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Boxway packaging group secures coveted five star best practice H&S accreditation from the sheet plant association

BoxWay Packaging Group, the innovative, customer-focussed, design-led corrugated cardboard packaging business, is celebrating its achievement of a Five Star Best Practice Accreditation in the area of Health & Safety awarded at the Sheet Plant Association’s 109 th Conference Event.

Innovative BoxWay Packaging Group Limited has secured the prestigious Certificate of Five Star Accreditation following an annual audit at its Exeter, Devon, site for its adherence to agreed best practice in the area of Health & Safety. The business received this recognition at the Sheet Plant...

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Long-established Devon agency has new leader

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 06/18/2024 - 12:29am

Exeter-based branding and digital communications company, Chalk & Ward, has announced the appointment of a new Managing Director.

The agency’s current Creative Director, Alister Tickle, is taking over the role from co-founder Robert Chalk, who will remain with the firm in a consultancy role.

Robert, who started the company just over 25 years ago, says the change at the top has been planned for some time: “I have loved helping to grow Chalk & Ward over the past quarter of a century and have been privileged to work with an outstanding team and brilliant clients,...

Exeter’s Tyler Grange accredited as Living Wage Employer

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 06/15/2024 - 3:11pm

Exeter-based B Corp four-day week environmental consultancy Tyler Grange has received Living Wage Employer accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation .

Tyler Grange Exeter has significantly increased employee salaries during recent years, to support staff during challenging times. This accreditation now officially recognises that all 80+ Tribe members are paid a fair and real Living Wage.

The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate based on the cost of living and is introduced voluntarily by employers. Tyler Grange is now just one of just 14,000 UK businesses – from...

Great South West Regional Roadshow series kicks off with Devon business leaders backing strong role for region on national stage

Authored by Program
Posted: Thu, 06/13/2024 - 2:27pm

Business leaders and regional stakeholders convened at the Devon Regional Roadshow to discuss economic priorities and making the case on the national stage.

The Great South West Pan-Regional Partnership launched its series of Regional Roadshows with an event in Paignton on 12 June, in partnership with the Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce.

Local business leaders had the opportunity to identify the key issues which need to be advanced with the incoming Government following the General Election on 4 July.

Business leaders and senior stakeholders from local...

Three marketing experts from Optix Solutions

Optix announces strategic appointments for new Executive Leadership Team

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Wed, 06/12/2024 - 1:36pm

Exeter-based creative and digital marketing agency Optix Solutions has made two key hires to support future growth plans.

Candice Short joins as Operations Director, bringing 15+ years of industry leading skills from brand management and design to business strategy from her work in London and the South West with agencies including Illumination, Design Bridge and Bray Leino. She also ran a successful SME for 3 years.

Growth Director, Ali Newton has extensive experience of building and leading sales and marketing teams to deliver revenue growth through data-driven, strategic...

Jewson Live comes to the Westpoint

Jewson Live, the annual event for the UK’s professional tradespeople, is back – and for the first time, is coming to the Westpoint Arena.

One of four Jewson Live shows hosted by national builders’ merchant Jewson – now part of STARK UK – the event will take place at Westpoint in Exeter on Thursday June 13, running from 8am to 2pm, for customers across South West.

The event will cover three distinct areas – the Trading Zone, Future Zone, and Wellbeing Zone. In each zone, high profile speakers and trade experts will share the latest industry news and developments,...

Plymouth Science Park and National Composites Centre forge strategic partnership to boost South West innovation

Authored by Program
Posted: Tue, 06/11/2024 - 12:01pm

Plymouth Science Park (PSP) and the National Composites Centre (NCC) in Bristol have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to bolster industry-led collaborative research & development, drive innovation adoption and skills development, enhancing the South West region's position as a leader in emergent technologies.

By combining expertise and resources, PSP and NCC aim to accelerate the adoption of cutting-edge technologies across industry. Both parties will work closely together to bridge the gap between research and practical application, ensuring that innovations are...

Mercedes-Benz South West to become exclusive sales outlet of new Mercedes-Benz Vans in South West

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 06/06/2024 - 3:48pm

City West Country has acquired Mercedes-Benz Van Centre in Exeter. The dealership has been owned and operated by Snows Motor Group since 2017, and the sale to City West Country will take effect from Friday 31st May 2024.

Trading as Mercedes-Benz South West, City West Country has a long history of Approved Used Van Sales and Van After Sales. With over 20 years’ experience in the automotive industry, City West Country’s detailed knowledge and commendable customer service will prove valuable to the acquisition of New Mercedes-Benz Vans.

Mike Wickins, Managing Director of...

SunGift at the Energy Efficiency Awards

SunGift Solar wins top prize at the South West Energy Efficiency Awards

Authored by Karislang
Posted: Thu, 06/06/2024 - 12:12pm

SunGift Solar, a leading Exeter-based renewable energy solutions company, is excited to announce their recent win as the Regional Solar PV Installer of the Year at the 2024 Energy Efficiency Awards. This award recognises SunGift's unwavering commitment to providing exceptional solar PV installations and their dedication to a sustainable future.

Twelve categories were up for grabs at the awards ceremony held at Sandy Park Conference & Banqueting Centre in Exeter on May 16th. The event was attended by individuals and companies from across the South West involved in the energy...

Highways and transportation awards event is on the road to success!

Authored by Daisy Hall
Posted: Wed, 06/05/2024 - 7:59pm

The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation CIHT (SW) held a glittering awards ceremony recognising positive projects in the South West region for 2023/2024. Attracting 150 guests, it was hosted at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel and generously supported by headline sponsor WSP.

The annual South West Region Awards celebrate innovative and pioneering transportation schemes in recognition of the outstanding contribution that good projects and people make to our daily lives. CIHT SW Region Chair, Hannah Clark gave a welcome address and a presentation on the industry...

FUEL Live Sparks a Fire for Success for South West Food and Drink Brands

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 06/03/2024 - 8:59am

Ahead of celebrating their 7th business birthday this month, Exeter-based KW Marketing has hosted and delivered its first-ever business growth event fuelling ambition and success for food and drink brands in the region.

FUEL Live, held at the stunning Winslade Manor, Exeter in April, saw more than 45 South West businesses attend a day to spark ideas and set a fire under their plans for success for 2024. Attendees included popular brands Hobbs Chocolates, Quickes Cheese, Foxcombe Bakehouse, Devon Distillery, Boundless Activated Snacking, Owens Organic Coffee and more.


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