Foot Anstey announces three partner promotions

National law firm, Foot Anstey, which has offices located in Bristol, Exeter, London, Plymouth, Southampton, Taunton and Truro, has announced the promotion of three new Partners.

Bristol-based Zahir Nayani and Alexandra Hammond, as well as Exeter-based, Edward Venmore have been promoted to Equity Partner.

The promotions are part of Foot Anstey's continued organic growth,...

Mama Bear’s invests in staff training scheme

Training is provided by The Childcare Company

South West day nursery group Mama Bear’s has invested in a new staff training scheme to help progress the careers of current staff members and attract new practitioners.

Mama Bear’s Day Nursery & Pre-School group runs 24 settings across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Somerset and Devon and is committed to developing the best talent...

South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) Launches Edtesa

South West Grid for Learning (SWGfL) Launches Edtesa to Champion Positive Work Environments for UK Businesses

The leading online safety charity, SWGfL, unveils Edtesa, an online platform offering UK businesses and organisations a suite of digital tools to assist in online safety practice whilst also supporting the development of healthy, positive work environments.

Following years of careful research, the two tools being launched with Edtesa are:

  • Dashup: an anonymous communication...
  • Popular hospital appoints dementia leads

    Popular hospital Practice Plus Group Hospital Plymouth has appointed two dementia leads from among its team to further strengthen its offering to patients with dementia.

    The two leads are Paul Soley, Physiotherapy Manager, and Nicola Cornish (job title). Their role will see them ensuring that patients with dementia are receiving care tailored to their needs, that dementia-friendly...

    Devon holiday parks thank NHS heroes with discount stays

    Six popular holiday parks in Devon are giving NHS staff a 10 per cent discount off their holidays as a thank-you for all their hard work during the coronavirus crisis.

    The discount was announced by Park Holidays UK as the group's holiday parks prepare to re-open on 12 April, and is available to 1.3 million NHS workers across the UK.

    It can be claimed against any holiday...

    Resurgence in webcam scam fooling Plymouth “work from home” staff

    A clever online scam that’s been around for years has seen a resurgence in Plymouth in the last few weeks – because everyone’s using their webcams more.

    The so-called “sextortion” scam fools staff into thinking they’ve been filmed by their own webcam while visiting adult websites.

    Some choose to pay up to £1,000 in Bitcoin to prevent the videos being released.


    Initiative boosts healthcare workers’ morale and supports local business

    An initiative to boost staff morale during the COVID-19 crisis has been introduced by Care UK, which runs Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre in a bid to support local businesses as many battle huge uncertainty under the current circumstances.

    Colleagues at Peninsula NHS Treatment are contributing to the fight against COVID-19 by providing additional support University Hospitals Plymouth...

    Minister's message to BHS staff

    Anna Soubry, Minister of State (Minister for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise) for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, has delivered the government's stance on the plight facing British Home Stores staff.

    She delivered the following statement to the House of Commons:

    "This is obviously a very difficult time for all the employees, somewhere between 8,500...

    Pregnancy research at Derriford in international spotlight

    Researchers at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust have played a key role in two major, national trials which will change treatment for mothers-to-be.

    The results of the trials have been published in international journals within days of each other.

    The OPPTIMUM study was published in The Lancet at the weekend and The 35/39 Trial was published in the New England Journal of Medicine (...

    No Christmas cheer for a quarter of UK workers

    The festive season is almost upon us, and office workers around the UK may face some disappointment in the workplace, as 27% of people are doubtful they’ll be able to get the time off work they need to enjoy the Christmas holidays.

    Office supply company, Viking, surveyed 1,500 office workers to investigate one of the most contentious aspects HR departments have to face: taking time off...