Author: Grow Exeter

IKEA opens the doors to its Exeter store in 4 weeks!

Photo by Sam Greenhalgh UPDATE – Opening date changed to 10th of May 2018 (see full update by clicking above – all other details as below. ) • IKEA Exeter will open its doors to the public on Thursday 10th May, 2018. • The new store will be the 21st IKEA store to open in the UK. • IKEA Exeter will be the retailer’s most sustainable store to date. • Over 85% of co-workers appointed so far have been recruited from the local area. Home furnishings retailer, IKEA, today announces that the doors of its new Exeter store will officially...

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Co-op Profits Rise Sharply on Continued Investment in Brand, Business and People

Ambitious new plan unveiled to create the Co-op of the future Co-op difference highlights 2017: delivering for members and their communities Significant Co-op member reward of £74m generated – members receive £61m in personal rewards with £13m earned for over 8,000 community projects Active membership increased by 15% to 4.6 million; total joining since member relaunch to 1.2 million 200 Member Pioneers recruited in new role designed to strengthen communities around Co-op outlets; on track to recruit Member Pioneers for each of our 1,500 communities by 2020 Co-op’s position as UK’s largest corporate supporter of Academy schools strengthened with addition of three new academies and creation...

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EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT – ALICE BRYAN JOINS GROW MARKETING GROUP

Strategic Senior Appointment – Grow Marketing Group We are absolutely delighted to announce that Alice Bryan has joined ‘Team Grow’ as our new Head of Business Development & Events. Alice joins us from Trinity Mirror plc where she has become an industry-leading Events Manager in the South West. Her vast wealth of knowledge and experience perfectly complements our passion and vision for putting Exeter on the regional, national and global map. This appointment is a positive and strategic move for Grow Marketing Group (publishers of Grow Exeter Magazine) as we transition into an exciting period of growth. Recruiting top-quality...

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Introducing….. Mike Anderson

Written by Tracey Duke With over 25 years experience of organising some of the biggest trade shows in the South West, Mike Anderson knows a thing or two about pulling off a spectacular event.  From his roots as an industry apprentice, Mike now holds the position of Managing Director of Hale Events; the name behind some of the most prestigious trade shows, including The Source; the South West’s biggest trade show for the food & drink sector. We caught up with the man at the helm, just two weeks ahead of industry’s premier event, to talk influencers, embracing change...

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Gina Awad – Exeter Dementia Action Alliance Founder & Lead

Biggest Professional Achievement? Creating the Exeter Dementia Action Alliance. My motivation and passion is to support and educate others so, together, we can make a difference for people living with dementia and their families. Most Profound life-changing moment? Discovering my purpose in my early 40s, whilst studying for my degree with the Open University. This epiphany has been the catalyst for my current journey and mission. Advice for a young woman stepping into the world from school, college or uni? Have the courage and conviction to be true to yourself. Personal insight and self knowledge will aid your life...

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