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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HR consultancy to open fourth UK office

Fitzgerald HR celebrated

its 10th year in business in

2018, and has experienced

significant growth since

Lucy Fitzgerald began the

consultancy in 2008. From its

head office in Barnstaple, the

consultancy has expanded to

include offices in Somerset

and London.

It is also opening an Exeter

office in June in response

to the growing demands of

developing businesses in the

South West.

“This is a great time for

businesses in the South

West, and we’re excited for

Members of the Fitzgerald HR Barnstaple and Wellington offices: (from left) Charlotte Pengelly, Helen Rook, Alice Hellmund,

Emily Errington, Gemma Churchill and Vicki May

the future,” says director and

founder Lucy Fitzgerald.

“Over the past 10 years,

we’ve been lucky to work with

amazing businesses, from

start-ups to well-established

organisations across industries

and sectors throughout the

South West.

“Our success has been a

result of the customised and

personal service that we deliver

to each and every one of our

clients. Many of our clients

consider us to be an integral

part of their in-house team.

“Our new office will

mean that we can support

more businesses across the

South West and beyond, and

continue to deliver our highquality

service to new and

established clients.”

This summer, Fitzgerald

HR is bringing back its HR

talk sessions through webinars

and seminars to help more

businesses get the HR basics

right to manage risk, compliance

and comply with employment

law, as well as attract and

retain staff. Keep an eye on

the Fitzgerald HR web site for

more information.

■■Details 01271 859267 or

Lucy Fitzgerald, director and

founder of Fitzgerald HR

Ryanair launches Exeter to Alicante winter flights

Ryanair is launching new

winter flights from Exeter

Airport to Alicante in Spain

starting 29 October 2019.

The announcement of the

twice-weekly service was made

days after Ryanair launched

three new routes from Exeter

to Malta, Malaga and Naples,

its first ever flights from the

Devon airport.

It will also enable passengers

to continue flying from Exeter

to Alicante when Flybe stops

its winter service in October.

Flybe has confirmed the route

will cease when it withdraws a

jet aircraft from Exeter on 26

October as part of its planned

fleet reduction strategy. It is

focusing instead on its Q400

aircraft, which operate the vast

majority of its domestic and

European routes from Exeter.

Matt Roach, managing

director of Exeter Airport, said:

“We’re delighted that Ryanair

is expanding its network from

Exeter and that there will be no

gap in service for passengers to

Alicante between the summer

and winter timetable.

“Ryanair has predicted up

to 85,000 extra passengers a

year though Exeter, taking our

numbers above one million for

the first time since 2007.”

To cater for extra demand,

Exeter Airport is investing

£1 million in new passenger

handling facilities in preparation

for the peak season.

Ryanair’s flights from Exeter

to Alicante will operate twice a

week on Tuesdays and Saturdays,

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