The Extra Mile – Mark Godfrey – Top Tips for Turning a Business Around

  Written by Tracey Duke, Photography by Pip Andersen Deep in the heart of Devonshire countryside, just 20 mins from Exeter, lies the hidden gem that is The Deer Park Country House. If you haven’t visited recently, then you’ve missed a treat of a transformation. The original house, dating back to 1755, was built to entertain and impress and boy does it do that now! With over a million pounds recently invested, this stunning building now plays host to some of the most impressive, beautiful weddings and events; over delivering in every possible way. But it wasn’t always this way. Just a few short […]

India Meets……Rebecca Hooker

Written by India Nye, Photography by Olly Woodburn I’ve always loved the arts; drama has always been a big passion of mine, so this month I jumped at the chance to meet an Exeter based dance teacher who is harnessing the positive power of social media to create awareness of her own lifestyle and anti-bullying brand  #COMMITTED Clothing Company. Rebecca Hooker, the woman behind #COMMITTED, is both passionate and driven; she’s determined to play her part in encouraging others to work hard, follow their individual passions and interests and stamp out bullying for good. I met with the founder of the […]

Photos from the night: 100 Most Influential Women

What an amazing evening as we joined with the ‘100 Most Influential Women 2018’ for a night to remember.   Watch our website and social pages as each of them get honoured throughout the month of March celebrating their individual achievements and inspiring the next generation.   Check out some photos from the evening:  

Flybe pilots take flight in new uniform!

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has given its 650-strong pilot workforce a brand new look that complements the striking purple uniforms of its cabin crew. The new navy uniform for its pilots features a stylishly fitted jacket with distinctive platinum epaulettes and stripes that clearly designate the rank of Captain (four stripes), Senior First Officer (three) and First Officer (two). Designed with full crew participation, the brief was for it to be a quality, comfortable, user-friendly outfit to better reflect the airline’s forward looking image than the previous somewhat dated look. Flybe worked closely with PVM, another Exeter-based business which […]

A Platform For Growth… BalconyTV Exeter

Written by Tracey Duke, Photography by Pip Andersen Take an early morning stroll along Exeter’s quayside and, if you’re lucky, you may just stumble upon one of Exeter’s most successful digital ventures. Samuel Jones, is one of 70 locations around the globe, and one of just two in the UK, to host the Sony music owned BalconyTV sessions. The New York based company, lists Exeter in their top three global locations. We caught up with the husband and wife team of Matt & Kate Calder, who, with support from Visit Exeter, are helping to keep the city’s music scene, well and […]

Flybe is best in noise and emissions performance at Heathrow

  UK airline Flybe makes drastic improvements and takes top spot in latest environmental rankings Recognition comes before Flybe’s first anniversary of operating at Heathrow and serving Edinburgh and Aberdeen routes Heathrow data shows +30% decrease in the number of aircraft  departing in sensitive night periods in 2017 Less than a year into its operations at Heathrow, Flybe has distinguished itself in its noise and emissions performance, achieving the top ranking in the latest “Fly Quiet and Green” league table. Data behind the league rankings also shows a marked reduction in the number of aircraft departing in sensitive night time […]

Full Winners List Revealed – ‘100 Most Influential Women 2018’

We are delighted to confirm that the votes are in and that the winners of ‘100 Most Influential Women 2018’ in the Greater Exeter area are named below. With around 500 nominations our panel had a tough task. A big congratulations to all who were nominated and to the 100 winners. If you would like to join us to celebrate with the 100 women on the 12th of February 2018 please book on the link below:   WINNERS LIST A AJ Courtenay – Powderham Castle Alex Penn – University of Exeter Alice Bryan – Trinity Mirror Alison Hernandez – Devon […]

Happiness. The New Productivity?

Grow Exeter Wire Creative

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 […]

swcomms installs new audio-visual solutions for Sandy Park

Grow Exeter 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 […]

Interview with….. Jackie Jenks OBE

Grow Exeter Jackie Jenks

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 […]