News - April, 2020

Posted on: April, 2020
The impact of the coronavirus lockdown is ‘severe’ according to a survey of businesses in and around Exeter. The results of the survey by Exeter Chamber of Commerce demonstrate the enormous financial impact of the Coronavirus lockdown with two thirds of businesses rating the impact as severe and 60% anticipating...
Posted on: April, 2020
Cyber security specialists, Securious, have put together a quick 3-minute video presented by Tony outlining 6 basic tips for anyone working from home on how to stay cyber secure The video also gives links to some additional free resources including help for those responsible for their companys’ networks: https://securious.co.uk/video-wfh-6-tips-for-staying-cyber-secure/
Posted on: April, 2020
Section: Member news
Digital innovation from Heinz was delivered by one of the UK’s fastest growing e-commerce consultancies based in Exeter.  Working remotely from homes across the SW, the Good Growth team were commissioned and then designed and delivered the first ever Direct to Consumer to website for the food giant in less...
Posted on: April, 2020
Section: Member news
At Reach Solutions, we're offering a suite of free products to help support small businesses in England, Wales and Scotland during the current crisis. Here to support you, whether it’s now, or when you need us most. We are all currently experiencing challenging and uncertain times. Staying connected with your equally concerned...
Posted on: April, 2020
Section: Member news
In February, we wrote to you on behalf of Exeter City Living regarding development proposals for a mixed housing development of 44 homes on the former Leisure Centre site at Clifton Hill.  At the February consultation we said we would hold a further event to present the detailed proposals. In light of...
Posted on: April, 2020
Section: Member news
Exeter’s Really Big Quiz, which has raised over £84,000 for local charities over the past 16 years, has announced that despite the decision to move the annual May Exeter fundraising event to 2021, the Lord Mayor’s Charity of the year, CITY Community Trust, will receive £1,200 from The Really Big Quiz....
Posted on: April, 2020
Exeter College has offered its state-of-the-art industrial kitchen facilities to Food4Heroes; a charity that provides free nutritious meals to frontline NHS staff during the Coronavirus pandemic.   The College’s @34 training kitchens will now be in use providing nutritionally balanced, free meals to NHS staff. These meals will include a vegetarian and a meat option and allergens will be listed on the dishes provided. Meals will be distributed to Royal...
Posted on: April, 2020
Section: Member news
In a show of support to Devon’s dedicated frontline NHS workers, Devon law firm Stephens Scown LLP is offering a 50% discount on Will-writing services to workers in the county. To accommodate shift working, legal advisors at Stephens Scown are available to discuss Wills out-of-hours by video call with NHS workers...
Posted on: April, 2020
A grassroots community project has raised an incredible £3000 in aid of their production of vital Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for community-based health and care workers in their first weekend. They are hoping to continue raising around £1000 a day to keep up with the demand for face shields in the local community.    The PPE4Exeter project was launched last week in order to raise money for...
Posted on: April, 2020
Exeter Science Park Ltd’s Board of Directors has appointed Nick Ames of the SG Group as its new Chair, replacing Professor Sir William Wakeham who retires after more than ten years at the helm. As Chief Executive of the SG Group, which has its headquarters in East Devon and includes Supacat,...
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