Coronavirus: Trading Standards advice for hospitality industry this easter

Devon, Somerset and Torbay Trading Standards is reminding owners of guest houses, campsites and restaurants to remain closed this Easter to help combat coronavirus.

On March 23 the Government ordered hospitality businesses to close and said that people should stay at home and only essential travel is permitted.

With very few exceptions all hotels, bed and breakfasts, hostels...

Prospects for industry and manufacturing in Devon in 2020

Although Devon is globally known for its stunning landscapes and tourist attractions, it is also home to several key manufacturing businesses that rely on the innovative nature of the counties population.

These manufacturers span across multiple specialisms including navigation, electronics, transportation and communication . With the Royal Navy also having a key site based in...

Construction firms urged to help SW back in to work and tackle industry skills crisis

The RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) is calling on construction firms in the South West to help tackle the skills shortage in the industry by helping some of their community’s most vulnerable people get back into work.

It has been predicted that the UK construction industry will create around 190,000 new jobs by the end of 2018 but there is a growing fear that there will...

Souvenirs from Home - Football Clubs & Craft Industries

Souvenirs from Home brings together work produced in the three-year touring project ‘Home Ground’. An exhibition and workshops travelled to six towns across the UK whose football clubs have nicknames linked to their traditional craft industries: these are Sheffield United (The Blades), Crystal Palace (The Glaziers), Stoke City (The Potters), Luton Town (The Hatters), Macclesfield Town (The Silkmen) and Walsall (The Saddlers). Work on display is made by local communities and club supporters who worked alongside selected artists. Zoe Hillyard helped The Silkmen supporters design unique...

Lack of space across city means secondary stock in favour

With commercial stock levels continuing to dip Plymouth businesses looking for quality warehousing are looking further out of town to find the space they need.

Mark Slade from Bruton Knowles said increasing demand from online sales channels and niche e-retailers had eaten in to the city’s key logistics and distribution locations.

He said: “With next to nothing in the way of ‘...

Princess Yachts highlights marine industry

Last week (9-13 March 2015) British Marine Federation (BMF) member Princess Yachts joined forces with fellow marine businesses from the South West to spotlight marine apprenticeships during 2015’s National Apprenticeship Week (NAW).

Co-ordinated by National Apprenticeship Service and supported by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the week is focusing on the...