North Devon’s independent business awards

Business Action Awards 2020 | North Devon's independent business awards

Business Action, the independent North Devon-based business magazine, is launching its inaugural business awards to celebrate the outstanding achievements of businesses based or operating in North Devon.

The award categories will open for entries one by one starting from Monday 20 January.


Building on its successful first year as the area’s only dedicated business news publication, Business Action is launching its awards to increase support for and promotion of North Devon businesses.

Independent and transparent

The Business Action Awards are fully independent and transparent to attract entries from as many businesses as possible of all sizes, from all sectors, from all areas of North Devon.

Sponsors and judges are separate and neither will enter the awards to guarantee complete impartiality and establish essential credibility.

We welcome entries from all sole traders, SMEs and PLCs from Lynton to Bideford, from Torrington to Holsworthy.

Why enter?

The Business Action Awards are free to enter and offer promotional opportunities and prizes, including advertising, to businesses selected as finalists or winners. The winners will be announced at a major awards event combining food and drink, theatre and networking.

In addition, every business entering the awards will have the chance to win an advertising package worth £150.

Awards categories

Businesses based and operating in North Devon can enter as many categories as they like – deadline for submissions is 23:59 on Monday 9 March 2020:

Winner of Winners

The winner of each category will go forward for the judging of the overall North Devon Business of the Year Award.

The Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe | Business Action Awards 2020 | Thursday 4 June 2020 | North Devon's independent business awards

Awards event

The finalists will be announced in April on this website and in the April issue of Business Action magazine.

The winners will be announced on Thursday 4 June 2020 at the Business Action Awards event at the Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, which will include networking, buffet and an exciting presentation in the theatre.


We already have a number of fantastic sponsors lined up, who we will be announcing shortly.

There are still sponsorship opportunities available – for details.