Will Jordan, Co-Founder, IMP Software

Business growth puts IMP Software in pole position for further expansion in 2022

A “brilliantly resourceful team” has been highlighted as a major factor in Exeter-based IMP Software’s performance over the past 12 months, which has seen the business double in size despite the ongoing impact of Covid on schools.

IMP, specialists in the provision of budgeting, financial management and reporting software for multi-academy trusts (MATs), is now working with 135 MATs and...

Business support programme launched for Devon SMEs

A new business support programme has been launched offering a range of business training and support services for the self-employed and small to medium size enterprises (SMEs) in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay.

Up to 600 businesses will be supported through the Heart of the South West Growth Hub’s new programme – Thrive.

The programme is part funded by the ERDF and the...

Foot Anstey's Private Equity team sees significant rise in 2021 deal activity

The Private Equity team at Foot Anstey LLP reported a record level of activity for 2021, completing 30 private equity backed deals in the calendar year, despite continued turbulence and uncertainty. Highlights during this exceptionally busy period saw the team strengthen existing relationships with private equity firms August Equity and Livingbridge, and their portfolios, and support the...

How accounting will impact the growth of your company

=A great entrepreneur is at the heart of every successful firm. However, behind them is generally an adept accountant. Accounting allows a company to have complete control over its finances while minimizing business taxes and other expenses. People having the ability to operate a firm may not have the knowledge or appetite to handle the accounts – and they certainly will not have the time....

Plymouth College students become first in UK to benefit from state-of-the-art co-working spaces

A new collaboration between community interest company Real Ideas and City College Plymouth, Devon, will benefit hundreds of students on creative courses, who will be able to take up the chance to work within some of the city’s most inspirational spaces.

This new membership agreement between the two like-minded organisations will provide students with high-quality work experience...

Government support and expert advice for tackling the tech talent shortage

A recent survey of the South West tech sector commissioned by Tech South West revealed that over half of tech companies in the region are finding it impossible or very difficult to recruit.

This is perhaps par for the course given the meteoric growth of the region’s tech sector, which has seen an increase in Venture Capital investment of over 500% since 2016 and a corresponding boom in...

South West agency seeing early 2022 surge

South West-based marketing and PR agency Astley Media has welcomed four new clients to its portfolio of regional and national brands.

South West Business Council , Somerset West and Taunton Council , the Heart of the South West LEP and software development company CoreBlue , have joined the award-winning agency in 2022 to develop their marketing, brand, and communications.


How to ensure efficiency in a small warehouse

A small warehouse presents various optimisation challenges, some of which can be quite difficult to tackle if you’re not prepared. You have to split your attention between multiple fronts, and always ensure that you’re taking the big picture into consideration. On the bright side, we’ve learned a lot about optimising this kind of work over the last decades, and you can benefit from that...

A new way of working, straight off the BLOCK

New premium co-working space BLOCK opening at Royal William Yard April 2022

BLOCK is coming to Plymouth in the Spring of 2022 offering unrivalled workspace style while promoting community, wellbeing and collaborative working. The new co-working business launches in April 2022 and features both office and collaborative workspaces plus a state-of-the-art gym, café/ bar and premium event space...

Five lawyers from The Family Law Company

Board appointments boost start of new year for family law specialists

After experiencing an unprecedented period of growth The Family Law Company begins 2022 with a strengthened leadership model.

The South West based law firm has appointed three additional directors to the Board. They are: Senior Associate Solicitors Imran Khodabocus and Carrie Laws, and Senior Associate Chartered Legal Executive Gemma Sparks.

The three were the first to complete...

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