Best Employer Award Finalists

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Best Employer Award 2020 finalists

Sponsored by Cooper Golding Recruitment, the Business Action ‘Best Employer Award’ seeks to recognise employers based or operating in North Devon who are committed to providing a fulfilling environment in which their employees thrive.

The finalists in the Business Action Best Employer Award 2020 are listed below in alphabetical order.

Watch out for the announcements of all category winners.


Barum and Dewar

Barum and Dewar designs, manufactures and supplies protective cases / containers, custom foam inserts and 19” racks to the defence, space and technologies sectors. 

It is an SME business with its head office in Barnstaple and a team of six people consisting of design, production planning, sales and finance. Its sister manufacturing company B&D Foam is based in Southampton, employing a production team of 10. Managing director David Frame is based in its Scotland office, but regularly works from the Barnstaple site.

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Mystery Shoppers

Mystery Shoppers was set up in 1991 by Paul Grafton, a certified management consultant and former British Airways inflight product and cabin crew training manager.

As customer experience consultants, the company specialises in using its Mystery Shopping programmes to achieve clients’ objectives – usually continuous improvement, compliance or competitor monitoring.

With its headquarters in Holsworthy, it has offices in London and Bulgaria as well as franchises in Kenya, Botswana and Myanmar.

It has developed a shopper database of 260,000+ people and is a member of the MRS and MSPA, strictly adhering to their high standards of service.

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Tarka Holiday Park

Tarka Holiday Park is ideally situated for a relaxing, laid-back visit. It has no clubhouse, swimming pool or restaurant, but does have a unique atmosphere of serenity and seclusion, perfect for discerning holiday guests for whom peace and tranquility is high on the holiday wish list. Nestled in its beautiful natural setting, Tarka is the perfect antidote to the everyday stresses of modern life.

The park was nominated for its diverse, inclusive approach to recruitment, training and ongoing support of employees.

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The Terrace Tapas & Wine Bar

The Terrace Tapas & Wine Bar serves freshly cooked, authentic Spanish tapas. It invites customers to enjoy its warmth of service and unhurried, relaxed style of dining. It is family run and family friendly. It also welcomes dogs into the bar area.

It provides a truly continental atmosphere with a glass of Rioja and good conversation.

The Terrace Tapas & Wine Bar is based on one site in Ilfracombe and employs bar staff, waiter and waitresses, glass cleaner, chefs and KPs.

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