News - March, 2018

Posted on: March, 2018
Section: Member news
Arriva group train company CrossCountry, today announced it would be providing over 400,000 additional seats each year for rail users travelling between Exeter and Bristol.   Starting from 9th December, CrossCountry will be operating six additional services each weekday to improve connectivity by rail between two of the region’s main cities. As...
Posted on: March, 2018
Section: Member news
Exeter College’s new world-class, community accessible 3G pitch has been officially opened.   Community sports clubs, together with civic and community leaders, gathered to celebrate the official opening by Exeter College and Exeter City Council of the new pitch at the college’s Exwick Sports Hub, in Exwick. The all-weather surface is already...
Posted on: March, 2018
Section: Member news
Exeter College is ranked in the national Top 10 for Apprenticeship achievement rates amongst Further Education (FE) colleges, according to new figures. Apprenticeship achievement rates at the college have been measured at 83.1 per cent for 2016 /17, significantly higher than the national average of 69.1 per cent for FE colleges. Out...
Posted on: March, 2018
Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, started operating its 2018 Summer schedule this weekend (25th March) featuring 171 routes offering a choice of up to 3201 flights a week and including two brand new routes from Doncaster Sheffield and Cardiff. Seats are available for booking now at www.flybe.com for travel through...
Posted on: March, 2018
Section: Member news
There is little doubt that sustainability is here to stay in all its forms, whether its driven down through the supply chain, or by more informed consumers demanding more of the businesses they interact with on a regular basis. Although we believe that the ethical and responsible business practices that underpin...
Posted on: March, 2018
Section: Member news
A young chef from Devon has taken the title of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs GB Young Chef of the Year 2018, with a chance of international glory later in the year. Exeter-born Kayla Tuvey, aged 19 and working as Commis Chef at the well-known Deer Park Country House, Buckerell, Honiton, has...
Posted on: March, 2018
Section: Member news
AME Solutions directors Steve Westaway and Simon house are delighted to welcome two new members of staff to the AME team. Amy Hart joins the AME team as Director of Business Development. Amy has worked in the South West for 21 years in a variety of roles, most recently in business...
Posted on: March, 2018
Section: Member news
Vospers has announced plans for their exciting new 61,215 square foot state of the art facility in Exeter, destined to open late 2018.   The supersite at Matford will include a new FordStore, five state of the art showrooms for Ford, Mazda, Fiat, Jeep, Alfa Romeo, all with the latest corporate identity...
Posted on: March, 2018
Section: Member news
Alexandra Penn, Head of Sales at Event Exeter, University of Exeter will be taking the helm as chairman for the Exeter and Heart of Devon Hotels and Restaurants Association.   A Commercial Manager with over 15 years’ experience in the industry, and having been with Event Exeter since 2014, Penn brings with...
Posted on: March, 2018
Adding to a fleet of new Intercity Express Trains due into service this Summer, GWR has today announced a scheme to modernise High Speed Trains (HSTs) to provide even more additional seats and services. Work is already underway to convert former eight carriage HSTs (8+2) to four carriage (4+2) Class 43...
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