News - March, 2019

Posted on: March, 2019
Section: Member news
Leading South West law firm Stephens Scown LLP has advised on a major national deal in the postal sector, which has seen The Delivery Group acquire 100% of the share capital of ONEPOST (Postal Choices Ltd).   The enlarged group, bringing together the two market leaders in the mail and e commerce...
Posted on: March, 2019
Section: Member news
Exeter College A Levels Top 10% Nationally for Outstanding Progress   Exeter College is in the top 10% nationally - for the second consecutive year - for the outstanding progress of its A Level learners.   The college has been awarded a 2018 Alps Certificate of Outstanding Progress, achieving a top 10% national positon....
Posted on: March, 2019
Section: Member news
Have you ever wanted to ask Rob Baxter something about rugby? Well here’s your chance! The Exeter Chiefs Director of Rugby will be taking part in a rugby-themed Q&A evening on Thursday 25th April along with Luke Pearce, the international referee who officiated in this year’s Six Nations tournament, to...
Posted on: March, 2019
Section: Member news
A Tweet That Raised Over £5,000 for Charity   A tweet from local financial planning firm, Neligan Financial, has raised over £5,000 for charity, half of which has been donated to Devon-based charity, Space*, a charity that provides opportunities for the county’s disadvantaged and ‘at-risk’ youth population.   The tweet played on the popularity...
Posted on: March, 2019
Section: Member news
Leading public relations consultancy Glen King PR announces a merger with South-West digital and marketing agency Bigwave media.  The two agencies have been working in partnership over the last 18 months in order to offer a wider range of services and, from 1st April 2019 will officially join Bigwave Media. ...
Posted on: March, 2019
Section: Member news
Members of the Exeter & Heart of Devon Hotels & Restaurants Association raised a whopping £800 for Hospitality Action at this year’s annual dinner held at Mercure Southgate Hotel on Monday 4th March. Hotel Director of The Pig at Combe, Fiona Moores, is also raising funds for Hospitality Action by...
Posted on: March, 2019
Plans for a new institute of technology at Exeter College have been revealed as part of a wider £170m Department for Education project. If approved, the site on Hele Road in Exeter will be developed with an additional 26,909 sq ft of teaching space. The Department for Education (DfE) has set aside...
Posted on: March, 2019
  Pitchfest 2019 applications now open to South West entrepreneurs Innovative start-ups and entrepreneurs with high growth potential seeking investment are encouraged to apply for Pitchfest 2019, a pitching competition being run as part of Venturefest South West on 17 June at Sandy Park, Exeter.   Pitchfest offers innovators and entrepreneurs the opportunity to...
Posted on: March, 2019
Devon’s famous Lucombe Oak among 100 new trees to mark the Forestry Commission’s centenary year at the showground in May.  The Forestry Commission is providing100 new trees at Westpoint Showground, home of the Devon County Show, as part of its centenary year celebrations. A commemorative Lucombe Oak, an evergreen hybrid discovered by...
Posted on: March, 2019
Section: Member news
Last year, Kim Glover, founder of the Exeter PA Network met with admin recruiting managers from both public and private sector organisations from across the city, alongside recruitment consultants Hays, to discuss the skills shortages in the local admin talent pool.  The recruiting managers shared their challenges in finding candidates with...
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