2019 exhibitors

Bideford Business Expo | BBxpo | Need it Find it

Thursday 24 October 2019

All BBxpo exhibitors get their profile listed here and most are featured in the event guide in Business Action magazine and in social media posts.


BBxpo 2019 exhibitors

Barclays Business Banking

Contact: Simon Pollard, Relationship Manager. Whether you are just starting out in business or you’re already well established, you’ll know that smart, sensible support from your bank can make all the difference. That’s where we come in. Talk to us about what you want to achieve, in the UK or abroad, and our team of managers will do all they can to help you reach your business goals.
Tel: 07775 555514
Address: 38 Boutport Street, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1HH

BAYtek Office Solutions

‘To offer top quality professional sales and service to local business simply and effectively’. BAYtek Office Solutions specialises in supporting a large customer base throughout Devon, Cornwall and Somerset with their photocopiers and printers, priding ourselves on our fantastic customer service and exceeding all service expectations.
Tel: 01626 833139
Address: BAYtek House – Unit 25/26 Daneheath Business Park, Wentworth Road, Heathfield Industrial Estate, Newton Abbot, TQ12 6TL

Bearman’s Plumbing Centre

Plumbing, heating and bathroom supplier to trade and DIY customers. Supplying all aspects of heating, plumbing, gas fittings, bathrooms, pipe and fittings. Spares for showers, taps, and boilers in stock or available net day. Expert advice available on all aspects of plumbing and heating as well as great advice on bathroom design and fitting.
Tel: Ilfracombe 01271 867990 Barnstaple 01271 328097
Address: Unit 1F, Mullacott Cross Industrial Estate, Ilfracombe, EX34 8PL and Unit 5 Brannam Crescent, Roundswell Business Park, Barnstaple, EX31 3TD


Business Networking in Barnstaple (BNIB) is a team of North Devon businesses who meet weekly in order to expand their business through making new contacts and gaining new work through focused business referrals
Twitter: @BNIBarnstaple
Tel: 0843 289 1339

Business Action

The independent North Devon-based bi-monthly business magazine providing dedicated coverage of the local business community. Available in print and online, Business Action carries original news stories and visits businesses for one-to-one interviews wherever possible.
Twitter: @BusinessActionM
Tel: 07971 176044
Web: and


CITB is the industry training board for the construction sector in England, Scotland and Wales. Its aim is to help the construction industry attract talent and to support skills development to build a better Britain.
Twitter: @CITB_UK

Clarity Copiers North Devon

North Devon based – Advice, demonstration, service, rental & sale of colour printers, copiers & MFPs (multifunctional printers). Wide range of models to suit all requirements.
Tel: 01271 374061
Address: Ground Floor, Florence House, Brannam Crescent, Roundswell Business Park, Barnstaple, EX31 3TD


We’re a fun, friendly creative agency producing fab designs for all forms of printed & digital media. From a logo to anything you can put it on, we’ve been making businesses look their best for many a year. If you fancy getting a little Clevera with your design and print, come say hi.
Twitter: @CleveraAgency
Tel: 01271 336275
Address: Whiddon Valley, Barnstaple

Cranford Business Services limited

Barbara Harris FMAAT provides accountancy and business support. Does your accountant listen to you and act on your needs? Explain your accounts in terms you understand? Arrange meetings at your convenience?
Tel: 07896 204857
Address: Old Stone, Cranford, Devon, EX39 5QW


Can we help you? Our aim is to make North Devon the most mentally healthy place to live and work. We are Dare2BU, a team of four ladies, led by Debra Simmons, working together to run retreats, talks, workshops and other events to help people find a more fulfilling and contented way of living.
Tel: 07772 215366

Devon Electric Heating

Electric Heating Systems – supplied and installed – throughout the South West. The Devon Electric Heating range of products provides a heating solution whatever the size of your property. From the smallest to the largest home, we offer electric radiators and panel heaters with designer styling to blend with any décor and the latest innovations to enhance heating comfort and lower energy usage. Electric heating is an amazing alternative to traditional gas or oil-fired wet systems. Looking to upgrade your Economy 7 storage heaters then check out our range of Optimizer Eco Rads. Contact us for a free, no obligation consultation and survey.
Twitter: @heatingdevon
Tel: 01237 722136
Address: 1, The Vineyards, HOLSWORTHY, Devon, EX22 6JG

