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
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
Small Business Saturday is looking for 100 businesses from around the UK to celebrate, shout about and promote in the run up to Small Business Saturday 2019 on the 7 December. Each year the campaign celebrates one business a day in the 100 days running up to Small Business Saturday. As well as this, the … Read more
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
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
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
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
Our April / May 2019 issue is now being distributed across North Devon. Here’s a glimpse of what’s inside.
Entries are now open for the North Devon Manufacturers Association’s North Devon Technology Awards – for students 13-19 years – which aim to encourage the manufacturers of the future. These awards enable school and college students to showcase their technology projects to win an industry award. There is also a £100 cash prize. Winners will … Read more
The 2019 North Devon Manufacturers Association Awards are now open for entries with the aims of identifying and celebrating the expertise, technical specialisation, innovation, growth or other success of manufacturers and schools within North Devon. The 10 categories are: Manufacturer of the Year Team of the Year Apprentice of the Year Trainee of the … Read more
4–8 March is National Careers Week in schools, a focus for careers support for young people leaving education, but it’s not only those starting their careers who need advice. Now Teach, which creates a route for people with decades of experience to become teachers, has worked with YouGov to produce a report examining career satisfaction in Britain. … Read more
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
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
We’ve been away for a bit, but now we’re back. Watch out for more news about business in North Devon . . .
North Devon businesses had a successful night at the 2017 Devon Tourism Awards, with several continuing a winning streak over a number of years. North Devon winners Active & Sporting Experience Award GOLD – Skern Lodge, Bideford Artistic, Cultural & Learning Experience Award SILVER – Quince Honey Farm, South Molton Café/Tearoom of the Year HIGHLY COMMENDED – Nelly … Read more