Devon-based eco fleet-tech business reaches Global Good Awards final

Lightfoot, the trail-blazing, Devon-based in-cab, driver fleet coaching technology and rewards platform, has succeeded in making it through to the finals of the internationally renowned 2022 Global Good Awards. Rewarding businesses big or small for their responsible and sustainable practices, the prestigious awards attracts applicants from across the globe.

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Devon CPRE calls for the crippled planning system to be scrapped after a premium holiday village was

Premium holiday village for Yelland Quay allowed on appeal

A 250-unit village proposed for the banks of the Taw estuary in North Devon has been given the green light, in a decision described by Devon CPRE as “a tragedy for both the environment and local house-hunters”.

In an Appeal decision published today (30 June) following a public inquiry, the Planning Inspectorate has found in favour of the developers who want to build a high-end...

Devon-based Lightfoot appoints Software as a Service leader, Bob Mann, as new Chairman

Lightfoot, the trail-blazing, in-cab, driver fleet coaching technology and rewards platform, has announced that Software as a Service (SaaS) businesses leader, Bob Mann, has been appointed as Chairman of the Devon-based green-tech company.

Currently Chair of Openbravo, one.network, Social Value Portal, ethiXbase, and a board member of Zift, Bob Mann is widely recognised as a...

South West businesses urged to go waterless from World Environment Day

Smarti Environmental, the UK's leading waterless urinal provider, is urging businesses to play their part in the battle against needless carbon emissions following Stockholm+50 (02-03 June), and World Environment Day (05 June).

50 years on from the first United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, the United Nations is warning that the climate is heating up too quickly...

South West organisations failing to cut £1,200 from water bills

South West businesses with flushing urinals are costing their organisations over £1,200 in unnecessary bills, and are also failing to cut avoidable CO2, warns Exeter-based Smarti Environmental. The business, which provides eco-friendly waterless urinal technology to the NHS, tourism businesses, hospitality businesses and other organisations, has released its findings to coincide with Water...

Devon-based Lightfoot appoints Paul Hollick as new MD

Lightfoot, the trail-blazing, in-cab, driver fleet coaching technology and rewards platform, has announced that Paul Hollick, Chairman of The Association of Fleet Professionals, has been appointed as Managing Director at the Exeter-based, Devon green-tech business.

The former MD of Miles Consultancy Limited joins the business at an exciting time following Volpi Capital’s investment in...

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...

Two of the many Pyworthy residents fighting yet another solar farm (Photo: Devon CPRE)

Devon CPRE launches Crowdfunder campaign to fight the solar farm giants wrecking Devon’s world-beating farmland

In a call to arms on behalf of the environment, a small, independent Devon-based charity is taking on the might of international solar farm developers - by legally challenging Torridge District Council’s decision to allow an industrial-scale solar array to be built on 28 fields at Pyworthy in northwest Devon. Devon CPRE is fighting its biggest battle yet to save prime farmland that’s vital for...

St Andrew’s in Ashburton named CPRE Devon’s Best Churchyard 2021

Devon’s Moorland Team Ministry is celebrating its success after St Andrew’s in Ashburton (Teignbridge) was named the winner of this year’s Devon CPRE ‘Best Churchyard’ award.

St Peter’s Burial Ground in Budleigh Salterton (East Devon) was runner-up.

Three churchyards were Highly Commended: St Swithuns in Shobrooke (Mid Devon), St Swithuns in Woodbury (East Devon) and St Mary's...

A Greener Future? - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Jonathon Porritt are among the speakers at ExeLi

A Greener Future?

With: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Jonathon Porritt, Lucy Siegle, Natalie Fee and Professor Peter Cox

Chaired by Martin Wright of Positive News

Ahead of the crucial global climate summit in Glasgow, hear from one of the world’s leading climate scientists what the latest predictions are for Devon, Britain and the world. What are the most promising solutions to climate change – and how can we make them happen? How can we live, play and eat well without wrecking the planet?

A lively afternoon of insight, discussion and debate, and a chance to have your say...