HR Consultancy Provides Dedicated Help-line to Advise Carillion Suppliers

People Management and Development Consultancy, Human Capital Department have set up a telephone hotline to support companies affected by the Carillion collapse. The construction and services giant have 43,000 direct employees, with around half of these in the UK, and an estimated 30,000 small firms in the supply chain who are now owed money. Inevitably these firms must retrench; having to reduce working hours or make layoffs to ensure survival of their businesses. Peter Lawrence from Human Capital Department commented: “Our HR hotline advises businesses on all employment matters, including employment law from contractual implications of reduced hours to guiding […]

Can YOU Help Local Photographer Raise Funds To Open Studios In Exmouth?

Matt Round Studios Matt has been working as a freelance photographer in the local area now for 5 years full-time. In this time his business in the commercial sector has grown from strength to strength. As much as he loves his work, Matt has been longing to grow the portraiture side of his business, and the lack of a studio space has been holding him back. SO, we have found the perfect location in Exmouth town centre to open a studio, and we need support from you to raise a small injection of capital to get it going! What We […]

Happiness. The New Productivity?

Written by Jess Dunbar It’s a New Year – and isn’t the pursuit of happiness everyone’s ultimate resolution?   In fact, happiness seems to have been firmly on the nation’s agenda for some time.  Scandinavian ways of life have been hugely influential in Britain since last year’s obsession with “hygge” (a wellness trend based on living cosily), which was swiftly followed up with a succession of other ideologies.  And who are we to argue?  Fika; the habit of stopping for coffee with cake, or Lagom; the Swedish secret to contentment, all just sound too good to pass up. But what […]

Exeter Based Business to Exhibit in the US to Showcase Latest Range of Electric Motors

Ashwoods Electric Motors, based in Exeter, Devon in the UK have announced they will be exhibiting for the first time at the 65th PGA Merchandise Show on the 23rd to 26th January 2018, in Orlando, Florida. Jim Winchester, Commercial Director, said: “We are pleased to join the industry to debut our products to golf’s most influential retailers from around the world. Showcasing our innovative and highly efficient motor technology at the show is an exciting prospect.” From Wednesday 24th January to Friday 26th January, Ashwoods will be at Booth 3027 showcasing their Interior Permanent Magnet motor technology on the show […]

swcomms installs new audio-visual solutions for Sandy Park

South West Communications Group has helped Sandy Park become one of the most technologically advanced conferencing facilities in the region following significant investment in new audio-visual equipment. The award-winning Sandy Park in Exeter has invested more than £60,000 to upgrade its facilities. swcomms installed 15 new plasma screens throughout the venue, including a 75” screen and a high definition camera for video conferencing use in its largest conference room, the Exeter Suite. Event attendees, speakers and organisers can now wirelessly connect their devices to these screens to easily display presentations and videos in high definition. swcomms has also installed video […]

City centre business supports YMCA Exeter for annual Sleep Easy event

The team at La Fabrico getting their sleeping bags out for YMCA Left to Right: Jon King (Director), Helen Beer and Paul Greenslade (Director) at La Fabrico City Centre Tile Showroom, La Fabrico, is backing the annual YMCA Exeter sponsored sleep-out, Sleep Easy, by hosting a free networking evening to rally support from the local business community. The free networking event will take place on Thursday 1st February, between 6pm and 7:30pm and will host The Lord Mayor of Exeter, Cllr Lesley Robson, as well as influential figures from the local business community. The event will place the spotlight of […]

Interview with….. Jackie Jenks OBE

Written by Tracey Duke, Photography by Pip Andersen A pioneer in the field of mentoring, Jackie has led and advised on numerous enterprise support and mentoring programmes for high profile names, charities, and organisations across the UK. Pearsons, The Lloyds Banking Group, Lloyds Foundations, The School for Social Entrepreneurs, the UK and Belgium Governments and the charity, School of Hard Knocks, are just a few she works with. We made the drive to Jackie’s home, near Watergate Bay, in Cornwall, to meet with one of the UK’s most sought-after mentors.  Jackie thank you so much for meeting with me here […]

India Meets….. The Deep South FreeRunning Team

Written By India Nye, Photography by Tom Taylor We all want to turn our deeply loved hobbies into a business opportunity, to feel as if we aren’t working at all. That’s exactly what the team Captain of Deep South, Exeter’s own free-running group, is trying to do. I met up with Tom Taylor and his teammate Ed Scott, in Artigiano, to talk all things free-running; a sport I had very limited knowledge of.  One of the things I was curious about, was the point at which Tom realised that his hobby could be so much more. “I think it’s mainly due […]

Catching up with… William Laitinen

Written by Joff Alexander-Frye It isn’t every day that you meet someone for a coffee and end up having your mindset expanded. This is exactly what happened though,  when I recently had the pleasure of meeting William Laitinen, the Managing Director of global recruitment firm Exige International, at Hotel du Vin in Exeter. After we had made our initial introductions (and ordered a round of, what I have found to be, some of the finest coffee in Exeter) William went on to talk me through his fascinating personal history. He explained how he had moved to Devon as a young […]

Ollie Phillips – Living an Extraordinary Life

Written by Tracey Duke, Ollie Phillips is one of life’s true adventurers; constantly challenging himself to grow and develop his skill set.  During the course of his 14 year professional rugby career, Ollie captained his country in three Seven’s World Cup tournaments and was voted the ‘Best Sevens Player in the World’ in 2009. He also happens to be one of life’s true gems, knowing a thing or two about turning challenges into opportunities and on setting his heights high. I caught up with the man I’m proud to call a friend, in London’s Embankment. Ollie, as always, let’s jump straight […]