Many thanks to the following organisations who have chosen to become an Associate Partner.
South West Coast Path AssociationSouth West Coast Path Association Contact: Sarah Gunn
The South West Coast Path Association is a charitable incorporated organisation set up to promote and protect the Path for all users. The Path is the longest National Trail in Britain, attracting 8.7 million visitors a year who spend over £500 million with local businesses.
Charles DarrowCharles Darrow Contact: Claire Chapman
As one of the South West’s leading commercial property agents and business sales advisors, Charles Darrow’s combined expertise, insight and regional knowledge set us apart from other agents in the leisure sector.
From our offices in North and South Devon, we offer a complete service in all aspects of commercial property and business sales. Our extensive portfolio of commercial properties and specialist licensed and leisure businesses presents a range of opportunities to buy or let, across the South West.
“We don’t believe in cheap sales talk and corporate jargon. Just straight-talking, honest advice.” As a result, Charles Darrow is your perfect partner in commercial property and business sales. We’ll provide an individual service that puts you, the client, first, every time.
If you’re considering selling or letting your commercial property or licensed/ leisure business, the Charles Darrow team would be delighted to assist. Get in touch for your free, no obligation, market appraisal.
Hunt’s CiderHunt’s Cider Contact: Annette Hunt
Rooted deep in the South Devon countryside, Hunts Cider are a Devon Cider maker with a long tradition and heritage, stretching back over 200 years. We use the highest quality Devon cider apples, fermenting fresh bitter-sweet apple juice each Autumn, on the cider farm in Stoke Gabriel, near Totnes
Last year Hunt’s cider had a makeover in the form of a re-brand. Our new branding is contemporary and up-to-date, which is a greater reflection of brother and sister, Richard and Annette Hunt who now run the business. With a history of cider making now spanning eight generations we wanted to stay true to our roots and West Country heritage so based the names around old Devon dialect. Some of the ciders include; Bull Walloper, Wobbler, Pixie Juice, Andsome Bay and Clinker.
Hunt’s Cider is gluten free and vegan friendly and is available to purchase in many pubs, restaurants and all good shops across Devon.
Torbay TaxisTorbay Taxis
Torbay Taxis Ltd (211611) is a local, family run taxi service. Operating 24 hours a day, every day of the year from our Belgrave road office, we have recently celebrated our 20th year in business. Throughout those twenty years the business has grown to where we now employ 30 staff and have a fleet of 180 self-employed drivers operating throughout the Torbay area.
IU EnergyIU Energy Contact: Chaz Lawrence
Strategically South West based, IU Energy is one of the UK’s leading specialists in energy management with innovative consulting capability, highly regarded M&E expertise, tier one arrangements with the top energy providers and access to exclusive financial options for capital funding and intelligent energy buying.
IU Energy operates in two main core areas:
IU Energy offers the following Services:
- Integrated Energy Solutions
- Renewable Energy Technologies
- Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
- Utilities Procurement
IU Energy is also an Award winning company having won the highly prestigious “Regional Consultancy of the Year” Award at the TELCA 2017 Awards and was “Highly Commended” by the South West Energy Efficiency & Healthy Homes Awards 2017 in the Vulnerable Customer Support of the Year category.
IU Energy will help you reduce today to invest in tomorrow.
Accounting & GeneralAccounting & General Contact: Alan Knight
At Accounting & General we specialise in working for clients just like you.
We work for guesthouses and small hotels, holiday lets, restaurants, pubs and retail businesses.
We are a qualified Chartered Certified accountancy practice, so well able and experienced to prepare accounts and tax returns for your business. As we specialise in hospitality businesses we are well versed in the tax nuances of the sector. We fully understand the opportunities to make substantial capital allowance claims on your property value, and the capital gains tax implications on your purchase or sale.
Furthermore we have been commercially responsible for running businesses just like yours, from the AA Top 200 Hell Bay on Bryher in the Isles of Scilly, to the Rose & Crown at Yealmpton and big old Butlin’s at Minehead. This breadth of experience is unrivalled, with the underlying point that we have personal empathy for your situation and circumstance, as well as sharp-end profit-focused experience.
We will welcome your contact and be happy to set up a free of charge introductory meeting at your premises at a time to suit you.
PKF Francis ClarkPKF Francis Clark Contact: Paul Butler
PKF Francis Clark are chartered accountants based across the South West of the UK.
We offer a range of financial services to a large variety of businesses, our team of experts are here to provide guided advice and support for all your accountancy requirements.
Bays BreweryBays Brewery Contact: Peter Salmon
Bays Brewery, a multiple award-winning family run business based in Torbay on the Devon coast
Our passion is to brew premium ales using the finest local ingredients whilst also supporting the community and protecting the environment. Our products are delivered to hundreds of pubs, restaurants and shops all over the South West and further afield which has firmly established us as one of the region’s top breweries.
Everyday’s A Bays Day!
GallagherGallagher Contact: Melanie Birchell
Gallagher offer a full suite of insurance services to include Business Insurance, Personal Insurance and a national scheme for holiday let properties and holiday complexes. Gallagher’s dedicated teams work to protect clients, from the initial review of your requirements through to arranging the most appropriate solution. When the unthinkable happens their experienced claims teams will be on hand to manage your claim, protecting your interests throughout. Authorised & regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
IMS MarketingIMS Marketing Contact: Mike Franchi
Creative Marketing People
…three words that describe us and what we do.
Creative: logos/identity, websites & e-shots, promotional materials, advertising
Marketing: research, planning, PR & photography, event management
People: career management, executive coaching, mentoring, training
Based in Brixham, we have broad experience, wide ranging skills and an extensive network.
The ResultantThe Resultant Contact: Barry Cole
more resultant than consultant
….providing management and leadership direction,
a critical friend to leaders of small independent businesses
I offer a wealth of experience in a wide range of businesses including hotels, restaurants, conference & events and leisure facilities, as well as retail.
My private clients come from a wide range of business sectors as divers as an International Audio-Visual company to a state of the art software design company, and from retail to manufacturing.
I support Devon Air Ambulance Trust as Vice-chair, I am Chair of Play Torbay, and Chair of Friends of South Devon College. I am also Chairman of an advertising, brand development and graphic design agency in London.
I am proud that my commitment to tourism in Torbay since 1985 has been recognised over the years with the Herald Express 2012 Award for “Outstanding Dedication to Tourism”, in 2011 a “Lifetime Achievement Award”, and in 2010 Visit Devon’s “Special Award for Services to Tourism”.
As a Master Innholder I enjoy the Freedom of the City of London.
Bigwave Media LtdBigwave Media Ltd Contact: Ronnie Halden
We provide innovative and cost effective marketing, design and digital services for companies large and small with a focus on excellent results. We offer a complete range of in-house resources tailored to all marketing needs for effective online and offline campaigns.
We are a very professional and friendly team who work in partnership with our clients on a long term basis – which is why we get results.
Get in touch for an initial chat over coffee so we can learn a bit about you and you about us.
BettesworthsBettesworths Contact: Matt Bettesworth
Bettesworths is an independent family business, owned and run by the third generation Chartered Surveyor Directors, Matt & Paul.
We have an experienced team, highly skilled and expert in delivering a broad range of services to clients looking for the very best results.
Our breadth of experience across all property sectors, the depth of our day to day involvement and our technical knowledge gives Bettesworths an unrivalled platform from which to provide advice to meet our clients’ needs.
Our clients range from private individual property owners and occupiers to PLC institutions. We ensure each and every one is best supported with a service with which to meet the challenges and changes in the market and their own circumstances.
We offer free initial consultations without obligation, so please contact a member of our team to discuss your requirements.