contracts’ latest risk management initiative run in partnership with Lightfoot, which recognises and rewards road safety skills.

The ‘Activa Contracts Lightfoot Drivers’ League’ encourages smoother, safer driving among the many fleets using both Activa contracted company cars and vans, and Lightfoot’s driver behaviour technology.   

Oracle database certifications: Quick guide from PrepAway

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 03/14/2019 - 8:33am

Working on database programs has always been the most interesting job in the IT world. A database could be determined as the collection of data like text, numbers, video etc. If you want to prove the world that you have solid skills related to the database, there is no better option for you than pursue Oracle Database certification.

Examining the role of personal loans in the Fintech industry

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 03/14/2019 - 6:08am

The market for digital, app-based financial services continues to grow at an incredible pace, and that growth rate will continue to soar in 2019. There are already hundreds of new fintech start-ups entering the marketing with their own solutions, including digital banks, personal loans, and other financial services.

Exeter recognised for ambition and vision to create a great place for the future

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Wed, 03/13/2019 - 11:28pm

The Greater Exeter area has been recognised as one of five places in England that has the vision and ambition to create great places for the future.

Greater Exeter was today (Wednesday 13 March) named as part of the Future Place programme.  This initiative is intended to unlock placemaking potential through quality in design, future thinking and knowledge sharing.