News - July, 2017

Posted on: July, 2017
Section: Member news
Lost Weekend is a three-day festival showcasing the best in digital creativity, art, ideas and cutting edge music, animating unusual spaces in the city and celebrating Exeter being home to world-leading scientists and technologists. Featuring a combination of interactive media, emerging alternative/electronic bands, new tech conferences and playable art, Lost Weekend...
Posted on: July, 2017
Section: Member news
Disruption a universal fear for South West business owners – 98% express concern Yet just 7% have a plan in place to address disruption Uncertainty over government policy and regulation tops the worry list with almost half (49%) of South West business owners concerned. A staggering 93% of South West SME business owners...
Posted on: July, 2017
Section: Member news
Keeping everyone “together and motivated” proved the toughest task as hiking instructor Matt Phillips led a team of six climbers up Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike in the space of 15 hours in early July to raise funds for Calvert Trust Exmoor. Matt, 23 and an activities instructor at the centre,...
Posted on: July, 2017
Section: Member news
Isca Barum Insurance Brokers, based in Exeter and Barnstaple, are raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society with two quite different initiatives. In the first, Bruce Archibold, MD of Isca Barum is to celebrate 40 years in the insurance business in September, by taking on a challenge to be banished to his...
Posted on: July, 2017
Section: Member news
Isca Barum Insurance Brokers, based in Exeter and Barnstaple, are raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Society with two quite different initiatives. In the first, Bruce Archibold, MD of Isca Barum is to celebrate 40 years in the insurance business in September, by taking on a challenge to be banished to his...
Posted on: July, 2017
Section: Member news
A ribbon cutting ceremony was carried out by The Mayor of Okehampton, Jan Goffey, to officially open the state-of-the-art Third Generation (3G) sports pitch and new classroom, at Okehampton Primary School & Nursery.  The £540,000 project carried out by property design and management consultants, NPS South West and built by...
Posted on: July, 2017
Devon County Council is disappointed to have to confirm that the proposed Bridge Road opening date, for the week commencing Monday 31 July, will not be met. This further inconvenience on one of Exeter’s busiest road is regrettable, but the contractor has a full-time seven days a week presence on site....
Posted on: July, 2017
Section: Member news
Are you looking to improve your company’s digital future? Do your leaders need guidance on how to produce a digital strategy?   Digital is the single biggest driver to business change. “Businesses that make extensive use of digital on average grow 12% year on year, against 4% growth of those that don’t”...
Posted on: July, 2017
Section: Member news
(Tuesday 25 July 2017)  Following the devastation of The Royal Clarence Hotel in October 2016 and months of careful deconstruction that have taken place since, the first plans will be put forward this week when outlines for the external façade are shared with the people of Exeter.  A public consultation...
Posted on: July, 2017
Section: Member news
A disruptive software company which aims to revolutionise the holiday homes rentals industry is the latest fast-growth, high tech firm to move into Exeter Science Park Centre. Rentivo provides software to holiday home owners, managers and rental agencies across the globe to create marketing platforms, facilitate bookings and payments, plus manage...
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