October / November 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.
This issue includes the event guide for the BBxpo business exhibition and networking event in Bideford on Thursday 24 October 2019.
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BBXPO HEADER GUIDE good design is good business. let's be good together 01271 336275 | clevera.co.uk ps. see you at the expo Barclays <strong>Business</strong> Banking Web: barclays.co.uk/businessbanking Tel: 07775 555514 Address: 38 Boutport Street, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1HH Contact: Simon Pollard, Relationship Manager. Whether you are just starting out in business or you’re already well established, you’ll know that smart, sensible support from your bank can make all the difference. That’s where we come in. Talk to us about what you want to achieve, in the UK or abroad, and our team of managers will do all they can to help you reach your business goals. Bearman’s Plumbing Centre Twitter: @Bearmansplumin Web: bearmansplumbingcentre. co.uk Tel: Ilfracombe 01271 867990 Barnstaple 01271 328097 Address: Unit 1F, Mullacott Cross Industrial Estate, Ilfracombe, EX34 8PL and Unit 5 Brannam Crescent, Roundswell <strong>Business</strong> Park, Barnstaple, EX31 3TD Plumbing, heating and bathroom supplier to trade and DIY customers. Supplying all aspects of heating, plumbing, gas fittings, bathrooms, pipe and fittings. Spares for showers, taps, and boilers in stock or available net day. Expert advice available on all aspects of plumbing and heating as well as great advice on bathroom design and fitting. BNIB Twitter: @BNIBarnstaple Tel: 0843 289 1339 Web: bnibarnstaple.co.uk <strong>Business</strong> Networking in Barnstaple (BNIB) is a team of North Devon businesses who meet weekly in order to expand their business through making new contacts and gaining new work through focused business referrals. <strong>Business</strong> <strong>Action</strong> Twitter: @<strong>Business</strong><strong>Action</strong>M Tel: 07971 176044 Web: businessaction.co.uk and business-action.uk Meet the publishers and editor. CITB Twitter: @CITB_UK Web: citb.co.uk CITB is the industry training board for the construction sector in England, Scotland and Wales. Its aim is to help the construction industry attract talent and to support skills development to build a better Britain. Clarity Copiers North Devon Tel: 01271 374061 Web: claritynorthdevon.co.uk Address: Ground Floor, Florence House, Brannam Crescent, Roundswell <strong>Business</strong> Park, Barnstaple, EX31 3TD North Devon-based advice, demonstration, service, rental & sale of colour printers, copiers & MFPs (multifunctional printers). Wide range of models to suit all requirements. EXHIBITORS Clevera Twitter: @CleveraAgency Tel: 01271 336275 Web: clevera.co.uk Address: Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple We’re a fun, friendly creative agency producing fab designs for all forms of printed & digital media. From a logo to anything you can put it on, we’ve been making businesses look their best for many a year. If you fancy getting a little Clevera with your design and print, come say hi. Cranford <strong>Business</strong> Services Limited Tel: 07896 204857 Web: accountsindevon.co.uk Address: Old Stone, Cranford, Devon, EX39 5QW Barbara Harris FMAAT provides accountancy and business support. Does your accountant listen to you and act on your needs? Explain your accounts in terms you understand? Arrange meetings at your convenience? Dare2BU Tel: 07772 215366 Web: dare2bu.co.uk Can we help you? Our aim is to make North Devon the most mentally healthy place to live and work. We are Dare2BU, a team of four ladies, led by Debra Simmons, working together to run retreats, talks, workshops and other events to help people find a more fulfilling and contented way of living. Devon Electric Heating Twitter: @heatingdevon Tel: 01237 722136 Web: devonelectricheating. co.uk Address: 1, The Vineyards, Holsworthy, EX22 6JG Electric Heating Systems – supplied and installed – throughout the South West. The Devon Electric Heating range of products provides a heating solution whatever the size of your property. From the smallest to the largest home. Contact us for a free, no obligation consultation and survey. Devon Partnerships Twitter: @Devon_Partners Tel: 07393 149855 Web: devonpartnerships.co.uk Devon Partnerships’ purpose is to help your business enhance its position within the community by providing the necessary tools to promote your brand and services by connecting businesses together to create a stronger <strong>Business</strong> network across Devon. Devon Partnerships will also work with Cornwall businesses and Cornish Partnerships to help build an even stronger South West business community. Fernbank Advertising Tel: 01566 779653 Web: fernbankadvertising.co.uk Promoting your business through advertisements on bus shelters across the South West region. 10 business action | <strong>October</strong> / <strong>November</strong> <strong>2019</strong> | business-action.co.uk
