Salcombe Brewery Co makes major investment to back its confidence in the Devon economy

Salcombe Brewery Co. announces that, following a major investment in its brewing and packaging facilities at a new additional site, it is ideally placed to meet the growing market for its award-winning beers. As the hospitality sector prepares to re-open, its investment will support the imminent launch of its first canned products, its first lager and its increasing partnerships with leading...

Crowd funding venture to make kids' dreams come true

A staggering £180,000 has been raised for a nationwide crowd funding project which aims to help children’s dreams into reality – with more than £100,000 pledged for the ‘Like to be’ initiative in the past month alone.

Polar explorer Antony Jinman set up the project with the aim of establishing links between the adult workforce and school children.

Pupils can see how what they...

School sites set for investment

Three Plymouth primary schools are set to benefit from a series of improvement works.

The biggest project will see a £2.8m expansion to Yealmpstone Farm Primary School.

When works are complete, the Plympton-based school will be able to offer 420 places for local children; exactly double the 210 it can provide today.

Meanwhile, Laira Green Primary School and Mary Dean’s...

Financial planning event is bang on the money

Investors have been finding out how to maximise returns on their finances in today’s unpredictable global marketplace at a special lunch organised by Goodmans financial planners in Devon.

The respected South West-based independent financial planning company, which has offices in Totnes and Plymouth and plans for a third in Exeter, invited clients from across the region to the annual...

Unique crowdfunding programme launches in SW

Crowd10, a crowdfunding initiative aimed at helping ambitious start-up businesses to grow, is being launched in Bristol.

Crowd10, which has been developed by crowdfunding experts IdeaSquares, will shine a light on ten of the most exciting start-ups in the South West region.

Kirsty Ranger, Founder of IdeaSquares, explained: “Equity crowdfunding is an increasingly popular method...

Mum2mum Market wins Dragons' Den investment

A mum who organises second hand sales of baby and children’s goods secured £35,000 of investment on BBC2’s Dragons’ Den on 21st February.

Mum of three and founder of Mum2mum Market Cath Harrop appeared in front of the Dragons to ask for investment to improve her company’s website in order to cope with the rapid growth the company has seen in the last 4 years.

Cath began Mum2Mum...

Investment fund returns to support more social ventures

After a successful first year helping South West social ventures to grow and flourish, applications have now opened for an exciting new programme of Seedbed investment and support for 2016.

Now in its second year, the £1.2 million Seedbed accelerator programme is looking to recruit 25 ambitious social ventures from across the region by the end of January.

Successful applicants...

New co-working hub for Plymouth

Thrive Hubs, an innovative network of co-working hubs, is due to officially open its door for business for the first time in Plymouth in three weeks, thanks to the completion of its first project in Ocean Crescent.

“The interest shown by the business community during and after the Plymouth Business Show gave the whole team a massive boost. We have always passionately believed we are...

Plymouth fast food restaurant gets high-tech investment boost

Plymouth’s high street has been given a significant investment boost with the bold transformation of the McDonald’s restaurant.

Situated at the top of New George Street, the restaurant, which first opened in 1997, has been given a high-tech makeover to feature new self-service kiosks and digital menu boards.

The redesign also includes McDonald’s signature style with a bright,...

Council invests further £43m in Plymouth

The City Council is investing a further £43 million in creating jobs, supporting new homes, better schools and making Plymouth a better place to live.

The additional funding is outlined in a report on the Council’s outturn position for the last financial year to be considered by the Cabinet on 9 June.

It shows that last year the Council delivered a total of £52.8m investment in...