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Cost management tips we can learn from lockdown

Lockdown has hit small businesses hard. To stay open, most have had to change the way they work, whether it's staff working from home or changing the products and services they offer.

The change process forced on us by the coronavirus pandemic has taught us that when we need to, we can...

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The importance of access control systems in nursing homes

Authored by Mike Page

Nursing homes face many unique security risks compared to other buildings and facilities. These risks can come from both the outside and the inside. Access control to a nursing home, and within the home, is of utmost importance to ensure the safety of residents, equipment and medications. The quality of life of all residents should also be at the forefront as it is their home. The last thing...

Devon-based specialists launch world's first dissolvable catheter for women

Authored by Glen King Pr

Innovative and award-winning self-catheterisation specialists Hunter Urology based in Exeter, has ‘Rocked the World’ of medicine with its ground-breaking development of EmtevaPure®. The new product designed for women which has taken years to bring to market is the world’s first catheter to dissolve entirely in water in just 30-60 minutes!

Established in 2001, Hunter Urology is based on...

Advertising Agency Software – What You Need to Know

Authored by Sarah Parker

For most of us, an advertising agency’s chief responsibility is to craft the perfect sales pitch for clients. True it is. But there’s a lot more that goes on behind the scenes. From project management to data analysis to account reporting to time tracking, advertising agencies have to handle numerous business operations.

With their limited staff, smaller-budget agencies often find...

‘We need more women engineers to fuel Plymouth’s economic growth’

Authored by News Desk

A leading Plymouth civil engineer says encouraging more women into the profession is vital for re-booting the city’s economic growth after the COVID19 pandemic.

Katy Toms, South West Chair of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and a senior engineer, based at WSP in Exeter, is highlighting the importance of greater diversity of talent ahead of International Women in Engineering...

ADS Window Films: volunteers and staff producing visors

Plymouth firm makes 3,500 visors for COVID-19 medial staff

Authored by Duncan Little

A Plymouth based company tells how it joined the nationwide effort to help doctors and nurses at the height of the fight against the spread of Covid 19.

ADS Window Films, which has its offices in Stonehouse, is one of a number of window film companies which completely altered its production line to produce plastic visors for usage by medical staff across the region.

Over the...

Elderly support charity receives £5,000 from The Cadbury Foundation

Authored by Mary

Local charity Age Concern has been chosen by Crediton-based employees at Ernest Jackson to receive a donation of £5,000.

Dedicated to supporting and improving the quality of life for the elderly in Crediton and its surrounding villages, the charity will be granted a substantial figure from The Cadbury Foundation, as part of its ‘Your Charity Your Choice’ scheme.

Aiming to...

Temporary street cafe licences introduced

Authored by News Desk

Temporary “street cafe” licences are being introduced by Devon County Council to help hospitality businesses to re-open in the coming weeks, as coronavirus lockdown restrictions continue to ease.

Although a large number of cafes and pubs currently remain closed, many are already planning for when they are able to re-open.

Tables and chairs on paved or pedestrianised areas...

Free webinar drills down into the issues of business and divorce

Authored by The Family Law Co.

In the fourth of a series of free ‘lockdown’ webinars offering guidance on various aspects of family law, two experienced solicitors from The Family Law Company will be looking into the complex area of business and divorce.

Director Fiona Wadey and Solicitor Sasha Walton are co-presenting the webinar on Thursday June 11 at 11am.

Fiona explains, “We’re going to look at various...

Lockdown: “Biggest ever cyber attack” warning for Plymouth businesses

Authored by News Desk

The biggest ever cyber attack in history could hit Plymouth businesses before the end of the year – and it’s all because of the lockdown.

That’s the prediction from local IT and data security expert Martin Limburn of Limbtec.

He believes the urgent changes made to allow people to work from home have inadvertently opened up businesses’ data security.

“Hackers look...

Tips on How to Plan a Corporate Event

Authored by Sarah Parker

Whether your company is promoting a particular product, or nurturing strong ties and camaraderie within the organization, holding corporate events is an excellent idea. Apart from the fact that they can be very informative, they are also highly enjoyable. Corporate events however, take a lot of planning for them to be successful. It takes time, and preparations must start early on. An...