Devon Partnerships

Devon Partnerships’ purpose is to help your business enhance their position within the community by giving the necessary tools to promote your brand and services by connecting businesses together to create a stronger Business network across Devon. Devon Partnerships will also work with Cornwall businesses and Cornish Partnerships to help build an even stronger South West business community.
Twitter: @Devon_Partners
Tel: 07393 149855

Fitzgerald HR

With offices in Devon, Somerset and London, Fitzgerald HR provides Human Resources with the human touch to small, medium and large organisations looking for HR solutions across the employee life cycle. Our team of specialists deliver a truly customised HR service for each of our clients.
Twitter: @FitzgeraldHR
Tel: 01271 859267
Address: Barnstaple

Growth Support Programme

The Growth Support Programme helps businesses to identify their barriers to success and provides access to the funded support they need to grow. You can get up to 12 hours of free advice in different areas: Marketing, Business Planning, Digital processes, Finance and HR.  The support on offer from the programme, which is EU funded and completely free to businesses in the Heart of the South West area, includes an initial 3-hour face-to-face meeting with one of the experienced delivery partner business advisers, resulting in a realistic growth plan for your business and areas identified where additional support will benefit. After this initial meeting, you will be offered the opportunity to commit to a further 9 hours of free advice.
Twitter: @ERDF_GSP

Heart of the South West Growth Hub

The Heart of the South West Growth Hub provides a central business advice service to businesses within Devon and Somerset. The Growth Hub is a free, first point of contact for both new and established businesses seeking support and advice. We have a local, dedicated advisory team on hand to answer questions, provide information and make introductions to specialists on business topics such as: funding opportunities, marketing, finance, exporting and innovation.
Twitter: @GrowthHubHOTSW
Tel: 03456 047 047
Address: Unit 5, Derriford Business Park, Brest Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 5QZ

Heartfelt Products

We design products including the ICE Alert pocket medical wallet, the Woofie Wallet and a bespoke range Made in Devon comprising Happy Quilts and Quilt of Memories (to wrap around people/children for their final journey). We can add photos, wording, names and dates to these products and tailor colours/themes.
Twitter: @HeartfeltProdu1
Tel: 01237 476005

Imaginary Space

Imaginary Space was founded on the premise of improving the quality of local web design in North Devon. We are a two-man studio that is excited to help local businesses grow by designing with their customers in mind. We detest trends, templates and stupid b******t.
Twitter: _imaginaryspace
Tel: 07544 666457
Address: Bideford

Itseeze North Devon

Itseeze North Devon has the “World’s Easiest Editing System” based simply on “Word” – giving you complete control to change text, images, menus, prices, add unlimited pages – live on screen in seconds! We guarantee to save you time and money – for less than £2 a day! As SEO and copywriting experts – we guarantee a high local ranking. All our websites are bespoke – no frames or templates, 24/7 Customer Support on your own website and via Itseeze Youtube Editing Support. Local “Award Winning” Company supporting over 300 “local” North Devon businesses! Free Domain name, free business emails and free consultation.
Tel: 07890 633458

Jamaica Press

Jamaica Press has many years’ practical experience in working closely with our clients and being the “everyday” answer to queries, regular requirements and emergencies. With our highly skilled team of staff, we offer graphic design, printing, signage/display, web design, office products/stationery, office furniture and education supplies – all with a high level of customer service.
Twitter: @jamaicapress
Tel: 01237 452333
Address: Mambury Moor Estate, Buckland Brewer, Bideford, Devon, EX39 5NL

Jobcentre Plus – Department of Work and Pensions

Engage with employers to identify bespoke labour market solutions creating opportunities for DWP customers. Support the recruitment and retention of staff, promote the flexibilities offered by Universal Credit and support schools to prepare young people for the world of work.
Twitter: @JCPinDevon
Tel: 01237 496925
Address: Northbank House, North Road, Bideford, Devon, EX39 1RD

Learn Devon

Learn Devon has provided adult and community learning courses on behalf of Devon County Council for more than 20 years supporting people in learning new skills for leisure, returning to employment, improving their English and maths and improving their health and wellbeing.
Tel: 01237 472462
Address: The Arts Centre, The Quay, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2EY

Leopard Marketing

Profile coming soon
Tel: 07540 896451

Marley Communications Ltd

An expert leading bespoke cloud and on premise telecommunications and technology company. We are a specialist Voice & Data Communications and IP CCTV company based in the South West that aims to help you reduce your costs, while giving you great products and a first class after-sales service.

