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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Reducing the disability employment gap in North Devon is the aim of an Untapped Talent recruitment event at the Park Hotel, Barnstaple on Wednesday 6 <strong>November</strong>. Instead of attracting jobseekers to meet employers, this event invites employers to come in to meet and talk to a group of talented individuals with a wide range of skills. Employers will receive anonymised profiles of the candidates in advance to showcase the skills and abilities on offer before the event. On the day, facilitators will help introduce employers to whichever candidates they would like to speak to, and also ensure everyone is fully involved. The aim is to help start or continue the jobseeker’s journey within the world of work by offering jobs, interviews, work trials, observations, taster days, work NEWS Reversing roles at Untapped Talent recruitment event Listening to clients’ needs A couple who pooled their considerable corporate experience to start their own business have moved to North Devon where they continue to service clients remotely. Clive Struver was born in Devon and has worked in the technology and telecoms industries in the UK and Europe at board level, while Jane Struver’s experience includes roles with the Bank of England and as business analyst with a global IT company. Clive and Jane started Virtual <strong>Business</strong> Partners to provide a range of business support services They describe Virtual <strong>Business</strong> Partners as “more than an assistant, more hands-on and practical than a consultant, filling in the gaps and getting things done.” Jane has extensive experience in social media campaigns and content management, web design, CRM and sales support, while Clive provides business and personal coaching, business strategy and planning support. They always get to know a business first, so that, along with the business owner, they can establish exactly what services are required. ■■Details 01271 603078 or virtualbusinesspartners.co.uk VISIT STAND AT BBXPO experience, or any other corporate programmes available. The event has been organised by the Northern Devon Employment and Skills Board in conjunction with the Department of Work and Pensions, Pluss, Petroc, Empowering Enterprise, Young Devon, Project Search and Next Steps Development. The organisers are keen to speak to employers who would like to find out more about Imaginary Space is a web design studio formed by Harry Roper and Luke James to help local businesses grow. Harry started a games studio at the age of 15, organising people around the world, and while at Petroc did a lot of work online for companies in America, including a project for Universal Studios at the age of 19. He went to university in London, although helped develop a VR game there for start-up Tengio and left his studies to take up a full-time role with the company. Harry decided he liked the business side more than programming and returned to North Devon where he founded Imaginary supporting disabled people into work. Contact Tony George, employer advisor (DWP) tony. email@example.com on 01271 395401 or Nicola Williams, Northern Devon Employment and Skills Board coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org on 01271 852428 for details. Harness your web site data Space to build better web sites for local businesses. For Harry, success is more than the look of a web site and he thinks many businesses don’t realise that they are losing out by not making use of their data. “I think most businesses don’t understand what their data is telling them or what they can do with it,” says Harry. “We operate a three-month catch-up where I call our client and explain to them in layman’s terms what their data is telling me and what they could potentially do based on it.” ■■Details 07544 666457 or imaginaryspace.co.uk VISIT STAND AT BBXPO Imaginary Space: (from left) Harry Roper and Luke James Call 01271 326694. email@example.com visit www.boomboommedia.co.uk 18 business action | <strong>October</strong> / <strong>November</strong> <strong>2019</strong> | business-action.co.uk
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