News - February, 2017

Posted on: February, 2017
Section: Member news
Planning consent for a new rail depot at Exeter has been submitted by Network Rail on behalf of GWR [today]. This submission forms part of a wider programme of rail improvements to increase rail capacity in the South West, including new and refreshed trains and station improvements. The train operator GWR...
Posted on: February, 2017
Section: Member news
An urgent and radical reform of business rates is needed, according to Top 40 accountants Bishop Fleming. Citing the current uproar over impending rate rises for many businesses, the firm called on the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, "to tear up the rule book" on business rates and introduce a much fairer form...
Posted on: February, 2017
Section: Member news
Join Co-Bikes outside the Civic Centre (opposite TIC) on Wednesday, 1st March 2017. Staff will be available between 10am and 4pm to answer any questions and show you the bikes. Come along and try them out! For more information on Co-Bikes and the service available, check out their website. As well as...
Posted on: February, 2017
Section: Member news
The launch event for the Big Devon March went off with a blast as 28 staff from across Devon came together in Exeter to pledge their support to get their workplaces walking more during March. The Big Devon March is a Devon-wide walking campaign being run by Active Devon on behalf...
Posted on: February, 2017
Section: Member news
With spring in the air, and a spring in the step of race loving folk, March ushers in the first of the Festivals. Cheltenham is on the tip of everybody’s tongues and as the sports pages fill with the clatter and clamour of anticipation, Exeter Racecourse will play host to...
Posted on: February, 2017
Section: Member news
Accountants Bishop Fleming have been ranked 42nd in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2017, as well as being awarded a coveted Two Star status accreditation from the ‘Best Companies' organisation. The firm which has offices in Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Torquay, Truro, and Worcester, has 29...
Posted on: February, 2017
Section: Surveys
Exeter Chamber will be talking to MPs and others regarding the business rates revaluation.  If you would like to let us know your views, and in particular if you are facing increases, please click below.   Launch me!   Thank you for your responses.    The Exeter Chamber Team
Posted on: February, 2017
Section: Member news
Exeter Library’s Business and Intellectual Property (IP) Centre is offering people the chance to meet two Fairtrade farmers from Ghana and a local jeweller at its Fairtrade Fortunes event on 7th March, as part of Fairtrade Fortnight. Cocoa producers Isaac Baidoo and Veronica Mintah from Kuapa Kokoo, a cocoa farmers' co-operative,...
Posted on: February, 2017
Section: Member news
Results reveal candidates with digital skills in high demand   Aptus Recruitment recently announced the results of the first employers’ survey into digital and creative skills across Devon, Somerset and Cornwall.   The results are published in the first edition of The Aptus Guide, which has been created by the Exeter-based firm. The aim...
Posted on: February, 2017
People are being invited to share their views about the future of the Greater Exeter area and the key issues that need to be addressed. The comments received will help to inform a new joint plan that will identify the housing, jobs and infrastructure needs across the four districts in...
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