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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Can YOU Help Local Photographer Raise Funds To Open Studios In Exmouth?

Grow Exeter Matt Round Crowdfunding

Matt Round Studios Matt has been working as a freelance photographer in the local area now for 5 years full-time. In this time his business in the commercial sector has grown from strength to strength. As much as he loves his work, Matt has been longing to grow the portraiture side of his business, and the lack of a studio space has been holding him back. SO, we have found the perfect location in Exmouth town centre to open a studio, and we need support from you to raise a small injection of capital to get it going! What We […]

The Bear Trail….. Dare to Bear!

Written by Tracey Duke, Photography by Pip Andersen In a world focused on image, the latest technology and meeting deadlines, there’s something incredibly liberating about the idea of getting outdoors, letting loose, getting really muddy and having a whole load of fun in the process….. The Bear Trail, a muddy adventure trail, located just 20 mins outside of the city, is not only the best new party destination for kids in the know, it’s also attracting many of the region’s corporate high flyers who are closing laptops, diverting calls and heading out for some good old-fashioned, down and dirty, team building.  […]

The HR Dept Exeter Celebrates 250 Number of Clients

The HR Dept Exeter has just reached its 250th client, providing practical employment law advice and support to small and medium-sized businesses. Since starting the business under The HR Dept national brand in 2010, Belinda Newton (Director) has built up a varied client base to help business owners prevent people problems and focus on the day to day running of the business. The HR Dept helps local businesses access the levels of expertise and practical support usually reserved for large organisations with in-house HR professionals. Acting as an HR department for SME employers, local HR professionals are on call to […]

Exeter Entrepreneur Invited to Speak at European PA Summit

FOUNDER of Exeter PA Network, Kim Glover, has appeared at a prestigious international summit in Munich, where she spoke about the strategic role of personal assistants. Kim was a speaker at the Benelux and DACH Executive Summit which took place over two days in Munich this month. The event, which is organised by the Vonlanthan Group, was attended by senior assistants from more than 20 different countries, representing most of Europe, Russia, Saudi Arabia, America and the UK. The well-attended event was the fourth in its history, having taken place previously in Cannes, Paris, Lisbon, and Rome. Prominent business professionals […]

Introducing… Keyvan Nosrati

Written by Tracey Duke, Photography by Pip Andersen At just 27 years old, and with premises in both Exeter & London’s exclusive Savile Row, Iranian born entrepreneur Keyvan Nosrati is deep in plans for the expansion of Zebel Outfitters; a bespoke tailoring experience for both established businessmen and young professionals alike. With a recent move to new, larger premises on Exeter’s Fore Street we caught up with the young entrepreneur whose reputation for outstanding customer service, price points and attention to detail, has attracted the attention of some of the world’s most discerning clients.   Keyvan, what an amazing achievement! Not […]

India Meets… George Howell

Written By India Nye, Photography by Mike Alsford   George Howell knows his market; that’s a given. At just 18, he has created a business focusing on finding the best car for first time buyers; a massive achievement for one so young. I met with George, at Exeter’s Artigiano, to learn a little bit more about him and his business; Ideal First Car. Dedicated, willing and eager to learn; I found his vision and focus to be both extraordinary and inspiring.  “Working within the customer’s budget & brief, the focus is to help first-time buyers to find the best quality first […]

Living from the Heart – Harry Wild

Interview by Tracey Duke, Photography by Nick Hook.   Harry Wild is a woman with a purpose. Passionate about food, sustainability and social development, she’s dynamic, gutsy and certainly not afraid to make a difference. A self-confessed foodie with a heart, the founder of Go Wild Communications, is a firm favourite when it comes to getting the message out there. With solid experience after working for the Eden Project, River Cottage and as PR Director for Michelin starred chef Paul Ainsworth, her impressive list of clients boast names such as Good Game and The Deer Park Hotel and through Raw PR […]