Jayne Freer
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Here's to 2016!

January 2, 2016

Working in public relations in the South West gives me opportunity to celebrate and share what is great about our region.

With a range of clients from a host of industries, it’s my job to spread word of what their businesses are about and the work they’re doing within their local communities.

One of the things I find most gratifying is the passion shown by those living and working in the region in supporting other local businesses, whether it’s in times of hardship or a commitment to buy local products and services.

From businesses owners who give up their time to mentor future generations to the charitable contributions they make, it’s an undertaking we should all be proud of and continue to promote.

As we ditch the old calendar to make way for the new, its time to start planning for the year ahead.
And with so much going on we’ve compiled our Top 10 list of not-to-be-missed events across the South West in 2016.

Happy New Year.

Dust down the trainers and raise cash for charity in Plymouth’s Half Marathon on Sunday, April 17. Click here to enter

Surfers will be taking to the waves for The English National Surfing Championships at Watergate Bay, Newquay from April 30 to May 2. Details on Facebook

Countryside is brought to the crowds at the Devon County Show at the Westpoint Showground in Exeter May 19, 20 and 21

Then it’s the turn of the Royal Cornwall Show at Wadebridge on June 9, 10 and 11

The legend that is Elton John is live in concert at Westpoint Exeter on Sunday, June 19

a href=“http://www.dartmouthregatta.co.uk” target=”_blank”>Dartmouth RegattaDartmouth Regatta brings a host of entertainment in the air and on the water on August 25, 26 and 27

Back for a third year, MTV Crashes returns to Plymouth Hoe for the third year running on July 28 and 29, where thousands will be entertained by some of the biggest names in music

Promising to be ‘the best yet’, the Port Eliot Festival returns to Lostwithiel from July 28 to 31 with music, food, stalls and workshops

While Boardmasters returns from August 10 to 14 for a fun festival of beach-life living

Two nights of fantastic fireworks will once again light up the skies above Plymouth as the British Firework Championships returns on August 16 and 17

Picture: Past exhibitors at the Devon County Show - picture courtesy of www.westernmorningnews.co.uk