Latest news 2016

  • Giant Snow Globe brings festive cheer to Exeter Deaf Academy and Princesshay

    Giant Snow Globe brings festive cheer to Exeter Deaf Academy and Princesshay

    A giant snow globe in the city has raised over £1,200 for the Exeter Deaf Academy, Princesshay’s charity of the year.

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  • Exeter Chamber raises money for charities at their December networking lunch

    Exeter Chamber raises money for charities at their December networking lunch

    Exeter Chamber of Commerce raised a total of £1,675 for 11 local charities at this year’s Christmas charity auction lunch.

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  • Exeter BID Welcome Team ‘welcome’ over 22,000 people to the City

    Exeter BID Welcome Team ‘welcome’ over 22,000 people to the City

    Exeter BID’s Welcome Team is celebrating its first year in the city with a host of impressive statistics.

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  • Tickets go on sale for the 2017 Exeter Food Festival

    Tickets go on sale for the 2017 Exeter Food Festival

    Tickets for the 2017 Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink are available to buy online - a great Christmas present for foodie friends and family!   For the first time, 2017 sees the festival move to the early May Bank Holiday weekend, from Saturday 29th April to Monday 1st May 2017, running for all three days of the Bank Holiday.

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  • Princesshay Polar Bears Named

    Princesshay Polar Bears Named

    Last month Princesshay launched a competition on its website to name its Christmas Polar Bears, a hugely popular feature of the city’s Christmas lights.

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  • Zoe gains work experience with One Voice

    Zoe gains work experience with One Voice

    I am currently in my second year of a Public Relations degree at Bournemouth University.

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  • Crealy Meadows goes for Gold at South West Tourism Awards

    Crealy Meadows goes for Gold at South West Tourism Awards

    Crealy Meadows at Crealy Adventure Park & Resort has won gold at the Devon Tourism Awards 2016 in the ‘Camping & Caravanning Park of the Year’ category.

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  • Exeter Chamber celebrate the successes of the city at the Exeter Business Dinner’s 12th year

    Exeter Chamber celebrate the successes of the city at the Exeter Business Dinner’s 12th year

    Exeter Chamber of Commerce celebrated their 12th Exeter Business Dinner in style this year with 400 people attending the prestigious black-tie event which took place on Friday 4th November at Sandy Park Conference Centre.

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  • Citizens Advice Exeter Volunteers Celebrate National Award

    Citizens Advice Exeter Volunteers Celebrate National Award

    Citizens Advice Exeter celebrated its Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service at an official reception hosted by The Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor Councillor Cynthia Thompson on Wednesday 12th October at the historic Exeter Guildhall.

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  • First Venturefest South West exceeds expectations

    First Venturefest South West exceeds expectations

    Venturefest South West, a flagship event championing the most cutting edge innovation, technology and entrepreneurship coming out of Devon, Cornwall and Somerset in 2016, saw around 600 entrepreneurs, investors and innovators flock to Sandy Park, Exeter on Tuesday 18th October.

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  • Week of Work Experience for Hugh

    Week of Work Experience for Hugh

    After graduating from university, I spent some time wandering and working abroad but ultimately decided to return to the UK to start a career in marketing and/or PR.

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  • Exeter launches UK’s first on street city electric bike hire scheme

    Exeter launches UK’s first on street city electric bike hire scheme

    Exeter yesterday became the birthplace of an ambitious electric bike hire scheme which will be steadily replicated in cities nationwide to create a revolution in urban travel.

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  • Exeter BID hosts city centre fashion event, Style in Exeter

    Exeter BID hosts city centre fashion event, Style in Exeter

    Exeter Business Improvement District’s first fashion event, Style in Exeter saw crowds flock to the city centre to enjoy a series of exciting catwalk shows throughout the Saturday and Sunday.

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  • Dates announced for Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink 2017

    Dates announced for Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink 2017

    Dates for Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink 2017 have been announced which sees the event move to the Early May Bank Holiday.

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  • Zoe takes a step into PR

    Zoe takes a step into PR

    I currently work in health promotion for the NHS and have worked in various administrative and support worker roles since leaving university with a degree in psychology and French.