Thursday 24 <strong>October</strong> <strong>2019</strong> is North Devon Enterprise Day when all businesses can join together to celebrate our vibrant local business community, support each other and promote the vast range of products and services provided in the area. Take part Are you an enterprising business? Take part now by registering to join the Enterprise Wave at ndevonent.uk <strong>Business</strong>es are already registering for what we aim to be the largest independent enterprise community in the area – a collection of forwardlooking entrepreneurs committed to helping every business to succeed. On the day, we’ll celebrate at BBxpo with a panel session of North Devon entrepreneurs Expressing your brand in video The buzz at an event is great to experience and video can capture the atmosphere to share with those who cannot be present. Paulo Symons of Panotion will be present at BBxpo to video the day’s activities and has offered his insight into the benefits of video and how he approaches it. Paulo studied graphics at college and university and learnt to apply the concepts of storytelling to evoke emotions and to include a call to action in his work. He believes businesses who use videos can get messages out to their audience quickly and effectively. Videos can show the essence of what a brand is, what it does and why it is unique. “Great video tells a story in some form, whether it be a simple message selling a product or promoting a brand’s ethos,” says Paulo. “Everyone connects with stories, so when a business shares a story, this has the power to influence people to react positively towards it.” Paulo started Panotion in <strong>2019</strong> to produce commercial, promotional and wedding videos. A specific product Panotion offers is the Video <strong>Business</strong> Card (VBC), usually a video of up to two-and-a half minutes long that promotes what the client’s business does, why it’s different and how it meets its customers’ needs. All videos are tailored to meet the individual communication needs of a business. For example, a customer may want a cool, fun, enticing 45 to 60-second video for their social media or web site using a cinematic approach (without scripting, using purely music and sound effects). “Panotion takes the time to learn about a client’s business, what works well and not so well,” adds Paulo. “Once we’ve learnt about the client, we tailor specific solutions that may reinforce what they currently do well and/or create new ways they can reach their intended target market through video, while adhering to their brand personality.” Speak to Paulo at BBxpo and see him video the event. ■■Details 07780 010411 VISIT STAND AT BBXPO and the North Devon Enterprise Free Networking Buffet – open to all businesses. Let’s all share our experience and advice to help other businesses so all thrive. And share on social media – hashtag #ndevonent – to encourage everyone to join in. North Devon ENTERPRISE Day #ndevonent Follow and connect Connect with @northdevon, @businessactionm and @needitfinditnow on Twitter and other platforms. ■■Visit ndevonent.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org for full details. Quality print plus local service Jamaica Press moved to its current base at Mambury Moor Estate, Buckland Brewer 10 years ago. Over the past decade, owner Paul Mitchell has seen many changes in print and office supplies. Broadband has become essential to the business, while digital printing enables it to offer quick turnaround, shorter runs and personalisation options. Jamaica Press also installed a full colour press, delivering economies through quicker print times and better quality, and offers large format print for signs, posters, vinyl banners, roller banners and custom shaped labels. Technology has not only broadened its range of print services, but also improved the business’s own IT services, enabling it to operate more efficiently. On the office products side, developments include expansion into areas such as facilities management (cleaning products), educational supplies and rest room supplies. While technology is a great help, Jamaica Press is built on the foundations of high quality, local service. Paul is the third generation of his family to run the business, and serving and supporting the community remains of paramount importance. “We care. It’s important to us that we provide quality product alongside good service and good value,” says Paul. “We’ll get it done. Online print companies rarely have a connection with their customers and when it goes wrong – quality or delivery – there is usually little that can be done. Producing in-house, we control these variables. “We’re also supporting the local economy and the money spent stays in North Devon longer. Our employees all live in North Devon and spend their income here with other local businesses.” ■■Details 01237 452333 or jamaicapress.co.uk VISIT STAND AT BBXPO Members of the Jamaica Press team at Buckland Brewer @businessactionm | <strong>October</strong> / <strong>November</strong> <strong>2019</strong> | business action 11