OVER 60 people attended an early morning breakfast event at Ashfords in Exeter – to hear from a group of top business chiefs about county events, business agendas, and local issues affecting local companies.

The County Conversations meeting was organised by the Devon and Exeter Chambers of Commerce, and the first in a series of events bringing together members from both Chambers, said the chief executive of Devon Chamber, George Cowcher.

Picture left to right: Julie Ounsworth, Santander Bank, Carol Belamarich, Dorcas Media, Donna Kehoe, Bank of England, Claire Landricombe, Dame Hannah Rogers Charity, and Linda Middleton-Jones, of Middleton-Jones Consultancy.


Key speakers included host chairman Andrew Perkins of Ashfords, David Hynd, Heart of South West Growth Hub, Charles Hackett, Mayflower 400, Donna Kehoe, Bank of England, Phil Norrey, Devon County Council, George Cowcher, Devon Chamber, and Graham Austin, Exeter Chamber.

The event was well attended and Chamber member Ashfords were a fantastic host, added Mr Cowcher.

George Cowcher chief executive of Devon Chamber of Commerce updating Chamber members from across the county and Exeter.


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