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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...

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News Desk


Which Version of an Investment Fund is good to buy?

A mutual fund is a form of financial product where several investors' money is pooled together to make a single investment. The fund then focuses on using those assets to invest in a collection of assets in order to meet the fund's investment objectives. Mutual funds come in different types. This wide array of available products may appear confusing to some investors, but to identify the best...

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...

‘RGBee’ to create habitats for the unsung heroes of the bee population

Between Monday 28th June and Sunday 4th July, RGB Building Supplies will be taking part in Solitary Bee Week by purchasing bee bricks to donate to community groups, schools and allotment associations.

Solitary bees are vital for the ecosystem, and as their name suggests, they tend not to live in colonies like honeybees and bumblebees. They make up 90% of the bee populations and are...

Partners mark progress on A382 improvements

Partners mark progress on A382 improvements

A ceremony has been held to mark progress on vital infrastructure to support economic growth on the outskirts of Newton Abbot.

The scheme, which will unlock the development of employment land and 2,500 homes, is being funded by the Department for Transport, Devon County Council, the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSWLEP) and Teignbridge District Council. The...

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...

Local site team scoop prestigious “Pride in the Job” award for Tavistock development

Bovis homes build team at The Tors, Tavistock have been awarded a respected NHBC ‘Pride in the Job’ award. The highly regarded award is the only UK-wide competition dedicated to recognising site managers wo achieve the highest standards in housebuilding, a real accolade for the local team.

Project Manager, Scott Lawson and Site Manager Steve Lye are among the most highly regarded in...

Plymouth crisps company boosted by Tesco contract

Popular hand-cooked potato chips producer Burts is celebrating after securing a region-wide listing with Tesco.

The two businesses have struck a deal for three flavours of Burts’ crisps to be sold in more than 60 stores across the West Country – from Yeovil to Ilfracombe and Gloucester to Helston.

Sea Salt, Mature Cheddar & Spring Onion, and Sea Salt & Malt Vinegar...

Builders bums needed for charity calendar!

Tradespeople from across the South West are being invited to nominate themselves and their bottoms for inclusion in RGB Building Supplies’ Builders Bums 2022 charity calendar, which will be sold in aid of Cornwall Mind, Devon Mind and Mind in Somerset.

RGB would like to include men and women in the trade from across the region who will be photographed doing their job, but showing a...

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Future bright for solar industry – but more can still be done

The founder of a leading South West solar energy installer is backing a new report from trade group Solar Energy UK which calls for the government to set a much higher target.

The report Lighting the Way suggests that while the UK solar industry could feasibly grow twofold by 2030, if it is to align with net zero targets it realistically needs to treble in size over the next eight...

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...

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