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More Otters are back

Moor Otters are set to return to Dartmoor National Park next summer – and this time, they’ve got company.

Dartmoor National Park is delighted to announce that the hugely successful Moor Otters arts trail is coming back in 2020.

From May to October visitors can expect to see over 80 sculptures, each individually designed and decorated by artists and local talent, dotted across Dartmoor and surrounding areas.

This time, the otters will each be accompanied by their cub and there’ll be some special surprises and competitions too.

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Left to right: Colin Hegarty CEO Hegarty Maths and Dan Sandhu CEO Sparx

Exeter learning tech company Sparx joins forces with HegartyMaths

Authored by Anna Pedroza
Posted: Wed, 09/11/2019 - 3:29pm

Exeter based education technology company, Sparx, has today announced that they are joining forces with  HegartyMaths,  which will increase their combined impact in the teaching and learning of maths. The new partnership brings together two of the most influential and groundbreaking education companies and is set to increase their joint reach and capability to over one million users in more than 1,300 schools.

10 best business ideas you should start in 2020

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 09/11/2019 - 6:28am

3 Ways to Make Your Recruitment Strategy More Effective

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 09/09/2019 - 6:07am

Human resource departments play a crucial role in the success of companies.

One of their most important roles is to identify suitable candidates to fill positions when they fall vacant. 

Rigid and outdated recruitment strategies are the biggest cause of longer hiring periods and ineffective recruitment processes. As a result, many companies end up hiring the wrong people.

In this article, we will look at some of the measures HR departments can take to make their recruitment strategy more effective.

Do you know how much water you can take?  

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sat, 09/07/2019 - 10:43am

With river levels and groundwater falling, landowners and businesses with boreholes, wells and springs are being urged to take a few simple steps to make sure they aren’t taking too much water. 

One of the first things people should do is check their abstraction licence. Restrictions can come into force after periods of dry weather so it is important licence holders know when to stop or reduce the amount of water they abstract. They also need to be aware of any specific conditions that apply.

Teacher and student using Sparx in the classroom

Oxygen House announces further investment in learning technology company Sparx, totalling £50 million

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 09/06/2019 - 10:54am

Sparx, a socially focused learning technology company based in Exeter, is to receive a £20 million investment from Oxygen House, an ethical and impact-centric group of companies also based in Exeter. The investment follows an initial £30 million investment from Oxygen House which helped to establish Sparx and to develop and trial the technology.

Together, the £50 million investment is thought to be the largest by a UK investor into the UK edtech sector*. 

What you need for the highest quality restaurant kitchen

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Fri, 09/06/2019 - 10:19am

When you’re in the restaurant business, the front of house and dining area create a first impression for your customers, but the most important impression you make on your customers comes from the part of the restaurant they don’t see – the kitchen. Good quality food is what every chef and restauranteur ultimately aim for, however this is not achievable unless your kitchen is fully endowed with the following necessary equipment needed to make every meal the highest possible quality. 


Rory Campbell (MC), Caroline Strawson of Caroline Strawson: The Divorce and Breakup Coach (winner in the Best New Business category) Sam Steele (Delaware North) at the National Business Women's Awards 2018

National Business Women's Awards on look out for Southern England Business Woman of the Year

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 09/06/2019 - 9:14am

Announcing the extended deadline on Tuesday 17th September, business women from across the south of England are being encouraged to enter the National Business Women's Awards, that is returning for a second year.

This national awards event has been created to recognise the achievements of women in all sectors from across the UK.

From newer businesses and Corporate Leaders to the Employee of the Year, the awards comprise 21 categories and are open to all women that contribute to a business.

Greater Exeter comes together for Tribe launch

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 09/06/2019 - 8:08am

150 people gathered at Hotel du Vin to learn about a new initiative from Exeter Chamber, Exeter City Council and Air Marketing, Tribe.  The local buying initiative will encourage businesses within Greater Exeter to choose local suppliers where possible. Speaking at the event, were Owen Richards, Air Marketing, Ben Bradshaw MP and Ann Hunter, InExeter.

Bishop Fleming Partner, James Finnegan and People's Director, Anna Averis welcome the new trainees.

Accounancy firm recruits record number of graduates and school leavers

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 09/05/2019 - 9:49pm

Top 30 accountancy firm, Bishop Fleming have employed a record number of graduates and school leavers as the firm continues to expand.

The recruitment of 25 graduates, seven school leavers and two 12-month industrial placements comes as the firm celebrates its centenary year and looks to the future.

Hiring a total of 34 trainees, the new intake will work across the firm’s seven offices, in the South West and Midlands. Each trainee will receive significant support as they undertake training programmes to gain their accountancy qualifications.

Crowdcube smashes its own records as fintech Curve reaches its £6 million target in just five hours

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Thu, 09/05/2019 - 11:46am

Crowdcube, the world’s leading equity crowdfunding platform, had several of its records smashed by fintech pioneer Curve, which raised £6 million in a mere 5 hours. A total of 9,591 people backed Curve, the highest number of investors in a raise on Crowdcube. The fundraise began at 10am UK time on Tuesday and just five minutes later, investors ploughed in £1 million, in the first of the record-breaking statistics that raised the bar for future campaigns.