Major new South West Food Hub initiative to help ensure local sourcing

A major high-tech procurement platform being developed by the Government’s Crown Commercial Service is to be trialled in the South West and could help ensure that ingredients in many thousands of meals a day served in places like school kitchens across the region are sourced from local small...




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...

Finding a Responsible SEM Consultancy For Your Online Business

Authored by Sarah Parker

If you are a business owner and you do not know much about Search Engine Optimization (SEO), then you need to hire an SEM Consultancy to help you get the most out of your marketing efforts. Without good SEM strategies, your online business will likely suffer in the long run.

It is also important that you do not limit your search for a proper SEO Consultancy. You want to find one that...


Completion of letting of 15,000 sqft to PureGym during lockdown bucks market

Authored by News Desk

Acting on behalf of HBH Woolacotts, Bruton Knowles has completed the letting of just under 15,000sqft to Pure Gym at Coypool Retail Park, Plymouth. Completed on the 1st May, the new lease of 15 years has a commencing rent of £150,000 per annum.

The newly constructed accommodation is an extension to the existing retail park that was formerly a B & Q outlet. The original building...

Protolabs Purchases GE Additive’s X-Line 3D Printers For 2020

Authored by Mike Page

As the demand for and possibilities with 3D printing continue to grow almost daily, companies are looking to expand their existing infrastructure to add new elements and new facilities. The latest example of this is Protolabs who have announced they are introducing GE Additive’s X-Line 2000R large-format 3D printing by late summer .

The company say that by adding this to their...

Food banks gain from Devon company’s new meat box scheme

Authored by Lucy

One of the Westcountry’s leading suppliers of quality meat and game to the catering industry is providing vital help sourcing and delivering meat to food banks and charities while undergoing huge upheaval and change to its own business during the coronavirus pandemic.

M C Kelly supplies the catering trade, employing 80 staff at its headquarters at Elston Farm, Copplestone in the heart...

Plymouth’s community businesses can apply for emergency support from Power to Change during coronavirus crisis

Authored by News Desk

Emergency support worth up to £12 million is being made available to help community businesses across England during the coronavirus crisis, Power to Change has announced.

The money is intended to ensure community businesses – which provide vital support services in local areas – can withstand the loss of trading income as a result of the lockdown.

Power to Change, the...

Why choosing the right name for your premium gambling domain so important? Your questions, answered!

Authored by Mike Page

When it comes to creating any kind of website, your domain name is crucially important, which is why in the case of gambling domain names, they are equally so.

A domain name is very simply, the name of your website. There are gambling domain names for sale online, as well as gambling domains for sale on their own. Regardless of how you choose to acquire your gambling domain name –...

Construction suppliers work together to support North Devon District Hospital

Authored by Devon news

With companies across the region pulling together to support the wider community during the Covid-19 crisis, RGB Building Supplies is thanking product supplier RODO Ltd and Toolbank Exeter for helping it collect personal protective equipment. This has, in turn, been passed on to North Devon District Hospital to help the NHS staff working hard there.

The builders merchant was able to...

Premium Chocolate and Ice-Cream Producer Salcombe Dairy on the impact of COVID-19

Authored by HannaRawDevon

This time of year, in the fashionable South Hams town of Salcombe, businesses are normally struggling to keep up with the influx of tourists from around the country. The impact of Covid-19 there is huge, with food and drink producers and hospitality businesses suffering badly, many of which are Food Drink Devon members and the organisation is doing everything it can to support them.