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Month: August 2017

Tributes paid to motor retailer pioneer Geoff Snow

MOTORING LEGEND: Geoff Snow, the late founder of Snows Motor Group in southern England, with a collection of his racing trophies. THANK YOU: Geoff Snow, the late founder of Snows Motor Group in southern England, is pictured centre with management colleagues celebrating the group’s 50th anniversary five years ago. Geoff’s son, Stephen, group chairman, is pictured on the far right. From left, Shawn Gates, Phil Maddison, Les Gattrell (since left), Geoff, Mark Trapani, group managing director, and Stephen. TRIBUTES: Geoff Snow with his wife of 57 years, Joyce. Geoff, the founder of Snows Motor Group in southern England, has passed...

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The One Hour Pledge

How to reach out and make a difference in your community – even when you’re short on time! Neighbourhood Friends is currently recruiting people to join their team of extraordinary volunteers, who since the launch of the service in October 2014, have given over 10,000 hours of their time to help older and vulnerable people living in their communities. Westbank Community Health & Care, a charity based in Exminster, co-ordinates the Neighbourhood Friends service, which helps people who have either been discharged from hospital and need extra support to settle back home, or helps people to remain living independently,...

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How do you motivate the 21st century employee?

It is often said that people are an organisations greatest asset. But it’s not people, it’s talented people who engage, own issues, out-perform peers and have reach for the future that are an organisations greatest asset, whatever generation they come from.  Retaining talent is not only good for performance, it is good for profit. A replacement employee with all the associated costs and loss of productivity will cost a business between £34K to £85k. A modern organisation needs to do four things if it is to retain its greatest asset, its talent and maintain its profit levels: Attract great...

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Securious expands at Exeter Science Park Centre as South West investment in cyber security increases

Cyber security compliance company Securious has relocated into larger office space at Exeter Science Park Centre to accommodate its growing workforce. Securious is expanding operations to meet an increased demand from South West businesses for cyber protection. The company has recently appointed two new staff and two placement students from Plymouth University. As the only South West qualified security assessor for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and with industry accreditation for information security management (ISO:27001:2013), Securious says its expansion is due to the growth of the technology sector in the region. Since relocating to Exeter Science...

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UNIQUE EXETER ‘SHOWGAME’ DESTINED FOR SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

CRITICALLY-acclaimed showgame The Money, which puts a group of strangers in charge of spending a pot of money in front of an audience of ‘Silent Witnesses’, is to be staged in one of the world’s most iconic buildings. Created by Seth Honnor of Exeter-based Kaleider, The Money is a unique immersive experience – described as part game-part show – where a group of participants buy their way into the game and have one hour to jointly decide how to spend a sum of real cash. Next month it will be played out at the Sydney Opera House as part...

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