Event: Dr Molly Scott-Cato MEP to visit Ilfracombe

Member of the European Parliament for the South West Dr Molly Scott-Cato will be visiting the Carlton Hotel in Ilfracombe from 6pm to 7pm on Wednesday 22 February to host an hour of informal discussion about what a future outside the European Union may look like.

COMBEbusiness members are invited to attend the event where Dr Scott-Cato will give a short introduction on the subject of the UK Post Brexit followed by an open discussion.

Refreshments will be available.

No reservation is required, but please attend promptly for a punctual 6pm start.

COMBEbusiness becomes Affiliate member of Devon Chamber

In order to expand our reach and ensure that businesses in the Combe Martin, Ilfracombe and Woolacombe area receive the best representation when dealing with Government and other bodies, COMBEbusiness has joined Devon Chamber as an affiliate member.

Devon Chamber of Commerce is an accredited member of the British Chambers of Commerce network. Representing over 40,000 employees in the county, Devon Chamber connects businesses to enable growth and success in the region. Working in partnership with local authorities, strategic organisations and British Chambers of Commerce, Devon Chamber of Commerce works to improve business conditions in the county.  Devon Chamber works with all levels of local and regional government, from officers working directly on projects to those who influence local decision making and strategic groups such as the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership. Nationally, it has access to the Government through the relationship with British Chambers of Commerce, enabling it to add weight to local and regional lobbying activity. It seeks to address key issues impacting on business growth and development for the region.

What are the benefits of Affiliate Membership?

  • 2 Copies of Chamber profile
  • Free Chamber event promotion via Elink
  • Affiliate Chamber news feed on Devon Chamber website – for Chamber news & information
  • Access to free events for 2 members of the chamber committee
  • Access to paid events – member rate will be apply to committee members and non-member rate applies to all Chamber members
  • Inclusion in the BCC quarterly economic survey & other relevant surveys
  • Chamber profile and link on Devon Chamber of Commerce Affiliate page of website
  • Quarterly roundtable discussions with the CEO of Devon Chamber and briefings

COMBEbusiness directors will be meeting with Devon Chamber to develop a close relationship and involvement in events both in this area and across the whole of Devon.

Expanded board of directors

We are pleased to announce an expanded board of volunteer directors for COMBEbusiness.

Directors joined or about to join are:

  • Brendan Ashford (A1 Design Solutions)
  • Kyle Chivers (Firethought)
  • Clare Flint (Travel Counsellors)
  • David & Kathy Jones (Hele Corn Mill)
  • Sarah Lock (Sunnymead Farm Camping & Touring Site)
  • Tim Puttick (TDK-Lambda UK)
  • Paul Rogers (361 Energy)
  • Paul Yabsley (Robins Garage)
  • Robert Zarywacz (chairman) (Zarywacz)

In addition, Gloria O’Connell, Sarah Dullaghan, Paula Good, Tim Lamerton, Paul Hopkinson and Paul Clews have offered support with various activities.

We all look forward to meeting you at future events.

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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