Leading regional airline attracts top airline executive to join senior management team. Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, is pleased to announce that Roy Kinnear who is currently CEO of Air Seychelles will be joining the company as its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) with effect from January 2018. In his new role, he will report directly to Flybe’s CEO and be a member of Flybe’s Executive Committee. He will have overall responsibility for heading up the airline’s commercial activities with its Revenue Management, Network, Scheduling, Ancillary, Sales, Marketing, e-commerce, Customer Care and Loyalty teams all reporting to him. Mr Kinnear possesses […]

Discover The Formula For Business Growth With The Region’s Leading Professionals

A new series of prestigious events with leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs and academics from across the region and beyond is being launched by Exeter Science Park this Autumn. ‘The STEMM Cell @ Exeter Science Park – Inspiring Growth’ begins on Wednesday 27th September, with a diverse mix of speakers from science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) industries in its Autumn/Winter schedule of events. Speakers will be discussing projects taking place in our region, as well as topics to support business growth, including leadership, productivity and innovation. Hosted at the Exeter Science Park Centre and open to all, the first speaker […]

How do you motivate the 21st century employee?

It is often said that people are an organisations greatest asset. But it’s not people, it’s talented people who engage, own issues, out-perform peers and have reach for the future that are an organisations greatest asset, whatever generation they come from.  Retaining talent is not only good for performance, it is good for profit. A replacement employee with all the associated costs and loss of productivity will cost a business between £34K to £85k. A modern organisation needs to do four things if it is to retain its greatest asset, its talent and maintain its profit levels: Attract great talent: […]

Are You GDPR Ready?

What is GDPR? How does it affect my business? What do I have to do to get GDPR ready? There is a whole host of information available on the web about GDPR and the more you read, the more confusing it can all seem. So let’s break it down. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), was introduced in April 2016 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), and by May 2018 companies must comply with this regulation.   Who needs to adhere to these regulations? Every company and organisation who deals with personal data of a living person in the EU, […]

A Breath Of Fresh Air For The Telemarketing Industry

Air Marketing Group has been running in central Exeter for little over 16 months now. At Brittany House you’ll find Managing Director, Owen Richards, and his tight-knit team working on outbound business development campaigns for clients all over the world.  Not bad going, considering they opened their doors on the 7th of March 2016. The company provide B2B lead generation, telemarketing and outbound business development services to businesses of all sizes, across a myriad of sectors.  Owen was originally a large part of building Air’s partner company, Forrest Marketing Group (FMG), in Australia. He then decided with the help of […]

The South West Coffee Festival 2017

For enthusiasts and home brewers The South West Coffee Festival is taking place between the 4th-6th August 2017 at Powderham Castle, Exeter. 10am-5pm Friday & Saturday and 11am-4:30pm on Sunday. BOOK NOW The festival is open as a trade show and consumer show, so whether you’re a coffee shop owner interested in networking, or a family looking for a fun day out, there is something for everyone. For trade and baristas, the South West Coffee Festival is bringing together producers and wholesalers that make up and support the thriving third wave coffee scene in the south west. Businesses can register […]

Flybe Announces 2018 Summer Schedule From Exeter

Leading regional airline announces 19 summer routes from Exeter Airport with choice of up to 105 departures a week Understanding that many of its customers like to plan early to take advantage of the best possible prices, Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today (2nd August 2017) announced its extensive 2018 Summer schedule from Exeter Airport. This features 19 routes offering a total choice of up to 105 departures a week across the UK and regional mainland Europe. Seats are on sale now at from £34.99 one way including taxes and charges and are currently available for travel between 25th March and 17th June 2018. […]

Exeter Cookery School 1st Birthday Party – Free Event

Please come and visit us at Exeter Cookery School for this fun, free event. We will be raising a glass and having some tasty morsels to celebrate our 1st Birthday. And boy, what a year it has been. We have come a long way since we launched at the end of July in 2016. We have hosted some amazing people, from home cooks to corporate groups, and from Hen Dos to Christmas Parties. We have even had a group of drama students using the venue as a performance space – a night to remember. Come along between 3pm and 6pm […]

£3.5m Build Centre Opens At Trago Newton Abbot

The eagerly awaited new £3.5m ‘Build Centre’ opened at Trago’s landmark Newton Abbot site on Wednesday 26th July 2017. The Trago Build Centre is a purpose-built stand-alone retail facility, adjacent to the main store and comprises 2,088 square meters (22,475 square feet) of building materials, tools and work wear. In addition, there is an external stock yard of 1,209 square metres (13,000 square feet) offering a comprehensive range of heavy-sided goods. Geared towards the construction and building trade, there is also an expanded range for Trago’s DIY customers. DIY products currently account for approximately 20% of the discount retailer’s turnover. […]

Interesting Stats about Selling that every Sales Rep should know

Must Know Sales Stats: 1. The best time to cold call is between 4:00-5:00pm. The second best is 8:00-10:00am. The worst times are 11:00am and 2:00pm. (InsideSales and Kellogg School of Business) 2. Thursday is the best day to prospect. Wednesday is the second best day. Tuesday is the worst day. (InsideSales) 3. In 2007 it took an average of 3.68 cold call attempts to reach a prospect. Today it takes 8 attempts. (TeleNet and Ovation Sales Group) 4. 80% of sales require 5 follow-up calls after the meeting. 44% of sales people give up after 1 follow-up. (The Marketing […]