News - August, 2016

Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
To celebrate 170 years of YMCA Exeter, we are hosting a special evening of celebration at the beautiful Woodbury Park Hotel and we would love for members of Exeter Chamber to join us!   YMCA Exeter currently provides over 25,000 nights of accommodation every year to young people experiencing homelessness. Many of our young people have experienced...
Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
A leading South West mining lawyer has issued a warning to mine owners following an incident where a group of teenagers had to be rescued from a disused mine in Wiltshire after playing Pokemon Go.   Mine rescue experts and firefighters had to rescue the four teenagers after they became lost in...
Posted on: August, 2016
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Visitors to this year’s Devon County Show have named the local farming and food and drink businesses that they love.   A survey carried out by rural solicitors Stephens Scown LLP at the show asked 480 visitors about their favourite food and drink brand, farm shop and farm attraction, as well as...
Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
Partners and staff at Devon based chartered accountants Thompson Jenner LLP are celebrating after achieving a series of recent exam successes. The achievements of five members of staff from the firm’s Exeter and Exmouth offices cover passing important accounting examinations leading to becoming fully qualified accountants.   Congratulations went to accounting trainees...
Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
At Vickery Holman Property Management we have seen an increase in enquiries from owners of flats on Long Leasehold agreements, seeking to take control of the building in which they live. The Right to Manage (RTM) option is a process introduced by the Common hold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 providing qualifying leaseholders...
Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
Local businesses are being invited to take part in Devon’s Green Expo this autumn. The event will take place in the Jubilee Hall at Stover School, Newton Abbot, on 20th October. It’s being organised by Teignbridge-based companies, Devon Matters Publishing and environmental specialists, Sustainable Logic, supported by Devon Chamber of Commerce. The Expo...
Posted on: August, 2016
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On Saturday 13th August Headway Devon’s popular coffee and crafts event will be returning to the XCentre by Exeter Quay, offering a great day out for all the family. The event will see a range of talented local crafters and artists coming together in this stunning 17th century building on Exeter...
Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
Over the last two years Dartington has been developing a major heritage conservation and public engagement project called Heritage Revealed. The project is a fundamental part of Dartington’s strategy to use our beautiful estate and heritage as a place of inspiration and education for increasing numbers of people.   Heritage Revealed is...
Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
Folk2Folk has announced the launch of a new lower interest rate for Borrowers to help kick-start small businesses looking for capital in the post-Brexit marketplace.   Folk2Folk has launched the lower interest rate loan in response to the aftermath of Brexit in order to help businesses who are still looking for funding...
Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
On 22nd July, Folk2Folk celebrated their move into a new head office with a summer party attended by MP for North Cornwall, Scott Mann, and many local leaders and business owners from across the South West.   Folk2Folk have moved in to their new national headquarters, Number One, to help accommodate their...