News - March, 2019

Posted on: March, 2019
The Greater Exeter area has been recognised as one of five places in England that has the vision and ambition to create great places for the future. Greater Exeter was today (Wednesday 13 March) named as part of the Future Place programme.  This initiative is intended to unlock placemaking potential through...
Posted on: March, 2019
Section: Member news
Exeter-based charity WESC Foundation, which provides specialist services to support young people with visual impairment, has announced details of its 2019 Charity Golf Day. This year’s event – the fifth to be organised in partnership with ITEC, the South West’s leading Technology Managed Service Provider – will take place on...
Posted on: March, 2019
Scheme will mean people are compensated fairly and quickly.     improved compensation for delays and cancellations set to launch in spring, benefitting passengers with single, return and weekly tickets monthly and longer season ticket holders to remain on current compensation scheme for time being Great Western Railway (GWR) passengers will soon be able to...
Posted on: March, 2019
  On 19 May 2019, South Western Railway will be introducing changes to its timetable, adding over 300 train services per week across the network. Many of these service enhancements are based on consultations that were undertaken with stakeholders. We are very pleased to see these improvements come to fruition and look...
Posted on: March, 2019
Section: Member news
New approaches and models for generating increased value for libraries and local communities have today been revealed by the University of Exeter Business School in conjunction with Libraries Unlimited. It is hoped that this unique understanding of the relationship between social and financial value, published in a new research report titled...
Posted on: March, 2019
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Tickets for major South West tech industry event are now on sale. Venturefest South West will be held on 17th June 2019 at Sandy Park, Exeter. This one-day event will bring together businesses, entrepreneurs, investors and academics. The event will showcase cutting-edge innovation and entrepreneurship coming out of Cornwall, Devon and...
Posted on: March, 2019
Exeter Chamber held a meeting on Wednesday 6th March for members to be briefed on Devon County Council's draft Exeter Transport Strategy. Chamber will consider members' feedback at the board meeting next week before forming a response. Members can view the document here and send comment to: lisa@exeterchamber.co.uk.  For more information, please visit: https://www.devon.gov.uk/haveyoursay/consultations/the-exeter-transport-strategy/ 
Posted on: March, 2019
Section: Member news
Exeter Depot, Project Update   Work on the Exeter Depot project is progressing well and you might have noticed some of the new buildings going up on site as well as the large excavations for the new train maintenance facility.  We have been busy since the start of the year, thank you...
Posted on: March, 2019
Section: Member news
Maistro Plc, the AI-powered procurement marketplace for services, has moved to Exeter Science Park. The move will allow Maistro to continue to expand its team in 2019, following this year’s appointment of Chief Commercial Officer, Neale Pritchard, and the 2018 appointment of Chief Financial Officer, Ian Cleverly. Recruitment in 2019 will...
Posted on: March, 2019
Section: Member news
Exeter College has held its annual awards celebrating exceptional apprentices and honouring the employers that go above and beyond to encourage these individuals. More than 180 apprentices, employers, key business leaders, friends and family attended the glittering awards ceremony held at Sandy Park.  The evening saw the celebration of the achievements of...