News - October, 2020

Posted on: October, 2020
Section: Member news
One of the South West’s leading law firms has received top ranking in the latest edition of an independent guide to the legal profession. Stephens Scown LLP, one of the South West’s leading law firms, has received the highest ranking in four sections of the 2020 Legal 500 guide. In addition...
Posted on: October, 2020
Loyal Exeter City FC sponsor Stagecoach South West has extended its long-term association with the club for a further three years. The company, which sponsors the new Stagecoach Adam Stansfield stand at St James Park, said it was delighted to continue, and build on, its relationship with the club. Stagecoach South West...
Posted on: October, 2020
ExeDAB applying to run digital network  A former chairman of Exeter City Football Club, who currently heads the city's community radio station Phonic FM, has been named as chairman of a consortium applying to launch a digital radio network in Exeter.  Dr Davd Treharne, who also presents a renowned jazz programme on Phonic...
Posted on: October, 2020
Section: Education
It is a priority for the Department to ensure that quality is embedded at the heart of the apprenticeships programme so that every apprenticeship provides the high-quality work-based training necessary to meet the needs of employers and support individuals to progress in their careers. This is more important than ever...
Posted on: October, 2020
Exeter Chamber's new communications series, The Director's Take, will see a different Chamber board director providing regular updates and insight on leading news stories for business each month. This month, Laura McFadyen, Chamber board director and partner specialising in Employment Law and HR at Stephens Scown Solicitors will give us her take.   This week’s...
Posted on: October, 2020
In the current climate it is fantastic to hear some good news and success stories and Larks Live is definitely that! Larks Live is an online cookery school, born during lockdown, that brings top tier professionals from the food and drink industry to share their skills via live, interactive, small group...
Posted on: October, 2020
Section: Member news
The Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) is being extended to provide financial support to businesses over the winter. The extension will provide two lump sum grants between November 2020 and April 2021.  The first grant will cover 3 months’ worth of profits from November to January and will be worth 20% of average monthly profits - capped...
Posted on: October, 2020
Section: Member news
Join us for our latest Technology sector webinar where we will be discussing the ‘scale- up’ stage of a business life cycle.  We have insights from SETsquared on their Scale-Up Programme, our Corporate Finance team on funding, and we’ll also be hearing from guest speakers at two tech businesses who will...
Posted on: October, 2020
As part of our Awards this year we are working with the Royal Navy to showcase inspiring stories of apprentices who have gone above and beyond during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are looking for compelling stories of Apprentices from around the country helping meet the challenges posed by the pandemic. Suitable stories will be featured on the Apprentices...
Posted on: October, 2020
Carla Stockton-Jones first woman to head multi-modal public transport operation in UK Appointment follows competitive process involving internal and external candidates Executive will be responsible for business with 24,000 people and turnover of £1.3b Stagecoach services critical to economy, local communities and green recovery Business transformation continues as Stagecoach focuses on opportunities ahead Stagecoach, Britain’s biggest...