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 GUIDE Finding Jobs for People and People for Jobs Temporary & Permanent recruitment solutions throughout North Devon! 01237 439500 Fitzgerald HR Twitter: @FitzgeraldHR Tel: 01271 859267 Web: fitzgeraldhr.co.uk With offices in Devon, Somerset and London, Fitzgerald HR provides Human Resources with the human touch to small, medium and large organisations looking for HR solutions across the employee life cycle. Our team of specialists deliver a truly customised HR service for each of our clients. Growth Support Programme Twitter: @ERDF_GSP Web: heartofswgrowthhub.co.uk/ business-support-programmes/ growth-support-programme/ The Growth Support Programme helps businesses to identify their barriers to success and provides access to the funded support they need to grow. You can get up to 12 hours of free advice in different areas, such as marketing, business planning, digital processes, finance and HR. Heart of the South West Growth Hub Twitter: @GrowthHubHOTSW Tel: 03456 047 047 Web: heartofswgrowthhub.co.uk The Heart of the South West Growth Hub provides a central business advice service to businesses within Devon and Somerset. The Growth Hub is a free, first point of contact for both new and established businesses seeking support and advice. We have a local, dedicated advisory team on hand to answer questions, provide information and make www.simplerecruitmentltd.co.uk introductions to specialists on business topics such as: funding opportunities, marketing, finance, exporting and innovation. Heartfelt Products Twitter: @HeartfeltProdu1 Tel: 01237 476005 Web: heartfelt-products.com We design products including the ICE Alert pocket medical wallet, the Woofie Wallet and a bespoke range Made in Devon comprising Happy Quilts and Quilt of Memories (to wrap around people/children for their final journey). We can add photos, wording, names and dates to these products and tailor colours/themes. Imaginary Space Twitter: _imaginaryspace Tel: 07544 666457 Web: imaginaryspace.co.uk Address: Bideford Imaginary Space was founded on the premise of improving the quality of local web design in North Devon. We are a twoman studio that is excited to help local businesses grow by designing with their customers in mind. We detest trends, templates and stupid b******t. Itseeze North Devon Tel: 07890 633458 Web: itseeze-northdevon.co.uk Itseeze North Devon has the “World’s Easiest Editing System” based simply on Word – giving you complete control to change text, images, menus, prices, add EXHIBITORS unlimited pages – live on screen in seconds! We guarantee to save you time and money – for less than £2 a day! As SEO and copywriting experts – we guarantee a high local ranking. All our websites are bespoke – no frames or templates, 24/7 customer support on your own website and via Itseeze Youtube Editing Support. Jamaica Press Twitter: @jamaicapress Tel: 01237 452333 Web: jamaicapress.co.uk Address: Mambury Moor Estate, Buckland Brewer, Bideford, Devon, EX39 5NL Jamaica Press has many years’ practical experience in working closely with our clients and being the ‘everyday’ answer to queries, regular requirements and emergencies. With our highly skilled team of staff, we offer graphic design, printing, signage/display, web design, office products/stationery, office furniture and education supplies – all with a high level of customer service. Jobcentre Plus Twitter: @JCPinDevon Web: dwp.gov.uk Tel: 01237 496925 Address: Northbank House, North Road, Bideford, EX39 1RD Engage with employers to identify bespoke labour market solutions creating opportunities for DWP customers. Support the recruitment and retention of staff, Follow us: promote the flexibilities offered by Universal Credit and support schools to prepare young people for the world of work. Learn Devon Tel: 01237 472462 Web: learndevon.co.uk Address: The Arts Centre, The Quay, Bideford, EX39 2EY Learn Devon has provided adult and community learning courses on behalf of Devon County Council for more than 20 years supporting people in learning new skills for leisure, returning to employment, improving their English and maths and improving their health and wellbeing. Marley Comms Twitter: @MarleyComms Web: marleycomms.co.uk Tel: 01237 423445 Address: Unit 8, Caddsdown <strong>Business</strong> Centre, Clovelly Road, Bideford, EX39 3DX An expert leading bespoke cloud and on premise telecommunications and technology company. We are a specialist Voice & Data Communications and IP CCTV company based in the South West that aims to help you reduce your costs, while giving you great products and a first class after-sales service. We offer a 24-hour call-out service throughout the year, so you are assured that you will have the support whenever you need it and because we are locally based covering Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset; we can be with you in less than four hours. Cranford <strong>Business</strong> Services Limited design | concepts | logos | brand identity print | stationery | forms | brochures | books signs | posters | banners | exhibitions | signs web | design | domains | seo | hosting office | supplies | consumables | furniture 01237 452333 email@example.com “Employing local people – supporting North Devon’s economy” www.accountsindevon.co.uk Old Stone, Cranford, Bideford, Devon, EX39 5QW 07896 204 857 Does your accountant... Listen to you and act on your needs? Explain your accounts in terms you understand? Arrange meeting at your convenience? Leaving you free to concentrate on what you do best! 12 business action | <strong>October</strong> / <strong>November</strong> <strong>2019</strong> | business-action.co.uk