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  • 3rd Exe Hammer Challenge brings stand up paddleboarders to the estuary

    3rd Exe Hammer Challenge brings stand up paddleboarders to the estuary

    Over 75 stand-up paddleboarders took part in the third Exe Hammer Challenge on Sunday 25th September, bringing a huge display of colour and action to the estuary.

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  • Exeter puts best fashion foot forward

    Exeter puts best fashion foot forward

    With only days to go before Style in Exeter takes place in Princesshay, event organisers, Exeter Business Improvement District have confirmed the extensive list of retailers taking part.

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  • Jessica's week in PR

    Jessica's week in PR

    I am currently studying Communication and Media at Bournemouth University and about to return for my final year.

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  • Speakers announced for inaugural Venturefest South West

    Speakers announced for inaugural Venturefest South West

    Venturefest South West, a flagship event for innovators, entrepreneurs and investors in the technology sector has announced speakers.

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  • Stunning quilts at The Stitching, Sewing  Hobbycrafts show

    Stunning quilts at The Stitching, Sewing Hobbycrafts show

    The Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts show returns to Exeter this September with over 180 exhibitors showcasing crafty creations and the very latest products and trends from the crafting world.

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  • Emily enjoys a week off the farm to learn about PR!

    Emily enjoys a week off the farm to learn about PR!

    I am currently studying Food Marketing and Business Economics at Reading University and about to go into my second year in September.

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  • Fore Street is Exeter's bohemian centre

    Fore Street is Exeter's bohemian centre

    Take a meander down the high street and over the brow of the hill and you will find a quarter of Exeter Business Improvement District (BID) that is quickly becoming a mecca for the city’s discerning, bohemian residents.

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  • Why more people are choosing a ‘staycation’ in the Southwest over a foreign holiday

    Why more people are choosing a ‘staycation’ in the Southwest over a foreign holiday

    With the crashing value of the pound, the Southwest have been cashing in on the increasingly-popular trend of staycations.

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  • Jessica's Week at One Voice

    Jessica's Week at One Voice

    I am currently studying politics at the University of Portsmouth and have been trying to gain work experience in not only the PR industry but in the publishing industry also.

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  • Exeter’s streets sparkle thanks to BID

    Exeter’s streets sparkle thanks to BID

    The Exeter Business Improvement District (Exeter BID) has introduced an enhanced street cleansing service.

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  • Meet the makers this September in Princesshay

    Meet the makers this September in Princesshay

    Independent retailer, Insideout will be hosting a ‘Meet the Maker’ event showcasing some of the best local craft and design talent.

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  • The Weekend Starts Here

    The Weekend Starts Here

    Exeter Business Improvement District (BID) will be soaking up the last of the summer with its first family friendly event right in the heart of the city.

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  • Kate gains work experience during summer holidays

    Kate gains work experience during summer holidays

    During the summer between my second and third year at university I wanted to gain some experience in public relations.

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  • Okehampton College Students Celebrate Devon in Art Project

    Okehampton College Students Celebrate Devon in Art Project

    Artworks produced by Okehampton College students are being showcased at a number of the county's top hotels.

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  • Innovative businesses invited to pitch to key influencers and investors

    Innovative businesses invited to pitch to key influencers and investors

    Innovative start-ups and entrepreneurs with high growth potential seeking investment are being encouraged to apply to take part in Pitchfest 2016, a pitching competition being run as part of the inaugural Venturefest South West on 18th October 2016 at Sandy Park, Exeter.

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  • Celebrating excellence: International acclaim for Exeter

    Celebrating excellence: International acclaim for Exeter

    Exeter and the Heart of Devon Hotels & Restaurants Association member, The Salutation Inn located in Topsham, has been shortlisted in the category Bed & Breakfast of the Year in the Food and Travel Magazine Reader Awards for 2016.

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  • Exeter BID launches brand new website

    Exeter BID launches brand new website

    Exeter Business Improvement District (Exeter BID) has launched a brand new website: www.

