Library Charity Broadens Expert Leadership Skills

Libraries Unlimited, the charity responsible for running Devon’s library service, has appointed two new independent trustees to its Board following an open recruitment process. Richard Watts and Morgen Witzel will officially join the charity’s Board in February. As a mutual organisation, Libraries Unlimited has a Board of 11 trustees, made up of independent, staff and community trustees, whose role it is to help shape the strategic direction of the charity in achieving its aims and ambitions. Born in Devon and committed to supporting the people and culture of his home county, Richard runs people make it work, a company that […]

Heart of the South West in Top 3 Areas for Successful Housing Infrastructure Fund Bids

The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership is delighted that £62,155,550 has been allocated to schemes in the HotSW area following a bid supported by the LEP, making it the third highest allocation to any LEP area in the country. The total Housing Infrastructure Fund Marginal Viability Fund awarded was £866 million, making the HotSW award over 7% of the overall amount, out of 38 LEPs in England. The funding is allocated by the Government to support local work that will make housing developments viable and get much-needed homes built quicker. HotSW LEP endorsed the proposals from across […]

VIP Event Marks the Opening of Ralph Winter’s New Showroom

Ralph Winter opened a new showroom in Exeter, the capital of the South West. With 4,000 square meters, the newly renovated showroom is located in a hub of the Devon business district near Marsh Barton. With first class facilities and sleek design, the renovated space now allows customers a space that offers creative designs and high-end products for not only kitchen solutions but also now living and bedroom. The exclusive opening treated VIP Guests from across the business community, press and Ralph Winter’s client base to welcome drinks and canapés, live cooking demonstrations and exclusive promotions. Brands and leading names […]

CPRE Devon Challenges House Building Figures

The Devon Branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England is commissioning evidence-based research to question the number of new homes that need to be built on greenfield sites to meet the county’s housing needs. At a meeting in Exeter this Friday (January 19th), CPRE Devon will announce the appointment of independent consultants to carry out a proper analysis of the figures used to justify the building of tens of thousands of new homes across Devon over the next ten years. Around one hundred and fifty individuals and organisations have already booked to attend CPRE Devon’s free seminar ‘New housing […]

Devon PR Expert Becomes Bestselling Author on the Day Her Book is Launched

PR expert, Lucy Matthews who lives in Devon’s delightful Totnes, has recently published her first book on Amazon and it made the number one best seller spot in under four hours. A Marvellous Reputation, 10 Lessons from My Life As a PR insider for Entrepreneurs Who Want to be Talked About, raced from nowhere to number two in all business books on Amazon – of which there are over 300,000 at any one time – and remained top of the notoriously competitive bestseller lists for PR, Sales and marketing and Advertising for over two weeks. Lucy Matthews has been a […]

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 […]

Choir sings out to support ‘Farms for City Children’

A charity which gives urban children a better understanding of the countryside is to benefit from Exeter Philharmonic Choir’s two carol concerts next week. The retiring collection from ‘Carols in the Cathedral’ will go to Farms for City Children, which was founded in Devon over forty years ago by children’s author Michael Morpurgo and his wife Clare. The charity’s first farm was in the heart of the beautiful Devon countryside at Nethercott House, just outside the village of Iddesleigh. Farms for City Children now has three working farms which welcome more than 3,200 children every year from across the country […]

BNI Locomotive Breakfast Networking Meeting

DESCRIPTION Come along to Torbay’s most rewarding business breakfast! We passed almost £750,000 worth of business between our members in 2016 and are on course to break the £1million pound barrier in 2017. If you would like to receive your share of this business all you need to do is come along and join us for a meeting to find out more about what we do. We look forward to seeing you there…

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 […]

More awards for the Devon attraction The Bear Trail

MUDDY obstacle course, The Bear Trail, which was established to get families enjoying good old-fashioned fun, has upped its honours count – picking up four amazing awards from Primary Times magazine. The trail, which is based between Exeter and Cullompton, has won the category for Best Party Venue and been voted runner up in the categories of Best Family Attraction, Best Outdoor Play Activity Centre and been declared Overall Runner-up in the entire competition. These awards follow The Bear Trail’s success in making it to the top three in the ‘Small Attraction of the Year’ category of the Devon Tourism […]