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Combe Martin, Ilfracombe & Woolacombe conference & exhibition for businesses, entrepreneurs & investors

Thursday 5 March 2015 10am to 4pm – free entry for business visitors & public Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe

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Welcome to Combe Martin, Ilfracombe and Woolacombe

More than ever North Devon needs a strong business community to fight for the interests of all businesses, both small and large. COMBEbusiness was established in 2011 to represent and support all businesses in Combe Martin, Ilfracombe and Woolacombe. We are a not-for-profit company run by volunteers who all run their own businesses. In addition to hosting an event on the first Wednesday of each month at a different venue across the area, we have provided our own training and mentoring support tailored to the specific needs of individual businesses and represented the business community at consultations with various agencies across the South West region. Following the success of OPEN FOR BUSINESS in 2014, we hope you find this year’s event just as valuable for networking, finding new customers and suppliers, and discussing the challenges that all our businesses face.

Conference sessions – Landmark Theatre 12 midday – North Devon Marketing Bureau – Trevor Stanbury Trevor Stanbury will be discussing the new North Devon Marketing Bureau - if you run an accommodation business, visitor attraction, restaurant, café, bar, pub or shop, you need to attend this session. 12.45pm – One Ilfracombe – Ron Ley Ron Ley will be discussing the work of One Ilfracombe. 1.30pm – Manufacturing Success – TDK-Lambda & Pall (Europe) Manufacturers are among our biggest employers, but face huge challenges, including getting young people interested in career opportunities available, attracting talent, securing resilient business infrastructure and bringing investment to the area. This session will discuss these issues and why they are relevant.

Advice sessions

A number of exhibitors will be running advice sessions during the day so you can ask questions on a range of services available locally to help your business.

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361 Energy

w: t: 01271 863625 361 Energy is a community based organisation working to reduce energy and carbon emissions. Projects include include a buyers club for products ranging from LED light bulbs to solar panels and community energy projects.

4You Lettings

w: t: 01271 864044 a: 51 High Street, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 9QB 4You Lettings recently opened our third branch of the company in Ilfracombe. We manage over 40 commercial properties, and also offer a ‘Fresh Approach’ to managing residential properties. We have many SPECIAL OFFERS available to new landlords. For a no obligation chat, please call Lynne on 01271 864044.


w: t: 0800 131 0049 At Annecto we believe in providing you with products that best suit your specific needs. Whether that is accepting payments online, in-store or over the phone, we have you covered.

BlueFrog Media Ltd

w: t: 0845 5442566 a: Anchorage, Hartland, EX39 6AE We are a media agency based in North Devon offering a wide range of services to suit your business, specialising in social media management and website creation.

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Business First Network

w: t: 07713 158283 Business First Network is the UK’s fastest growing business organisation. We exist to support protect and grow our members business: Advice and assistance with business regulation and compliance; Access to essential business services at a competitive advantage; Promote your business for fee and gain access to tender work around the UK.


w: t: 07971 176044 COMBEbusiness exists to promote business in the Combe Martin, Ilfracombe and Woolacombe area of North Devon. We are an independent, not-for-privateprofit company run by volunteer business owners and open to every business in this area. We support all businesses with monthly events, marketing and promotion help, training and advice, and lobbying. JOIN TODAY – fill in an application form on our exhibition stand.


w: t: 01271 268011 a: 4 Church Street, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8HA Coversure Ilfracombe is the only insurance office in Ilfracombe and caters for all types of commercial and private insurance policies throughout the South West. The Coversure team offer a full broking and claims service and are proud of their professional and friendly approach to satisfying all their clients’ insurance needs.

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Cracking Nuts

w: t: 01271 865120 a: Woodstock House, 53 Chambercombe Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 9PH Cracking Nuts is a small family business based in Ilfracombe. They are absolutely passionate about nuts, natural ingredients and North Devon. They can often be found at festivals and events around Devon, hand roasting their unique sweet and spicy mixed nuts from their trailer. Cracking Nuts use fairtrade and organic nuts whenever possible and the syrup used to coat the nuts is entirely homemade and from all-natural ingredients and then cooked in small batches from their trailer. 


w: t: 07807 260 853 a: Hammonds Farm, Castle Hill, Berrynarbor, Devon, EX34 9SX We’re Firethought. A bright new media production company who embrace new technology to promote the services, products, or ideas you sell using video and animated solutions.

Flint Hosts

w: t: 08000 274362 a: Unit 3-4, The Candar, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 9DS Based in Ilfracombe, we provide Cloud Managed Servers with enterprise level security and excellent service at the heart of what we do. We’re experts in providing the right solutions for our clients, regardless of your industry, and we offer a fully bespoke service to match your requirements exactly – whether you require simple website hosting or need to support business critical systems.



