News - July, 2016

Posted on: July, 2016
Section: Member news
Solicitors and legal staff in Exeter are seeing dramatic improvements in driving styles thanks to their participation in a new driver behaviour trial being run by Lightfoot®.   The pilot, which began in May, involves over 20 staff from Michelmores, Ashfords LLP and Foot Anstey.  In just two months they have...
Posted on: July, 2016
Section: Member news
South West Chef of the Year is one of the UK’s leading culinary competitions and is based here in Exeter, where it is organised in conjunction with Exeter’s two-Michelin starred chef, Michael Caines MBE.  Offering entry categories for professional and student chefs, as well as junior and home cooks, the...
Posted on: July, 2016
Innovative businesses invited to pitch to key influencers and investors  Innovative start-ups and entrepreneurs with high growth potential seeking investment are being encouraged to apply to take part in Pitchfest 2016, a pitching competition being run as part of the inaugural Venturefest South West on 18th October 2016 at Sandy...
Posted on: July, 2016
Section: Member news
Visit South Devon is this week launching a new holiday special offers app to help visitors pack a punch with their pound. Offering a one-stop shop for discounts on local accommodation, food and drink, activities and entertainment, the app has been launched at the start of the school holidays to...
Posted on: July, 2016
Section: Member news
We are an island nation that loves the seaside - not one of us lives more than 70 miles from the coast and we make over 70 million trips a year to enjoy it.  Returning home, we always bring mementos and gifts, making the market for coastal themed products enormous.   Giving...
Posted on: July, 2016
Section: Member news
The man in charge of Paignton Zoo is moving his entire collection to Exeter. Simon Tonge, Executive Director of the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, the charity that runs Paignton Zoo, Living Coasts in Torquay and Newquay Zoo in Cornwall, is loaning almost 1,000 animals to the Royal Albert Memorial Museum. But...
Posted on: July, 2016
Section: Member news
A Teignmouth-based media agency has seen rapid growth in both its staff numbers and client base in recent months. Aquamarine Media Ltd, who specialise in paid search and social media marketing, have expanded from one staff member to four and moved to a bigger office, as they continue to increase their...
Posted on: July, 2016
Section: Member news
Specialist technology used by NASA and the Royal Navy to produce clean air in rockets and submarines is now available to motorists in the form of a neat device measuring a quarter the size of a car battery which, when fitted to an engine, radically reduces carbon emissions and cuts...
Posted on: July, 2016
Section: Member news
Exeter Business Improvement District (Exeter BID) has launched a brand new website: www.inexeter.com. Designed for both residents of and visitors to the city, the website provides a wealth of information and news on businesses, shops, attractions and events in Exeter. Exeter BID was introduced in March 2015 and will result in...
Posted on: July, 2016
Section: Member news
Strategic PR consultancy KOR Communications has been shortlisted in two categories in the 2016 South of England and Channel Islands Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Awards. For the second year running, KOR has been selected as one of the region’s best PR firms, shortlisted in the Outstanding Small PR Consultancy...
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