Create Growth Programme for Devon creative sector

Creative UK is launching the Devon Create Growth Programme for creative businesses in Devon after helping Devon County Council to deliver a successful funding application from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The programme is aimed at companies, CICs and charities in the design, fashion, architecture, film, broadcast, createch, gaming, immersive, publishing, music, theatre, … Read more

Join the Skills Revolution for your New Year’s Resolution

Petroc is encouraging North Devon businesses to “play your part in shaping the workforce of the future”:  By hosting a T Level student work placement, you could inspire and change the career path of a young learner in your local area, while benefitting from new skills within your business at no additional cost. What are … Read more

North Devon Business Awards 2024 now open

The fifth annual North Devon Business Awards are now open for entries with 14 categories offering the opportunity for every business in the area to enter. The awards are free to enter for every business based or operating in North Devon and there are no costs involved at any stage, apart from the price of … Read more

Lyn Valley Dog House is #SmallBiz100 small business champion

Jacquie Dove, owner of The Lyn Valley Dog House in Lynton, was one of hundreds of small businesses joining a special reception at the House of Lords in November to celebrate the upcoming Small Business Saturday.  Small Business Saturday is on 2 December 2023 to celebrate small business success and encourages people to ‘shop local’ and support … Read more

Rural England Prosperity fund open for £25,000 grants

Eligible North Devon businesses can apply for Rural England Prosperity Fund (REPF) grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 from the UK Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKPSF). The central government grants are being channelled through North Devon Council and Torridge District Council to North Devon+, which is managing the grant process. The grants aim to … Read more

HotSW Growth Hub launches digital support

The Heart of the South West Growth Hub has launched a new service offering free, fully funded one-to-one digital business support. Businesses in North Devon, the rest of the county and Somerset can receive dedicated time with their digital business advisers, tailored to meet their unique business needs. An initial digital business review will identify … Read more

Devon Business Show | Wednesday 11 October 2023

Devon Business Show organised by Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce returns to Plymouth Pavilions on Thursday 11 October. Exhibition zones at this year’s show include: ➤ Business Services ➤ Digital, Media & Technology ➤ Retail, Leisure, Tourism & Hospitality ➤ Sustainability  ➤ Education and Skills  ➤ Marine, Construction and Manufacturing  Connecting Devon business At … Read more

King’s Awards for Enterprise now open for entries

How can you display the official King’s Award for Enterprise emblem for your business? That’s what Mark Ansell, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Devon, answered on stage at the North Devon Business Awards. After the success of one of our 2022 winners – Moo Free Chocolates – in receiving the King’s Award for Enterprise, Mark is … Read more

North Devon Manufacturers Awards now open for entries

The 2023 North Devon Manufacturers Awards are now open for entries – the closing date is 1 September. The awards are open both to NDMA members and non-members, and seek to recognise and celebrate all manufacturing across North Devon. There are nine categories, which are free to enter: ➤ Apprentice ➤ Business transformation ➤ Environmental … Read more

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

BBxpo Bideford business expo | 26 October 2023

BBxpo North Devon business exhibition and networking event returns on Thursday 26 October 2023 at Bideford College. The event offers: ➤ Affordable promotion for all businesses through multiple channels – in person, in print and online ➤ Connections with high-quality suppliers and business support providers ➤ Opportunities to establish long-lasting relationships at our free networking … Read more

Survey: Cash or card?

Payment by card or phone is increasing. while cash is in decline, apparently. Is this good or bad? We’ve talked to businesses with different views on the benefits and disadvantages of each and would like to draw a bigger picture of how changes in payment habits are affecting businesses. To help us, we’re asking North … Read more

Popular dog store expands into bigger premises

One of the smallest shops in Lynton has moved to Orchard House, a much bigger premises in Queen Street, which had been empty for many years. The Lyn Valley Dog House is now more visible and has expanded from one room to two retail rooms, enabling an increase in treats in the deli (including canine … Read more