Business Action | February / March 2019


Independent North Devon-based business magazine covering news about business and enterprise in Barnstaple, Bideford, Braunton, Chulmleigh, Combe Martin, Holsworthy, Ilfracombe, Lynmouth, Lynton, South Molton, Torrington, Woolacombe and more.


Father and son graduate: (from left) Philip Milton and Felix Milton

Ilfracombe harbourmaster Georgina Carlo-Paat – photograph courtesy of

Jim Wileman

Ilfracombe harbourmaster

Georgina Carlo-Paat was

recently awarded the DPC

Magazine ‘Commendation

for Services to the Industry

Award’ at the international

magazine’s 50th anniversary

awards in Amsterdam.

The award was presented

to “highlight an outstanding

individual who has provided

an impactful contribution to

the industry” and celebrated

Georgina’s experience as

the first and only captain of

a dredger in the dredging

sector. Georgina is a qualified

Master Mariner and, certified

to captain any vessel,

was the first to navigate a

4,000-passenger Grand Class

cruise ship to the Antarctic.

After 28 years’ service in

the Merchant Navy, Georgina

now applies her global

experience to the operation

and further development

of Ilfracombe Harbour, the

largest harbour on the North

Devon coast.

Father and son Philip and

Felix Milton of Philip J Milton

& Company Plc recently

attended the Personal

Finance Society graduation

ceremony in London at the

same time, despite earning

their qualifications 23 years

apart: apparently, a first for

the institute.

Philip was one of the first

100 to qualify as a Chartered

Financial Planner but never

attended the graduation

ceremony, so when Felix took

the higher level examinations

and then qualified, to

encourage him to graduate

Philip said he would attend

the same ceremony to make a

weekend of it.

Felix joined the family

firm at 18 and was recently

rated as one of the Top 35

Next Generation Advisers

by Citywire’s New Model

Adviser after becoming one

of the youngest advisers

in the country to achieve

chartered status. He also

volunteers as an Education

Champion for the Personal

Finance Society, teaching

sessions at schools and sixth

form colleges.

Philip J Milton &

Company Plc also featured

in New Model Adviser’s ‘Top

100’ again in 2018. This is a

national review identifying

the UK’s top 100 independent

financial advisers.

Mitch Barclay of recycling

specialist SWM has been

awarded a NEBOSH certificate

in Occupational

Health and Safety. National

Examination Board in Occupational

Safety and Health

(NEBOSH) is the UK-based

examination board providing

vocational qualifications

in health, safety and environmental

practice and management.

NEBOSH qualifications

are globally recognised

and are considered excellent

career pathways for health

and safety professionals.

Managing director Martin

Mogford said “We believe

investment in our people is a

smart choice. By gaining the

NEBOSH award Mitch has

taken an important step in

his development as a health

and safety practitioner whilst

simultaneously helping

maintain and improve the

health, safety and welfare of

our people and those affected

by our operations.”

Gokalp Temizyurek has

joined construction sector

specialist Future Dimensions.

Born in Erzurum, a

mountainous region of

Turkey, Gokalp’s first degree

is in Mechanical Engineering,

while his Master’s degree from

Wolverhampton University

is in Construction Law and

Dispute Resolution. Gokalp’s

experience includes a role as

project control manager for a

PP13 combined cycle power

plant project in Riyadh, in

Saudi Arabia. This included

cost management, contractor

and sub-contractor management,

procurement, quantity

surveying and planning.

Gokalp enjoys living and

working in North Devon

and says: “People in the UK

are very warm and friendly.

Strangers smile at you. This

doesn’t happen in Turkey.”

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