Partnership Networking Event – Exeter

Heart of the SW Growth Hub Partnership Networking Monthly event What you can expect: Updates from local business support scheme providers Hear updates on Growth Hub activity Share information on the business support services available Look for opportunities to partner, collaborate and join up services The Partner networking sessions are a great opportunity to hear the latest about the Growth Hub and also for you to update everyone on your latest schemes, events and support for business. The sessions are aimed at business support providers, Local Authority officers and other stakeholders with an interest in supporting business growth in the […]

Business NetWalking

This free networking event will be a great opportunity to meet local business people. A chance to enjoy the beautiful Devon countryside whilst we ‘walk’ and ‘talk’. NetWalking events are free informal events run by Torbay Financial Services in Torquay and Start Point Law in Kingsbridge. Helping local businesses connect whilst having a leisurely walk and uniterrupted talk time with like-minded people. We shall be finishing at The Guardhouse Cafe for anyone who wishes to purchase any refreshments. So bring your comfy walking shoes, a waterproof and suitable clothes – we are not hiking but its best to be comfortable. […]

South West Business Expo 2018

New for 2018 – we have moved to the largest indoor arena in the South West. Moving into our 6th expo it’s going to be the South West’s destination for businesses to grow and prosper. It’s FREE to attend and offers visitors the chance to network with local business owners, plus offers the chance for you to gain free business advice and support from local organisations and speakers. The South West Business Expo is probably the largest business exhibition in South West. The event is back in on 15th March 2018 following the huge success of the 5th expo in […]

Unconscious Bias in Leadership Performance

Discover how personal awareness of our biases enhances leadership performance! In the busy world we live in, we’re exposed to as many as 11 million sensory triggers at any one time, yet we can only absorb about 40 to 50, and we consciously notice a much smaller number than that. Given the immense volume of stimuli around us in hyper-connected world, how can we know what we’re responding to, and what we’re processing unconsciously? Whether we like to admit it or not, every human being has bias inherent in their decision making, as the world that we see is shaped […]

Finance in the South West: Flagship event returns for 2018

Grow Exeter Finance

PKF Francis Clark is set to be hosting their annual flagship ‘Finance in the South West’ event for the sixth time, this year. Delegates at last year’s event described ‘Finance in the South West’ as “an excellent summary of the competitive funding landscape” and “really good, a successful regional event with an impressive line-up of keynote speakers”. More than a dozen sources of funding, covering grant, debt and equity, as well as business support agencies will be presenting this year. ‘Short and sharp’ presentations will allow delegates to initially assess which funding stream or funder best matches their requirements. PKF […]

Mumazing Success Programme

Grow Exeter Mumazing Group

Mumazing Mums go onto lead a life free of Mummy Guilt, reconnected with their purpose, finding harmony in their relationships as well as being a positive role model to their children. As Mums we have different responsibilities and we go through different emotions, such as guilt, stress, pressure, loneliness, learning how to juggle as well as be the best Mum we can be. The Mumazing Success Programme provides a safe space where you can come along be you in a place where you feel encouraged, empowered and supported whilst you are on your journey of motherhood and purpose. By Joining our Community […]

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 […]

Building a Lean, Mean Business Machine

In these testing economic times, business efficiency is crucial, but how to achieve it isn’t always obvious. Some of the coveted strategies of how to achieve sustainable business growth will be presented by the Director of South West Growth Service and management consultant, Chris Lorimer as part of The STEMM Cell series of presentations aimed at the business community, at Exeter Science Park this spring. His presentation, ‘Lean mean business machine’ will focus on how businesses can be as productive and profitable as possible. The talk will be on Wednesday, February 7th, 5pm–6.30pm. Chris explained: “I will be talking about […]

Women in Photography Conference to Support Local Community Projects

Women from the world of photography are set to come together to take part in the sixth Women in Photography Conference taking place early next month. The conference will provide a unique opportunity for like-minded photographers and filmmakers, who are passionate about photography, to get together and listen to some truly inspirational Women in Photography. Female photographers with over 50 years of photography knowledge and experience, will be speaking at The Women in Photography Conference, which will seek to motivate and encourage the growth of careers within the photography and videography sector and bring together like-minded people. Hosted by Amber […]

Finance in the South West: Flagship Event Returns for 2018

Grow Exeter Finance

PKF Francis Clark is set to be hosting their annual flagship ‘Finance in the South West’ event for the sixth time, this year. Delegates at last year’s event described ‘Finance in the South West’ as “an excellent summary of the competitive funding landscape” and “really good, a successful regional event with an impressive line-up of keynote speakers”. More than a dozen sources of funding, covering grant, debt and equity, as well as business support agencies will be presenting this year. ‘Short and sharp’ presentations will allow delegates to initially assess which funding stream or funder best matches their requirements. PKF […]