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Constructing Futures Devon chosen as Community Fund finalist

RGB Building Supplies has selected Exeter-based Constructing Futures Devon as a finalist in its 30th Well Built Community Fund and it’s now down to a public vote to see if it’s chosen to receive £1,000 worth of building materials. 

As part of Devon Communities Together, it has been set up to train young people in the construction industry. Trainees gain first-hand experience by working on properties purchased by Constructing Futures Devon. Once complete, the properties are sold on and a new one purchased, ensuring there are always projects for learning. 

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Exeter’s array of standout workplaces revealed

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 07/17/2019 - 10:59pm

Celebrating the best workspaces in and around Exeter, the Space Awards help share best practice as part of the Future of the Workspace initiative launched by Space, in partnership with Exeter City Council and Exeter Chamber. The awards have been backed by a host of organisations, with Nettl, Stephens Scown LLP, Sampson Hall Ltd and Grow amongst the sponsors and supporters.

Bishop Fleming raise £100,000 for charity in just 6 months

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 07/17/2019 - 10:15pm

Bishop Fleming have raised over £100,000 for charity in just six months.

The firm, which delivers audit, accounting and tax services pledged to fundraise £100k throughout 2019, as it celebrates its centenary year.

After significant fundraising activities in the first half of the year, the target has already been smashed with over 2500 donations made, benefitting over 60 charities.

Colleague and clients of the firm have joined together to participate in fundraising activities over the last few months.

McDonald’s contributes £3.3m to the Exeter economy and brings 222 jobs to the city

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 07/17/2019 - 9:50pm

An independent economic report commissioned by McDonald’s to mark 45 years of operating in the UK, reveals the business and its suppliers have made a combined contribution of £3.3 million annually to Exeter.

Despite numerous high-street businesses in decline across the UK, McDonald’s continues to invest in and grow both its High Street and Drive-Thru operations, many of which are located in town centre locations.  Without including its supply chain, in 2017 alone, McDonald’s directly generated more than £2.8m in the city.

Exeter-based national tech firm announce new MD

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 07/17/2019 - 9:28pm

Exeter-based national technology firm Software Solved has announced that Lindsay Lucas has been appointed as its new Managing Director. 

The company provides digital business solutions through software, online customer portals and data insight for major brands including the likes of RSA, AXA XL and the National Trust. With its headquarters in Exeter and having celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, the company also offers its expertise to brands in the South West.

Lightfoot, the maker of the world’s first technology to reward better drivers, has launched a “revolutionary” new company car and grey fleet product that enables businesses to provide duty of care to staff through improved safety of drivers, without invading their privacy.

Company car technology launched by driver rewards firm Lightfoot

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Wed, 07/17/2019 - 12:31pm

Lightfoot, the maker of the world’s first technology to reward better drivers, has launched a “revolutionary” new company car and grey fleet product that enables businesses to provide duty of care to staff through improved safety of drivers, without invading their privacy.   

Identified as “the single largest risk on Britain’s roads” by Lightfoot’s CEO Mark Roberts, company car and grey fleet drivers have been a huge challenge for businesses wishing to reduce accidents among staff, while also reducing fuel bills.

Manager for Guardian Homecare, Catherine Porter.

The care industry is very rewarding says Devon provider

Authored by Reporters
Posted: Wed, 07/17/2019 - 9:35am

AN EXETER care provider says its industry is one of the most rewarding and it is very concerned a recent study found a third of workers leave the sector each year (2019).

Guardian Homecare says it encourages staff to stay in the profession by providing on-the-job support, helping them develop their skills through training, promoting career progression and offering benefit packages.

Permanent Regulation on CFDs Hit the UK in August

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 07/17/2019 - 7:11am

Large swings and robust volatility have generated enough concern that UK regulators will be establishing permanent rules which will be enforced in the UK beginning August 1, 2019. Many of these rules have been in effect as temporary regulations allowing brokers and clients to test drive the new rules. UK regulators believe that these new restrictions will greatly reduce large losses that have been associated with some of the highly leveraged financial products.

What are the New Regulations?

Haines Watts wins prestigious national award for excellence

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 07/16/2019 - 4:12pm

Chartered accountants and business advisers Haines Watts have been voted Accountancy Firm of the Year at the annual FDs’ Excellence Awards. 

The firm, the 15thlargest in the UK, has teams all over the country including offices in Exeter and Crediton. 

David Park, partner in the Exeter team, said: “We are very proud to have won this particular award. Our core client base is made up of owner managed businesses, so to get this endorsement from the men and women who run these businesses means a great deal to us.   

Company battling plastic waste from toys launches in Devon

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 07/16/2019 - 1:04pm

Good Things, a Devon-based business, is hoping to help reverse the negative impact of mass-consumerism by making it easy for people to make an ethical choice when shopping for gifts. Offering ethical children’s gifts, sourced from around the world, Good Things have a range of products available to purchase from their online store. 

We all know that the planet is in trouble, 91% of plastic is not recycled and the demand for goods at a cheap price means that people around the world are often working in unsafe conditions for a very poor wage. 

Local business launches new CCTV service for schools and small businesses in the West Country

Authored by MiHi Digital
Posted: Tue, 07/16/2019 - 12:39pm

A South West-based communications company is now offering a brand new CCTV service to local organisations looking to maximise their security and efficiency.

Equations Voice and Data, with offices in Devon and Somerset, has been providing telephone systems and technology to businesses, schools, medical practices and professional service providers across the South West for more than 25 years, and has now extended its offering to CCTV.