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TICKETS ON SALE AS NOMS BUILD Tickets are now on sale for the prestigious Exeter Living Awards. And with record numbers last time, plus a big step-up from sponsors, 2018 is set to be a sell-out. Nominations have also started flowing in; the Awards are free to enter, for any company based in the Exeter area. Tickets are available via the Awards site on a strictly first-come, first-served basis. A quota will be held back for finalists, who will be revealed in February. “Given the demand, we can’t promise to include everyone who will want to go to the Awards,” said Steph Dodd, events manager at Exeter Living’s publisher MediaClash. “So, if you want to be there on the überglam night of 12 April, please do book your tickets.” For this year’s nominations, there is an additional question on what companies have done for Exeter in terms of charity and partnerships. “So many companies and their teams contribute to charities and are properly civic-minded. So we wanted to give them the opportunity to explain what they do and why,” Steph added. The best nominations go before a panel of independent judges, newly-chosen each year. The 2018 judges will be revealed in the next issue of Exeter Living. To stand the best chance of winning, companies are encouraged to read the ‘12 Top Tips’ on the site. And there will also be a free How to Win an Exeter Living Award seminar in January.

Noms open, tickets on sale, Awards momentum building…

Awards sponsorships are available, which feature an extensive marketing campaign and media coverage. Already benefitting from sponsorship are Wilkinson Grant & Co, Visit Exeter, Otter Brewery, Princesshay, The Terrace, Energy Hair, Cathedral Appointments, The Exeter Dental Centre, Harry’s Restaurant, and Dana Mulligan Consulting. To join the bill of our sponsors and to benefit from the Awards, please contact Joss Phillips: For more:; Twitter: @exeterlivingawd

Thomas Waldrom when he’s not talking about food

EXETER CHIEFS NEWS Christmas is coming and, for Exeter’s Sandy Park, another bumper festive period lies ahead both on and off the field. Having celebrated a record-breaking Christmas 12 months ago, the region’s premier banqueting and conference centre is well on course to serve up another cracking December with over 5,000 diners already booked in for the many lunch and party nights taking place. Offering a wealth of different options in the lead up to the big day, among those who will be tucking into head chef Sam Bilston’s mouth-watering menu will be the Exeter Foundation & Wooden Spoon, Lord’s Taverners and Flybe Christmas lunches. On the pitch, Exeter Chiefs will play host to sell-out crowds for their Aviva Premiership encounters against Bath (2 December) and Leicester Tigers (31 December), while the visit of three-time European champions


MARK STEVENS brings you the latest from inside Sandy Park

Leinster on 16 December is sure to provide an enthralling spectacle with qualification hopes on the cards for both sides. As for the New Year itself, celebrity chef, Michael Caines MBE, helps kick-off Sandy Park’s 2018 calendar in style when he is the star attraction at the latest networking event on Thursday 18 January. The two-time Michelin star chef will be giving an insight into his career, as well as talking in depth about the impressive Lympstone Manor. He will be joined by Exeter Chiefs and England rugby star Thomas Waldrom. A week later (25 January), six of the region’s top sporting stars will be going head-to-head

in the annual Question of Sport night. Chiefs duo Jonny Hill and Jack Maunder will be joined by Exeter City’s Lee Holmes, Somerset cricketer Dom Bess, National Hunt jockey Nick Scholfield and a surprise mystery guest. Both of these events can be booked right now, by visiting: Finally, the Exeter Chiefs Trading Post mobile shop will be located in the Guildhall Shopping Centre up until 23 December and will be stocking the full range of club merchandise for those looking to find some stocking fillers. For more: I EXETER LIVING I 69

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Exeter Living – Issue 220  

Exeter Living – Issue 220