News - July, 2017

Posted on: July, 2017
Section: Member news
Exeter’s Real Food Company will be taking over the running of the popular cafe at Exeter Library, as they expand their presence within the city. The bustling Exeter Library, which has around 2,000 visitors a day, will become home to the Real Food Cafe from Saturday 8th July, providing Library users and...
Posted on: July, 2017
Section: Member news
he Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are recognised as the most prestigious business awards in the UK. The awards were first established in 1966 and since then 6,876 companies have been awarded a Queen’s Award. There are four awards categories: Innovation; International Trade; Sustainable Development; and Promoting Opportunity.     Winning an Award offers multiple benefits...
Posted on: July, 2017
Section: Member news
The Exeter branch of M&S has raised £8,980 for Exeter Leukaemia Fund, their charity of the year.  The money will be used to support more patients affected by blood cancers and blood disorders in Devon. Fundraising activities included a Danceathon; a Swimathon; a Bring and Buy Sale; Carol Singing and the...
Posted on: July, 2017
Exeter Chamber Business Survey reveals uncertainty about the future despite record high increase in sales    Highest number of businesses reporting sales growth since records began in 2000 Uncertainty for future following General Election and Brexit negotiations Growth in Exeter believed to buck national trends Exeter Chamber of Commerce’s latest business survey has revealed a...
Posted on: July, 2017
Section: Member news
This month we have welcomed the following new members to the Exeter Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Visit their profile, website or tweet them to say hello and begin networking with them!   Investec Wealth & Investment Limited Investec Wealth & Investment is one of the UK's leading investment management companies. The...
Posted on: July, 2017
FirstGroup and MTR have announced that Andy Mellors has been appointed as Managing Director of the new South Western rail franchise, which launches on 20 August. We were honoured to be awarded the South Western rail franchise in March this year on a contract which will run for at least seven...
Posted on: July, 2017
Section: Member news
Businesses in Devon have the chance to gain unique business insights from worldwide brands Lego and LinkedIn, at a special one-day Ideas Festival in Exeter. After events in Bristol, London and New York, Like Minds is returning to its home city to provoke, inspire and motivate Devon’s business community at the...
Posted on: July, 2017
Section: Member news
Exeter-based waste management company Devon Contract Waste is celebrating the launch of its new £1.2 million Distribution Hub on Matford Business Park. The construction of the 1.2 acre facility has been supported by the South West Growth Fund with a grant of £80,000, and ensures the company continues to drive...
Posted on: July, 2017
Section: Member news
A few places are still available for this free networking event on Thursday 13 July at the Devon Hotel.   Event name: Drinks & Canapés Reception Date: Thursday 13 July 2017 Time: 6pm to 8pm Venue: Devon Hotel, Matford, Exeter, EX2 8XU   Brend Hotels have very kindly sponsored this event, which will provide guests with a talk on disability in...
Posted on: July, 2017
Section: Member news
Children and families across Devon are invited to take part in the celebrations to mark the launch of the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge in Devon Libraries.  The Summer Reading Challenge, run by The Reading Agency in partnership with libraries, encourages children to read six books of their choice during the summer...