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The smart home and the need for better broadband

Steve Garrood, Chief Commercial Officer at Jurassic Fibre, shares his thoughts on how ultrafast connectivity is supporting digital lifestyles in the South West...

Our reliance on high-speed broadband connectivity is showing no sign of letting up as digital lifestyles increasingly become the norm.

And even though lockdown restrictions have eased, our consumption of data...

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Plymouth Science Park’s longest standing tenant, Rowe IT, announces expansion

Plymouth Science Park -based IT support company, Rowe IT , which has been located at the Park for four years, has announced that they are expanding their business and office space.

Investment at the Science Park and a growing South West tech sector has seen home-grown business Rowe IT establish themselves in the market place and enjoy year-on-year growth.

Rowe IT delivers a...

The Pine Centre, Bideford voted as Surprise Supplies winner

Bideford’s The Pine Centre has been voted as a winner of RGB Building Supplies’ Surprise Supplies initiative and now has £1,000 to spend on materials at RGB Bideford.

RGB had invited businesses from across the region that had been affected by the pandemic to get in touch and explain how a donation would help. Alongside Lanivet Community Centre in Bodmin, The Pine Centre received the...

Heart of the South West LEP awarded further £750,000 for Skills Bootcamps to support thousands of people across the region improve digital skills and obtain high quality jobs

The Heart of the South West LEP has secured £750,000 of funding from the Department for Education’s National Skills Fund to extend its current programme of Skills Bootcamps across the region.

Comprising flexible courses lasting up to 16 weeks’ duration, the eight additional Skills Bootcamps offer adults aged 19 or over the opportunity to build up or retrain in specific digital skills...

Crowne Plaza Plymouth secures national recognition for its support for the armed forces

The hotel has been recognised for its outstanding support to the local armed forces

Crowne Plaza Plymouth, has received an Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award for its continued support to the armed forces.

The awards, which were launched in 2014 by the then Prime Minister David Cameron, were put in place to recognise organisations that employ and support those who serve, as well...

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Plymouth Science Park welcomes latest tenant: Bates Development Services

After a successful year of business growth, Bates Development Services Ltd (BDS) is the latest firm to join the thriving business community at Plymouth Science Park.

Founded in 2018 by experienced Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager, Tom Bates. Bates Development Services specialise in bespoke construction consultancy within the health, education, commercial and residential sectors...

How can I strengthen my team?

A manager may have the skills necessary to help their team succeed, but it can be a lot more efficient if you also enable your team to hold skills that will help with their job roles. Focusing on each staff member as an asset to your workforce can help you to unlock their full potential. By building on their existing skills, and highlighting areas of weakness, alongside giving them the chance...

Do electricians need 18th Edition?

The 18th edition is meant for electricians. To respond to whether electricians need the 18th edition in the UK, the answer is a resounding Yes. All electricians in the UK must have completed the 18th edition training. The term 18th edition is used while referring to the BS 7671:2018, the British Standard of Wiring Regulations. Also known as wiring regs, the regs, BS 7671, and 18th edition...

Brand new Exmouth foodie destination, Mickeys Beach Bar & Restaurant, will be open 5 days rather tha

Staffing crisis for hospitality - Mickeys Beach Bar & Restaurant to close 2 days a week temporarily

Brand new Exmouth foodie destination, Mickeys Beach Bar & Restaurant, will be open 5 days rather than 7 at the start of July temporarily to maintain the highest standards of operation within the restaurant, whilst ensuring staff are well looked after. The restaurant will be closed on two Mondays and Tuesdays in July (Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th and Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th July),...

Rural communities “left behind” and lack access to essential services, according to new report

Many rural communities in the UK have been “left behind” and require a different approach to transport and mobility investment than those in urban areas, a new report says today.

National law firm, Foot Anstey LLP, which has offices located in Bristol, Exeter, London, Plymouth, Southampton, Taunton and Truro, has collaborated with global consulting firm WSP on ‘ The 30-minute rural...

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