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A £1 million programme to help social enterprises has been launched in the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP) area.   Devon County Council, which is leading on the “Enhance Social Enterprise” project, has received over £1,050,000 of funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in order to increase...
The completion of an ‘East to West’ shared cycling and pedestrian route in Newton Abbot was approved by Devon County Council’s Cabinet today (Wednesday 13  September). The £1.45million scheme, along Ashburton Road, will complete the route between Greenaway Road and Mile End Road. It will connect housing developments Houghton Barton and Hele Park...
Devon County Council’s Cabinet has given the greenlight for work on a new two-way, segregated cycle route along Cumberland Way and part of Pinhoe Road in Exeter to commence. On Wednesday 13 September they approved the 900m-long route, stretching from the Tithebarn Link Road/Cumberland Way Roundabout to southwest of the Pinhoe Trading...
Big name businesses from across Exeter will be on the lookout for new employees at Exeter Jobs Fair on Friday, September 15. Hosted by Exeter City Council, businesses including Ikea, Toys R Us, EDF Energy, Sitel, JD Wetherspoons and Tesco will be meeting candidates and discussing job opportunities from 9:30am until...
Posted on: July, 2017
Devon County Council is disappointed to have to confirm that the proposed Bridge Road opening date, for the week commencing Monday 31 July, will not be met. This further inconvenience on one of Exeter’s busiest road is regrettable, but the contractor has a full-time seven days a week presence on site....
Posted on: July, 2017
Exeter City Councillors are being asked to back an increased budget to ensure delivery of a new Exeter Bus Station and state-of-the-art new leisure complex. The developments, funded by Exeter City Council, are seen as crucial to the £115m redevelopment of this key city centre site, in partnership with the Crown...
Posted on: March, 2017
Insurance industry software specialist, Business Administration and Actuary Corporation (BAAC), is opening a new office in Exeter, following the Managing Director’s relocation from South Africa. Established in 1997 as PinnAfrica, BAAC provides bespoke web based software to the insurance industry in order to manage sales, claims and contact databases. Owners Neville and...
Posted on: March, 2017
Growth Hub - RDPE Grants now open to applicants Briefing event for potential RDPE Grant applicants   Rural Development Programme for England Growth Programme Briefing - Grants for rural businesses and economic projects Friday, 24th March, 10.00 - 1.00pm Cullompton Community Centre New grant funds have recently been released for rural businesses in Devon and Somerset. Businesses with...
Posted on: March, 2017
Public Health England South West is aware of the fire at Devon Contract Waste on Marsh Barton Road in Exeter and is working with Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service, the Environment Agency and Exeter City Council to manage the incident. The fire has been extinguished but is still smouldering,...
Posted on: March, 2017
Consultation Paper Summary Aim This paper is a summary of a longer document ‘Driving productivity in the Heart of the South West Consultation Paper (Green Paper)’1. It is written for businesses to explain why we need your help in shaping a new Productivity Plan for our area, which you can do by...