News - October, 2016

Posted on: October, 2016
Section: Member news
Since April this year, more than 6,500 people have borrowed mental health and wellbeing titles from libraries across Devon, including 2,500 young people, Libraries Unlimited has revealed.   The news comes as Libraries Unlimited, the social enterprise responsible for the running of Devon’s Libraries, marks World Mental Health Day (10 October), with the...
Posted on: October, 2016
Section: Member news
South West Falcon shortlisted for UK Bus Award ‘Making buses a better choice’ category recognizes projects that improve attractiveness of bus and coach services to both users and non-users South West Falcon is the first 24/7 service connecting Devon and Somerset with Bristol Airport and Bristol city centre   Bus operator Stagecoach South...
Posted on: October, 2016
Section: Member news
Exeter Racecourse’s acclaimed student ambassador scheme, which enables those who are studying to experience a number of different work placements within the racing industry, received an unprecedented number of entries. Applications for the scheme, which was introduced three years ago to help give students a leg up in racing, closed at...
Posted on: October, 2016
Section: Member news
FORCE Cancer Charity is organising its own Christmas Party this year – Christmas at the OK Corral. Great for the office party or for a group of friends. The theme is anything Western – with jeans, Stetsons, cowgirl outfits a must – not a black tie in sight! The date is 7th...
Posted on: October, 2016
Section: Member news
Two Devon-based companies, both innovators in their respective fields are coming together to prove that investment in our post-Brexit world is far from flat and that British businesses continue to lead the way in technology and fintech.   Exeter based Crowdcube is the world's first and leading investment crowdfunding platform with over...
Posted on: October, 2016
Section: Member news
A two-year research project to understand the impact of libraries on local communities in Devon has been awarded a £200,000 grant from Arts Council England (ACE).   Libraries Unlimited and the University of Exeter Business School have teamed up to undertake research into the value of our libraries, and how they can best...
Posted on: October, 2016
Section: Member news
Team Oxjam Exeter raised a magnificent £4372.87 for Oxfam on Saturday 1st October, when 34 bands and artists played live across 3 stages at Timepiece Bar, Courtyard and Old Timers Bar in Exeter. Exeter is just one of many town and cities all over the UK taking part in Oxjam music...
Posted on: October, 2016
The Devon Green Expo will take place in the Jubilee Hall at Stover School, Newton Abbot, on 20th October. The Expo will feature exhibitions, displays, workshops and talks on green issues. It will have space for 40 exhibitors and will be open to the public. There will also be an organic café selling...
Posted on: October, 2016
Section: Member news
Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Devon presented an award to Exeter Golf and Country Club for their support of the Reserve Forces at the annual Lord-Lieutenant’s Awards for the County of Devon. The awards celebrate the professional and personal achievements of dedicated members of the community who work or volunteer...
Posted on: October, 2016
Venturefest South West, a flagship event for innovators, entrepreneurs and investors, has announced a top line up of speakers for the agri-tech session which will look at new opportunities in the fast changing and developing agri-tech sector from technology, data, resource management and novel crops to animal and plant health....