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Co Cars and Co Bikes awarded the first ever double accreditation by national shared transport charity

Car club and bike share operators Co Cars and Co Bikes have been awarded joint accreditation by the UK’s shared transport charity.

Collaborative Mobility UK (CoMoUK) runs the national scheme which provides assurance to local authorities on an agreed set of standards expected by operators when providing services.

South West England operators Co Cars and Co Bikes have received the first double accreditation across shared cars and bikes from CoMoUK, having fulfilled the robust application process.

Co Cars is the South West’s leading shared mobility organisation....

ChipsAway’s youngest franchisee named as Bodyshop Magazine’s 30 Under 30 Rising Stars Winner

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 09/14/2021 - 11:17pm

Owner of ChipsAway Exeter, Brandon Akerman has been named as one of Bodyshop Magazine’s ‘30 under 30 Rising Stars of 2021’.

Entrepreneur Brandon, joined the ChipsAway network in September 2020, aged just 21. Within the space of only six months Brandon had developed his mobile car body repair business into a thriving ChipsAway Car Care Centre workshop, taking on an employee to help him achieve his aspirations for the future.

The Bodyshop Magazine 30 under 30: Rising Stars award celebrates 30 inspirational individuals who have achieved something special in their sector and...

RTPI reveals shortlist for South West Awards for Planning Excellence

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 09/09/2021 - 11:28am

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has today announced ten projects that are in the running to receive the RTPI South West Awards for Planning Excellence 2021.

The awards highlight exceptional examples of how planning and planners have a positive impact on our quality of life in creating exceptional places and protecting our environment.

Entries will be assessed by an expert panel of judges including academics, planning officers and planning consultants.

The shortlisted 2021 entries are:

Excellence in Planning Delivery:

  • Millbay
  • ...

Old Mill takes on another 15 new recruits as the firm continues to expand

Thanks to ‘open door’ recruitment policy, new hires are up 34% on last year

Exeter financial experts Old Mill has welcomed 15 new starters this week as the firm continues to expand and grow, despite the impact of COVID-19.

Following a record trainee year in 2021, a number of senior appointments and this week’s intake, new hires across the firm are up 34% on last year.

Amongst those who have joined Old Mill this week are 10 trainee accountants who have come from various colleges, schools and universities across the UK.

The graduates include Charlotte Wyatt and...

Last chance to comment on transport vision for the South West

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 09/08/2021 - 11:30pm

The consultation period for Peninsula Transport’s vision for the future of South West transport will close on 17th September 2021.

Launched in July, the vision is an important milestone in the development of a full, longer-term regional transport strategy, which will provide a more efficient, resilient and cleaner transport system across the peninsula.

Chairman of Peninsula Transport, Councillor Andrea Davis, said: “The key challenge is to strengthen the strategic links in and out of the peninsula, so that they keep pace with the rest of the UK. Transport is a vital part...

Milsted Langdon expands tax team with director appointment

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 09/08/2021 - 11:14pm

To meet the growing demand for its tax services across South West England and beyond, award-winning accountancy firm Milsted Langdon has appointed Patrick Collins as its latest Tax Director.

Patrick joins the firm’s office in Bristol with more than 20 years of experience working in private client tax matters, including time spent at two ‘Big Four’ firms and some of the leading Top 20 accountancy firms.

He is an excellent addition to the firm’s already experienced team and can advise on a wide range of issues affecting entrepreneurs, business owners and high net worth...

Trotec laser on the road to Exeter

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 09/08/2021 - 11:00pm

Following a year of cancelled events and changes to the working life, Trotec laser is pleased to be hitting the road and taking a cohort of laser machines on the road to Exeter between September 21st and 22nd.

The roadshows are designed to bring Trotec's laser cutters and engravers to a wider audience. The events are ideal for businesses interested in seeing how the introduction of laser technology can improve workflow and profitability.

Each roadshow appointment is tailored to the specific needs of the visitor. From improving productivity or production quality with a...

Sovereign launches £150,000 grant programme to support residents’ life goals

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 09/08/2021 - 5:18pm

Sovereign Housing Association is making £150k in grants available to residents across its geography as part of its Thriving Communities strategy .

With homes in Berkshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Wiltshire, and the West of England the impact will be felt across south west England.

The new grants programme - run in association with charity provider Charis - will support anyone living in a Sovereign home to access the resources and support they need to meet their own goals.

There are eight distinct...

Browne Jacobson accredited as a Living Wage Employer  

Browne Jacobson has been formally accredited as a Living Wage Employer by the Living Wage Foundation.

The accreditation confirms Browne Jacobson’s long term commitment to a real Living Wage as a minimum regardless of whether an individual is an employee of the law firm or third party contracted staff working across any of its five UK offices, including Birmingham, Exeter, London, Manchester and Nottingham .

The Living Wage is the only rate calculated according to the costs of living. It provides a voluntary benchmark for employers that wish to ensure their staff earn a...

BIPC are giving new Devon businesses expert help to take them to the next level

Devon lockdown businesses ready to go to the next level

Authored by Cornerstone
Posted: Mon, 09/06/2021 - 3:40pm

New Devon businesses which have sprung up during lockdown are being given expert help to take them to the next level.

The Business and Intellectual Property Centre in Exeter (BIPC) is staging a free 13 week ‘Bedroom to Business’ webinar course aimed at start-up entrepreneurs which are ready to expand (from 8th September).

Since November 2020, when BIPC in Devon launched its online offering after the first lockdown, it’s helped 447 businesses. A further 58 people have also come through the doors for one-to-one meetings since the library buildings in Exeter, Paignton and...

Topsham’s latest business makes a splash!

One of the most active community organisations in the west country has made a splash by securing its 100th business supporter - a new watersports company.

Shaka Watersports has signed up to Love Topsham, the high profile community interest company that acts as a cheerleader for the East Devon estuary town.

Love Topsham already has scores of independent local firms as business supporters, ranging from food shops and fitness professionals to artisan craftspeople and even estate agents and holiday let owners, all based in and operating from Topsham.

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