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OPEN FOR BUSINESS 2016 Award winners

OPEN FOR BUSINESS Awards 2016Below are the winners of the OPEN FOR BUSINESS Awards announced today at the Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe.

Best Tourism & Hospitality Business

Winner

Finalists

Best Digital Business

Winner

Finalists

Best Retail Business

Joint winners

Finalists

Best Employee

Winner

  • Allan Day – Ilfracombe and District Community Transport Association

Finalists

  • Rachel Ford – The Deli, Ilfracombe High Street
  • Peter Hunter – Manor House Café
  • Barrie Quaintance – Robins Garage

Excellence in Customer Service

Winner

Finalists

  • Paul Clews
  • Ilfracombe Convenience Store (Premier express)

Young Entrepreneur

Winner

Finalists

  • Ben Bengey – Silver Spirit Charters
  • Kyle Chivers – Firethought

Business of the Year

Congratulations to all winners!

Finalists in the OPEN FOR BUSINESS Awards 2016

OPEN FOR BUSINESS Awards 2016

Lead awards sponsor

Eye Sky Group at OPEN FOR BUSINESS, Ilfracombe, North Devon on Friday 4 March 2016

Eye Sky Group


The finalists in the OPEN FOR BUSINESS Awards 2016 have been announced below. The winners will be announced at 4pm on Friday 4 March 2016 in the Landmark Theatre, Ilfracombe at OPEN FOR BUSINESS.


Best Tourism & Hospitality Business

sponsored by

Marsdens Devon Cottages

Finalists


Best Digital Business

sponsored by

Flint Hosts: sponsor of the OPEN FOR BUSINESS Best Digital Business Award 2016

 

Finalists


Best Retail Business

sponsored by

JD-Commercial-logo-web

Finalists


Best Employee

sponsored by

Project Shop at OPEN FOR BUSINESS, Ilfracombe, North Devon on Friday 4 March 2016

Finalists

  • Allan Day – Ilfracombe and District Community Transport Association
  • Rachel Ford – The Deli, Ilfracombe High Street
  • Peter Hunter – Manor House Café
  • Barrie Quaintance – Robins Garage

Excellence in Customer Service

sponsored by

One Ilfracombe

Finalists


Young Entrepreneur

sponsored by

TDK-Lambda UK logo

Finalists


Good luck!

2016 OPEN FOR BUSINESS Exhibitor: Watermouth Cove Cottages

Watermouth Cove Cottages will be exhibiting at OPEN FOR BUSINESS 2016 on Friday 4 March at the Landmark Theatre & Pavilion, Ilfracombe, North Devon.

Watermouth Cove Cottages

Profile: 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.

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2016 OPEN FOR BUSINESS Exhibitor: Travel Counsellors ~ Clare Flint

Travel Counsellors: Clare Flint will be exhibiting at OPEN FOR BUSINESS 2016 on Friday 4 March at the Landmark Theatre & Pavilion, Ilfracombe, North Devon.

Clare Flint of Travel Counsellors

Profile: 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 30-day credit account for regular business travellers as well as airfares worldwide in all classes. Clare prides herself on being approachable, efficient, discreet and friendly.

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2016 OPEN FOR BUSINESS Exhibitor: Project Shop

Project Shop will be exhibiting at OPEN FOR BUSINESS 2016 on Friday 4 March at the Landmark Theatre & Pavilion, Ilfracombe, North Devon.

Project Shop at OPEN FOR BUSINESS, Ilfracombe, North Devon on Friday 4 March 2016

Profile: When you don’t know how to sort what’s holding your business back, the Project Shop fixes it for you. From accounting to customer service and marketing, we home in on what matters and apply our expertise to make things run smoothly.

Tell us what you need doing in your business to enter our £25 Amazon voucher prize draw at OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

Project Shop is a co-organiser of OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

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2016 OPEN FOR BUSINESS Exhibitor: One Ilfracombe

One Ilfracombe will be exhibiting at OPEN FOR BUSINESS 2016 on Friday 4 March at the Landmark Theatre & Pavilion, Ilfracombe, North Devon.

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Profile: 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.

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2016 OPEN FOR BUSINESS Exhibitor: North Devon+

North Devon+ will be exhibiting at OPEN FOR BUSINESS 2016 on Friday 4 March at the Landmark Theatre & Pavilion, Ilfracombe, North Devon.

North Devon+ at OPEN FOR BUSINESS, Ilfracombe, North Devon on Friday 4 March 2016

Profile: North Devon+ is a non-profit organisation working with businesses, groups, education and communities across Northern Devon to drive economic growth. We support local businesses to start, develop and grow, driving prosperity, job creation and productivity. We do this through business support programmes as well as access to funding streams.

North Devon+ is hosting ‘conversations’ on Leader 5 grant funding and market research at OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

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2016 OPEN FOR BUSINESS Exhibitor: Lighthouse Photography

Lighthouse Photography will be exhibiting at OPEN FOR BUSINESS 2016 on Friday 4 March at the Landmark Theatre & Pavilion, Ilfracombe, North Devon.

Steve Nuth of Lighthouse Photographyat OPEN FOR BUSINESS, Ilfracombe, North Devon on Friday 4 March 2016

Profile: With over 10 years in professional photography and the creative industry, Steve Nuth’s expertise has helped numerous other photographers grow and succeed in their chosen field. He has become the South West’s favourite beauty photographer, having captured on camera over 500 ladies in the last four years.

Get a professional headshot photo for your social media profiles from Lighthouse Photography for £19.95 at OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

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2016 OPEN FOR BUSINESS Exhibitor: Hele Corn Mill

Hele Corn Mill will be exhibiting at OPEN FOR BUSINESS 2016 on Friday 4 March at the Landmark Theatre & Pavilion, Ilfracombe, North Devon.

Hele Corn Mill at OPEN FOR BUSINESS, Ilfracombe, North Devon on Friday 4 March 2016
Profile: Winner of Devon Life’s ‘Best Tearoom Award 2013, 2014 & 2015’, 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.

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2016 OPEN FOR BUSINESS Exhibitor: Paul Clews Enterprises

Paul Clews Enterprises will be exhibiting at OPEN FOR BUSINESS 2016 on the morning of Friday 4 March at the Landmark Theatre & Pavilion, Ilfracombe, North Devon.

Paul Clews EnterprisesProfile: Guitar, ukulele and bass guitar lessons in schools and private homes across North Devon, or the rest of the world using the internet, by qualified teacher. Guitar lessons can be acoustic or electric. The largest guitar and ukulele school in Devon provides top quality lessons, face to face, can also be given using Skype, Facetime & Google Hangouts.

Paul Clews is offering free ukulele workshop taster sessions at OPEN FOR BUSINESS.

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