Hele Corn Mill

w: t: 01271 863185 / 07554 310176 a: Watermouth Road, Hele, Devon, EX34 9QY Winner of Devon Life’s ‘Best Tearoom Award 2013 and 2014’, Hele Corn Mill is a 16th century watermill, tearoom and tourist attraction. Cakes baked daily on the premises, some using our wholemeal stoneground flour. Our cream teas include traditional Devonshire Splits and Thunder and Lightning. Mill tours, kids puzzles and challenges. School groups and private visits welcome.


w: t: 01271 867616 We create animated videos to help explain and educate anyone about anything. If you need to explain what your business does, or why it is different, a videoscribe is the

best way to convey it. Words and pictures are drawn on screen in real time and a voice over and / or musical soundtrack added to enhance the learning experience.

Ilfracombe & District Community Transport Association (Minibuses)

w: t: 01271 863630 a: Avenue Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 9AT We are a charity that operates minibus services to meet the needs of the local community, including Ring and Ride, social trips out and a theatre transport group bringing people into the Queens and Landmark. We provide private hire for community groups including  self-drive, as well as operating a late-night bus service to bring employees from Mortehoe and Woolacombe back to Ilfracombe.  

Small Family run site between Mullacott Cross and Woolacombe. Level pitches overlooking fields towards the sea. Everyone welcome and pets free of charge. Never tried camping before or just wanting to escape for a night or two? Then give us a try. You don’t need to go far from home to relax and enjoy the sunsets. Relatives visiting but no room? We have a Static Caravan for hire in its own garden area. 10% discount with this advert Get in contact with Sarah or Peter to find out more

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Ilfracombe Tourist Information Centre

w: t: 01271 863001 a: The Seafront, Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 9BZ An independent information centre dedicated to the promotion of Ilfracombe. We will promote your business to visitors and locals not just face to face but also via the premier tourist website ‘Visitilfracombe’, social media and print

media. We offer office services, ticket sales, accommodation booking and access to local tourist business networking.

Marsdens Devon Cottages

w: t: 01271 813777 a: 2 The Square, Braunton, Devon, EX33 2JB With over 350 holiday cottages and more than 40 years’ experience, Marsdens Devon Cottages understands how to get the most from letting your holiday property. Our local team offers a professional, personal and friendly service, plus all our properties are VisitEngland graded to give guests confidence when booking.

Mother Earth’s Minerals

w: t: 01271 889325 a: Cranleigh House, High Street, Combe Martin, Devon, EX34 0EP Ever heard those reports of the dramatic fall of mineral content in our food since the war? Whether you are a farmer or a gardener Motherearthsminerals is the answer: 100% natural volcanic basalt rock dust, tried and tested by nature for growing healthy plants since dinosaur times.

Philip J Milton & Company plc

w: t: 01271 344300 a: Sterling House, Joy Street, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX31 1HE Founded in 1985, Philip J Milton & Company Plc offers fully independent financial and investment planning services, covering all aspects of clients’ finances. Holding the country’s highest financial qualifications and with unrivalled investment management systems, we also have uncompromising commitment to clients and a wealth of experience regarding investment opportunities.




One Ilfracombe

w: t: 01271 855318 a: The Ilfracombe Centre, 44 High Street, Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 4AL One Ilfracombe brings together public, private and voluntary sector organisations to work together in partnership to improve the economy, health and living environment of Ilfracombe for the benefit of all. We believe that decisions affecting Ilfracombe should not be made remotely but should be made by local people who live, work and invest in the town.

PG Print + Office Services

w: t: 01271 855814 a: Ilfracombe 25 years supplying professional services for all print and office support requirements: document preparation, proofreading, print and mailing services, including discounted postage. Dedicated secretarial services are also available, either remotely or for the occasional office-based requirement.

Friendly, efficient legal advice and assistance with property transactions, wills, trusts, probate, injury claims, disputes and business advice.

See the link on our website for reviews from satisfied clients and ask us about our initial FREE ADVICE service BRAUNTON


4 The Square EX33 2JD

8 Church Street, EX34 8HA

Tel: 01271 812811

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Robins Garage

w: t: 01271 862454 a: Unit 6, Mullacott Cross Industrial Estate, Ilfracombe, EX34 8PL Robins Garage, just off Mullacott Cross roundabout approaching Ilfracombe, offers MOT testing, car servicing and repairs, used car sales, and motorhome servicing and repairs. Robins Garage participates in ‘TRUST MY GARAGE’ as a member of RMI, one of Britain’s oldest motor trade organisations which operates a strict code of practice.

