Lightfoot crowned Exeter’s ‘Best Workspace’

Driver rewards company ending 2018 with a flourish following award wins and £3.2m investment deal! Lightfoot, the first connected car technology company to reward better drivers, has been given another reason to celebrate in a month of good news for the Chudleigh-based business. Fresh off the back of their Made in the South West Awards […]

Preventing people problems – “Loo Breaks”

Question: Can I deduct time from my staff for the time they spend taking loo breaks? Answer: A factory did this recently and it resulted in a tribunal claim for unlawful deduction from wages and sex discrimination from a pregnant worker who may need to use the loo more often than other colleagues. Naturally every […]

Expo offer extension at DP Associates

DP Associates are extending their South West Business Expo offer for the near future due to the success it generated at the Expo. Offer: Book a review meeting with DP Associates today and get 25% off your accountancy fees for the whole of 2019!* Ask for a free consultation over a coffee offered by us.. […]

Event: Managing Conflict – HRDept Exeter

Managing Conflict None of us like to admit there are simmerings of conflict where we work, but at some point, if we haven’t already, we will all be faced with a conflict situation. Knowing what it is and how to deal with it is key to ensuring it doesn’t escalate. In this informative and interactive […]

SWCOMMS scoops industry award double

South West Communications Group picked up two awards at the Comms National Awards 2018, run by Comms Dealer magazine. Shortlisted for three at the start of the evening on Thursday, swcomms won the Best Enterprise Cloud Solution award and was named as the runner-up in both the Best Enterprise Vertical Market Solution category and the […]

A community of businesses gives strength and opportunity

In a time of economic uncertainty, BBX provides an alternative way to trade, connect, network, support and be supported by other local small businesses. We open up trade locally, nationally, even globally, and can help small businesses turn spare time, staff, equipment and more into high value marketing, out-sourcing or even leisure activities! BBX South […]


GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS After a period where many in business have felt that their concerns have not been centre stage in Westminster, firms will be heartened by last week’s speech by the Chancellor where he gave  forthright support for business both national and local, as the foundation of both a strong economy and a strong […]