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 […]

TEDxExeter Announces Line-up For Sold Out Event

TEDxExeter has announced its line-up of national and internationally recognised speakers for its seventh annual ideas festival to be held this spring. The sold out event, which will take place on Friday 20th April, will address worldwide issues from the economy, environment and business to human rights, mental health and communication, under the overarching theme ‘Connect’. In the line-up will be Brendan Cox, co-founder of More in Common and husband of the late Jo Cox MP, who was murdered by a far-right extremist in 2016. Claire Kennedy, licensee and curator of TEDxExeter, said: “In this challenging climate where many communities […]

An Evening with Paul Merson and Ray Parlour

More than 400 people had a night to remember on Tuesday night as Exeter City hosted a night with Arsenal legends Paul Merson and Ray Parlour. The event sponsored by RGB Recruitment Ltd and Eagle One, and held at the Great Hall at the University of Exeter, saw Merson and Parlour answer many questions from the packed out room about their days at Arsenal. Merson talked about the 1989 title-winning match against Liverpool, while Parlour recalled many humours stories including one about winding Martin Keown in the invincible season. There was also an auction and some fun games for the audience to participate in […]

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 […]

The Search is on for Devon’s Best Business Leaders

Business leaders in Devon are being urged to enter one of the region’s top award schemes, recognising excellence and enterprise. The Institute of Directors’ South West Director of the Year Awards 2018 seek to recognise outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs and focus UK-wide attention on success in the region. Award nominations are open to anyone working at director level in any type of business or organisation– they don’t have to be an IoD member.  This year there are three new categories, recognising Inclusivity, Innovation and the Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Director and Board Practice. Existing categories include Family Business, Public […]

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 […]