News - April, 2016

Posted on: April, 2016
One of the most significant initiatives affecting businesses brought in by the Chancellor, George Osborne is the introduction of a National Living Wage (NLW) for individuals over 25.   Present Position The existing framework for National Minimum Wage hourly rates is set out below. Apprentice* £3.30 Age 16-17 £3.87 Age 18-20 £5.30 Age 21+ £6.70 *If under 19 or in first year...
Posted on: April, 2016
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Exeter chartered accountancy firm Simpkins Edwards is thrilled to welcome local businesses to take part in its 13th annual Really Big Quiz. Last year the quiz raised a record-breaking sum of more than £8,000 for the Lord Mayor’s charity and plans are well underway to make this year’s event another charitable...
Posted on: April, 2016
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Well-known local businessman Nick Agg-Manning passed away on Saturday 23rd April after a brave fight with cancer. The funeral will be held at St Michaels’s Church, Gittisham, Devon starting at 2:00pm Friday 6th May. All are welcome with donations going to Hospiscare.
Posted on: April, 2016
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Are you thinking of procuring leadership, development training or coaching?   If so here are an interesting few questions….   How can you be sure you’re going to choose the right partner and identify the subsequent bottom line impact?  What questions are you going to ask to ensure appropriateness? How are you going to...
Posted on: April, 2016
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Exeter Chamber of Commerce Board Director, Steve Campion, took part in the London Marathon this weekend and completed the 26.2 mile course in just over four hours.  "It was a fantastic experience that I would recommend to you all to try once. The London crowds were a massive boost to help me...
Posted on: April, 2016
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After a round of rigorous and intensive trials we are now able to announce the team for the Exeter Legal Walk on Monday 6th June 2016. Those ‘selected’ so far are: Richard Foxwell Bernard Pugh Sue Wood Jude Robinson Steve Barriball Tracey Barriball Freya Searle Donna Hart Why are we walking? For the poorest and the most vulnerable people in our...
Posted on: April, 2016
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Molly Batchelor, a student at Exeter’s Maynard School, and her crew returned from last weekend’s Junior Inter Regional Rowing Regatta in Nottingham on the crest of a wave having been placed 5th nationally. “I’m really pleased with this result as the only ones that beat us were four groups of professionals...
Posted on: April, 2016
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Stephens Scown has recruited a new partner to its thriving private client team in Exeter which advises individuals on tax and personal financial issues. Malcolm Emery joins the firm from Thrings LLP, where he led the firm’s wealth and succession team in Bristol and London. Malcolm is dual qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser...
Posted on: April, 2016
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Exeter College is celebrating being named the top provider of apprenticeships in the country. Senior staff travelled to London for the Times Educational Supplement Further Education Awards, where they picked up the Apprenticeship Programme of the Year prize. The awards celebrate those organisations who have had an outstanding influence on post-16 education. The award comes...
Posted on: April, 2016
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Exeter-based Devon Contract Waste has been shortlisted for the Resource Management Business of the Year award at this year’s National Recycling Awards. It follows the opening of the company’s Envirohub on the city’s Marsh Barton trading estate, which is home to state-of-the-art sorting equipment that efficiently sorts all mixed non-food, non-glass...
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