Free training for hospitality businesses

Petroc has received funding to support employers and employees in the hospitality sector and is offering fully funded (free) training sessions in March which cover the following; ​Distance Learning Bite size sessions BUSINESS AND FINANCE Leading and Motivating a Team Preparing to deliver excellent customer service • Solving problems and making decisions Understanding Leadership Conflict … Read more

Startup Club to support new businesses in North Devon

A fully-funded, after-hours support programme aimed specifically at helping North Devon residents to start and grow a business is launching at the new Node Enterprise Centre in Barnstaple. Initially held online, Startup Club will give local people thinking of starting their own business or looking to turn their passion into a career, all the resources … Read more

Accredited international trade training sessions in North Devon

In response to feedback from North Devon members, Devon and Plymouth Chamber is hosting a series of six special skills and international trade training courses in Barnstaple. The courses will support businesses trading internationally or wanting to develop trade internationally and, accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), cover the critical steps for any … 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

North Devon manufacturers offer STEM undergraduate sponsorship leading to a job

Manufacturing is an important part of the North Devon economy and local businesses are struggling to recruit candidates for roles requiring higher level technical skills. National shortages in technical skills compound this problem for businesses in North Devon and Torridge, who see young talent leaving the region for Higher Education elsewhere, and not returning after … Read more

Manufacturer supports winning young enterprise school team

A North Devon young enterprise team supported by TDK Corporation has won Best Company Presentation award at the South West Enterprise final. TDK Corporation is supporting Ilfracombe Academy’s Young Enterprise team and, after attending two trade fairs in Exeter, the Academy’s ‘Wood on Waves’ team presented its ‘better our beaches’ vintage body boards at the regional Young … Read more

Marketing course for tourism accommodation providers

After studying Psychology, at Cambridge University as part of a Natural Sciences degree, Bella Given embarked on a career in marketing. Over the course of 20 years, she marketed brands such a Beefeater Gin, Solpadeine and Hedex, Snack-a-Jacks and Huggies nappies, and successfully created and marketed two of her own businesses: a South West London Garden Design … Read more