We are grateful to Marley Comms for providing the wifi for BBxpo. The company is unable to attend BBxpo, but you can contact them as below:
Twitter: @MarleyComms
Tel: 01237 423445
Address: Unit 8, Caddsdown Business Centre, Clovelly Road, Bideford, Devon, EX39 3DX

Marsdens Devon Cottages

With over 400 holiday cottages across North Devon and Exmoor 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 graded by our own Quality Assessment Team to give guests confidence when booking.
Twitter: @MarsdensCottage
Tel: 01271 813777
Address: 2 The Square, Braunton, Devon, EX33 2JB

Medicare South West Limited

We have been offering care and support to local people affected by a life-limiting illness since 1984. We now care for around 3,000 people every year across North Devon, offering specialist care to patients at home and at the hospice, while supporting the whole family throughout these toughest of times.
Tel: 0800 0614539
Address: 10 Pollards Place, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4FE

Need it Find it

Need it Find it’s aim is to be useful by connecting businesses. It achieves this through business events, including BBxpo; publications, including Business Action magazine; and its online directory.
Twitter: @needitfinditnow
Tel: 07970 671192‬


Panotion started with a passion for video and a bridge to serve businesses well by helping solve communication challenges. As a solo video creator, I enjoy working closely with businesses to learn about them, how I can facilitate growth and build stronger relationships with my client’s target audience.
Tel: 07780 010411
Address: Bideford

Peak Online

Peak Online provides website design and digital marketing services to clients throughout the UK and Internationally. Specialising in WordPress and Magento websites, custom or templated, we cater for all budgets. Our digital marketing services include SEO, Social Media, Pay Per Click and email marketing.
Twitter: @peakonlineltd
Phone: 01237 721256
Address: 21 Chingswell St, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2NF

Petroc College of Further and Higher Education

Petroc is one of the south west’s leading colleges, raising the aspirations, knowledge and skills of individuals, communities and business in Devon and beyond. The college offers a vast range of courses including apprenticeships, vocational training, professional programmes and degrees, and works with hundreds of employers to deliver essential training.
Twitter: @petrocofficial
Phone: 01271 345291
Address: Petroc, Old Sticklepath Hill, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 2BQ

RST Web Design

Profile coming soon.
Phone: 01271 815128

Safety Supplies Direct / Tawsa

Tawsa Ltd is a Health & Safety consultancy providing an extensive range of services to clients, from simple questions answered over the phone to overseeing and managing the health, safety & welfare of an entire business. Safety Supplies Direct is Tawsa’s sister specialising in supplying PPE and workwear, including safety boots and shoes, hi visibility clothing, workwear, gloves, eye protection, fall arrest equipment and harnesses, from its Barnstaple store and online.
Twitter: @safetysupplies1
Web: and
Phone: 01271 377558
Address: Unit 47A, Upcott Avenue, Pottington Business Park, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1HN

Simple Recruitment (South West) Ltd

Having recently celebrated 10 years of business, we continue to provide local businesses and individuals with a different, more personal, approach to recruitment which sets us apart from other recruiters. We specialise in both temporary and permanent recruitment solutions across industrial and commercial sectors covering the North Devon area and get to know each every one of our clients and candidates to ensure that the match is always perfect. We take great pleasure in making the recruitment process SIMPLE, so whether you are looking for the next step in your career or the newest addition to your team, we are more than happy to help!
Twitter: @SimpleRecND
Phone: 01237 439500
Address: Main Office: 2 Jubilee House, Queen Street, Bideford, EX39 2JH

