News - February, 2017

Posted on: February, 2017
“Since the publication of our Strategic Economic Plan, Government has rightly turned its attention to the challenge of productivity. It recently published the ‘Building Our Industrial Strategy’ green paper 1, and we need to be able to articulate clearly our local aspirations.”   Thus, together we are developing a Productivity Plan.  This...
Posted on: February, 2017
Rural businesses and organisations can now apply to the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) for grants through the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Growth Programme: •£2,784,740 for ‘Rural Business Development Grants’ – Farm businesses diversifying into non-agricultural activity and new or existing micro and small businesses (including social enterprises) in rural...
Posted on: February, 2017
Section: Member news
We are very excited to say that Ground has now been broken, and our new 40 Bedrooms are on their way! It’s all been organised with military precision, and not one complaint whilst existing ground was levelled. The works are all on track so far (although early days yet!) aiming for an...
Posted on: February, 2017
Section: Member news
The Maynard School’s Under 14 Netball team is now officially ranked as one of the top netball teams in the country, following a fantastic performance at the Regional finals of the National Schools Competition on Saturday 21 January. In an action packed tournament, they beat some major competition to book...
Posted on: February, 2017
Section: Member news
The annual economic impact of the Devon County Show is valued at more than £10 million and is an important business platform. Our Show in 2017 will be our 122nd and it is as popular as ever with its impact spreading well beyond the average annual attendance of 90,000 visitors. This is...
Posted on: February, 2017
Section: Member news
Avalon Planning & Heritage is organising a monthly Bicycle Breakfast Club to take place on the last Thursday morning of each month, commencing on 23rd February. The ride welcomes all abilities, starting at 7.45am from the Dix’s Field office (EX1 1QA) and after an hour of warming the legs finishing at The Quay for...
Posted on: February, 2017
Section: Member news
Wealth Management Company, Brewin Dolphin Exeter, launched the first of a new series of South West Charity networking events.  The inaugural event attracted over 60 guests from the charity sector including trustees, fundraisers, and executives as well as local professionals who travelled from as far away as Cornwall.  Guests were...
Posted on: February, 2017
Section: Member news
ABOUT THIS OFFER Valentine’s is close to our heart at Hotel du Vin. So we're spoiling you with choice for an evening to remember. Choose to dine from our luscious a la carte menu or share and share alike with our Valentine’s Sharing Menu - be wooed with the Charcuterie or Les Fruits de...
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