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Business News & Updates

Wednesday 29th October is the UK's first official National Employee Motivation Day. A nationwide study, commissioned by Argos for Business, has revealed that over half of British workers are unmotivated at work.
I’m getting into my regular routine of weekly tasks such as adding events to the site and posting on social media but there are always new things to learn.
Introducing Me - Phoebe Bevan
Introducing Me - Phoebe Bevan
Hi my name is Phoebe Bevan and I am 18 years old. In the summer I moved down to Barnstaple from Cheltenham. I am writing about my new experiences here in North Devon.
A new project in North Devon and Torridge has been launched aimed at developing customer service skills for businesses throughout the area. The project, entitled ‘Skills for Seasonal Workers’, is run by North Devon+ and the Employment & Skills Board in conjunction with Education + Training Skills. It offers 20 free in-work training opportunities for local businesses to develop customer service.
Any Twitter users out there? Meet other #barnstaple and #ndevon social media users Monday 14th July at Lilicos
The Chamber of Commerce’s business to business exhibition, Inspiring Business, brought many North Devon businesses together on 10th April at Petroc, Brannams Campus. Being run for the second time, the exhibition played host to a wide variety of organisations, from training providers and IT professionals to kitchen designers and accountants.
The old Health and Safety (HSE) poster has been replaced by the new 2009 HSE poster. The April 5th deadline for businesses to update this poster is looming, so we thought it best to remind all our businesses that it needs to be done with upmost importance!
Local authorities have been asked to administer a grant on behalf of the Government. This grant scheme will provide funding for Small and Medium Sized businesses in areas affected by the floods. Read on to find out how it could benefit your business!
A photo opportunity has been organised in Ilfracombe with Sir Nick Harvey, small businesses and their apprentices to launch National Apprenticeships Week and the North Devon Apprenticeships Showcase event. Reporters and photographers are welcome to attend.
Householders from Barnstaple planning to spring-clean and de-clutter their homes this February (2014) can help provide life-changing assistance for children from the town at the same time. Anyone cleaning out cupboards and finding old mobile phones, MP3 players, CDs and DVDs they no longer want can give them away to be recycled to raise funds for charity.
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