Exeter Declares War on Cyber Crime

Exeter businesses are being offered the chance to prepare themselves for the escalating war against cyber crime. The City’s Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW), beginning on February 26, will offer a series of free workshops, seminars and networking events on all aspects of cyber crime, from the real life story of a small local business that was scammed to the tune of £40,000, to an insight into how a computer hacker thinks and works. The programme was unveiled this week at an official launch at the Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel where David Thomas, chairman of Bluegrass Group who are once […]

Mimosa Photography Wins ‘New Wedding Business of the Year’

South Devon based wedding photographer, Mimosa Photography, won New Wedding Business of the Year at the recent South West Wedding Awards. The awards recognise those businesses who exceed the expectations of their customers by providing an outstanding service. This year, the awards held at Crown Plaza in Plymouth, saw their biggest attendance after they opened up the awards to more regions across the South West. Businesses from Devon, Cornwall, Bristol, Somerset, Dorset and Gloucestershire were able to enter one the 22 categories which covered all areas of the wedding industry including photography, beauty services, cake designers, florists and the new […]

Women in Photography Conference to Support Local Community Projects

Women from the world of photography are set to come together to take part in the sixth Women in Photography Conference taking place early next month. The conference will provide a unique opportunity for like-minded photographers and filmmakers, who are passionate about photography, to get together and listen to some truly inspirational Women in Photography. Female photographers with over 50 years of photography knowledge and experience, will be speaking at The Women in Photography Conference, which will seek to motivate and encourage the growth of careers within the photography and videography sector and bring together like-minded people. Hosted by Amber […]

Releasing Your Inner Entrepreneur

DEVELOPING an ‘entrepreneurial mind-set’ will be the theme of a networking and training event being organised for administrative staff in Exeter next month. The event is being run by the Exeter PA Network, the networking and development organisation for all personal, executive and administrative assistants in Exeter and surrounding areas. Key note speaker, Rachael Howourth of Momentum South West, will be encouraging delegates to develop their entrepreneurial mind-set in order to heighten their chances for success and ability to spot opportunities for themselves and their organisations. The event will take place on Thursday, February 22 at the Hotel du Vin […]

First look: Images of Chris Simpson’s new Gidleigh Park menus released

Gidleigh Park has released the first images of Chris Simpson’s brand new dishes, with stunning shots captured by the UK’s leading food photographer, David Loftus, who visited Gidleigh Park this week. A selection of dishes from the à la carte and tasting menus are shared, each portraying the new executive head chef’s refined yet apparently simple style for which he has become known, and which has previously drawn accolades including two Michelin stars, while head chef at Restaurant Nathan Outlaw. Dishes show his signature style, putting the quality of the very best ingredients at the heart of each dish, with […]

Five of the Best Airport Hotels in the World

Airport hotels are best known for their convenience and practicality, which can mean the prospect of staying in one is less than thrilling. We’ve identified some of the best airport hotels in the world, that feature incredible amenities, world-class service and state of the art technology.   1. Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Boasting a gym, spa, several restaurants and a swimming pool surrounded by rainforest-style gardens, you would never guess the Crowne Plaza is located in Terminal 3 of Singapore’s Changi Airport. It offers ultramodern rooms outfitted with the latest technology, and provides easy access to the Singapore Expo, business […]

Record Breaking 24 Oxford & Cambridge Offers for Exeter College Students

Exeter College today announced that a record breaking 24 students are holding offers to study at Oxford of Cambridge starting in 2018. A total of 17 student have been offered places at Oxford and seven at Cambridge in a diverse range of subjects from Medicine to Law. An outstanding five students were offered places to study Medicine at either Oxford or Cambridge, two of the most sought after medical programmes in the country. The successful students are from all corners of Devon and beyond, from a variety of schools. A remarkable 71% of students from Exeter College who were invited […]

Finance in the South West: Flagship Event Returns for 2018

Grow Exeter Finance

PKF Francis Clark is set to be hosting their annual flagship ‘Finance in the South West’ event for the sixth time, this year. Delegates at last year’s event described ‘Finance in the South West’ as “an excellent summary of the competitive funding landscape” and “really good, a successful regional event with an impressive line-up of keynote speakers”. More than a dozen sources of funding, covering grant, debt and equity, as well as business support agencies will be presenting this year. ‘Short and sharp’ presentations will allow delegates to initially assess which funding stream or funder best matches their requirements. PKF […]

Expanding Exeter Tour Operator Announces Re-brand

Exeter-based school’s tour operator, the School Travel Consultancy (the STC), today announced the business’s re-brand to ‘STC Expeditions’. The name change, which comes about from immediate effect, is a result of an extensive re-branding programme designed to mirror the evolution of the organisation and reflect the variety of expeditions and educational experiences on offer. Adrian Ferraro, Founder & Director says: “The STC has been trading since 2006 and has grown from a one-man band in the early days, to a team of seven. As the business has evolved, we wanted to ensure our brand clearly defines the types of educational […]

HR Consultancy Provides Dedicated Help-line to Advise Carillion Suppliers

Grow Exeter Carillion

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 […]