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Why cryptocurrency is becoming the go-to investing vehicle

Most people in the Devon area will have heard of cryptocurrency. Popular coins like Bitcoin have made the news in recent years because of a rapid rise in value and their growing fanbase. This has caused individual investors and larger financial institutions to look at investing in...

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Rural health and construction ‘micro’ businesses can help shape business support

Authored by Mike Page

Devon’s smallest health and social care, and construction businesses are invited to take part in a research trial that will ensure that they can access improved support in the future. ‘Micro businesses’ are sole traders and businesses with fewer than 10 employees, and they make up more than 90 per cent of Devon’s rural economy. So far more than 450 ‘micros’ have signed up to the Engaging...

Charitable Causes supported by Online Gambling Websites

Authored by Mike Page

The online gambling industry has grown into the billions in terms of yearly revenue. When considering the number of gambling sites offering various betting services, many are left wondering the social impacts and whether those within the industry appropriate portions of profits towards charitable causes.

The act of charitable gambling is defined as an incentivized form of giving”. It...

A cashless society is becoming more and more realistic as digital takes over

Authored by Mike Page

The digital era is well and truly in fashion; almost everything appears to be geared towards technology as it becomes more accessible than ever before. Financial transactions are no longer limited to the cheque book and cash as digital payments have taken over the world of money.

The online world is one that is likely to never stop growing. Online promotions such as Which Bookie free...

Will UK VAT Rise after Brexit (hits)?

Authored by Sarah Parker

First of all, it is worth mentioning that – reportedly – domestic VAT will not be affected once the UK leaves the EU – no matter if this happens with or without a deal. However, a lot of people are concerned about the implications that Brexit will have on business VAT – especially those who run a small- to medium-sized business.

Sources suggest that UK-based companies will have to...

Entries sought for Devon’s best civil engineering work

Authored by News Desk

Outstanding engineering projects of all shapes and sizes from across Devon are being sought for this year’s Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) South West Civil Engineering Awards .

The prestigious competition showcases the region’s best civil engineering work with categories for new and re-engineered projects, above and below £3 million. There are also awards for graduates and...

What are the benefits of the IOSH Managing Safely Course?

Authored by Sarah Parker

If you are a manager looking into health and safety training for yourself or your employees, you have probably encountered the IOSH Managing Safely course. There are good reasons why this course has been so popular in the workplace, among managers and employees alike.

We take a closer look at the benefits of IOSH training and the specific advantages that the IOSH Managing Safely...

Making training count - Local accountant takes command of Army Training Unit (West)

Authored by ewandavy

One of the South West’s leading tax experts is adding to the day job with a senior role in the armed forces. As of 01 January 2020 Jean-Paul Quertier, a Lt Col in the Army Reserves and partner at Exeter-based Chartered Accountancy firm Simpkins Edwards, will be taking command of Army Training Unit (West).

Overseeing more than 500 Army Reserve recruits passing through both Wyvern...

Devon-based GripHero wins two national awards in one night

Authored by ewandavy

Hatherleigh-based GripHero Ltd, the developer of the world’s only fuel nozzle-mounted, anti-static hand-protection dispensers, has walked away with not one but two major titles at the prestigious Association for Petroleum and Explosives Administration (APEA) 2019 Awards.

Honouring the latest products and most innovative services available on the forecourt and in the petroleum market,...

Seiche Water Technology Group promotes Mark Burnett to Chief Executive Officer

Authored by ewandavy

Okehampton-based and North Devon headquartered Seiche Water Technology Group, one of the world’s leaders in the provision of monitoring and measurement solutions for the marine and utilities industries, has announced that COO Mark Burnett has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer. The announcement follows business owner Roy Wyatt’s move to Chairman of the Group, which has an £8 million...

The APC staff in Plymouth honoured for long service

Authored by Mary

The APC, the UK’s largest independent delivery network, has presented four staff from its Plymouth depot with awards for their long service and dedication to the company.

Mark Frearson (Depot Manager), Gareth Price (Driver), Andrew James Pinkerton (Driver) and Richard Flynn (Customer Service) were all celebrated for 10 years of service to the company.

On receipt of his award,...