“Firms need to be more aware of cyber crime” - says digital insurance broker

Authored by Mike Page

A leading insurance broker has urged UK firms to be more aware of cyber crime. Get Indemnity, a digital insurance broker, which specialises in professional indemnity, has noticed a surge in companies reporting cyber attacks again in recent years - and is now encouraging firms to get the right cover for online attacks.

“A cyber attack can be anything from data leaks, to site hacking...

Small Business Saturday's virtual tour offer Plymouth firms vital support

Authored by Mary

Small businesses in Plymouth and across Devon are being encouraged to join Small Business Saturday UK ’s online roadshow, when the campaign’s nationwide virtual tour will zoom into the city offering support and mentoring for small businesses and communities affected by the pandemic.

Arriving in Plymouth on 24 November for a ‘virtual visit’, ‘The Tour’ will shine a light on the city...

National Consultancy Chooses Plymouth Science Park to Support Growth Plans

Authored by PlymouthSciencePark

Ensafe , a leading health, safety and environmental consultancy is expanding their business and relocating to Plymouth Science Park to support plans to grow the business in the South West of England.

The firm, which employs over 251 personnel and has seven regional offices in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and Scotland will be relocating their South West office to Plymouth Science...

Builders merchant launches campaign to support Devon businesses

Authored by Devon news

With the pandemic having had a detrimental effect on local businesses across the region, RGB Building Supplies’ latest ‘Support Local’ initiative is giving away £500 worth of independent shop and venue vouchers every week until the end of January.

The new initiative kick-starts on Monday 2nd November, when 10 RGB customers will win a £50 voucher to spend at their local butcher. Then,...

Fully-funded, bespoke support launches for businesses in East Devon

Authored by News Desk

To help businesses in East Devon at this challenging time, East Devon District Council are funding a £40,000 package of Business Support.

The support programmes, delivered by Cosmic and Business Information Point , will include packages of training, advice and direct consultancy. This is specific, tailored support for East Devon businesses over and above any other regional support...

Small businesses to benefit from kickstart growth funding

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Small businesses and the tourism sector across Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay are among those who can benefit from the Growth Support Kickstart Grant Scheme offering grants of up to £3,000.

Application forms for the grant are available on the Growth Support Kickstart Grant website from noon on Tuesday 1 September.

It follows the recent government announcement of a £10...

Award-winning business defies coronavirus and is set to open first shop in Teignmouth

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With the sun shining and tourists out in full force, the team at The Drifting Bear Co , an award-winning, local creative business, will open their first bricks and mortar shop, ROAM, in Teignmouth on Monday 24th August.

While the doors to the Northumberland Place shop were set to open on Easter weekend, COVID-19 had other ideas. Not ready to give up on their dreams, the company...

BMT receives top award for being a 'Forces Friendly' employer

Authored by PlymouthSciencePark


The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) honours employers with Gold, Silver and Bronze awards for their level of support to the Armed Forces and for aligning their values with the Armed Forces Covenant...

Protect others, protect the planet and consider C19

Authored by Mary

Plymouth based Project Plan B Director Tim Cross has long been a spokesperson on sustainable textiles solutions for the workwear and PPE markets – but C19 has amplified that passion. He is urging designers and product developers to think about products’ end of working life – with the motto ‘protect others, protect the planet.’

“Nearly 90% of UK workwear already ends up in landfill or...

New PlymClean MD Amanda Barnes (right) with former directors Stuart and Gail May

Devon Cleaning South Hams bucks the downturn by expanding into Plymouth during lockdown

Authored by sharon goble

As the impact of social-distancing and lockdown threatens the viability of many South West businesses, an established Devon cleaning company - whose inspirational owner literally started from nothing - has bucked the trend by taking over a family-run cleaning business in Plymouth and taking on more staff.

Entrepreneur Amanda Barnes, who runs Devon Cleaning South Hams and its sister...