News - January, 2018

Posted on: January, 2018
Section: Member news
  Have you ever wondered how the Exeter Chiefs have become so successful? Hospiscare are delighted that Rob Baxter, Director of Rugby at Exeter Chiefs and the man responsible for overseeing the meteoric rise of the club to become the current Aviva Premiership Champions, will be the guest speaker at their fundraising dinner at The University of Exeter...
Posted on: January, 2018
In these testing economic times, business efficiency is crucial, but how to achieve it isn’t always obvious. Some of the coveted strategies of how to achieve sustainable business growth will be presented by the Director of South West Growth Service and management consultant, Chris Lorimer as part of The STEMM Cell...
Posted on: January, 2018
Section: Member news
Europe’s number 1 ethical hacker, Jamie Woodruff, will be speaking at the UK’s only Cyber Security Awareness Week in Exeter later this month. The real-life hacker will be sharing his insight into the mind of a hacker and giving essential tips on how to protect your business from cyber crime. Jamie is...
Posted on: January, 2018
Section: Member news
Exeter Racecourse’s annual Super Sunday meeting on February 11 takes place on a scintillating weekend of sport in Devon with both Exeter Chiefs and Exeter City in action at home on Saturday. Then the racecourse takes centre stage on Sunday with more than £100,000 in prize money and the prospect...
Posted on: January, 2018
The University of Exeter has received a substantial funding boost to help cement its position as one of the UK’s leading centres for data science. The University has been awarded almost £200,000, announced today by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), to enhance its innovative Data Science programme. The funding...
Posted on: January, 2018
The University of Exeter has received a multi-million pound research grant to lead pioneering new research to develop vastly more accurate procedures to detect, identify and treat life-threatening diseases, such as cancer.  The University has received £5.7 million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to lead the innovative...
Posted on: January, 2018
Section: Member news
Judges Louise Fellows of O2 and Alison Dale from Bishop Fleming found judging the teams a real challenge, as the standard was extremely high. Results Customer Service Award: Yotta, Exeter College Trade Stand Award: Generation Creation, Cullumpton Community College Overall winner: Off to the Stars, Petroc (below). Off to the stars impressed the judges with their fully developed...
Posted on: January, 2018
Trains from Exeter St Davids to London Waterloo will continue to stop at Clapham Junction.   South Western Railways announced last year that they were consulting about the removal of the stop at Clapham Junction for some weekday services on the line.   The proposed changes included a new early morning commuter train and...
Posted on: January, 2018
Section: Member news
Today at the Heart of the South West (HotSW) Local Enterprise Partnership Board meeting, it was announced that Chief Executive, Chris Garcia, is taking up his statutory retirement this summer, therefore the LEP has started the recruitment process for his replacement. Chris has been the chief executive of the HotSW LEP...
Posted on: January, 2018
Section: Member news
The Maynard School in Exeter has been ranked as Devon’s top school and 45th in the entire country in key areas of the Department for Education’s Schools Performance Tables, based on A-level results from 2017.   Already recognised as the South West’s leading independent school in The Telegraph’s 2017 league tables (and...
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