News - December, 2017

Posted on: December, 2017
Businesses reporting increased sales at record 70% at highest level since records began in 2000   Businesses reporting improved margins at highest level since Sept 2016 at 30%   40% of businesses reporting improved cashflow: the highest level in 18 months   Exeter Chamber’s latest quarterly survey has revealed that 70% of businesses responding have recorded...
Posted on: December, 2017
Section: Member news
Welcome in the New Year by supporting Exeter’s creative community! Join Exeter Phoenix for a celebration of Exeter’s cultural scene this New Year’s Eve at Party In The Cosmos. Expect Ultimate Bowie, a futuristic silent disco, cocktails, fancy dress and much more. Book here: http://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/nye-party-in-the-cosmos/  
Posted on: December, 2017
  The Exeter Airport Aviation Development team aims to secure new air services and further develop existing services to key city destinations. As part of the discussion process with potential air carriers, data about businesses travel and  ‘real world’ demand is invaluable. We would therefore appreciate your participation in a short survey which...
Posted on: December, 2017
Section: Member news
Exeter has arrived on the UK Smart Cities Index at number 20.    Bristol and London retain the Leader positions in the new assessment. Both cities are building on their exisiting programs and working hard to embed innovation across city operations, infrastructure and service delivery. However, Bristol has edged ahead to take...
Posted on: December, 2017
Section: Member news
  The Exeter and Heart of Devon (EHOD) council partnership has been awarded the accolade of ‘Most Innovative Strategy’ in a national awards programme run by Institute of Economic Development (IED). Representatives from Exeter City, East Devon, Mid Devon and Teignbridge councils launched the 2017-2020 Shared Economic Strategy last year, with the...
Posted on: December, 2017
Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has again been recognised as the most punctual UK-based airline in the latest report on ‘Best and Worst Airlines’ issued by leading consumer watchdog Which? (Jan 2018).  The carrier once again tops for on time performance all other UK-based airlines including British Airways, easyJet, Jet2...
Posted on: December, 2017
  HappyOrNot (www.happy-or-not.com), the company responsible for creating the globally-recognisable ‘Smiley’ feedback system, has just published its inaugural Airport Report based on 158 million data-points from HappyOrNot smiley terminals in 160 airports across 36 countries. It shows that passengers travelling through Exeter Airport are the happiest in the world, with a score...
Posted on: December, 2017
Section: Member news
Exeter City Football Club’s first-team players brought early Christmas magic to the children and teenagers on Bramble Ward at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, by paying them a special festive visit. The players delivered dozens of bears, toys, calendars, footballs, signed merchandise, selection boxes and chocolates to the young patients...
Posted on: December, 2017
Section: Member news
The broadband connection at the rural East Devon village of Talaton, used to be so poor that school children and university students couldn’t complete their homework at home, online shopping – let alone bidding on eBay – was virtually impossible, and the idea of being able to Skype family members...
Posted on: December, 2017
Section: Member news
Kick off 2018 in style and experience all the excitement of a day at the races at Exeter Racecourse on New Year’s Day. There’s no better way to see in the New Year than a day in the fresh air where you’ll be part of a great Devon tradition cheering home...
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