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Heart of the South West LEP awarded further £1.8m for Skills Bootcamps to support thousands of people across the region into high quality jobs

The Heart of the South West LEP has secured £1.8 million 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 22 technical Skills Bootcamps offer adults aged 19 or over the opportunity to build up or retrain in specific skills required...

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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...

Lord Mayor reminisces on his Grandfather’s link with Pitman Training as he opens new training centre in Exeter

This weekend Pitman Training opened its doors to jobseekers across Devon and Cornwall. Launched by local businesswoman Susan De Mey, the new centre aims to help people improve their career prospects, gain promotions or get back to work.

Pitman Training is the leading British training provider and has delivered vocational training since 1837. However, the newest centre in Exeter is...

Food labelling rules are changing in October - sign up to a FREE webinar to find out how it affects your business

Businesses throughout the region who sell or serve food prepared on the premises can learn more about the changes in food labelling legislation at two free webinars.

Hosted by Heart of the South West Growth Hub, Better Business for All, Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards and Devon and Plymouth Chamber, the first webinar take place on July 8 and will be repeated...

Saltash firm takes delivery of milestone 200th Toyota Hilux  

Hilux has many fans around the world, perhaps none so devoted as family firm W.H. Bond and Sons, which has just taken delivery of its 200th Toyota pick-up.

The company, based in Trerulefoot, near Saltash, was established as a family farming business in 1957, later diversifying into timber, civil engineering, agricultural services and machine sales. It has been a loyal Hilux customer...

Heart of the South West Better Business for All wins national award

Heart of the South West Better Business for All wins national award

The Heart of the South West Better Business for All partnership (Hot SW BBFA) has won the Better Business for All award at the Office for Product Safety & Standards (OPSS) Regulatory Excellence Awards ceremony.

The national award celebrates outstanding regulatory practice that achieves positive outcomes in supporting businesses and protecting consumers. The event attracted...

Devon shop takes to the road

Backworld, formerly an ergonomic office and home seating shop on the Topsham Road in Exeter, is now mobile.

Rethinking the business model following the succession of Covid-related non-essential retail closures, owner Paul Skinner made the bold move to shut up shop and take to the road. Backworld is now a fully mobile retail operation.

Customers no longer have to visit the shop...

Devon Delivers for business success and work/life balance

Devon is being showcased as a great place to do business as part of a campaign to attract companies to the county. Devon Delivers , which aims to encourage businesses to relocate to the county, has launched a new video and website to highlight the county’s unique selling points as Devon looks to make a strong economic recovery post-pandemic. For companies considering expanding or relocating,...

Tech Business Culture Survival Guide

Research to reveal key learnings and opportunities for South West’s tech sector

Workplace culture experts Interaction are partnering with the collaborative technology network Tech South West to create the region’s first culture guide for the sector

The Bath-based firm which works with tech brands across the South West will conduct a deep dive into the cultural challenges technology...

RGB selects Devon Mind as its chosen charity

RGB Building Supplies has selected mental health organisation Devon Mind as its chosen charity. Over the next 12 months, the builders merchant will be organising various fundraising events to raise money for this worthy cause.

Information from Mind indicates that one in four people will experience a mental health problem each year in England, and  one in six people report experiencing...

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