DATA project event for Devon farmers and landowners interested in agri-tech

Farmers, landowners and businesses interested in agri-tech are invited to a special event later this month (May).

The networking event, which will be held at Bradford and Cookbury Village Hall from 10am-3pm on Thursday 26 May , is being organised by the University of Plymouth and is part of Devon County Council’s DATA (Devon Agri-Tech Accelerator) project.

The project is...

Devon Work Hubs offering free one-day trial to celebrate National Coworking Day

To mark National Coworking Day next month (June), 14 of Devon’s Work Hubs will be offering a free one-day trial to new clients.

The work hubs participating in the event are offering people the opportunity to work from their local hub, with the majority of them providing free work spaces on Monday 6 June and Tavistock Enterprise Hub on Thursday 9 June.

As spaces are limited,...

Heat network projects awarded funding to reduce waste and create energy

Heat networks that will use Energy from Waste to be developed in East Devon and London with support of funding awarded through the Government’s Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP).

Over £250 million of funding has been awarded to heat network schemes under the Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) since it opened its doors to applicants in 2018. The total Capex of schemes...

Turner & Townsend grows South West footprint with new office in Plymouth

Turner & Townsend are pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Plymouth to support the growth of the business in the South West of England.

The global professional services business already employs over 460 people in the South West, including 40 in the Plymouth area, and has worked with clients in the region for over 30 years. This permanent base will enhance our...

Wellbeing support offered through Devon's recovery programme

Businesses in Devon are now able to access free wellbeing support through a new initiative launched by Devon County Council.

Wellbeing Works is offering support until March 2023, backed with £100,000 from Devon County Council’s £6 million recovery programme. The initiative is being delivered on behalf of Devon County Council by independent charity Devon Communities Together....

Burrington Estates acquires land for Newton Abbot business park

Land near Newton Abbot has been purchased by Burrington Estates for its latest commercial development.

Oak Tree Business Park will provide 80,000 sq ft of high quality, energy efficient units suitable for business, general industrial, storage and distribution.

The deal was facilitated by Tony Noon at Noon Roberts, with Andrew Pearce at Pearce Property acting on behalf of...

It’s well worth a pint: Venaspace prepares for launch in Plymouth

A brand-new business centre will launch in Spring in Derriford Business Park led by flexible workspace providers Venaspace.

Recently acquiring The Apex in Derriford Business Park, previously the Valuation Office Agency, Venaspace will launch a series of brand-new workspaces promoting flexible office space for local businesses in the science and technology rich area. The site is...

Experienced Tech CFO joins fleet green-tech leader, Lightfoot

Lightfoot, the trail-blazing, in-cab, driver fleet coaching technology and rewards platform, has announced the appointment of experienced tech business Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Neil Warman, as the Devon-based green-tech company’s new CFO.

Having previously held positions as CFO at the UK’s largest electronic ticket machine supplier, Ticketer, and at loan management software...

Plymouth Science Park welcomes renewable energy innovators Eco-Plug to the park

Sustainability and innovation are at the heart of Plymouth Science Park’s ethos, and this month the Park is delighted to welcome renewable energy specialists, Eco-Plug , to the community of forward-thinking businesses based at the Park.

Eco-Plug, one of the UK’s first online solar stores offers a range of solar options to customers. The firm was established by renewable energy...

Third and final round of investment for foreign-owned businesses in the region

The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP) is inviting

foreign-owned companies to apply for the remaining funds in a £900,000 grant scheme to boost business growth and local job opportunities.

This funding is part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020, and invites foreign-owned companies to invest in the area to...