News - December, 2020

Posted on: December, 2020
“Exeter Chamber understands the need to take tough measures against this rapidly spreading new strain of Coronavirus to protect the NHS and our communities, but this must not be at the expense of further damage to our economy.   “With hospitality businesses already reporting an 80% reduction in takings over the Christmas...
Posted on: December, 2020
“We are relieved that a deal is within sight, giving the business community some surety as we head into the Christmas break. However, we cannot ignore that the uncertainty of the last few years – coupled with the continuing impact of Coronavirus – has taken its toll on us all...
Posted on: December, 2020
Placements for young people through the Governments ‘Kickstart’ scheme are starting to be approved in Exeter and open for applications.   The scheme is designed to support young people aged 16-24, who are claiming Universal Credit, to gain some valuable paid work experience. The placements last for 6 months and Government are...
Posted on: December, 2020
Winslade Manor Restaurant and Bar, at Winslade Park, Nr Exeter will open its doors in time for Valentine’s Day 2021 with head chef Matt Mason at the helm. Matt Mason, formerly of Jack in the Green, joins the new Vida Spaces team after 28 years at the East Devon gastropub.   The...
Posted on: December, 2020
Please see below the statement from Joanne Caine, Vice Chair, Exeter Chamber, following the latest Government announcement. “As Devon remains in Tier 2 we call for urgent additional support for businesses operating under severe limitations. This is hitting particularly hard in the hospitality sector at a time of the year that...
Posted on: December, 2020
Section: Member news
Get Your Team Involved in the Let’s Walk Challenge Join the hundreds of businesses, teams, and organisations across Devon and take part in Let’s Walk, Devon’s month-long workplace walking challenge coming to you in February 2021. Whether you are back at work or working from home, you can still create a team...
Posted on: December, 2020
Section: Member news
An estimated 1500+ Exeter-based children are in need of food support this year. A city-wide effort is being made to get food and gifts to children and families in need. A Just Giving fundraiser is taking public donations to help brighten families’ Christmas. A city-wide effort has seen over £10,000 raised as part...
Posted on: December, 2020
CityFibre, the UK’s third national digital infrastructure platform, has appointed swcomms as a City Champion for Exeter and Plymouth, underlining its commitment to driving the full fibre message out to as many businesses as possible in the region. For swcomms, the agreement is an opportunity to offer the unrivalled speed, reliability, and...
Posted on: December, 2020
Have you been thinking about improving your organisation's environmental impact? The University of Exeter Green Consultants are offering Devon-based organisations a free sustainability service, delivered by our student interns in 2021. The interns will undertake an initial assessment of your organisation's sustainability, then together with you, decide upon one of the following areas...
Posted on: December, 2020
Each quarter Exeter Chamber invites a group of business leaders to meet with the Bank of England to talk about the trading environment and economic trends. Coupled with our regular financial survey this creates a picture of the national and local financial landscape. Here are some key nuggets which might...
Prev