News - February, 2020

Posted on: February, 2020
Section: Member news
Got some innovative ideas to tackle Exeter’s *net-zero challenges*? Sign up to @innovateuk’s Domestic Mission Programme to develop solutions to challenges from Exeter and 5 other UK cities! Closes 14/2 https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/domestic-missions-events-application-registration-91615617779
Posted on: February, 2020
Section: Member news
Respondents required! Help to shape the future of business support offered to businesses in and around Devon! Please complete a short survey sharing your views on some of the business support programmes/ services available in Devon, Somerset, Plymouth and Torbay. The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. The results of the...
Posted on: February, 2020
Section: Member news
The experienced accountants at Andrew Price & Co have welcomed a new member to the team as it looks to further expand its dedicated online accounting services.  Dawn Bovey has joined the Torquay-based practice with more than fourteen years’ experience as an accountant.  She is a Xero Certified Accountant who is able...
Posted on: February, 2020
Section: Member news
Congratulations go to Sarah Balsdon, one of our Exmouth based trainee accountants, who came joint first in the country in her latest ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and Wales) Professional Level ACA qualification exam ‘Tax Compliance’ with a remarkable pass mark of 96%! For her outstanding exam result, Sarah...
Posted on: February, 2020
Section: Member news
One of the UK’s leaders in employment and productivity growth, cultural spending and green initiatives, Exeter tops the table for qualifications and boasts the second lowest unemployment out of 320 cities across Europe. In the first of a new city spotlight series, BLM asks: What is driving Exeter’s success? How would you...
Posted on: February, 2020
Exeter Chamber of Commerce has appointed Mike Blakeley, Director of Apprenticeships & Employer Engagement at Exeter College, to its board.  The appointment comes during National Apprenticeship Week, and as Exeter is recognised as the City of Apprenticeships, with the fastest growing number of apprenticeships, topping 57 other cities across England.  In...
Posted on: February, 2020
Section: Member news
Exeter City Council have made a commitment for Exeter to be carbon-neutral by 2030. This is a significant ambition and will require the coordinated efforts of businesses and individuals as well as the local authority. The City Council have asked Exeter City Futures CIC (ECF) to curate a shared roadmap to a...
Posted on: February, 2020
Section: Member news
Devon's commercial station Radio Exe has more listeners than ever before. New audience figures published on Thursday show 35,000 adults tune in every week. That's a rise of more than 50 per cent on the same period last year.  The results complete the first full year that Radio Exe has been measured...
Posted on: February, 2020
Section: Member news
It may be cold outside, but there’s a warm glow spreading out across the whole of Devon. From coast to countryside, villages and towns to cities, LOVE Devon is bringing communities together to support themselves and each other and to celebrate everything that is good and glorious about living and working in this...
Posted on: February, 2020
Section: Member news
Financial experts Old Mill have joined the South West Apprenticeship Ambassador Network (SWAAN) as part of the business’ belief in and commitment to apprenticeship programmes. The Apprenticeship Ambassador Network aims to raise awareness of how apprenticeship programmes meet the needs of employers, communities, and the economy as well as offering a...