News - August, 2017

Posted on: August, 2017
Section: Member news
64% A*-A GRADES; OVER 33% ACHIEVE STRAIGHT A*/As; 100% PASS RATE With a remarkable 64% of students attaining  A*-A grades and 83% gaining A*-B in the new format A-levels 2017, The Maynard School in Exeter has certainly proven itself as one of the leading girls’ schools in the entire country. “I am...
Posted on: August, 2017
Section: Member news
A massive milestone for Sarah, having started out as an apprentice, she is now a main board director of one of the leading independent insurance brokers in the SouthWest – Isca Barum Insurance Brokers Ltd. Sarah said; ‘’There have been a lot of changes in the way in which insurance is...
Posted on: August, 2017
Section: Member news
Speedy Freight is pleased to announce a partnership between Eddie Stobart and Speedy Freight. On 7th July 2017, Eddie Stobart Logistics acquired a 50% interest in Puro Ventures Limited, which trades as Speedy Freight, and will be jointly owned (50%) by the Eddie Stobart Logistics group. Speedy Freight is a franchised...
Posted on: August, 2017
Section: Member news
Following the success of the first Network at Sandy Park, we are pleased to confirm the second date and speaker. Christine Ourmieres-Widener, Chief Executive of Flybe, will be the guest speaker on Thursday, 21st September. We will also be joined by Exeter Chiefs' fly-half, Gareth Steenson, discussing his testimonial year and starting...
Posted on: August, 2017
Section: Member news
Paignton Zoo Charity Golf Day takes place at Dainton Park Golf Club on Friday 15th September 2017. It is a “Shot Gun” start with all the teams teeing off at 1.00pm.  Teams of four are £200 and this includes all the competitions and a delicious two course dinner. We still have a...
Posted on: August, 2017
Section: Member news
The BBC has launched a new guide for BBC Weather Watchers in partnership with independent think tank Doteveryone and Devon-based charity Libraries Unlimited.    At a launch event held at Exeter Library on Thursday 10th August, Bill Thompson and Olivia Lockyer from the BBC’s Make it Digital team unveiled a sixteen-page...
Posted on: August, 2017
Section: Member news
Torbay families are set for a summer of fun thanks to free events planned by Cosmic to help people get socially and digitally connected. The events are a key part of the Positive People project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund. Activities range from building your own...
Posted on: August, 2017
Section: Member news
Exeter Chiefs’ Gareth Steenson and Polar Explorer Ann Daniels are set to inspire the region's business community when they speak at a ‘Road to Resilience’ event on 5 October. The one-day event at Exeter’s RAMM will also see appearances from business leader Robert Camp, managing partner of UK Law Firm of...
Posted on: August, 2017
Section: Member news
With more than 100 ticketed events, courses and cinema screenings this season, Exeter Phoenix’s September to December schedule is bursting with captivating ideas, beautiful arts and vibrant music. The city’s most innovative, intriguing and inspired festivals are coming to Exeter Phoenix this autumn. At the Translation Festival, on 28 September, visitors...
Posted on: August, 2017
Cyber security compliance company Securious has relocated into larger office space at Exeter Science Park Centre to accommodate its growing workforce. Securious is expanding operations to meet an increased demand from South West businesses for cyber protection. The company has recently appointed two new staff and two placement students from Plymouth...