Save the date for the city’s largest free jobs fair

Exeter businesses are invited to exhibit at the city’s next jobs fair on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, for the opportunity to connect with hundreds of high-quality prospective candidates. Following the hugely successful fair in September 2017, which welcomed over 1,800 potential applicants and 60 businesses, Exeter City Council and Exeter’s Job Centre Plus are partnering up again to facilitate a second free-to-attend event at Exeter Corn Exchange. 100% of employers surveyed following the September event said it had been successful to them as a business, with over 50% of employers taking candidates they met on the day straight through to […]

Exeter and Heart of Devon Authorities Highlighted as ‘Exemplar’ in National Awards

The Exeter and Heart of Devon (EHOD) council partnership has been awarded the accolade of ‘Most Innovative Strategy’ in a national awards programme run by Institute of Economic Development (IED). Representatives from Exeter City, East Devon, Mid Devon and Teignbridge councils launched the 2017-2020 Shared Economic Strategy last year, with the collaborative approach to working already proving effective. Each local authority has taken ownership of one of four common economic initiatives: business support and transformation (led by Mid Devon); inward investment (led by Exeter City); strategic planning (led by East Devon); and employment and skills (led by Teignbridge). The strategy […]

My Morning Routine with Cath Hill

Cath Hill is, undeniably, a driving force for the good in Exeter.  Beautiful, charismatic and passionate about her home city, Cath was the woman at the heart of Exeter’s RWC2015 award winning Host City Legacy. Two years on from the city’s most successful sporting event, she now stands as Marketing, Tourism & Sports Manager for Exeter City Council, as an Ambassador for RWC2015 legacy BEEP. We caught up with the woman at the heart of the campaign; Visit Exeter, to talk morning routines….  What is your morning routine?  I tend to wake up at 6 am. My routine always involves […]

‘Exeter Data Mill’ Unlocks the Power of City Data

New data made available to citizens and businesses in Exeter could help provide the answers to tackle a number of key challenges facing the city in years to come. Exeter City Council today launched the Exeter Data Mill, a new open data platform developed in collaboration with Exeter City Futures. The Exeter Data Mill supports the sharing of the city’s data with the aim of building an analytical city in which the city’s data is more open and available to deliver valuable insights into improving the quality of life in Exeter. The Data Mill brings together data from key stakeholders within the […]

7 hidden forces that determine business success, from the man at Exeter’s helm; Karime Hassan.

Karime Hassan is the CEO of Exeter City Council.  His values driven, people focused, leadership style has elevated Exeter to its position as one of the most respected, growth focused, cities in the UK.  We sent our editor along to meet him and to delve deep into the mindset of one of Exeter’s true visionaries.   1. On having a clear vision When it comes to the public/private sector relationship, we need to be working with businesses and asking the fundamental question; “How can we help you”? “What are the barriers to your success and how can we help you […]


An international trade event has been held in Exeter to demonstrate the city’s world class facilities and thriving economy to potential customers worldwide. More than 30 Exeter firms joined representatives from the Department of International Trade (DIT) and Exeter City Council to discuss the potential for new markets post-Brexit. In recent years, Exeter has flourished and is part of the ‘leading pack’ of cities that boast economies that have grown by at least one-fifth since 2011. The top five cities include Aldershot (32%), Oxford (25%), Cambridge (23%), Exeter (20%) and London (20%). Cllr Rachel Sutton, Lead Councillor for Economy at […]

Exeter City Council Backs City’s Digital and Tech Communities

Exeter is fast becoming known for its thriving technology and digital sectors and Exeter City Council has taken further steps to uphold this, pledging its support to Digital Exeter and Tech Exeter CIC. Digital Exeter and Tech Exeter are sister communities aimed at those who work in and around cutting-edge technology, bringing together like-minded people to support the sector’s growth in the city. Run by Kris Sum and Rob J Glover, the organisation’s core responsibilities include co-ordinating regular events for the 2000+ community members, including free monthly meet-ups with lightning talks and networking sessions, as well as providing training, workshops […]

New Water Service Provider Set To Make A Splash In The South West

An Exeter College alumnus has launched an independent water retail business for the non-household market, thought to be the first based in the South West since deregulation of the market in April 2017. Tor Water is a new water retailer for businesses, looking to provide smart water services that will yield a more competitive and efficient service, whilst also supporting community and charity initiatives in the region. Founded by former Exeter College student Jiro Wilson, Tor Water officially launched its platform in July this year, following the start-up’s move to Exeter Science Park Centre. Jiro said: “With years of experience […]