News - October, 2016

Posted on: October, 2016
Section: Member news
Businesses wishing to provide their staff and clients with something a little more tempting than the usual soggy sandwiches and paintball escapades have been flocking to new kids on the corporate block, Exeter Cookery School.   With a swish new venue located on Exeter’s picturesque quayside – complete with top of the...
Posted on: October, 2016
Section: Member news
Speakers for the Apprentice Levy Clarification Conference being held on 11th November 2016 at Sandy Park in Exeter have been released.  The full morning conference aims to clarify the changes to Apprenticeships in 2017.  Keynote Speakers: Steve Hindley Chairman of the SW Local Enterprise Partnership and Midas Group Karime Hassan Chief Executive and Growth Director at Exeter City Council John...
Posted on: October, 2016
Section: Member news
FREE, impartial advice sessions which could help Exeter residents save more than £300 on their energy bills, are due to take place next week.    The three events are being run by Citizens Advice Exeter as part of the charity’s national Big Energy Saving Week and they are being supported by Exeter...
Posted on: October, 2016
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Devon’s richest raceday takes place on Tuesday (November 1) when high class horses will be heading to Exeter Racecourse to contest the grade 2 188Bet Haldon Gold Cup. The prestigious two-mile one-furlong race is fast, furious and spectacular and with £62,500 in prize money it’s one that trainers make an early...
Posted on: October, 2016
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Venturefest South West, 18th October 2016, Sandy Park, Exeter   Venturefest South West, a flagship event championing the most cutting edge innovation, technology and entrepreneurship coming out of Devon, Cornwall and Somerset in 2016, saw around 600 entrepreneurs, investors and innovators flock to Sandy Park, Exeter on Tuesday 18th October.   Venturefest South West...
Posted on: October, 2016
Section: Member news
South West Growth Service, the management consultancy that is helping businesses across the South West Counties, is expanding with the arrival of new Director, Phil Johnston.   Founder Katharine Bourke, commented “We are really delighted to have Phil on board.  He has exactly the skills we are looking for to further add...
Posted on: October, 2016
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South Devon College reaffirms it commitment to being Zero to Landfill, after signing a brand new three-year contract with Devon Contract Waste for the management of the college’s waste collection.   Devon Contract Waste is the first and only company in the South West to offer a Zero to Landfill solution, meaning...
Posted on: October, 2016
Section: Member news
Exeter Chamber of Commerce visited Norwich on Thursday 13 October, to attend Norfolk Chamber’s business to business exhibition and explore business opportunities between the two regions.  The day trip, organised by Flybe, saw members of Exeter Chamber meet with their Norfolk counterparts, and discuss how trade could be enhanced by...
Posted on: October, 2016
Section: Member news
A new company at Exeter Science Park had a successful launch at the recent VentureFestSW at Sandy Park.   DataWise Intelligence has been founded by Devon-based global technology expert Peter McCann, with a team set up at Exeter Science Park to help the region’s companies achieve stronger growth through better use of...
Posted on: October, 2016
Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, says that any final decision on the Government’s announcement on airport expansion at London Heathrow Airport must incorporate assurances that it becomes a hub for the whole of the UK. Flybe calls on the Government to ensure that some of the new capacity is reserved...