Exeter College

Business Solutions

Business Solutions is the integrated business and employer facing team of Exeter College. We provide flexible training, advice and development solutions for business and the community, incorporating a dedicated training suite in the heart of Exeter.

Business Solutions is already working with a large range of local employers, giving us the experience to deliver what you need. We provide flexible training across a variety of industry sectors, which is reinforced by national industry standards.

We provide employers with demand-led training programmes that will dramatically improve the skills base of their workforce, thereby improving profitability and realising the full potential of their employees.

Think Apprentice!

Business Solutions manage Exeter College’s Apprenticeship programme – offering one of the broadest range of Apprenticeships in the South West.

Each Apprenticeship is built around a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) which is the key to successful job training in most industries. The programme will also have a theory based technical certificate that delivers the knowledge component of the training.

We offer a variety of Apprenticeships from:

  • Hairdressing to catering
  • Construction to engineering and automotive
  • Hospitality to health and social care

We can also actively assist you in recruiting an Apprentice, providing ongoing support at each step of the process. Taking on an Apprentice can help to:

  • Increase productivity
  • Develop the skills of your existing staff
  • Train skilled staff for your future


Miranda Salmon Training & Development

Miranda Salmon training & development; Coaching and Facilitation for groups and individuals.

Creating opportunities for groups and individuals to reflect on what they do, develop clarity about what they want to do next and develop the skills and knowledge to move forward.

Miranda Salmon is dedicated to make learning enjoyable and relevant.

I believe that as adults we often have a lot of the knowledge and skill we need but often lack the opportunity to step back to get a broader perspective and make better sense of how we can use them. For me training and development is about creating this space and then using that to add new information or develop new skills and abilities as appropriate.

I work with Local Authorities, Health Trusts Industry, Private businesses and Entrepreneurs.

Key areas:

  • Train the Trainer
  • Coaching Skills
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Managing Others

The Donkey Sanctuary

Since its foundation almost 50 years ago, The Donkey Sanctuary has grown from a charity rescuing UK donkeys from neglect and abuse to an international animal welfare organisation transforming the lives of millions of donkeys and mules, and the people who depend on them for their livelihood.

We have lots of exciting events and volunteering opportunities that we would love local businesses to get involved in.

From challenging runs and skydives to baking and craft days – we would love to work with you to find the perfect event or activity for your workplace!

We regularly have opportunities for businesses to get involved in on-site volunteering to help – anything from building butterfly gardens and bug homes, clearing bracken and hedge laying through to more sedate Christmas wreaths being made to help decorate or Donkey Assisted Therapy centres in Ivybridge and Sidmouth.

All of these are great opportunities for employees to spend some quality time outside of an office environment whilst providing essential support to a great charity!

Corporate partnership

The Donkey Sanctuary is one of the most successful international animal charities in the UK, renowned for our work improving conditions for donkeys and mules worldwide

Becoming one of our corporate partners sends out a very public message of your commitment to helping not only donkeys and mules in distress across the globe but some of the world’s poorest communities who depend on these animals for their very survival whilst potentially reaching an audience of over 240,000 supporters.

At the same time, you will be positioning your business as a socially aware organisation that takes responsibility for the world we live in and that works to make a real difference.

Further information

If you would like further information on how The Donkey Sanctuary can work with you, please contact Tina Pullen on 01395 573156.