Construction apprentice from Devon wins national apprentice award

An apprentice carpenter from Devon has been awarded Highly Commended National Intermediate Apprentice of the Year at the acclaimed National Apprenticeship Awards 2021.

Henry Powell, who works for Barratt Homes, won the prestigious award at a glittering ceremony in London last week hosted by Strictly Come Dancing and BBC star Dan Walker and attended by the education secretary Nadhim...

EDDC scoops three prestigious planning awards for Clyst Valley Regional Park

The Clyst Valley Regional Park has been declared overall winner at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) South West Awards for Planning Excellence 2021, as well as winning the ‘Excellence in Plan Making Practice’ category and highly commended in the RTPI South West Chairs Award for Health, Wellbeing and Inclusivity.

Hot on the trail of COP26 and with a clear vision to support East...

Vistry Partnerships Plymouth development wins prestigious construction award

Mayflower Leat in Plymouth has been named among a shortlist of sites in England and Wales to win an award for high standards of construction and site management.

Mayflower Leat, being built by Vistry Partnerships, has been awarded The Bricks Site Recognition Award by LABC Warranty, for its standards of workmanship and overall management of the site, including health and safety...

Devon farm vet wins top BVA accolade

Devon-based vet Richard Walters was announced as the winner of this year’s John Bleby Cup during the British Veterinary Association’s (BVA) virtual Members’ Day today (23 September). He received the award in recognition of his exceptional contribution to the BVA Council, the Association’s key debating chamber where members’ views on matters of veterinary policy are represented.


New award to commemorate renowned sculptor Heather Jansch

A new award will commemorate Devon artist Heather Jansch who died in July . Heather was a renowned sculptor who specialised in images of horses created in driftwood and bronze. Her life-size sculptures are held in collections around the world. The recipient of the Award will receive a sculpture by Heather Jansch – a small bronze horse head modelled on her own horse, RaRa. The sculpture has...

End of life team wins Great British Care Award

South Devon End of Life Project, which is part of independent care provider Agincare’s live-in service, has won Home Care Team of the Year in the Great British Care Awards.

The team picked up the top award for the southwest region at a special ceremony at Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol, and now progresses to the national final on the 25th of September at the International Convention...

Nuffield Health Plymouth hospital awarded for commitment to patient safety

Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital is celebrating after being named as a National Joint Registry (NJR) Quality Data Provider after successfully completing a national programme of local data audits.

The NJR monitors the performance of hip, knee, ankle, elbow and shoulder joint replacement operations to improve clinical outcomes for the benefit of patients, clinicians and industry. The...

Ivybridge Community College headteacher Rachel Hutchinson

Ivybridge’s Rachel Hutchinson shortlisted for UK Headteacher of the Year award

A focus on character education and nurturing staff puts Rachel at the heart of the community

Ivybridge Community College headteacher Rachel Hutchinson has been shortlisted for the UK Headteacher of the Year accolade in the TES Schools Awards 2021

Rachel has been shortlisted thanks to her continued sympathetic development of Ivybridge Community College, one of the UK’s largest single-...

Yarde Farm Ice Cream scoops a major industry award

Yarde Farm manufacture premium dairy ice cream and sorbets

Plymouth-based Yarde Farm Ice Cream has won a major accolade at the prestigious British Frozen Food Federation 2020 Annual Frozen Food Awards. Its Blackcurrant & Clotted Cream Ice Cream has scooped the award for the Best New Dessert/Ice Cream/Confectionery Product.

The brand produces premium ice cream and specialises in...

Top Devon park picked for main event in tourism awards

Steps to keep customers and team members safe over the past 12 months have helped Ladram Bay Holiday Park to secure a place in the 2020 Devon Tourism Awards.

The family-owned park was announced as a finalist this month after award judges reviewed its long list of successes and achievements during the last year.

Providing guests with peace of mind during their stays, adding new...