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  • Call for tech entrepreneurs, innovators and investors as first Venturefest South West launches

    Call for tech entrepreneurs, innovators and investors as first Venturefest South West launches

    A flagship event for innovators, entrepreneurs and investors in the technology sector has been announced for the region.

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  • One Voice experience for Alice

    One Voice experience for Alice

    After completing my first year of studying English at University I wanted to spend the summer gaining work experience in an industry that has always had my interest, PR and Marketing.

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  • Exeter Chamber hosts MP, Ben Bradshaw

    Exeter Chamber hosts MP, Ben Bradshaw

    Over 90 business leaders from across the city attended Exeter Chamber of Commerce’s recent monthly networking lunch with guest speaker, Exeter MP, Ben Bradshaw.

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  • EATS! at Princesshay Launch Party

    EATS! at Princesshay Launch Party

    On Thursday 7th July guests came together for a VIP outdoor dining experience in Princesshay Square where they shared a veritable feast of tastes from Princesshay’s eclectic mix of 14 restaurants and cafes.

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  • Ginny enjoys week of PR and Marketing

    Ginny enjoys week of PR and Marketing

    After finishing my second year at university, as a Human Geography student unsure of my future career path, I was very keen to explore possibilities in the PR, marketing and events industries.

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  • Princesshay Launches Sustainability Day

    Princesshay Launches Sustainability Day

    Princesshay will be launching its first Sustainability Day to raise awareness of its continued commitment to sustainable travel and other environmental initiatives.

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  • Devon’s Crealy all set to welcome 10 millionth visitor!

    Devon’s Crealy all set to welcome 10 millionth visitor!

    The team at Devon’s Crealy Great Adventure Park are getting ready to welcome their 10 millionth visitor to the Park in the next couple of weeks.

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  • ‘ExIST Insight’ magazine launched on 5 year anniversary

    ‘ExIST Insight’ magazine launched on 5 year anniversary

    Founded in 2011, The Exeter Initiative for Science and Technology (ExIST), a sub-group of Exeter Chamber of Commerce, is celebrating 5 years of success by launching ‘ExIST Insight’, a new quarterly magazine.

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  • All you need for a handmade Christmas

    All you need for a handmade Christmas

    ICHF Events returns to the NEC from 3 – 6 November 2016 with Crafts for Christmas and the Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts and Art Materials Live Shows.

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  • Citizens Advice Exeter Honoured with Highest Volunteering Accolade

    Citizens Advice Exeter Honoured with Highest Volunteering Accolade

    Citizens Advice Exeter has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK.

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  • Princesshay sparkles with brand new Goldsmiths store

    Princesshay sparkles with brand new Goldsmiths store

    Goldsmiths, the UK’s largest luxury high street jeweller, has officially opened its brand new store in Princesshay, Exeter High Street.

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  • Lucy's One Voice Experience

    Lucy's One Voice Experience

    I have just completed an enjoyable and inspiring week of work experience at One Voice.

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  • New, bigger store for Goldsmiths

    New, bigger store for Goldsmiths

    Goldsmiths, the UK’s largest luxury high street jeweller, is set to open its brand new store at Princesshay, High Street on Friday 13th May.

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  • Exeter Chamber enjoy networking lunch at Exeter Food Festival

    Exeter Chamber enjoy networking lunch at Exeter Food Festival

    More than 100 guests attended the latest Exeter Chamber of Commerce networking lunch which took place at the 2016 Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink.

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  • CaptureExeter winner announced

    CaptureExeter winner announced

    The Exeter Business Improvement District has announced the winner of its Capture Exeter photography competition.

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  • National construction firm opens regional headquarters in Exeter

    National construction firm opens regional headquarters in Exeter

    Willmott Dixon, one of the UK’s largest construction firms, has opened an office in Exeter to serve the South West.

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  • Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink Launches Film

    Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink Launches Film

    Exeter’s annual food and drink festival continues to go from strength to strength with tickets for the 13th year selling fast.

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  • Exeter Chamber of Commerce January Networking Lunch at Devon Hotel

    Exeter Chamber of Commerce January Networking Lunch at Devon Hotel

    The first Exeter Chamber of Commerce networking lunch of 2016 took place at the Devon Hotel.

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