Business Action | June / July 2019


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.

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TDK Corporation has officially

opened its TDK-Lambda UK

EMC Centre located next to

its manufacturing facility in

Ilfracombe. The company,

which celebrates 60 years in

power this year, welcomed

Hiroyuki Yashiro, president of

TDK-Lambda Corporation,

who cut the ribbon at the grand

opening ceremony.

“It is an honour to welcome

President Yashiro from Tokyo

to perform our opening

ceremony,” says Adam Rawicz,

managing director of TDK-

Lambda EMEA.

“The opening of this EMC

Centre is testament to the

11 months after opening

its Bideford office, Simple

Recruitment has moved to

bigger premises in Queen

Street as a result of its growing

success in North Devon.

Growing team

Established in Midsomer

Norton in 2009, managing

director Jayla Wilcox decided

to open the North Devon

office after holidaying here

several times with family.

Since opening in July 2018, the

Bideford team has expanded

to three members to meet the

enthusiastic response from the

area’s business clients and candidates.

Permanent consultant

Karen Wraxton and temps

consultant Caitlin Wood continue

developing and driving

the business forward, assisted

by branch administrator Charlotte

Heath, who ensures the

smooth running of the office.

Building a reputation

“We have well-known clients

on board and a good candidate

base and are growing

every week,” says Jayla Wilcox,

who attributes the company’s

success to “building a good

reputation for a good solid

service, communication, honesty,

reliability and integrity”.

“We do care, whether we’re

putting someone forward for

a temp job or a career role,”

Jayla adds. “We are changing

continued inward investment

by TDK Corporation and will

enable the design teams to

their life and we take that


Jayla started Simple


TDK opens £1m EMC test centre

Official opening: (from left) Hiroyuki Yashiro, president, TDK-Lambda Corp;

Adam Rawicz, managing director, TDK-Lambda EMEA; Phil Scotcher &

Geoff Wilby, joint managing directors, TDK-Lambda UK; Kazuhiko Sekimoto,

general manager administration division, TDK-Lambda Corporation Japan

continue to develop the next

generations of world-class

leading-edge power supplies.”

Recruitment with many years’

experience of high street

recruitment with the aim of

The £1 million EMC Centre,

which houses an anechoic test

chamber, enables the company

to perform EMC (electromagnetic

compatibility) test

measurements in full compliance

with EN, CISPR and

ANSI standards. This will allow

TDK-Lambda to fully certify

its power supply products

onsite, without the need to use

a third-party test house.

In addition, TDK engineers

will be able to provide a much

deeper level of support, assisting

customers to gain compliance of

their end equipment.

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Agency’s mission to make recruitment simple

leads to bigger office

Expanding team: (from left) branch administrator Charlotte Heath,

temps consultant Caitlin Wood, managing director Jayla Wilcox

and permanent consultant Karen Wraxton

Simple Recruitment welcomes clients and candidates to its new office:

(from left) Charlotte Heath, Karen Wraxton, Jayla Wilcox and Caitlin Wood

providing a ‘simple’, cost-effective

and timely recruitment

solution for both clients and

candidates, where consultants

listen to the needs and wants

of each party.

“We take great pleasure

in making the recruitment

process simple, so whether you

are looking for the next step

in your career or the newest

addition to your team, we are

more than happy to help.”

Industrial and commercial

Simple Recruitment specialises

in both permanent

and temporary recruitment

services across industrial

and commercial sectors. Its

dedicated permanent division

develops relationships with

each client to understand

their business, what a vacancy

entails and what they require

from a new recruit in terms

of skill set, experience and

personality, so it can ensure

these goals are met.

It also provides temps on

both a short and long-term

basis, covering many job roles

from reception and PAs to

production operatives, forklift

drivers and more.

Jayla concludes: “We get

to know each and every one

of our clients and candidates

to ensure that the match is

always perfect.”

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