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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Blind Pig Media, which has

creative hubs in both Bude

and London, has been named

a Facebook official Marketing

Partner. Recognition by a

corporation of this size is a

significant achievement for

the growing digital marketing

agency, and will open up more

opportunities for both the

agency and its clients.

According to Facebook,

“Marketing Partners are

painstakingly vetted not only

for capability and expertise,

but also for a solid track record

of success”, meaning that

when a company is in need

A trio of the Bude Blind Pig Team: (from left) Steve Brookes, Alice Edmonds and Erin Michie. Two of the piglets are Hippo and Lily!

Media pigs fly with Facebook approval

of marketing assistance, they

can head straight to this list of

proven partners all across the

world to find an agency who

will help –Blind Pig Media now

being one of them.

The benefits of this recognition

include early access to

new product releases, a direct

connection to the Facebook

team, as well as a wide variety

of training resources and events

right at the tip of the team’s

fingers. These can be fed back

to clients, which include SMEs

and FTSE100 companies, to

further improve their digital

marketing and business success.

Exeter ranked a top five UK airport

Exeter Airport has again

been ranked in the top five

of UK airports for customer

satisfaction, according to the

consumer group Which?

Exeter went up one place

this year to fourth out of

17 airports across the UK

with fewer than 10 million

passengers. Based on a range

of member measures, Exeter

scored 73%, up one percent

on the previous report, in the

survey competed by more than

6,000 Which? passengers.

Matt Roach, managing

director of Exeter Airport,

said: “Our passengers appreciate

the convenience of flying

from their local airport and

the Which? survey results

show that our staff at Exeter

Airport have again helped

bring about the high scores for

customer satisfaction.”


Steve Brookes, co-founder of

Blind Pig Media says, “We are

delighted to have received this

partnership accreditation from

Facebook and to be recognised

for our expertise and the results

achieved for our clients.

“I am very proud of the

team’s efforts and hard work

that have got us to this stage as

a business, and I am even more

excited for the future of Blind

Pig Media and what’s to come.”

Blind Pig Media was

originally established in

London and relocated to Bude

in 2016, while retaining its

London presence. One of the

William Bolton, 22, has won

the Exmoor Society’s 2019

Pinnacle Award for Young

Entrepreneurs, worth £3,000.

William has a passion for

bee-keeping, learnt from his

grandfather, and is determined

to follow in his footsteps by

producing heather honey

from hives on Exmoor. He will

continue the practice of moving

hives on and off the moor by

reviving these sites and finding

main reasons for moving to

the South West was the level of

creative talent emerging from

Falmouth University.

Client account associate

Alice Edmonds adds: “I also

love the fact that you can get

out for a walk on the beach

in your lunch break or before

work – it definitely helps the

creativity to flow.”

The Blind Pig ‘litter’ now

numbers 14 and its services

range from content creation to

growth and engagement, SEO

and web design.

■■Details 020 3745 65 75 or

Rural award winner busy with bees

new ones in his enterprise

WBee, based on his initials.

William attended school in

Wiveliscombe before working

on several bee farms in New

Zealand. He said: ‘‘It is an

honour to have been chosen

by the Exmoor Society for this

award and I look forward to

growing my business for the

benefit of the environment and

my community.”


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