South West Office Supplies

w: t: 01271 889337 a: Combe Martin South West Office Supplies, your friendly local office supplies company serving North Devon and the whole of the UK. Outstanding award-winning customer

service and advice will ensure we supply you with the right product at a price to suit. Try us and you will not be disappointed.

Sunnymead Farm Camping & Touring Site

w: t: 01271 879845 a: Mullacott, Ilfracombe, North Devon, EX34 8NZ Sunnymead Farm is a friendly, family-run camp site set in four acres of glorious North Devon countryside with direct access from the B3343 between Mullacott Cross and Woolacombe. The farm is ideally situated for visiting either the Victorian seaside resort of Ilfracombe or for using as a base to explore the rest of North Devon and Exmoor.

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holiday home? the local experts

A North Devon based company with over 40 years’ experience of letting holiday cottages. Our local team offers a professional, personal & friendly service and all our properties are VisitEngland graded, giving our customers confidence when booking.

Contact us today for your homeowner recruitment pack Visit or call us on 01271 813777



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Taylors Solicitors

w: t: 01271 812811 (Braunton) 01271 864134 (Ilfracombe) a: 4 The Square, Braunton, EX33 2JD 8 Church Street, Ilfracombe, EX34 8AJ Friendly, efficient legal advice and assistance with property transactions, wills, trusts, probate, injury claims, disputes and business advice. See the link on our website for reviews from satisfied clients and ask us about our initial FREE ADVICE service.

Travel Counsellors: Clare Flint w: t: 01271 828990 / 0845 0587553 / 07710 567043 a: Lonsdale House, High Street, Combe Martin, Devon, EX34 0EP Clare Flint is an independent travel agent with many years of experience providing financially bonded trips for both Holiday and Business Travel. She can offer a 30day credit account for regular business travellers as well as airfares worldwide in


all classes. Clare prides herself on being approachable, efficient, discreet and friendly.

The Voice

w: t: 07779 321022 a: 1st Floor, 21 High Street, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX31 1BG The Voice is North Devon’s truly local radio station, broadcasting online, on DAB digital radio and on 106.1 and 107.8FM, providing a service of local information and news, mixed a wide range of music and entertainment. We are a ‘Not-forProfit’ organisation predominantly run by volunteers. Currently we broadcast local company advertisements online and on DAB, and as from April 2015 we will be broadcasting these on FM as well. For more information on how The Voice can help promote your business, contact Anne on 07943 177088.



Watermouth Cove Cottages

w: t: 01271 883931 a: Lonsdale House, High Street, Combe Martin, Devon, EX34 0EP Watermouth Cove Cottages are a group of eight pretty self-catering holiday cottages, built in the 17th century and once the coaching houses and stables of Watermouth Castle. Watermouth Cove Cottages are situated beside the castle grounds, just 200 yards from the cove, harbour and South West coastal path between Combe Martin and Ilfracombe. Pets are welcome.

Woolacombe & Mortehoe Tourism Association

w: t: 01271 870553 a: Tourist Information Centre, The Esplanade, Woolacombe, EX34 7HL We are here to help with all types of enquiries to ensure visitors to our area have a happy holiday. We promote

members of the Tourism Association and the Woolacombe & Mortehoe area to potential visitors through Woolacombe Tourist Information Centre, printed publicity material, the Woolacombe tourism website and social media.


w: t: 01271 879100 Do enough people know about your business? Zarywacz provides marketing, PR and communications to increase awareness and attract more sales. We write, produce, maintain and publish blogs, brochures, case studies, magazines, newsletters and web sites. We handle ad hoc and ongoing projects and provide regular weekly or monthly support. Want to see what we do? We produced this event guide you are holding in your hands or reading online. For a free one-hour consultation – see our advert on page 9.

Thank you Organising OPEN FOR BUSINESS takes a lot of time and resources, and we are grateful for all the help volunteers and businesses have given to stage this event. Organisers: Clare Flint, Sarah Lock, Paul Yabsley, Robert Zarywacz Event volunteers: Caroline Channing, Lynda Courtnadge, Amanda and Neil Simpson Poster printing: The Photo Shop Poster distribution: Lucy Aldridge of The Cotton Tree, Lance Rice of South West Office Supplies, Kathy Jones of Hele Corn Mill plus many more Venue: North Devon Theatres Thank you to all our members, speakers, exhibitors, advertisers, visitors and everyone who has helped in any way to support OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

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