2018 exhibitors

Bideford Business Expo | BBxpo | Need it Find it

Below is the full list of exhibitors at the first BBxpo in 2018 – click to see the growing list of this year’s BBxpo exhibitors on Friday 24 October 2019.


Last year’s exhibitors at BBxpo 2018

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.
Phone: 07775 555514
Address: 38 Boutport Street, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1HH

Bideford Travel

We give impartial advice on the best holiday for you and your family at the best possible price. We are also ABTA-bonded. Whatever type of holiday you would like, be it beach holidays, cruise, tour, or even just a flight , we will be able to help plan your perfect trip.
Phone: 01237 488623
Address: 20a Mill Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2JR

Bluesoup Communications

Bluesoup is a full-service advertising agency with a proven track record of delivering results for its clients. The agency plans and buys all offline media, designs anything that needs designing & has specialist expertise within digital media. We learnt our trade on clients such as Audi, Tesco, Ford, Wrigley’s NatWest and the RAC and now offer those skills and expertise to clients of all sizes. The agency boasts “Recommended Status” by the Recommended Agency Register with an impressive rating of 89%.
Phone: 0844 880 5470
Address: 5 Hart Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2LB

Calvert Trust Exmoor

The Calvert Trust is a charity for people with disabilities. We are the only 5* accommodation activity centre in England. We have sailing through to archery and horse riding through to cycling and everything in between. We are completely charity based and receive 0 funding from the government. Any help from businesses we receive is greatly appreciated.
Twitter: @CalvertExmoor
Tel: 01598 763221
Address: Wistlandpound, Kentisbury, Devon, EX31 4SJ


Cirrusli provides top notch training in cloud and digital accounting systems across North Devon and Cornwall. We offer tailor-made, private sessions so you can learn as fast as you find manageable. Our company is distinguished by the high level of service and support we provide to our clients, deep practical knowledge of the software, a wide range of business experience, and most importantly, the high calibre of our trainers. We post regular hints and tips on our Facebook page at
Twitter: @CirrusliLtd
Tel: 01237 320262
Address: 32 Mill Street, Bideford, Devon

Clarity Copiers North Devon

North Devon based – Advice, demonstration, service, rental & sale of colour printers, copiers & MFP’s (multifunctional printers). Wide range of models to suit all requirements.
Tel: 01271 374061
Address: The Old Coach House, 11a, Boutport St, Barnstaple, EX31 1RW


Design, print – less is more!
Twitter: @CleveraAgency
Tel: 01271 336275

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

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

Dorcas Media

Our tried-and-tested PR services are available to entrepreneurs with ideas, new start-ups, and existing businesses. Whether you need our specialist skills in outsourcing or, we work as part of your media internal team – we can help to grow your business on the global stage.
Twitter: @kevinkelway1
Tel: 07435 745458

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
Phone: 01237 496925
Address: Northbank House, North Road, Bideford, Devon, EX39 1RD

Just Spectacles

With 34 years in UK Optics, Andrew is the 3rd generation of his family to work in the industry. All our products are sourced from quality UK suppliers. Being independent we can ensure that we provide you with the best lens and frame combination to suit you and your visual needs.
Twitter: @just_spectacles
Phone: 01237 451435
Address: 25 Market Place, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2DR

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

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 offer a 24-hour call-out service throughout the year, so you are assured that you will have the support whenever you need it and because we are locally based covering Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset; we can be with you in less than four hours.
Twitter: @MarleyComms
Phone: 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
Phone: 01271 813777
Address: 2 The Square, Braunton, Devon, EX33 2JB

Matrix Print and Design

Matrix have a huge range of printing products and with our creative graphic designers we are your one stop shop for all design and print requirements including business cards, leaflets, brochures, posters, bulk copying, banners and flags. We also run Nettl North Devon to create beautiful websites and web shops at a local level with the support of a national network ensuring that the latest in design & technology is included.
Twitter: @matrixpduk
Phone: 01271 344277
Address: 33 Queen Street, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8HG

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.
Phone: 0800 0614539
Address: 10 Pollards Place, Bideford, Devon, EX39 4FE

North Devon Hospice

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.
Twitter: @NDevonHospice
Phone: 01271 344248
Address: Deer Park, Newport, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 0HU

