Free workspace on International Coworking Day

North Devon workers can enjoy free workspace on International Coworking Day – 9 August 2022 – at Node Cowork in Barnstaple.  Coworking describes working from a shared space. As well as helping save costs in office rent and utility bills, coworking spaces act as community builders, where people naturally form friendships and working relationships by … Read more

BBxpo North Devon business exhibition returns for 2022

BBxpo, North Devon’s largest independent business exhibition, returns after an absence of two years on Thursday 27 October at Devon Hall, Bideford College. Business Boost branding Originally named Bideford Business Expo, the event, which fast became known as BBxpo, has been rebranded as Business Boost Expo – Bideford to match complementary activities, including the Business … Read more

10 sustainable business tips

The Sustainable Business Resource is a North Devon-based organisation connecting SMEs with the tools required to reduce their carbon footprint and improve sustainability in all possible aspects of operations. Working as part of the Plastic Free North Devon charity, it will run a full assessment of your business and then lay out a plan of … Read more

Bideford startup wins £50,000 Innovate UK grant

Bideford-based Earthly Biochar has been awarded a £50,000 Innovate UK grant as part of the Young Innovators Next Steps Awards. Founded by two innovators in their 20s in 2018, Earthly Biochar helps farmers and gardeners to use less water and feed, and grow bigger, healthier plants using an organic soil supplement that also sequesters carbon. Earthly Biochar will use … Read more

What could electron microscopy do for your business?

Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre (PEMC) is relaunching its Industrial Solutions events for 2022/23 and invites industrial partners old and new to join it in discovering what electron microscopy could do for their businesses. Its new design of Industrial Solutions will be Microscopy Clinics and will be based on a 1-2-1 online sessions. This service is ideal for … Read more

New plumbing and heating centre

The Barnstaple branch of RGB Building Supplies has opened a new dedicated plumbing and heating centre. It celebrated the opening in June with demonstrations from hot water cylinder provider Gledhill, plumbing and heating control distributors EPH, piping system company SANHA, manufacturer of sanitary equipment SIAMP, and innovative plumbing solutions and underfloor heating supplier Maincor. The … Read more

NDMA North Devon Manufacturing Awards 2022

The North Devon Manufacturing Awards are returning after a two-year hiatus. Organised by the North Devon Manufacturers Association, any business in North Devon can enter the awards for free, both NDMA members and non-members. The 10 award categories are: Apprentice Business Transformation Champion Manufacturer Environmental Project Exporter Health & Safety / Covid Resilience Innovation Product … Read more

Business Boost

The North Devon Startup & Business Development Guide 2022 Following a discussion with Susie Kevern of Pound Lane Financial Management, Business Action has published Business Boost – The North Devon Startup & Business Development Guide 2022. Intended as a reference work for anyone in North Devon looking to start or develop their business, this is … Read more

South Molton manufacturer to supply training equipment to Rugby World Cup France 2023

The France 2023 Organising Committee has announced that Aramis Rugby, a family-run business based in South Molton, has been appointed as Official Supporter of Rugby World Cup 2023.  Aramis Rugby will provide training, grounds and fitness equipment to the 20 participating teams at Rugby World Cup 2023, including the world’s most advanced digital analytical scrum machines. … Read more

North Devon Business Awards 2022 winners

175 guests assembled at the Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe, North Devon on Thursday 19 May to raise a glass of Rosefinch Devon sparkling wine from Ten Acres Vineyard to toast the winners of the Business Action North Devon Business Awards 2022. The awards, organised by Business Action, the independent North Devon business magazine, attracted 114 entries … Read more

Big Benefits for Small Businesses

What it is? The Big Benefits for Small Businesses project is being delivered by Petroc and funded by the European Social Fund. It also has the collaborative support of Torridge District Council, North Devon Council and Devon County Council. What are the objectives? Our aims are to: Help small businesses in Torridge and North Devon … Read more

Business Action North Devon Business Awards 2022

The third annual Business Action North Devon Business Awards are now open for entries to celebrate the achievements of North Devon businesses. Click on the awards below to enter – you can enter as many categories as appropriate. Closing date for entries – Monday 21 February 2022. The winner of each category will go forward … Read more