South Molton pupils reach national final for manufacturing model cars

Four budding engineers from a South Molton primary school have made it through to the finals of a national competition. Pupils from South Molton United Church of England Primary School have been taking part in the Jaguar Primary School Challenge – a STEM competition that involves designing and manufacturing model …

Petroc wins awards for ‘excellent’ teaching

Higher Education staff at Petroc in Barnstaple have been recognised for the ‘excellent’ outcomes of students. Petroc has received a silver award for Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) after students achieved ‘excellent’ outcomes. The award from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) saw a panel reviewing the college against …

Display celebrates the tied history of Woolacombe and Mortehoe

When Ray Parkin of Parkin Estates (owner of Woolacombe beach) decided to celebrate the tied history of Woolacombe and Mortehoe, Dymond Engineering was commissioned to design and manufacture the stainless steel metalwork. Mike Garner and Sue Roberts, Directors of Dymond Engineering, attended the opening ceremony which was followed by a …

£25m state-of-the-art education centres planned for South West

Barnstaple’s Petroc College is part of a consortium of educational establishments bidding for a South West Institute of Technology, reports Devon Live: “A £25million bid for a South West Institute of Technology is taking a major step forward. Plans to create state-of-the-art centres in Exeter, Truro, Plymouth, Barnstaple and Bridgwater …

Jessica Wonnacott in Top 3 of BIBA Young Broker of the Year Award 2018

Jessica Wonnacott – Isca Barum Insurance Broker’s Barnstaple Commercial Branch Manager – has been announced as one of the top three entrants, and highly commended, in the national BIBA (British Insurance Brokers’ Association) Young Broker of the Year Awards for 2018. This is a major prestigious award in the world …

Power Supply Manufacturer Provides Students Insight into How Industry Works

Ref: LA010545 TDK Corporation (TSE 6762) is pleased to announce that TDK-Lambda UK’s involvement with the Year in Industry (YINI) scheme is proving a success for the company. YINI schemes coordinate paid career development work placements for students completing A-levels/Scottish Highers/equivalent qualifications or as part of a university sandwich year. …

Manufacturing awards celebrate another year of prolific industry in North Devon

The 21st annual NDMA awards saw Northern Devon’s diverse community of manufacturers pitching their achievements for the chance to take home a coveted piece of glassware. The prestigious event, hosted at the Barnstaple Hotel, was attended by more than 180 guests and gathered manufacturing and service professionals in celebration of …