Devon Women in Business Awards now open for entries

The 2023 Devon Women in Business Awards are now open for entries – the closing date is 15 September. There are 12 categories in all including two new awards: Female Apprentice of the Year and Female Led Community Group / Project / Charity. Awards sponsors this year include South Devon College (Apprentice of the Year) … Read more

Tech South West Awards open for entries

The Tech South West Awards are now open for entries to celebrate the best of technology across the region’s businesses and recognise and celebrate talent, creativity, business success, education, leadership, diversity and more. There are 23 award categories ranging from Best Startup, International Success and Tech Entrepreneur of the Year, to Sustainable Tech, Tech Education … Read more

North Devon Show e-tickets now available online

e-tickets are now on sale for this year’s North Devon Show, which organisers say should help fast track visitors’ entry to the showground at Umberleigh for the one-day agricultural show on Wednesday 7 August. e-tickets also offer a discounted price. “We’re really excited about the changes to our ticketing for this year’s show,” said show secretary … Read more

Meet Business Action at the North Devon Show

The Business Action team will be exhibiting at the North Devon Show on Wednesday 7 August 2019. Meet editor Robert Zarywacz and publisher Alan Williams and tell us about your business. You can find out about what we are planning for the magazine and about our BBxpo business exhibition in Bideford on Thursday 24 October … Read more

Public consultation on new guidance to keep Exmoor families farming

Exmoor National Park Authority is inviting comments on new guidance into how new homes for rural workers and farming families in the National Park can be applied for, as part of a public consultation running for six weeks until 18 June 2019. The draft ‘Rural Worker and Succession Farm Dwelling Guidance’ applies to those working … Read more

Get free digital skills at BBxpo with the Google Digital Garage

Google is bringing its Google Digital Garage to Bideford Business Expo (BBxpo) on 24 October 2019, offering North Devon businesses free advice and coaching on their digital skills to help them grow in their business, career or confidence. The Google Digital Garage is one of Google’s flagship investment programmes in the UK, where anyone can … Read more

Business promotion grant available to help Devon firms exhibit across the UK

Devon Delivers has announced the latest round of its Business Promotion Grant scheme, which aims to help Devon-based companies promote their goods or services to national and international trade audiences at UK-based events. Businesses throughout Devon are invited to apply for grants of up to £1,500 through a competitive bidding process. The funding will support … Read more

Ryanair launches Exeter to Alicante winter service from 29 October 2019

Ryanair is launching new winter flights from Exeter Airport to Alicante in Spain starting  29 October 2019. The announcement of the twice-weekly service comes days after Ryanair launched three new routes from Exeter to Malta, Malaga and Naples, its first ever flights from the airport. It will also enable passengers to continue flying from Exeter … Read more

Magnetic North Devon | What attracted you to run your business here?

We’ve launched a new, regular feature in the latest issue of Business Action, the independent business magazine: Magnetic North Devon. What attracts people to run businesses in North Devon? While it’s a beautiful area and the quality of life is superb, with magnificent countryside, the best beaches in the country and tranquillity, this also creates … Read more

Countdown to North Devon Enterprise Day

The countdown is on to North Devon Enterprise Day on Thursday 24 October 2019! North Devon Enterprise Day aims to build a more cohesive business community across the area, encouraging businesses to be enterprising every day, and specifically focusing on Thursday 24 October 2019 when the BBxpo 2019 business exhibition in Bideford hosts a free business networking … Read more

Government details £2 billion South West transport investment

Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling MP has published a Department for Transport document detailing investments adding up to £2 billion being made in transport in the South West to help the region prosper. As well as discussing the A303 Stonehenge bypass, investments in the M4 and M5 corridors and work to provide a … Read more

Big Devon March 2019

Walking is the simplest and easiest way to fit more activity into your everyday routine. Helping you to stay healthy, stay productive, burn calories and feel great. Active Devon aims to make March the month that you add more walking into your day and feel the great benefits of being more active. Join The Big … Read more