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LtoR David Bird, Trustee at the Exeter Chiefs Foundation; Paul Lethbridge Branch Manager at RGB Building Supplies’ Okehampton branch; Paul West, Branch Manager at RGB Building Supplies’ Exeter branch and Tony Rowe OBE, Chief Executive and Chairman of Exeter Rugby Group Plc

RGB gets ball over the line and exceeds Chiefs’ fundraising target

As a member of the Exeter Chiefs Foundation XV programme, RGB Building Supplies had pledged to raise £1,500 in a year and is delighted to announce it’s exceeded that target. 

Thanks to customer donations from a company-wide breakfast morning, an auction for Exeter Chiefs match tickets and two members of staff completing a charity sky dive the company has raised a fantastic £1,923.73.

Mary Youlden



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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.

Exeter College students in Honduras

Exeter College Students Visit Honduras for Conservation Project

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Thu, 09/05/2019 - 11:45am

A group of Exeter College students recently returned from Honduras after working with conservation research organization Operation Wallacea.  

A Level students travelled to Cusuco National Park in Honduras after their exams to work with scientists collecting vital data for use in their research on biodiversity and climate change.  

Students gained hands-on experience of monitoring biodiversity within the rainforest, as well as a real life an insight into many of the topics they had studied at college.  

Devon-based Simpkins Edwards is celebrating with its team after being accredited as one of the UK’s ten best accountancy employers by judges at the British Accountancy Awards (BAAs).

Simpkins Edwards celebrates being accredited as top ten employer by British Accountancy Awards

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Thu, 09/05/2019 - 11:05am

Devon-based Simpkins Edwards is celebrating with its team after being accredited as one of the UK’s ten best accountancy employers by judges at the British Accountancy Awards (BAAs). The firm, which has offices in Exeter, Okehampton, Holsworthy, Bovey Tracey, Barnstaple and Honiton, has now been shortlisted for the BAA’s Best Employer title 2019, and will discover if it has won later this month.

Seaton Town Council declares a carbon neutrality date and community meeting

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 09/04/2019 - 2:47pm

2030 is the target date for Seaton to achieve carbon neutrality with the support of the community.  The decision made by Seaton Town Council, follows East Devon District Council’s declaration with a target of 2040 and Devon County Council’s declaration with a target of 2050.