Business Action | June / July 2019

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June / July 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. Full magazine available to non-subscribers mid-August. Subscribers and get priority access of new issues of Business Action on publication. Subscribe at http://www.business-action.co.uk/subscription-packages

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Vol 1 Issue 3 – June / July 2019 – distribution 2,500 across North Devon

CONTENTS

TDK-Lambda opens £1m EMC test centre........................................... 2

Agency’s mission leads to bigger office.............................................. 2

HR consultancy to open fourth UK office............................................ 3

Ryanair launches Exeter to Alicante winter flights........................ 3

Triple wins for legal team in regional law awards........................... 4

Packaging firm maintains capital investment................................... 4

Large format wall printer is first in UK.................................................. 5

Editor’s view......................................................................................................... 6

Business listings............................................................................................... 6

North Devon to host new technology institute centre.................. 6

North Devon Manufacturers Association 2019 Awards............... 7

Biggin’ up beverages....................................................................................... 8

Penny Power OBE: Is business easy?.................................................. 9

From art to architecture................................................................................. 10

North Devon Enterprise Day....................................................................... 11

Heritage cob blocks......................................................................................... 11

BBxpo: Bideford Business Expo.............................................................. 12

People...................................................................................................................... 14

Digital Agency’s Achievements................................................................. 15

Intelligence in Business................................................................................ 15

Magnetic Devon: From New York to Ilfracombe............................... 16

Subscribe to Business Action.................................................................... 16

Cheers! Brewery celebrates orders from across the UK............ 17

In the Hot Seat: Jack Richards of Applegate..................................... 18

Shaking off the corporate accountancy image................................. 19

Quality and detailed design......................................................................... 20

Co-founder on UK jewellery power list................................................. 20

Blind Man Roy set to scale three peaks............................................... 21

North Devon Show............................................................................................ 22

EDITORIAL

Robert Zarywacz

Editor, Designer & Publisher

t: 07971 176044

e: robertz@business-action.co.uk

@robertz

ADVERTISING

Alan Williams

Advertising, Distribution & Publisher

t: 07970 671192

e: alan@business-action.co.uk

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INITIATIVES & CONSULTATIONS

New recruiters service

Gradsouthwest, the graduate

job board for the South West,

is offering free recruitment

advertising for paid internships,

placements and projects

of up to 12 weeks’ duration in

South West England and Wales.

Gradsouthwest actively

encourages students to

gain work experience and

employers to offer work experience.

However, students and

graduates often don’t know

how to find quality roles and

recruiters often don’t have the

budget to advertise.

Gradsouthwest is offering

this service as a solution to

these problems. The service is

limited to two free recruitment

adverts per company / organisation

per year. The role must

be paid at least minimum wage

and must be a position which

could be reasonably assumed

to be at undergraduate or

graduate level.

■■Details gradsouthwest.com

Agricultural consultation

Exmoor National Park

Authority is inviting comments

on new guidance into how

new homes for rural workers

and farming families in the

National Park can be applied

for, as part of a public consultation

running for six weeks until

18 June 2019.

The draft ‘Rural Worker

and Succession Farm Dwelling

Guidance’ applies to those

working in land-based businesses

in the National Park,

such as farming or forestry, and

is supplementary to existing

national guidelines as well as

those set out in the Local Plan

for the National Park.

The draft guidelines and

comments form are available

from the Exmoor National Park

Authority web site, while hard

copies are available at National

Park Centres in Dulverton,

Dunster and Lynmouth,

Lynton and Porlock libraries,

Exmoor House in Dulverton

and West Somerset and North

Devon Council Offices in

Williton and Barnstaple.

■■Details exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk

Cover photo: Woolacombe waves by Robert Zarywacz

Taking Teaching Further

Petroc is looking to initiate

innovative collaboration

between micro SMEs and

start-up businesses and Further

Education (FE) as part of the

national Taking Teaching

Further programme.

Taking Teaching Further

aims to attract experienced

industry professionals, with

expert technical knowledge

and skills, to work with FE in

delivering masterclasses and

collaboration. The objectives

are to develop a programme of

two-way secondments between

industry and FE to embed

digital and employability skills

across the curriculum.

Financial incentives

are available for successful

businesses.

This provides the opportunity

for academics and

industry to work in partnership

and deliver current

skills required for students to

enhance employability.

■■Details 01271 852428 or

projects@petroc.ac.uk

Small Business Saturday

The UK’s most successful small

business campaign, Small Business

Saturday, is returning on

Saturday 7 December 2019. In

2017, the campaign saw an estimated

£748 million spent with

small businesses across the UK

on Small Business Saturday.

Once again, the campaign

will be highlighting 100 small

businesses, one a day for the

100 days leading up to Small

Business Saturday 2019. For

the past six years, the 100 have

not only received exposure

on Small Business Saturday’s

social media channels and in

the local and national press, but

also joined the Small Business

Saturday team in London at a

number of official receptions.

Applications are now open.

■■Application details at

smallbusinesssaturdayuk.com

North Devon

Enterprise Day

The first North Devon

Enterprise Day on Thursday

24 October celebrates all businesses

in the area.

■■Details page 11

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