Paul Clews Enterprises

Dalek, PA and stage lighting available for weddings, parties, functions, corporate events and openings. The best guitar and ukulele lessons in schools and homes across North Devon. Ukulele workshops. Ideal for hotel and campsite entertainment, stag and hen parties.
Twitter: @paulkclews
Tel: 07866 650015

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


When you’ve got a deadline to send an article to a newspaper, need to write a press release in time for a product launch or never get round to writing business blogs, use pressme fixed-price copywriting services for effective articles that take full advantage of promotional opportunities.
Twitter: @pressmenow
Phone: 0333 0444 354

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

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

Simple Recruitment (South West) Ltd

We are a local, independent Employment Agency/Business who specialise in the provision of temporary and permanent recruitment solutions across Industrial and Commercial sectors at all levels located in Bideford. We serve businesses throughout North Devon. We aim to provide a reliable, approachable and professional service where our clients return to us time and time again for assistance with their vacancies and candidates experience a service that they refer to fondly. Essentially our job is to find jobs for people and people for jobs.
Twitter: @SimpleRec
Phone: 01237 439500
Address: Main Office: 5 Mill Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2JT are the personalised direct mail people, helping you get your creative designs and ideas directly into the hands of your customers and prospects. Companies across the UK are finding that email opening rates continue to fall and are turning to as their preferred provider of direct mail solutions.
Twitter: @StannpDM
Phone: 01271 344507
Address: Unit 12 Taw trade Park, Barnstaple, Devon

SWM & Waste Recycling Ltd

Leading Independent Waste Management Service provider specializing in Total Waste Management including Scrap Metal, Paper/Cardboard and Plastic Recycling. Transforming waste into useful resource to limit the amount of waste going to landfill. Services also include Wheelie Bins and the sale of Used Car Parts.
Twitter: @SWMRecycling
Phone: 01271 342695
Address: Gratton Way, Roundswell Business Park, Barnstaple, EX31 3NL


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


TTVS exists to promote and enable voluntary and community activity and to develop innovative responses to unmet need. Working, wherever possible, with local partners, TTVS stimulates community activity, develops local networks, provides a voice for the voluntary sector and delivers a range of supportive services to individuals and community groups.
Twitter: @torridgevs
Phone: 07901 865817
Address: 14 Bridgeland Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2QE

University of Plymouth

Do you want to fill skills gaps and retain the best talent? The University of Plymouth has a range of offers which could support your business. Come and find out about our free Workplace Needs Assessments and our business-tailored Degree Apprenticeships, plus other ways we would help you and your business excel.
Twitter: @PlymUni
Phone: 0800 052 5600
Address: Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA

Utility Warehouse Authorised Distributor – Nick Parry

Based in North Devon, I can show you how to make great savings on all your household bills with the added convenience of having everything on the same monthly bill! Contact me to find out how much you could save.
Phone: 07890 655316‬

The Voice

The Voice is North Devon’s truly local radio station, broadcasting online, on DAB digital radio and on 106.1 and 107.8 FM, providing a service of local information and news, mixed a wide range of music and entertainment. We are a registered ‘Not for Profit’ Community Interest Company (CIC). The Voice is fast becoming North Devon’s most listened radio station For more information on how The Voice can help promote your business, contact Steve on 07739 515317.
Phone: 07739 515317
Address: Belle Meadow Court, Albert Lane, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8RJ

Westward IT Ltd

Westward IT specialises in providing high quality IT products and services to the commercial, retail, educational and hospitality sectors throughout North Devon and the South West. We provide a range of IT services and IT solutions including Computer and Network Support, Server Support (including Small Business Server), Cloud Computing, Virtualisation, Hosting, Disaster Recovery, Online Backups, IT Management Consulting, IT Project Management and Proactive IT Managed Services as well as Ad Hoc/Break Fix IT Support.
Twitter: @WestwardIT
Phone: 0845 5337537
Address: 2nd Floor, Castle Hill Building, South Street, Torrington, Devon, EX38 8AA

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

Yellow Trumpet

We are an Independent Online Business Directory for local Independent Businesses in North Devon where you can get your business heard and your customers can leave reviews on your Yellow Trumpet business listing. You can also respond to the reviews and give information about events and Special Offers to your Yellow Trumpet customers.
Twitter: @yellowtrumpetuk
Phone: 0333 5771033
Address: 74 High Street, Clovelly, Bideford, Devon, EX39 5TQ

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