SWIG Finance Ltd

SWIG Finance provides business loans from £500 to £100,000 to start-ups and growing SMEs throughout the Southwest. From offices in Exeter, Truro and Bristol, we provide friendly, professional support to smaller businesses who often find it difficult to raise finance from other sources. We have 30 years’ business lending experience and are part of a national network of Responsible Finance Providers. We work with our clients to ensure they stand the best chance of success, providing them with the finance and support they need to start up and grow their business. SWIG Finance is a not for profit distributing company and a charter member of Responsible Finance. SWIG Finance Ltd is part of the South West Investment Group of companies. We are a charter member of Responsible Finance and part of a network of similar throughout the UK which provide access to fair and affordable finance to local businesses and individuals.
Twitter: @swigfinance
Phone: 01872 223883


Based in North Devon a passionate photographer concentrating mainly on food and interior images. Images can now be shown in far better quality and detail than before and my photography has evolved with the internet enabling me to deliver a cost effective quality product for your websites and magazines.
Twitter: @tarkatography
Phone: 07977 414798

The Sign Maker

House Signs, Business Signs, Memorials, Engraved Plaques and Wheel Covers all made at The Sign Maker in North Devon. Everything made just the way you want it – your choice of size, font, image and material which includes granite, slate, oak, other timbers, cast bronze, engraved brass and many more.
Twitter: @the_sign_maker
Phone: 01769 561355
Address: Yelland Farm, High Bickington, High Bickington, Umberleigh, Devon, EX37 9BX


Through our trusted team in Bideford, Towergate has access to a wide range of tailor made insurance solutions and risk management programmes. Drawing on resource from our insurance experts across the UK, we can assist with insurance requirements locally, nationally and globally. At Towergate, we like to deal with everyone, we are a community insurance broker, located on the Quay in Bideford means we are easily accessible to see clients in the office or visit them to ensure full understanding of their insurance requirements.
Phone: 01237 429 978
Address: 24 The Quay, Bideford, EX39 2EZ

Train4All Construction Academy

Train4All is a specialist provider of training for the construction industry and with over 130 current enrolments, we are now one of the leading providers delivering training to learners and employers across the South West. Providing Apprenticeships, Traineeships, NVQ’s, CSCS, SSSTS and SMSTS Training, Short Skill DIY Courses and Forces Resettlement Programmes, we really do cater for all of your training needs.
Twitter: @Train4All
Phone: 01769 736040 / 01458 274043
Address: Units 1a-2 Limefield South, Pathfields Business Park, South Molton, EX36 3LH

Virtual Business Partners

Practical solutions, support and coaching for small businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups. If you require additional resources, and need experienced, flexible support, we have it covered: Business process optimisation | Administrative/ VA assistance | Managing / setting up CRM systems | Web design & hosting / content writing | Communications (newsletters, social media). Five good reasons to contact Virtual Business Partners!
Twitter: @virtualbizuk
Phone: 01271 603078

Wills at Home

Alan Williams provides a personal wills and lasting powers of attorney service across North Devon. Wills – £70 single – £105 joint.
Phone:01271 860105 / 07970 671192
Address:  West Yelland, Barnstaple, EX31 3EX

Wizard Signs and Print

Wizard Signs and Print, North Devon has built a reputation for engaging with its clients to design, manufacture and install a wide range of  promotional and directional materials to ensure maximum recognition for their businesses.
Twitter: @WizardSignsLtd
Phone: 01237 476100
Address:  Unit 2, Habat Enterprise Park, Clovelly Road Industrial  Estate, Bideford, EX39 3HN 


Attract customer attention with marketing, PR and communications from Zarywacz. 25 years in the business, we provide business journalism, technical copywriting, case studies, magazine production, blogs and online content, campaigns, events and project management.
Twitter: @z2zcom
Phone: 01271 879100

Zero 7

Zero7 is a Barnstaple-based business telecoms service provide. Working across key areas such as Fixed Lines and Calls, Broadband and Gigabit connections, Wi-Fi and Mobile. We provide a managed service with in-house technical support and billing teams.
Twitter: @07telecom
Phone: 01271 370707

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All BBxpo exhibitors get their profile listed here, in the event guide in Business Action magazine and in social media posts