Business Action | April / May 2019

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April / May 2019 issue of the 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. Subscribers get priority access of new issues of Business Action on publication. Subscribe at http://www.business-action.co.uk/subscription-packages

CONTENTS

Welcome to the second issue of

Business Action, the independent

North Devon-based

business magazine.

We were overwhelmed by

the positive reaction to the

first issue as we distributed

copies across the area, from

Chulmleigh to Bideford, from

Lynmouth to Holsworthy. In

response, we have increased

print distribution by 25% to

2,500 for this issue. You can

also read the magazine online

after the print copies have been

distributed – subscribers get

immediate access – see below.

As promised, in this issue

we cover businesses right

across North Devon, not just

in one or two big towns – no

other business publication does

this. Wherever possible, we

try to meet or visit businesses,

because you can’t beat seeing

what people actually do and

drinking in the atmosphere

and experiencing what excites

business owners.

Blowing with the breeze

As we write, Brexit is still in

the balance and, we suspect,

uncertainty will continue even

after decisions are made and

rejected again and again.

This is not good for business,

but the first rule of

business is to assess the environment

in which you operate

and work out how to make the

most of it.

We all have to be smart,

adaptable, resilient and the best

we can possibly be. We also

have to support each other. The

best business support comes

from each other’s businesses,

so we need to be generous

with our time and our advice

to build an economy that can

withstand anything.

WELCOME

North Devon Enterprise Day

We were discussing what could

bring all businesses in the area

together – and we mean all

businesses, small and large,

new and old, those in the big

towns and those operating

from remote farms across the

800 square miles of North

Devon – when we came up

with the concept for North

Devon Enterprise Day.

This is a day to promote and

celebrate enterprise in the area

and what better way than the

ultimate free lunch – the North

Devon Enterprise Day Free

Networking Buffet at BBxpo at

Devon Hall, Bideford College?

The date is Thursday 24

October 2019 – you can

register your place(s) at the

buffet and for the free business

exhibition and presentations at

bbxpo19.eventbrite.co.uk.

We are delighted that the

Google Digital Garage will be

presenting two workshops at

the BBxpo – see page 8.

There’s lots more you can

get involved in on the day – see

ndevonent.uk.

In the meanwhile, we hope

you enjoy reading this issue

and find it useful.

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Cover photo by Robert Zarywacz

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Vol 1 Issue 2 – Apr/May 2019 – distribution 2,500 across North Devon

CONTENTS

NDMA Manufacturing Awards.................................................................... 2

Market research firm’s success................................................................ 2

Pinnacle Award for young people............................................................ 3

Public unaware of how to recycle scrap metal................................. 3

Power plant firm installs solar power.................................................... 3

Commercial property firm celebrates 10 years................................ 4

Online marketplace doubles transactions.......................................... 4

Family loss leads to enterprising solution.......................................... 5

Recycling equipment firm expands to meet demand.................... 6

You can afford to advertise.......................................................................... 6

Ilfracombe hotel is the business............................................................... 7

BBxpo, exhibitors and presentations.................................................... 8

Google Digital Garage courses................................................................. 8

North Devon Enterprise Day....................................................................... 9

Marley Comms to provide 4G Wi-Fi at BBxpo 2019 ...................... 9

Welding business builds a promising future ................................... 10

North Devon business events.................................................................... 10

Does anyone actually know what they’re doing?............................ 11

In the Hot Seat: Neil Hughes of Dartington Crystal....................... 12

Design and branding locally and worldwide...................................... 13

Healthier planet, healthier sales................................................................ 13

Magnetic North Devon: Memories of a sparkling sea................... 14

Lynton deli brings quality food to the high street........................... 15

Candlemaker lights up customers’ lives.............................................. 15

People...................................................................................................................... 16

Business listings............................................................................................... 16

Accessible accountants attract new clients...................................... 17

Teamwear firm signs deal............................................................................. 17

New roof for textile factory........................................................................... 17

EDITORIAL

Robert Zarywacz

Editor, Designer & Publisher

t: 07971 176044

e: robertz@business-action.co.uk

@robertz

ADVERTISING

Alan Williams

Advertising & Publisher

t: 07970 671192

e: alan@business-action.co.uk

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