News - August, 2016

Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
Exmouth-based company bucks trend in UK radio after buying out larger network Exe Broadcasting, the Exmouth-based company that controls Radio Exe, has bought out the radio station’s minority shareholder to bring it into complete local ownership. Almost five years on from turning ailing Exeter FM into a successful new station, Radio Exe,...
Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
The Devon Cycle Challenge is a fun, free workplace competition to encourage employees to experience first-hand the joys and benefits of riding a bike. Throughout September 2016, workplaces across Devon will be competing again to win fantastic prizes.   The aim is to grow cycling in Devon, and at the same time...
Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
Exeter Cathedral is pleased to announce the return of the Great Big Cathedral Quiz. For the second year running teams are invited to compete in a pub-style quiz in the Cathedral Nave, hosted by the Cathedral’s quizmaster and BBC Radio 4 regular Tony Hawks. This year’s event is sponsored by Brewin...
Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
Following the Supreme Court decision in Mazars v Woolway, the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) are currently in the process of reconsidering all Business Rates assessments for office premises. It will affect occupiers who occupy two or more separated areas within a building, a prime example being occupiers of more than one floor in...
Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
The Sowton branch of Devondale Electrical has recently been given a makeover, with new counters, displays and information screens.   The refurbishment is the latest stage in Devondale’s company-wide rebranding initiative.  Branch Manager Mark Richards said: “Everyone, including our customers, is pleased with the finished result; the new look is brighter and fresher.” Mark...
Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
Hale Events are delighted to announce that Lesley Meaker has joined the Hale Events Sales Team.  Following their acquisition of the Hotel, Catering & Retail Show last year, they now run 5 successful trade shows, and have expanded their sales team accordingly.    Lesley commented “After 26 years working as a retail...
Posted on: August, 2016
Join us for our inaugural Satuccino: Extra Shot taking place at our South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications from 2:30pm on 7th of September. We are welcoming all Space sector companies engaged with the Satellite Applications Catapult or Centres of Excellence to join us to find out company updates, share ideas and get an...
Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
There is a brand new route for the Charity Run taking place on Thursday 08 September 2016 at 6pm. This year the Exeter law firm is aiming to attract a record 1,200 runners, encouraging local people and businesses to get together to celebrate the city of Exeter and to fundraise for...
Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
In today’s digital age, where products are readily available from across the globe at the click of a button, a recent survey has revealed that 92% of businesses based in and around Exeter believe it to be of the utmost importance to buy from local suppliers, as opposed to just...
Posted on: August, 2016
Up to 350 construction jobs could be created to build the new restaurant, retail and cinema development of Princesshay Leisure.  A further 400 jobs could be generated in the retail, restaurant and leisure sectors once the scheme completes. John Grinnell, speaking on behalf of the Princesshay Partnership said: “These proposals can...