YMCA Exeter Announce Corporate Partnership with Construction Company

Left to right: Hilary Bush (YMCA), Phil Lewis (Randall Simmonds), Gareth Sorsby (YMCA) Newton Abbot based construction company, Randall Simmonds, have pledged a monthly donation to YMCA Exeter in support of their expanding service provision in the county. YMCA Exeter provide services in Supported Accommodation, Employment and Health & Wellbeing, for young people who are experiencing homelessness. The local charity, which was founded in 1846, is one of the oldest YMCAs in the world and supports over 1000 young people every year across Exeter, East, Mid and North Devon. Speaking on behalf of the Newton Abbot based construction company, Phil […]

Source for Business Wins £4.5m Contract

Water retailer Source for Business has won a multi-million pound contract with Unite Students to provide services to its student accommodation sites across the UK. Unite Students is the UK’s largest manager and developer of purpose-built student accommodation. It provides high-quality accommodation to around 50,000 students in more than 140 properties across 28 university cities in England and Scotland. Source for Business, part of Pennon Water Services, will be providing water and wastewater retail services including billing, meter reading and expert advice on reducing water consumption and cost as part of a £4.5million contract. Richard Stanbrook, Director of Source for […]

Pink Fizz will add ‘POP’ to Hospiscare’s Twilight Walk

Women and girls we have a date for your diaries! Saturday 7th July sees the return of the annual Hospiscare Twilight Walk. This year’s theme is “Pink Fizz”, so dig out all things pink to wear and there will be a glass of “fizz” waiting for you on your return. The walk is once again kindly sponsored by Western Power Distribution. The sponsored walk starts from The Maer, Exmouth and both routes take in stunning views of the coast. There will be entertainment at the start and along the route, and a well deserved glass of “fizz”, a bacon sandwich […]

Are You Looking for an Apprenticeship in Engineering?

Tiverton-based engineering firm HepcoMotion is pleased to hold its annual Apprenticeship Recruitment Open morning at its headquarters in Lower Moor Business Park, Tiverton on Friday 9th March from 10-1pm. Aimed at students who are leaving school or college this year and considering applying for an apprenticeship, the recruitment open morning provides students with an opportunity to come and see for themselves what Hepco’s industry-leading apprenticeship scheme offers. An informal and informative morning, students will learn about HepcoMotion, a world-leading manufacturer of linear motion systems based in Tiverton. Students will have the opportunity to look around Hepco’s facilities, meet some of […]

Where is GPS Leading us?

From navigation tool to ‘invisible utility’, the Director of the Royal Institute of Navigation John Pottle joins Guy Buesnal from Spirent Communications Plc to discuss the opportunities and vulnerabilities of GPS World leading navigation experts will visit Exeter to present the latest insights on GPS technology – a utility that has become such an intrinsic part of everyday life that the UK government calculates that disruption could cost the British economy £1billion a day. John Pottle is the Director of the prestigious Royal Institute of Navigation, founded in 1947 to further the development of land, sea and air navigation technology. […]

Library Charity Broadens Expert Leadership Skills

Libraries Unlimited, the charity responsible for running Devon’s library service, has appointed two new independent trustees to its Board following an open recruitment process. Richard Watts and Morgen Witzel will officially join the charity’s Board in February. As a mutual organisation, Libraries Unlimited has a Board of 11 trustees, made up of independent, staff and community trustees, whose role it is to help shape the strategic direction of the charity in achieving its aims and ambitions. Born in Devon and committed to supporting the people and culture of his home county, Richard runs people make it work, a company that […]

How Green Does Your Garden Grow?

Devon garden designer Tom Simpson is being supported by South West Water as he creates his first Show Garden at the prestigious Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, which runs from 3 to 8 July 2018. The Royal Horticultural Society announced today (14 February) that The South West Water Green Garden has been accepted as one of only six show gardens in its category. The garden, designed by Tom, aged 28 from Kingswear near Dartmouth, showcases many of the attributes of a sustainable rain garden, treating water as a precious resource and helping to reduce run-off from hard surfaces which can […]

The Great Legal Bake!

Magdalen Chambers are delighted to take part in The Great Legal Bake 2018 for the second year running with the assistance of Devon Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) and Exeter Personal Support Unit and Exeter Family Court Clinic. Between 12-16 February 2018, hundreds of law firms, chambers, courts and legal advice centres will bake to raise funds for access to justice. In 2017 over 250 bakes were held which raised over £30,000 nationally for the provision of legal advice services to people most in need and unable to afford it. All proceeds of this years’ bake will be raising […]

Spirit of the Chiefs!

From left to right – Jack Yeandle, Nic White, Phil Dollman and Olly Woodburn Photo credit Frances McMahon Premiership Champions Exeter Chiefs recently swapped their training ground at Sandy Park, Exeter for the award-winning Salcombe Distilling Co. in the beautiful seaside town of Salcombe. These highly skilled team players used their charisma and flair to raise the bar creating delicious Salcombe Gin cocktails. It was then head to head in a play-off to design and develop their very own bottle of gin at the Salcombe Gin School accompanied by Exeter Rugby Club Chairman and Chief Executive, Tony Rowe OBE. Tony […]

Portlebay Popcorn Stays True to South West Roots

Portlebay Popcorn is a South West success story. It’s name was inspired by Sunny Cove in East Portlemouth near Salcombe and all the popcorn remains handmade at its ‘Poppery’ in Plympton, Devon. They currently have the capacity to produce 900 tonnes a year, that’s enough to fill 14 jumbo jets! Jonty White, founder and CEO of Portlebay Popcorn is keen to remain the leading popcorn brand in the South West despite stiff competition. Portlebay Popcorn is already sold in a number of independent retailers as well as multiples such as Tesco, Lidl, Sainsbury’s, The Range and Budgens but it hopes […]