Choir honoured to receive Lord Mayor’s Commendation Award

Exeter Philharmonic Choir is among only a handful of organisations in the city to have received a special Commendation Award from the Lord Mayor.

Two representatives of the Choir, Vicki Henderson and Geoff Poad, attended a reception at the Guildhall on Friday 10th May to receive the Award from the Lord Mayor of Exeter, Councillor Kevin Mitchell, for the Choir’s services to vocal music...

Bovey Castle takes crown for Large Hotel of the Year at South West Tourism Excellence Awards

A five-star hotel in Devon has been crowned the South West’s best after coming out on top at a major regional awards ceremony.

Bovey Castle has won the gold award for Large Hotel of the Year in South West Tourism Excellence Awards, with over 300 delegates attending the event in the Great Hall at the University of Exeter.

The hotel, which is part of the Eden Hotel Collection...

Cofton Holidays takes home a trio of wins at prestigious South West awards

Cofton Holidays, an eco-friendly tourist destination managed by a local Devon family, has earned some well-deserved acclaim with three prestigious awards, honouring their years of dedication to enhancing the visitor experience on-site.

Amidst fierce competition from various businesses across the South West, Cofton Holidays proudly clinched Bronze for Holiday Park Of The Year at the...

Condy Mathias shortlisted for prestigious awards at South West Business & Community Awards

Condy Mathias, a prominent accountancy firm with offices in Plymouth and Tavistock, is proud to announce its shortlisting in both the SME of the Year and Employer of the Year categories at the esteemed South West Business & Community Awards.

This recognition comes as a testament to the firm’s significant growth and commitment to excellence over the past year, which has seen the...

Donkey Sanctuary Gift Shop scoops top Devon award 

The Donkey Sanctuary’s on-site Gift Shop has won the Best Devon Attraction Retail Shop of the Year award.

The venue at the Sidmouth sanctuary has been named as the overall Devon winner for its best range, choice, appropriateness, local sourcing, display and pricing in the Devon’s Top Attractions’ 2023 awards.

The Gift Shop, in the heart of the Sidmouth sanctuary, is stacked...

Exeter IT support company wins technology expert award

Timewade, a leading technology partner for SMEs, won the Notty’s Business Awards’ Techspert Award, at a ceremony at Winslade Manor on 23 November.

The inaugural Notty’s Business Awards recognises the achievements of Exeter’s ‘best in business’ organisations.

The winners were announced at an awards ceremony on 23 November at Winslade Manor.

Local technology partner...

Plymouth bartender shakes up drinks menu in support of Carers Trust

A talented Plymouth bartender is shaking up Grosvenor Casinos national drinks menu with the launch of his award-winning cocktail to raise funds for the Carers Trust.

After causing a stir by winning the coveted Bartender of the Year title earlier this year, 24-year-old, Leon White, will see his whisky-signature cocktail, S aint and Sinner, roll out in 43 of Grosvenor Casinos’ venues...

Ladram Bay is celebrated as Devon's top holiday park at tourism award finals

Ladram Bay Holiday Park in Budleigh Salterton has been named as Devon's top holiday park by judges of this year's Devon Tourism Awards.

The family-run business beat scores of other eligible parks to take the overall gold honour in the Holiday Park of the Year category of the annual contest.

The announcement was made at the glittering awards ceremony held at Torquay’s Riviera...

VisitEngland Gold award for Devon donkeys  

The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth has been awarded VisitEngland’s highest accolade – ‘Gold’ - in its prestigious Visitor Attraction Accolades for 2022-2023 – one of only four attractions in the South West to do so.

The accolades recognise high-quality visitor experiences on offer across England and only all-round top scoring attractions are awarded the Gold accolade.

Free to...

Devon pub crowned 2023 national Cider & Perry Pub of the Year

The Tom Cobley Tavern in Spreyton, Devon, has been crowned National Cider and Perry Pub of the Year 2023 by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). This prestigious national award recognises the best pub or club that promotes and encourages the sale of quality real cider and perry across the UK.

Roger and Carol Cudlip, who have run the pub for more than 20 years with their daughter Lucy,...