News - Chamber Council Columns

Please find below the latest statement from Chamber Board Director Julie Hawker, following the Government announcement regarding the Job Support Scheme.  “The next six months will be critical for all business sectors with a very challenging combination of Covid related restrictions and Brexit. Indeed, latest stats from ONS show that the economy...
Julie Hawker is joint chief executive of Cosmic, an ethical IT business based in Honiton. Julie has been a board director of Exeter Chamber since 2017 and holds a number of other high level positions across the region including being a board member of South West Business Council and a...
Launching today, Exeter Chamber's new communications series, The Director's Take, will see a different Chamber board director providing regular updates and insight on leading news stories for business each month.  This month, Julie Hawker, Chamber board director and joint chief executive of leading digital social enterprise, Cosmic will give us her...
Posted on: February, 2020
Exeter Chamber of Commerce has appointed Mike Blakeley, Director of Apprenticeships & Employer Engagement at Exeter College, to its board.  The appointment comes during National Apprenticeship Week, and as Exeter is recognised as the City of Apprenticeships, with the fastest growing number of apprenticeships, topping 57 other cities across England.  In...
Posted on: April, 2019
Exeter Chamber of Commerce is seeking individuals passionate about Exeter’s future to join the board of the city’s leading business organisation.   Successful candidates will work with the other board members as the voice for business in Greater Exeter, striving to improve and influence the potential for business growth and to...
Posted on: May, 2016
“A perfect place that creates perfect opportunities" Steve Campion, from the Exeter Chamber of Commerce outlines the changing face of apprenticeships and the opportunities this offers employers across the city and region   Is Exeter the perfect place to do business? A colleague of mine certainly thinks so.  He's new to the area...
Posted on: April, 2016
One of the most significant initiatives affecting businesses brought in by the Chancellor, George Osborne is the introduction of a National Living Wage (NLW) for individuals over 25.   Present Position The existing framework for National Minimum Wage hourly rates is set out below. Apprentice* £3.30 Age 16-17 £3.87 Age 18-20 £5.30 Age 21+ £6.70 *If under 19 or in first year...
Posted on: April, 2016
David Savill is a Partner and Head of the Corporate and Business Services at Bishop Fleming.  David became Chairman of Exeter Chamber in January 2016, following 6 years on the Chamber Council, being actively involved in South West Chambers of Commerce over that period. My priorities for Exeter Chamber chairman role. Chamber...