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Residents invited to find out more ahead of new Dawlish sea wall work restarting

Residents are invited to a drop-in session in Dawlish, Devon, to update them ahead of work restarting on the new sea wall which will help protect the town and the railway from extreme weather and rising sea levels for generations to come.

Network Rail will restart work on 9 September on the new bigger sea wall which will provide greater resilience for the stretch of railway that connects the South West with the rest of the country.

Work had stopped during the peak summer tourism season to minimise the impact on local communities and businesses.

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Devon PR company shortlisted for awards

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 08/06/2019 - 8:13pm

An Exeter based PR company has been shortlisted for two top industry awards.

PR, Marketing and Design agency Astley Media has been shortlisted in two categories at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations PRide Awards 2019. 

Lightfoot launches The Drivers’ Lottery to encourage greener driving among fleets and private motorists

Authored by janeabsolutepr
Posted: Tue, 08/06/2019 - 10:23am

Exeter-based Lightfoot, the maker of the world’s first technology to reward better drivers, has this week announced the launch The Drivers’ Lottery, a new cash-prize initiative that will give private motorists, van fleet drivers, company car drivers and grey fleet drivers a 1 in 7 chance of winning anything from £2 to £100 each and every week.

Community Fund opens for nominations

Authored by Exeter News Blog
Posted: Tue, 08/06/2019 - 10:11am

For its next Well Built Community Fund, RGB Building Supplies is giving a charity, school or local project the chance to win £1,000 to spend on decorating supplies at one of its 20 branches, and is inviting groups in the Exeter area to get in contact.

Whether the inside of a school needs decorating, the outside of a community centre needs a refresh, fencing needs painting, or a group would like materials for a large art project, RGB would like to hear about it.

Oneserve secures coveted place as a finalist in the global Software as a Service Awards

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Mon, 08/05/2019 - 9:25pm

Oneserve is delighted to announce that it is a finalist in the prestigious 2019 Software as a Service (SaaS) Awards, securing a coveted place in the shortlist from amongst tough global competition.

The SaaS Awards is an international awards program which celebrates SaaS providers who are changing the game with their innovative software solutions and commitment to excellence. The SaaS awards is now in its fourth year and saw over 400 entries from across the globe including the US, Canada, Australasia, EMEA and UK.

Ways to Build Your Confidence When You Need to Pitch Ideas to Investors

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 08/05/2019 - 8:07am

It’s one thing to be a good business person. It’s a different skill you need when you have to present your business ideas to other people. You might be brilliant in coming up with new ideas that people will love. Before you can make your business a success, you need to start by pitching to investors. It’s crucial for you to convince them to believe in what you’re offering; otherwise, you won’t have enough money to start your plans. If you think you’re not a good public speaker, these are some tips to help boost your confidence.

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Wren Kitchens showroom officially opened by Mayor of Exeter

Authored by Claire Small
Posted: Fri, 08/02/2019 - 3:01pm

The ribbon was cut for the opening of Wren Kitchens 80th state-of-the-art showroom at Stone Lane Retail Park in Exeter on Friday (2 August).

The UK’s number one kitchen retailer invested over £1 million to transform the 16,000 sq.ft. showroom which was given the seal of approval by Deputy Lord Mayor of Exeter, Cllr Yolonda Henson. 

Next Steps South West Ambassador testing out VR at an outreach event

OfS extend funding for outreach partnership

Authored by stephendixon
Posted: Fri, 08/02/2019 - 12:57pm

Next Steps South West’s work at Exeter College is set to continue as the National Collaborative Outreach Programme has been extended for a further two academic years, with a new completion date of 31 July 2021.  

Established in January 2017, Next Steps South West (NSSW) operates out of 14 partner universities and colleges throughout Cornwall, Devon and Somerset with the aim of providing impartial advice to young people who are trying to navigate their journey to higher education.  

What are the most common mistakes that new restaurant owners make?

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Fri, 08/02/2019 - 10:17am

One of the boldest business decisions that a new entrepreneur has to make is to open a restaurant. Compared to other types of business, having a restaurant is more difficult to operate because of its unusual demands from different clients and the pressure to survive the competition.

4 key steps to open a successful retail store

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Fri, 08/02/2019 - 8:35am

If you have dreams of opening your own retail store, the good news is that you can put the correct strategies in place to turn those dreams into a reality. Running your own business is never easy; however, once you’re aware of the steps that you need to take, the entire process will be much smoother. 

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FSB launch search for small business stars

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 08/02/2019 - 8:26am

The search is on once again to find and salute the most outstanding small businesses from the South West.   
Britain’s biggest business representation group the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) has today launched the ‘FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2020’ which will culminate in both regional and national finals next spring.

Small businesses throughout the South West will battle it out for prizes across 12 different categories and the free-to-enter awards are open to both FSB members and non-members alike.