News - November, 2017

Posted on: November, 2017
Section: Member news
Plymouth-based IT and unified comms provider Acronyms are looking to build on a successful year of growth in Exeter. Following a recent spell of recruitment, which saw the company expand across three of its teams, the company invested heavily in internal software and an improved brand identity. It is all part...
Posted on: November, 2017
Section: Member news
UK-ASEAN, is the leading UK-based organisation promoting trade and investment between the UK and ASEAN’s dynamic markets. Southeast Asia presents a unique opportunity for British investment to explore a region which is strategically placed, dynamic, high in growth and has strong demographics. It is one of the most fast-moving and...
Posted on: November, 2017
Section: Member news
The budget again provided some focus on the house building industry and upped the ante by increasing the governments ambition for new builds to 300,000 pa by the mid ’20’s, levels not seen in 40 years.  The Chancellor took a classic ‘carrot & stick’ approach to encouraging the industry to achieving...
Posted on: November, 2017
Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, is disappointed that the Chancellor has once again missed the opportunity to lower Air Passenger Duty. The UK's APD is among the highest in the world and it is a highly damaging tax which penalises domestic travellers. Reducing APD and supporting domestic aviation would have...
Posted on: November, 2017
Section: Member news
HAMMOND TRIES TO GET HIS HOUSE IN ORDER   The embattled and isolated Chancellor was under pressure to be bold and imaginative in his first Budget speech since the general election, though that is not really "Spreadsheet Phil's" style, says Top 30 advisory firm, Bishop Fleming. The firm, which delivers accounting, tax, corporate restructuring...
Posted on: November, 2017
Section: Member news
Exeter Chamber of Commerce & Industry has appointed three new directors to its board.  Laura Seaward, audits and accounts manager at Haines Watts Chartered Accountants; Joanne Caine, director of Cathedral Appointments and Julie Hawker, joint chief executive of social enterprise Cosmic were appointed at the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting. Laura Seaward,...
Posted on: November, 2017
Section: Member news
Exeter Chamber of Commerce celebrated their 150th Exeter Anniversary in style with 360 people attending the annual Exeter Business Dinner which took place on Friday 17th November at Sandy Park Conference Centre. Charlie and AJ Courtenay, Earl and Countess of Devon, gave the main address of the evening, sharing their vision...
Posted on: November, 2017
Section: Member news
Exeter College has, for a second consecutive year, been placed at the top in an annual league table of colleges published by FE Week, a leading publication focused on the further education sector.   The table was compiled using a points based system, with points awarded against a number of key criteria...
Posted on: November, 2017
Section: Member news
  Library users across Devon can look forward to a more modern, user-friendly and improved library service thanks to a new library system and website.   Libraries Unlimited, the charity responsible for running Devon’s libraries, and Devon County Council, have been working on the major improvement programme over the past few years, and...
Posted on: November, 2017
Section: Member news
The University of Exeter injects more than £1.17bn into the economy and generates almost 11,000 jobs in the South West, a major new study has revealed. An analysis of the economic impact of Exeter University found that in 2015-16 it injected £540 million (output) into the economy of the city of...