Exist Insight ISSUE 05

ExIST Sponsors

  1. Met Office

    Met Office

    The Met Offfice is the UK's National Weather Service. We aim to be recognised as a world leader in weather and climate forecasting. We work at the cutting edge of weather and climate science, and exploiting state of the art information technology

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  2. Michelmores


    Michelmores Solicitors is a leading regional law firm, advising clients across the UK and abroad. We offer a comprehensive range of legal services on the areas important to you and your organisation. Michelmores' Technology, Media & Communications (TMC) Team offers clients a team of highly regarded specialist lawyers dedicated to advising on all aspects of non-contentious and contentious technology, digital media and communications issues. The team advises clients on: * Intellectual property technology and communications ; * Trademark - brand management, licensing, registration (UK and overseas), passing off ; * Design & copyright - identification and protection, licensing, acquisition ; * Patent protection - products and processes, direct and indirect infringements; * Licensing * Database rights Team members include lawyers with first hand experience of working in the TMC sector as well as regulatory lawyers who specialise in advising clients in the private and public sector. By combining the skill sets of specialist lawyers in this way, Michelmores delivers a comprehensive, fully integrated and seamless end-to-end service capability, geared to promptly responding to individual business needs.

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  3. Bishop Fleming

    Bishop Fleming

    Bishop Fleming include some of the region€™s top experts in wealth management, corporate finance, business recovery and insolvency, business & international tax, payroll services, forensic and litigation support, grant services, VAT advice, and of course audit assurance and accounts. Bishop Fleming have developed specialist teams with expertise in the South West€™s key business sectors. These include Tourism & Leisure, Healthcare (including Care-Homes, Dentists and GP's), Charities, Education & Not-For-Profit Organisations, Marine, Media & Creative Industries, Manufacturing, Technology and Innovation, Property & Construction, Professional Partnerships and Renewable & Sustainable Energy.

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  4. Santander


    Santander UK plc, part of the Santander Group, is a leading financial services provider in the UK, offering a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services. Our success is built on a focus on retail and commercial banking. We have consistently delivered strong financial results with profits and revenues that are balanced by strict cost-management and responsible lending. This has enabled us to be one of the most efficient financial service providers in the UK. We are committed to building deeper personal customer relationships through increased current account primacy and customer segmentation, rewarding loyalty through a range of special deals and incentives. We are also committed to build our presence in Small-and Medium sized Enterprises (SME) and mid-corporate lending and retail commercial banking services. This growth will serve to provide a more balanced banking business. Looking ahead, Santander is extremely well-positioned to continue to grow, with expansion focused primarily through organic means, while assessing selected acquisition opportunities as they arise.

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  5. Exeter City Council

    Exeter City Council

    Exeter has an estimated population of 127,300 with a travel to work area of over 470,000 residents. Exeter City Council encourages investment and business growth in the city. Our many success stories, featuring large and small businesses, all contribute to the thriving Exeter economy. Initiatives like Exist enable like-minded people to network and exchange ideas.

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  6. Exeter University

    Exeter University

    The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students and is in the top one per cent of universities worldwide. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), the University ranked 16th nationally, with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality.

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  7. Bitpod


    Bitpod are specialists in online video marketing, working with a wide variety of clients to produce the perfect video solution. Versatile & adaptable, the company has achieved excellent results with promotional & informational projects for both commercial customers & the public sector.

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  8. South West Comms Group

    South West Comms Group

    South West Communications Group was started up in Exeter, Devon, 1983, by the company's chief executive officer and chairman Tony Rowe, as a provider of business telephone systems. Since then, we have grown, both in size and technological expertise, to meet an ever-changing demand for more efficient, secure, scalable, cost-effective, and reliable communication solutions. We now provide the latest in telephone systems and video conferencing equipment, data centre services, data networks, and lines and calls connectivity.

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  9. Eagle One

    Eagle One

    The Eagle One group of companies is an Exeter based private property company set up by Mark Kay in 1984. Previously known as Rockeagle, the name was changed to Eagle One following the sale of the development arm of the business in April 2001. Mark Kay retired as a Director of Eagle One on 31 December 2001, whilst retaining ownership. A property asset portfolio of well in excess of £150 million has been built-up over the past 20 years. Eagle One are actively seeking to expand the portfolio through it's development activities and the acquisition of further investment and development properties. The ownership structure, market knowledge and team experience, coupled with the company's significant cash resources and strong financing lines, allow the Directors to be pro-active and make swift decisions based upon long term objectives.

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  10. Exeter College

    Exeter College

    Exeter College was established in 1970 as the first tertiary college in the UK and provides education and training to students from across Exeter, the heart of Devon and further afield. It welcomes over 4,400 full time students, 5,400 part time adult learners and 1,600 work based learning students, including 550 apprentices with local and regional employers. The courses include programmes for 14-16 students drawn from schools across the county, over 35 highly successful A levels and the International Baccalaureate, a wide range of vocational and industry-led courses, over 30 university-level courses and adult learning provision delivered at the college and in community venues. Science and Technology courses are very popular and the college celebrates high success rates at all levels with, for example one in five of our maths A level students recording the highest A* grade. Engineering, maths and science subject students benefit from strong links with local and national industry leaders including the ground-breaking partnership with Flybe through the engineering diploma and our links with the Met Office €“particularly its support for our Reach Academy for academically gifted students. The college will soon boast a brand new £8.5million dedicated Technology Centre being built on the outskirts of Monkerton to accommodate the growing Engineering, Aerospace and Automotive faculty.

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  11. The Innovation Centre Exeter

    The Innovation Centre Exeter

    The Innovation Centre, situated at the heart of the beautiful University of Exeter campus, provides a home to knowledge based organisations undertaking research and development. The Innovation Centre is the culmination of a £10 million project, with the completion of the Phase II flagship building in 2008, to provide a vibrant community of high-growth-potential, knowledge-based, businesses.

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  12. Exeter Chamber

    Exeter Chamber

    We support our 500+ business members with marketing & networking ops, info & training services and political lobbying.

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