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SW Secures Big Slice of £40m Discover England Fund

Great news for the South West! The largest chunk of the Discover England Fund yet has been awarded to the promoters of England’s GREAT South West Peninsula. The Fund was designed to promote England to overseas visitors, and the successful bid for £300k was made by the South West Peninsula Overseas Partnership, a consortium led…

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Impact Lab Opens in Devon

It was exciting to join many of the South West’s movers and shakers today for the official opening of the succinctly-named Environmental Futures and Big Data Impact Lab at the Met Office HPC in Exeter. The Impact Lab, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, is a three-year project operated by a partnership of seven…

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Public Consultation for Premier Inn, Uxbridge

We were back on the beat today, this time running an all-day public consultation on the plans for a Premier Inn proposed for Baker Street, Uxbridge by LaSalle Investment Management. Our location was right in the heart of the town on a sunny market day, so we found ourselves chatting at length to hundreds of…

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Happy Birthday to Us!

It’s hard to believe it’s been a year already! We’ve certainly had a busy and fun twelve months. We are now working with a wide range of planning consultants and developers throughout the South – from Uxbridge and Elmbridge to Cornwall, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and right across Devon. We’re also in London frequently. Lucie is…

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Seaxburh MDAA Case Study

Mid Devon Attractions Association

Project The Mid Devon Attractions Association had recently emerged from a more wide-ranging town and tourism group in the area. Members include a wide range of top Devon visitor attractions, such as Coldharbour Mill, Devon Railway Centre, Knightshayes (National Trust), the Tiverton Canal Co. (Horse Drawn Barge) and the Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life.…

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Copywriting for Smiths Group plc’s New Corporate Website

One of the great joys of being a consultant copywriter is that you never quite know what you’re going to learn about next. With long roots in the IT sector, ‘our Nic’ was delighted to be asked to join the team delivering a sparkling new website for FTSE 100 technology giant, Smiths Group plc. She…

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Successful Bid for £83.1m for North Devon Link Road

Great news for Wessex. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has today committed £83.1m of government funding to upgrade the North Devon Link Road (A361), which will better connect the North Devon district to the rest of the South West and UK. The work will concentrate on improving the stretch of road between South Molton and Bideford,…

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DEFRA Consults Rural Stakeholders on Farming Future

Seaxburh Partners was delighted to join client Eden Westwood at the Eden Project mothership in Cornwall today, for a consultation event by the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). The event was part of a series organised by DEFRA around the country to debate how to create ‘A brighter future for farming and…

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Why Devon is Great to Visit – Whatever the Reason or Weather!

In her role as a board member of Visit Devon, Seaxburh’s Niki Lathwell has to attend meetings around the county. Today’s gathering was at the Best Western Livermead Cliff Hotel in Torquay. Although April decided to catch up on its average quota of showers in a single day, the views from the conference room were…

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Seaxburh Joins Taunton Garden Town Visioning Event

Taunton is the South West’s first garden town and we were delighted to join a wide range of local stakeholders at the first Taunton Garden Town Visioning Event. The morning was facilitated by an excellent team of officers from Taunton Deane and West Somerset Councils who will use the multiple outputs from the day to…

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