Business Action | October / November 2019


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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Address: 24 The Quay, Bideford,

EX39 2EZ

Through our trusted team in

Bideford, Towergate has access

to a wide range of tailor-made

insurance solutions and risk

management programmes.

Drawing on resources from our

insurance experts across the

UK, we can assist with insurance

requirements locally, nationally

and globally. Located on the Quay

means we are easily accessible

to see clients in the office or visit

them to ensure full understanding

of their requirements.

Utilities Warehouse

Distributor – Nick Parry


Phone: 07890 655316

Based in North Devon, I can

show you how to make great

savings on all your household

bills with the added convenience

of having everything on the same

The All Party Parliamentary

Corporate Responsibility

Group recently recognised

Applegate in Barnstaple for

its commitment to corporate

responsibility, including its

pioneering work on degree


The APCRG is a group

of MPs and members of the

House of Lords committed to

promoting corporate responsibility

within Parliament and

beyond. As part of their work,

they highlight a small number

of businesses each year from

monthly bill! Contact me to find

out how much you could save.

Virtual Business Partners

Twitter: @virtualbizuk


Tel: 01271 603078

Practical solutions, support and

coaching for small businesses,

entrepreneurs and start-ups. If

you require additional resources,

and need experienced, flexible

support, we have it covered:

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| Administrative / VA assistance

| Managing / setting up CRM

systems | Web design & hosting /

content writing | Communications

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Wall Printer UK

Twitter: @WallprinterU


Phone: 07534 258992

Wallprinter UK is pleased to

introduce the UK’s brand new,

innovative vertical wall printing

across the UK as Responsible

Business Champions. Nominated

by Peter Heaton-Jones,

MP for North Devon, Applegate

joined major corporations

such as Standard Life,

BAe Systems and Zurich in

receiving the honour.

Corporate responsibility

encompasses many aspects of

business life and operation:

its fundamental purpose – for

Applegate, connecting buyers

and sellers to help commerce

work more effectively – the

tax paid to fund schools



technology. Wall printing is

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designers, graphic designers,

advertising agencies, sign

makers, painters, decorators,

artists and start-ups who need

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design on indoor and outdoor

walls in brilliant, durable, highdefinition

colour, whatever the

texture of your surface: plaster,

wood, stone, plastic, tiles, glass,

metal, concrete and similar


Wills at Home


Phone: 01271 860105

Address: West Yelland,

Barnstaple, EX31 3EX

Alan Williams provides a personal

wills and lasting powers of

attorney service in North Devon.

Wills – £70 single – £105 joint.

and hospitals, its role in the

community, and the impact it

has on the environment.

In recent years, Applegate

has starkly reduced its carbon

footprint by moving systems

into the cloud, enabling the

decommissioning of inefficient

servers and air-conditioning

units; the business

donates £45,000 a year to

local charities in Devon, it

runs an extensive programme

of school talks and work

experience opportunities,

and it provides gold-standard

Wizard Signs and Print

Twitter: @WizardSignsLtd


Phone: 01237 476100

Address: Unit 2, Habat

Enterprise Park, Clovelly Road

Industrial Estate, Bideford,

EX39 3HN

Wizard Signs and Print has built

a reputation for engaging with

clients to design, manufacture

and install a wide range of

promotional and directional

materials to ensure maximum

recognition for their businesses.


Twitter: @z2zcom


Phone: 01271 879100

Attract customer attention

with marketing, PR and

communications from Zarywacz.

25 years in business, we provide

business journalism, technical

copywriting, case studies,

magazine production, blogs

and online content, campaigns,

events and project management.

Corporate responsibility recognised by Parliament

training through its degree

apprenticeship programme.

In addition to having their

university fees paid and

earning while studying,

Applegate’s apprentices benefit

from a wide range of broader

opportunities, including

visits to Parliament, to other

businesses and to local charities,

and on graduation the

company provides them with

up to £15,000 each to help

them buy their first home.

■■Contact 0345 600 7177 or

Corporate responsibility: (from left) Applegate chief

executive officer Stuart Brocklehurst receives the

certificate from Peter Heaton-Jones MP

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