Infrastructure is evolving. So must we.

Written By Paul Hargreaves, of CH2M In the immortal words of John Cleese in Monty Python’s ‘The Life of Brian’ “What have the Romans evern done for us?” The characters then reel off no fewer than 10 things that the Romans had done for the people of the time;, the majority of which involved early Roman engineers applying the technology of the day to solve society’s challenges. In many cases they were applying existing technologies in ways that others had not considered previously  due to the challenges of increasing populations in urbanised areas. Jump forwards in time to 2017, and […]

Hugh Manson – Technology That Rocks

Written by Joff Alexander-Frye, Photography by Pip Andersen If he passed you on the high street, it’s possible that you wouldn’t recognise him but, over the last forty or so years, Exeter’s Hugh Manson has innovated, designed and built some of the most ground-breaking technology in the music industry. Perhaps it’s the fact that he has a masterfully creative mind and a complete disregard for anything less than perfect, or maybe it’s his laid-back persona and approachable demeanor. Either way, Hugh Manson has endeared himself to some of the world’s most popular and revered musicians, whilst staying ferociously loyal to […]

It’s More Than A Game – Julian Tagg

Written by Tracey Duke Julian Tagg is a man with his feet firmly on the ground. Despite his club securing a place in Football’s League Two Playoffs, last season, the Chairman of Exeter’s Premier Football Club tells us that it’s about far more than the football.  Conscious of the highly pressured environment, in which they work, the former psychology lecturer, is deeply committed to ensuring the mental health of his players and to giving back to the city he loves, through the newly launched “CITY” Community Trust Programme.   Julian, as always, let’s jump straight in and talk about the […]

£1 million funding helps Exeter firm address cow fertility crisis

Agricultural engineering start-up, Milkalyser, has received £1 million of funding to further develop its innovative equipment that monitors the productivity of dairy cows. Previously based in Exeter City Centre, and supported by the SETsquared Exeter initiative, Milkalyser is now moving onto pastures new with a wet lab and workshop space in Exeter Science Park Centre. Milkalyser is a spin out of eCow Ltd, which was founded in 2007 to develop technology that monitors the health and productivity of dairy cows. From eCow came Milkalyser, a new way to detect the ovulation and pregnancy in dairy cows. Managing Director of Milkalyser […]

Catching Up With… Dan Hathaway from Secure Source

Where are you based? We are very fortunate to have the Ground Floor of 3 Barnfield Crescent, Southernhay, one of the best buildings in Exeter. Can you tell us a bit about your business? We’re Recruiters within the Cyber Security market. We assist candidates within Cyber   Security to find employers and assist companies that are looking for Cyber Security professionals by listening to what they need and finding the right individuals. We have a team of skilled Search Consultants and leverage cutting edge technology to enable us to assist clients and candidates. We are Cyber Essentials certified and all […]

FDB OptimiseRx Healthcare Tech Hits a Million Milestone

In Exeter Business Park, you’ll find Hearst Health International; a healthcare technology company, who develop medical software solutions, used both in the UK and internationally. As the ITS team prepares for further expansion we met with some of the software team and asked them to tell us about one of their; FDB OptimiseRx, which is acknowledged as the most advanced patient-specific prescribing decision support solution used in primary care settings in the UK today. What is FDB OptimiseRx? OptimiseRx is a prescribing support tool that combines complex clinical algorithms with real- data to generate evidence-based best practice and safety guidance, […]

The Strength of the Wolf – Gareth Steenson

Interview by Tracey Duke Gareth Steenson is, without a doubt, the man of the moment. Fresh off the back of his heart pounding, Premiership winning kick in extra time, at Twickenham earlier this year, Steeno is a firm favourite with Exeter Chiefs fans, across the globe.  Celebrating his testimonial year with Devon’s rugby champions; Exeter Chiefs, we sent our Editor in Chief along to Sandy Park, to catch up with the man himself. Steeno, thanks so much for taking some time out for me. This is obviously a huge year for you; you’ve just won the Aviva Premiership title, you’re in […]

BREAKING NEWS – Flybe Autumn Budget Response

FLYBE DISAPPOINTMENT THAT ‘DAMAGING’ AIR PASSENGER DUTY NOT LOWERED IN BUDGET Flybe budget response: Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, is disappointed that the Chancellor has once again missed the opportunity to lower Air Passenger Duty. The UK’s APD is among the highest in the world and it is a highly damaging tax which penalises domestic travellers. Reducing APD and supporting domestic aviation would have been in line with the Government’s stated aim of spreading economic growth more evenly across the UK – this is sadly another missed opportunity to act.

The Big Conversation – with polar explorer and record holder Ann Daniels.

Written by Tracey Duke, Photography by Olly Woodburn Fresh from her most recent expedition working with NASA and the European Space Agency, Ann Daniels is now back home in Exeter and deep in plans for her next trip.   A world record holder and one of Britain’s leading female explorers, Ann Daniels is the epitome of strength and positive mental attitude. She also happens to be mum to four amazing kids and an all round salt of the earth kind of girl. I caught up with her at her home, in Exeter, to talk mental health, motivational speaking and living […]

7 hidden forces that determine business success, from the man at Exeter’s helm; Karime Hassan.

Karime Hassan is the CEO of Exeter City Council.  His values driven, people focused, leadership style has elevated Exeter to its position as one of the most respected, growth focused, cities in the UK.  We sent our editor along to meet him and to delve deep into the mindset of one of Exeter’s true visionaries.   1. On having a clear vision When it comes to the public/private sector relationship, we need to be working with businesses and asking the fundamental question; “How can we help you”? “What are the barriers to your success and how can we help you […]