News - August, 2016

Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
Students in the Upper Sixth at The Maynard School in Exeter were in celebratory mood this morning when they received some outstanding A-Level results across a broad range of subjects in both arts and sciences.   “I am so relieved,” said outgoing Head Girl, Anna Broad, from Woodbury. “I went away travelling...
Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
The latest proposals on the Apprenticeship Levy were published on the 12th August by the Department for Education.  There is no sign that the Government is going to delay this major new tax despite fierce industry lobbying.  The proposal also clarifies how apprenticeship funding will work for non-levy paying employers. In...
Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
Devon based Isherwood + Company has been voted ‘Marketing Firm of the Year - UK’ in the recent Finance Monthly M&A Awards. Founded in September 2014 by husband and wife team Trevor and Liz Isherwood, the firm currently works with client teams in London, Zurich, New York and Singapore delivering...
Posted on: August, 2016
Exeter City Council’s Growth & Enterprise Department has an excellent reputation for welcoming relocating companies into the area.  Having attracted, among others, the Met Office to Exeter, this department is keen to ensure a new supply of quality jobs for future generations of local people.  We now have a new and...
Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
Exeter venue Sandy Park has released an extra date for their Christmas party schedule. Bookings are now being taken for Christmas Parties on Saturday 10th December, including extremely popular option the ‘Live Band Night’. The Live Band Nights, which this year feature Exeter-based band Mammoth and a photobooth to capture memories of...
Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
Automotive manufacturer, Goodridge, is delighted to become a key sponsor of Aviva Premiership giants Exeter Chiefs for the 2016/17 season. The Exeter-based company, who produce specialist fluid transfer components for brands such as Aston Martin and Bentley, as well as numerous rally and Moto-X teams, are now joining forces with Devons...
Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital is continuing its winning partnership with the Exeter Chiefs for a fifth successive season. With rugby becoming an increasingly demanding sport physically, it’s crucial the players have the right medical team behind them. And for the past five years, the experts at Nuffield have helped several of the...
Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
One of the biggest challenges new companies have is getting their products to market.  The Source trade show has a special area for Newcomers – new companies from the South West who have never done a trade show before – and has always been proud to play a part in...
Posted on: August, 2016
The latest consultation meeting on plans for a new Exeter bus station has taken place in the city. Bus user and passenger groups, representatives from the bus and coach industry and other stakeholders met leading councillors and those involved in designing the new facility for a meeting at the Civic Centre. A...
Posted on: August, 2016
By Donna Kehoe, Bank of England agent for the South West of England   We are entering what is likely to be a period of significant change for our economy, with the vote to leave the European Union ushering in a new era for the UK’s relationship with the rest of the world. Some...