Harnessing technology for success

Authored by Timewade

Research is underway to understand how effective SMEs in the South West have been at using technology during the pandemic.

Exeter-based IT and support company, Timewade are running an online survey to understand successes and challenges, to feed back to the business community.

Already, some of the initial findings are providing invaluable insight, with just 16% saying their...

Cooking for family and preparing intimate meals for two - the two most enjoyable ways to use culinary skills

Authored by Property News

Cooking a wholesome meal for the family is the very best way to spend time in the kitchen, according to a survey from David Wilson Homes across Plymouth.

Asking 2,000 people which type of cooking they like best, the five star housebuilder received an overwhelming response - with more than half of those asked saying they’d rather feed their closest relatives than rustle up an intimate...

South West’s snacking habits revealed

Authored by News Desk

This January, 73% of people in the South West – who would usually tuck into their favourite treats up to three times a day – plan on cutting back on snacks, new research from premium crisp company Burts Chips reveals.

The research found that the South West’s all-time favourite snack is crisps (42%), and the top health-conscious treat was the humble banana (29%).

The office is...

Plymouth Office Workers Score High on Sick Day Survey

Authored by Myplymouth

A recent survey that asked 10,000 office workers across the UK about pretending to be off sick resulted in Plymouth workers being the most honest.

FreeOfficeFinder, who help businesses find office space, asked the 10,000 participants a number of questions on whether or not they have had time off work without actually being sick in the past year. The 10,000 workers were split between 10...

SW construction market bucks national slowdown trend

Authored by Mary

The latest survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has revealed that growth in the construction market has remained positive in the South West over the last three months.

Private housing workloads showed the greatest increase with 48% more of those working in the sector reporting a rise in activity rather than a fall over the first quarter of 2016. During the last...

Dorset tops the travel Wish-list for Plymouth TV watchers

Authored by Mary

Dorset is the top UK travel destination for British TV viewers in Plymouth according to a leading train company - with one third (33%) interested in visiting the region after being inspired by popular ITV series Broadchurch.

The survey, conducted by CrossCountry, found that nearly half (48%) have visited a particular destination after being influenced by a film or TV programme and 49%...

Survey into crime in rural areas

Authored by Mary

The largest ever survey into crime and anti-social Behaviour (ASB) in rural areas has been launched in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to find out how the police can better serve rural communities. The survey, launched by the National Rural Crime Network (NRCN), is calling for people who work or live in rural areas to come forward and give their views on policing in their community, the...

Firms to have say on regulatory services

Authored by News Desk

Businesses are being asked how better relationships can be forged between companies and the councils and organisations that regulate them.

Plymouth City Council is asking businesses to fill in a survey to find out what sort of support they would like to see to help them comply with regulations that affect their business.

Plymouth City Council is working with other regulatory...

Survey on health and social care integration

Authored by Sarah Parker

A survey has been launched to ask people in Plymouth for their views on making health and social care services in the city more joined up.

Work is underway in Plymouth, as in the rest of the country, to develop an integrated service across health and social care to enable us to deliver the right care, at the right time, in the right place. It will be in place by April 2015 and will...

Striving for excellence in cancer services

Authored by Mary

Nearly nine out of ten people with cancer treated at Derriford Hospital rate their care as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’.

This is the finding of the latest National Cancer Patient Experience survey, which is run nationally and asks patients with cancer treated at all hospitals across the country about their care. More than 700 patients treated at Derriford Hospital responded to the survey....


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