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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Fill your own containers in Lynton

After visiting local eco

shops, Val Pugsley wanted

to open her own store and so

started researching products.

On 1 September, Val and

husband Steve accepted the

keys to the shop at 1 Lee Road,

Lynton and opened the doors

of Ginger Nut on 2 September.

Ginger Nut stocks home,

eco and seaside goods and

is building up its range to

include cleaning products

from fabric conditioner to

washing-up liquid, hand soap,

laundry liquid, toilet cleaner,

washing and dishwasher

powder and a lot more.

To reduce waste, customers

are invited to bring their own

bottles to refill and reuse their

plastic containers. Ginger Nut

also sells glass bottles with a

pump, spray or pourer, which

can be refilled again and

again. The store’s emphasis is

on products free from dyes

and harsh chemicals and not

tested on animals.

As well as Val and Steve,

the store is staffed by four

assistants include Christine

Bowden, Kelly Peacock and

family members.

The response from the

community has been very

positive and Val intends to

open all year.

■■Details 07811 356711 or

Pannier market plan

Bideford Pannier Market

development officer Helen

Perrson, appointed in August, is

working to increase market use

for businesses and community.

With accommodation for

a potential 17 businesses on

Butcher’s Row, eight marketplace

shops and 35 stalls plus

toilets, baby-changing facilities,

café and food outlets all under

cover, Helen aims to develop

events to attract more traders,

families and shoppers.

“We welcome new traders

who want to be part of a

vibrant market,” says Helen.

The Pannier Market Hall

is open Tuesdays to Saturdays,

9.00am to 3.00pm from

January to March and 9.00am

to 4.00pm from April to

December; the independent

Butcher’s Row and the Market

Place Shops are open Mondays

to Saturdays.

■■Details Bideford Pannier

Market at

Sustainable store: (from left) Christine Bowden, Kelly Peacock

and ginger nut Val Pugsley

Back to nature on the high street

If the high street is at the

centre of the community, then

the community is at the centre

of Nature’s Nutrition in Mill

Street, Bideford.

Not only is Nature’s Nutrition

a health-food store selling

high-quality foods and supplements

for a range of specialist

and regular diets, but it’s also

a co-operative which aims to

support the local community.

Registered as a not-for-profit

community benefit society, individuals

can join as members.

It also strives to care for the

environment and encourages

customers to bring in their own

boxes, jars or pots to fill them

with herbs, spices, cereals, rice,

pulses, dried fruit and other

foods to reduce packaging and

waste. It also stocks refill shampoos,

hand-wash, cleaning and

laundry liquids from ethical

brands including EcoLeaf, Bio

D and Faith in Nature.

There is large range of

products in store, from vegan

protein powders to speciality

teas, and staff are always pleased

to source specific products.

■■Details 01237 425194 or

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