About Need it Find it


Need it Find it aims to provide useful resources to North Devon businesses by helping you connect with other businesses and with customers.

Started by Robert Zarywacz and Alan Williams in 2017, our first service was a monthly advertising leaflet distributed to some 10,000 homes and businesses around Bideford. The Need it Find it North Devon Business Directory grew out of this.

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We ceased publishing the Bideford leaflet after two activities developed from it and overtook it.

The first is our BBxpo North Devon business exhibition in Bideford, launched in 2018 and developed into an annual event.

The second is our independent North Devon-based business magazine – Business Action.


The Need it Find it North Devon Business Directory now operates in conjunction with Business Action. Our advertising plans offer combined promotion in our online directory here and in the magazine.

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Robert Zarywacz

He was technology writer for The Business Magazine in the Thames Valley in the 1990s and business editor of the North Devon Journal from 2009 to 2017. He has interviewed dozens of chief executives and managing directors of businesses large and small, and takes a keen interest in technology, manufacturing and infrastructure. He is also interested in promoting skills and small businesses. Robert has also organised many North Devon business events.

Robert’s communications experience includes corporate roles with British Airways and global law firm Baker & McKenzie, as well as running his own communications partnership, providing copywriting, journalism, PR, publishing and events, at z2z.com.

Call Robert on 07971 176044 or email robertz@business-action.co.uk.