News - The Director's Take

Posted on: January, 2021
We understand that tighter restrictions are necessary to ensure that NHS can cope with the rise in numbers Businesses urgently need more support, while this lockdown is in place The impact to retail, leisure, hospitality and tourism has already been devastating, with reports of 165% increase in restaurant job losses last year...
Posted on: December, 2020
“Exeter Chamber understands the need to take tough measures against this rapidly spreading new strain of Coronavirus to protect the NHS and our communities, but this must not be at the expense of further damage to our economy.   “With hospitality businesses already reporting an 80% reduction in takings over the Christmas...
Posted on: November, 2020
  Exeter Chamber's communications series, The Director's Take, sees a different Chamber board director provide regular updates and insight on leading news stories for business each month. This week, Helen Scholes, Chamber board director and marketing manager of Co Cars, gives us her take.   This week’s Directors Take from Helen Scholes: Ahead of Social Enterprise Day this...
Posted on: November, 2020
Exeter Chamber's communications series, The Director's Take, sees a different Chamber board director provide regular updates and insight on leading news stories for business each month.  This month, Tim Wadsworth, Chamber board director and Managing Director of office specialists Space, gives us his take. Coronavirus Business Impact Suvey Back in April we...
Posted on: October, 2020
This week’s Directors Take from Laura McFadyen, Chamber board director and partner at Stephens Scown Solicitors: Moving from Furlough to the Job Support Scheme Rishi Sunak announced big changes to the Job Support Scheme (JSS) - set to replace furlough in November. He told the Commons that even businesses not forced to...
Posted on: October, 2020
  This week’s Directors Take from Laura McFadyen, Chamber board director and partner at Stephens Scown Solicitors:     How does Exeter become electric vehicle ready?  This week, it is reported that one in 10 new cars sold across Europe this year will be electric or plug-in hybrid. This is triple last year’s sales levels...
Posted on: October, 2020
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, Laura McFadyen, Chamber board director and partner specialising in Employment Law and HR at Stephens Scown Solicitors will give us her take.   This week’s...
  This week’s Directors Take from Julie Hawker, Chamber board director and joint chief executive of Cosmic.       Workplace vs working from home?  How businesses plans have changed With restrictions tightening again and people asked to ‘work from home, if they can’, Exeter Chamber members were polled on their plans going forward. Julie said: “Businesses are...
This week’s Directors Take from Julie Hawker, Chamber board director and joint chief executive of Cosmic. Business urged to prepare for NHS Covid 19 app With the app launching this Thursday, businesses and organisations which are open to the public should create and display a QR code, so that customers can easily...
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...
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