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Phenomenal growth of Devon jigsaw puzzle company as sales double during the pandemic

A Devon-based business that makes jigsaw puzzles has doubled its production workforce, increased its premises and invested for future growth as a result of soaring demand for its popular picture puzzles during the last eighteen months.

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, All Jigsaw Puzzles has grown its workforce in Hatherleigh, acquired a neighbouring business to expand its...

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

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...

CPRE Devon criticises ‘planning by stealth’ as county council approves massive expansion of Mid Devon anaerobic digester plant

The Devon branch of the countryside charity CPRE is dismayed at the decision by Devon County Council to approve a massive expansion of a Mid Devon anaerobic digester plant, Willand Biogas, effectively permitting it to handle almost five times the original amount of feedstock.

The plant, sited next to the abattoir in Willand, was originally approved to take abattoir waste, together with...

South West restaurant group Hubbox is expanding

South West restaurant group Hubbox is getting ready to expand its operations.

The group, which already operates restaurants in six locations, is adding a second outlet in Plymouth’s Royal William Yard.

Group founder Richard Boon said; ‘We’ve got a beautiful building with a great interior to work with. With a population of 265,000, a great tourist boom in the summer and a huge...

PKF Francis Clark expands Plymouth team

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A raft of senior appointments has been announced as chartered accountants and business advisers PKF Francis Clark boosts its Plymouth office team.

The investment in new roles comes as the firm – with annual revenue of £38 million, a team of more than 600 people and 60 partners across eight offices – sees continued growth in key areas, particularly tax.

This follows Francis...

Expansion for popular SW hospital

A popular hospital which just 18 months ago was threatened with closure, has turned its situation around to such an extent that it is developing a third operating theatre and an endoscopy suite.

Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre opened in Plymouth in April 2005 and treats NHS patients only – it is part of the choice offered to local NHS patients by their GPs when treatment is needed. It...

Plymouth recruitment agency expands

Due to major business growth, a Plymouth recruitment agency has announced a series of new appointments and a £100,000 investment in new offices.

Sphere Solutions, which specialises in recruitment for the construction industry, has relocated to The Millfields, the site of the Grade 2 listed former Royal Naval Hospital.

With an annual turnover in excess of £20million, Sphere...

Ben Handy joins St John’s Chambers Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Practice Groups

St John’s Chambers is pleased to welcome Ben Handy as a new member of our personal injury and clinical negligence practice groups.

Originally from Bristol, Ben was a tenant at 7 Harrington Street Chambers in Liverpool from 2008 where he completed his pupillage. Since being called to the Bar he has built a successful practice in the field of personal injury. He has regularly acted in a...