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Dartington Hall will be the venue for this year’s Fast Track 2 Growth Business Festival.
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 win and the announcement of a £3.2m investment deal from BGF that has also seen ex-CEO of Dyson, Martin McCourt, join the board, Lightfoot has been awarded the title of Best Workspace in the Greater Exeter area
Exeter based supplier of electronic security solutions, Advanced Security Alarm Protection (ASAP), have been awarded ‘key partner’ status with Dahua Technology – a leading solution provider in the global video surveillance industry.
Lightfoot, the makers of the first connected car technology to reward better drivers, today announces it has received £3.2m in funding from BGF. It also welcomes former CEO of Dyson, Martin McCourt, as an investor and non-executive Chairman, and Ned Dorbin of BGF to the board.
Barnstaple’s 9th annual Really Big Quiz, hosted by local accountancy firm Simpkins Edwards, has raised over £3,000 for the Mayor of Barnstaple’s charities of the year.
Lightfoot, the creator of the first connected car technology to reward smoother drivers, has fought off a nine-strong shortlist to claim the Digital Engineering/Technology Award at the Made in the South West Awards.
Exeter based supplier of security staff and services, UK Protection Ltd (UKP), has appointed Richard Smith to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer to spearhead the company’s growth across the South West.
Encouraging businesses to develop connections with engineers, environmentalists and scientists of the future, South Devon University Technical College (UTC) has announced the date of its first ever business breakfast.
“Many listening to the Chancellor’s Budget will have let out a sigh of relief,” says Mark Simic, partner at Simpkins Edwards LLP. He adds: “There was more content than might have been expected but many of the announcements appear quite modest, measured and manageable and it is a relief to many that the more complex tax issues, including VAT, pensions and Inheritance tax were left alone by ‘Fiscal Phil’.
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