Outstanding New Business Award

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

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Slee Blackwell | sponsor of the Outstanding New Business Award | Business Action

Sponsored by Slee Blackwell Solicitors, the Business Action ‘Outstanding New Business Award’ recognises the success of new North Devon businesses as they establish themselves.

New businesses are essential to the success of the North Devon economy as new technology causes some older industries to disappear and the natural cycle leads to experienced business people retiring. New businesses are always needed to replace old ones and to develop the economy for the future. Due to its remoteness, running a business in North Devon is a big challenge and maintaining a business here is a major achievement.  

The Outstanding New Business Award is open to any business in North Devon started on or after 1 January 2018. This includes businesses acquired by and transformed by new owners.



The judges are looking for evidence of one or more of:

  • Businesses started in spare time, after leaving employment or with own investment or established businesses transformed by new owners.
  • Investment in training to develop necessary business skills
  • Original business ideas or a fresh take on an existing type of business 
  • Persistence in driving a business from scratch to success
  • Success such as employing staff or exporting
  • Drive and commitment to transform a vision into reality 

From buying and selling goods at a market to establishing a specialist consultancy, the Outstanding New Business Award highlights entrepreneurs who put their plans into action to build a successful North Devon business.

Slee Blackwell Solicitors

Slee Blackwell Solicitors are an award-winning, Legal 500 recommended practice. 2020 is our centenary year. We have come a long way in the past one hundred years, but we remain committed to the principles of our founder Ernest Slee to provide the highest levels of professional service.

We are proud to have been awarded Lexcel accreditation, the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark for excellence in legal practice management and legal client care.

Our clients therefore have the peace of mind of knowing that their legal affairs are in safe hands and that their interests are being looked after by an established, accredited law firm that is dedicated to providing a first class service.

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