Marsdens Devon Cottages Twitter: @MarsdensCottage Web: marsdens.co.uk Tel: 01271 813777 Address: 2 The Square, Braunton, Devon, EX33 2JB With over 400 holiday cottages across North Devon and Exmoor and more than 40 years’ experience, Marsdens Devon Cottages understands how to get the most from letting your holiday property. Our local team offers a professional, personal and friendly service, plus all our properties are graded by our own Quality Assessment Team to give guests confidence when booking. Medicare South West Limited Web: medicaresouthwest.uk Tel: 0800 0614539 Address: 10 Pollards Place, Bideford, EX39 4FE We have been offering care and support to local people affected by a life-limiting illness since 1984. We now care for around 3,000 people every year across North Devon, offering specialist care to patients at home and at the hospice, while supporting the whole family throughout these toughest of times. Need it Find it Twitter: @needitfinditnow Web: needitfindit.uk Tel: 07970 671192 Need it Find it’s aim is to be useful by connecting businesses. It achieves this through business events, including BBxpo; <strong>Business</strong> <strong>Action</strong> magazine; and its online directory. Nott’s Welding & Sandblasting Web: facebook.com/Nottswelding Tel: 07706 595955 Address: Unit 5D, Mullacott Cross Industrial Estate, Ilfracombe, EX34 8PL We specialise in welding and sandblasting offering dependable and efficient services. We believe in delivering the highest quality fabrication for the best possible price. Our team cover a range of skilled jobs from mobile welding to bespoke furniture, wrought iron gates & railings, fabrication, agricultural, roof racks, sandblasting, pressure washing, spray painting, and stainless steel and glass balcony cleaning. Panotion Tel: 07780 010411 Address: Bideford Panotion started with a passion for video and a bridge to serve businesses well by helping solve communication challenges. As a solo video creator, I enjoy working closely with businesses to learn about them, how I can facilitate growth and build stronger relationships with my client’s target audience. Peak Online Twitter: @peakonlineltd Web: northdevon.peak-online. uk.com Phone: 01237 721256 Address: 21 Chingswell St, Bideford, EX39 2NF Peak Online provides website design and digital marketing services to clients throughout the UK and Internationally. Specialising in WordPress and Magento websites, custom or templated, we cater for all budgets. Our digital marketing services include SEO, social media, pay per click and email marketing. Petroc Twitter: @petrocofficial Web: petroc.ac.uk Phone: 01271 345291 Address: Petroc, Old Sticklepath Hill, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 2BQ Petroc is one of the South West’s leading colleges, raising the aspirations, knowledge and skills of individuals, communities and business in Devon and beyond. The college offers a vast range of courses including apprenticeships, vocational training, professional programmes and degrees, BBXPO GUIDE EXHIBITORS and works with hundreds of employers to deliver essential training. Safety Supplies Direct / Tawsa Twitter: @safetysupplies1 Web: safetysuppliesdirect. co.uk and tawsa.co.uk Phone: 01271 377558 Address: Unit 47A, Upcott Avenue, Pottington <strong>Business</strong> Park, Barnstaple, EX31 1HN Tawsa Ltd is a Health & Safety consultancy providing an extensive range of services to clients, from simple questions answered over the phone to overseeing and managing the health, safety and welfare of an entire business. Safety Supplies Direct is Tawsa’s sister specialising in supplying PPE and workwear, including safety boots and shoes, high visibility clothing, workwear, gloves, eye protection, fall arrest equipment and harnesses, from its Barnstaple store and online. Simple Recruitment Twitter: @SimpleRecND Web: simplerecruitmentltd.co.uk Phone: 01237 439500 Address: 2 Jubilee House, Queen St, Bideford, EX39 2JH We provide local businesses and individuals with a different, more personal, approach to recruitment which sets us apart from other recruiters. We specialise in both temporary and permanent recruitment solutions across industrial and commercial sectors covering the North Devon area and get to know each every one of our clients and candidates to ensure that the match is always perfect. We take great pleasure in making the recruitment process SIMPLE. SWIG Finance Ltd Twitter: @swigfinance Web: swigfinance.co.uk Phone: 01872 223883 SWIG Finance provides business loans from £500 to £100,000 to start-ups and growing SMEs throughout the South West. From offices in Exeter, Truro and Bristol, we provide friendly, professional support to smaller businesses who often find it difficult to raise finance from other sources. We have 30 years’ business lending experience and are part of a national network of Responsible Finance Providers. Tarkatography Twitter: @tarkatography Web: tarkatography.co.uk Phone: 07977 414798 A passionate photographer concentrating mainly on food and interior images. Images can now be shown in far better quality and detail than before and my photography has evolved with the internet enabling me to deliver a cost effective quality product for your websites and magazines. Tazza Design Web: tazzadesign.com Phone: 01237 479240 Address: 10 & 11, Rope Walk, Bideford, EX39 2NA “Tazza design and print images you see everywhere”, ie we print and decorate all sorts of garments from t-shirts to Hi Vis workwear. We also print and supply signs, banners, flags and stickers. We can print on to nearly all types of material and virtually any shape. The Sign Maker Twitter: @the_sign_maker Web: sign-maker.net Phone: 01769 561355 Address: Yelland Farm, High Bickington, High Bickington, Umberleigh, EX37 9BX House signs, business signs, memorials, engraved plaques and wheel covers all made at The Sign Maker in North Devon. Everything made just the way you want it – your choice of size, font, image and material which includes granite, slate, oak, other timbers, cast bronze, engraved brass and many more. @businessactionm | <strong>October</strong> / <strong>November</strong> <strong>2019</strong> | business action 13