News - August, 2016

Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
Conservation work to improve the quality of a rare butterfly breeding habitat at Haldon Forest Estate has been carried out over the last 18 months, funded through a grant of over £18,000 from our Coastal Recycling Community Fund.   The rare pearl bordered fritiliary butterfly has declined by 95% in the past...
Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
International risk management specialists, Edson Tiger, have secured space at the Exeter Science Park Centre to make the most of collaboration and innovation opportunities.   Edson Tiger work across the globe, informing and protecting people, organisations and communities in high risk locations and challenging environments.   The team, made up of former military, intelligence...
Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
Discover more about Venturefest South West: https://youtu.be/fnEe8bS3BDY       Venturefest South West is a showcase of the most cutting edge innovation and entrepreneurship coming out of Devon, Cornwall and Somerset in 2016. The event will bring entrepreneurs and businesses together with innovators and academics to fuse business with novel ideas and research. For more information...
Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
We are pleased to announce that we are producing our second disability awareness FLASHMOB this year. It is a privilege to work alongside Exeter disability charity CEDA once more. We will be in rehearsal with our performance troupe of local adults with learning disabilities throughout the summer and getting ready...
Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
Young Enterprise is building a connected world of young people, business volunteers and educators, to empower the next generation with the confidence, ability and ambition to succeed in a rapidly changing global economy. Here in Devon, Young Enterprise needs the support of local and national business. Volunteers from all walks of...
Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
This week sees the launch of the Queen Street Dinning Academy (QSDA), an exciting and innovative new recruitment initiative designed to support young people wishing to pursue a career in the food and beverage sector. Aviva Investments, the company behind Exeter’s hotly anticipated Queen St. dining quarter, has teamed up...
Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
Independent research by Experian MarketIQ has identified Ashfords LLP as one of the most active, by volume, legal advisers in the UK and the South West. Ashfords has been ranked top 20 in the UK and first in the South West, putting the firm in first position within the region...
Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
The entertainment at this year's Season Launch Dinner on Saturday 27th August has been confirmed, with Q&As, a special guest speaker and live music just some of the great things on offer. The evening, which will be celebrating 10 years of Sandy Park, will feature a special Q&A with star names...
Posted on: August, 2016
Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez has launched a summer long consultation about a new Police and Crime Plan for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Alison is keen to hear a wide variety of views, particularly concerning: Investment in victim services and steps to make the criminal justice system work...
Posted on: August, 2016
Section: Member news
Entries are now open for the Michelmores Charity 5k Run, which will take place on 8 September 2016 at 6.30pm.  This year Michelmores are aiming to attract a record 1,200 runners, encouraging local people and businesses to get together to celebrate the city of Exeter and to fundraise for Michelmores' local...