27 Apr

DR Chair Derek Phillips on why he recommends rural businesses go to DR for business support and funding

Following over 30 years service at the University of Exeter as Director of Campus Services and Managing Director of its four spin off companies Derek now holds 14 Company Directorships both local and national. Other posts include Chair of South West Chambers of Commerce, Vice Chair of Devon and Cornwall Business Council and Chair of the Area Tourism Partnership. He is also Chair of the Exeter Phoenix Art Centre.

 

06 Apr

More growth for Moorwood Timber thanks to GD LEAF!

Max and Jo Bayles who own Moorwood Timber near Bovey Tracey have recently successfully applied for Greater Dartmoor Local Enterprise Action Fund funding. With the £22,000 they were awarded they have bought new equipment that has increased their productivity and will secure 1.5 FTE jobs for the local area. Read more about the business and how the funding has helped it to grow here or watch this video featuring Max Bayles talking about how GD LEAF funding was useful to his Dartmoor business: