BBxpo | Business Boost Expo | North Devon business exhibition | Bideford & Ilfracombe

North Devon's largest independent business exhibition

BBxpo Bideford 2023 exhibitors

Below are the exhibitors who attended BBxpo on Thursday 26 October 2023 in Bideford, North Devon,

361 Energy / The Sustainable Business Resource

361 Community Energy is a not-for-profit community interest company with a mission to help companies in northern Devon to future proof their businesses, mitigate against climate impact and secure their supply chains, whilst supporting Devon’s key objectives for the regeneration of the county, linking skills with opportunities for collaboration across the business sectors.

w: – The Sustainable Business Resource
w: – 361 Energy
t: 01271 603611

Applegate Marketplace

Applegate Marketplace have over 25 years experience in business procurement. Our experience spans a number of industries. Applegate connects buyers with suppliers, our award winning AI matches the best fit suppliers with verified buyers.

t: 01271 852000


Azets is a top ten accountancy and business advisory firm and the largest regional business advisor to SMEs in the UK, delivering accounting, tax, audit, business and advisory services both digitally and at your door. We offer a personal, local approach underpinned by a network of unparalleled expertise.

t: 01769 572404
a: Lime Court, Pathfields Business Park, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3LH

Banana Moon Day Nursery Barnstaple

The emphasis at Banana Moon is to see everything from a parent’s point of view. We appreciate we are being entrusted with the care of your most precious possessions, therefore we have created a caring, loving and secure environment for children from 0 to 5 years of age.

t: 01271 624000

BBX Devon

One of the UK’s largest business communities offering your business the opportunity to trade with other clients of the BBX platform. This guarantees you new ongoing business or your money back, saves cash when purchasing and an interest-free credit line to invest in your business and marketing.

t: 07904 146136

Beep Media

Based in the Southwest of England, we create video content for brand promotion, customer testimonials, live-stream and hybrid events. We create and host websites, with an agile approach to consultancy that serves the digital communication needs of our local, national and global clients.

t: 07967 021307
a: The Node, 1 Enterprise Road, Roundswell, Barnstaple, EX31 3YB

Black Wall Street London

Black Wall Street London (BWSL) is an Afrocentric retail store and community events hub, located in Green Lanes shopping centre, Barnstaple with a mission to provide unique and affordable home accents and quality gifts for the style conscious consumer.

a: 24 Green Lanes Shopping Centre, Barnstaple, EX31 1UL

Building Growth South West

Building Growth South West are delivering Skills Bootcamps in Digital Workplace Skills, Digital Marketing and Future of Construction across Devon and Cornwall. Skills Bootcamps are free, flexible courses of eight weeks, giving people the opportunity to increase their business activity, up-skill in their current role, or gain sector-specific skills.

t: 07825 629030

Business Action

The independent quarterly North Devon business-to-business magazine published in print and online. Now in its fourth year, Business Action is delivered direct and mailed to some 2,000 businesses across North Devon. Editorial is published free to enable any business – from the smallest to the largest – to access the media. Advertising packages – independent of editorial – include print and online adverts and start from £30 per year. Read online at

t: 07971 176044

Business & IP Centre Devon (BIPC)

The Business & IP Centre Devon (BIPC) is part of The British Library’s national network of business centres all situated in libraries. We offer free business support to Devon based small businesses and start-ups, which includes regular webinars and workshops, expert 1:1s and access to databases. Check us out at

t: 01271 318780

Children’s Hospice South West

For more than 30 years Children’s Hospice South West has been caring for children and young people with life-threatening conditions by providing children’s hospice and professional family support services. We are dedicated to making the most of short and precious lives through the provision of the best possible hospice care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions.

t: 01271 325270

Clare Flint – Business & Holiday Travel Agent

Independent financially bonded Travel Agent
Saving you time & money surfing the net 
Worldwide flights – holidays – trains – planes – car hire – insurance – visa help 
Worldwide travel experience & contacts 
Concierge and help service before during and after your trip – 24/7 

t: 07710 567043

Crispin Associates (UK) Ltd

Crispin have been successfully supplying, installing and maintaing eco-friendly photocopiers and multi-function printers, locally, for over 23 years. With a range of World-leading and award-winning machines, Crispin are different from other copier suppliers, but our difference is good and we always make a difference!

t: 01271 440642

Croyde Coffee

We work closely with all our corporate clients to ensure that our services meet their specific requirements. 

We are licensed with two local authorities and fully insured with Public Liability cover. We are self-sufficient with our own onboard generator and water tank, fridge and re-heat oven if required and we can tailor individual packages to suit your needs and budgets.

We supply our own hand-roasted coffee, offer excellent Barista skills and will integrate with your needs on the day.

Croyde Coffee offers more than just event hosting.

t: 07970 963190

Croyde Coffee will be providing coffee and tea plus snacks for BBxpo exhibitors and visitors to purchase.

Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce

Devon & Plymouth Chamber of Commerce helps hundreds of businesses connect, grow and succeed with its renowned brand of events and business support. It is the county’s only accredited Chamber of Commerce, providing specialist services such as international trade as well as being the collective voice of business for the region.

t: 01752 220471

Devon Traders Association

Devon Traders Association’s objectives are to reinstate and oversee community markets in Bideford Pannier Market to ensure the preservation of an historic site and to provide a relaxed, enjoyable atmosphere which draws in local communities and  tourism. 

w: FB Devon Traders Association

Devon Women in Business

We are a friendly professional business membership organisation for women in business across Devon. With four membership options to choose from to suit all budgets, we provide face-to face-and online networking, information, webinars, workshops and the Devon Women in Business Awards – your one stop shop for business support.

t: 07717 130226
a: Swallow Barn, Preston, Newton Abbot, -Devon, TQ12 3PP

Digitwell Solutions

Digitwell Solutions is an award-winning (three times – Best Specialist Mobile App company) software development company specialising in mobile apps. We are starting a social enterprise called Map Your Event which will provide high quality festival/event management services. This will provide support for community based events. Contact us to find out more.

t: 01234 632232


Specialists in all forms of signage, vehicle graphics and print, including business stationery.

  • Over 20 years’ experience and expertise to match.
  • Full service, from initial graphic design (if needed) through to manufacture, delivery and installation
  • Personal service – to ensure we fully understand exactly what is needed, and provide the ideal solution.
  • Local and convenient – based in North Devon.
  • We provide a flexible service to match our clients needs.

t: 01271 268041 or 07866 420436

Federation of Small Businesses

We’re the UK’s largest membership organisation for small businesses and the self-employed. From legal protection to networking, HR advice to business banking, there really is something for every small business who joins the FSB. FSB membership gives you everything you need to work, connect, and be heard in government. 

t:  07912 240 945

G3 Promotions

G3 Promotions is a small family-run promotional company, we provide branded promotional goods for your clients and prospects. Our 20 years of experience allows us to guide you through the many product options and we work with you on your budgets and quantities for maximum effect. Speak to Gerry Bolt.

t:  07836 576 615

Heart Smoke & Soal

We are delighted to be able to offer a wide range of outdoor living products from a hand-picked selection of exceptional suppliers. Whether you want to create a modern space or a more traditional structure, install a contemporary pizza oven or a state-of-the-art outdoor grill, we can help you create the ultimate living space . . . outdoors! Our outdoor kitchens will surpass all of your creative outdoor living needs.

t: 01409 251357
a: Unit 3A, West Devon Business Units, Neet Way, Holsworthy Industrial Estate, Holsworthy, EX22 6ES

Heart of the South West Growth Hub

Free business advice and support for businesses in Devon, Somerset, Plymouth and Torbay. Our advisers can help you start or grow your business, linking you to the best support possible. Book a fully funded (free) 1-2-1 session with one of our Digital Business Advisers. Complete our Get in Touch form today.

t: 03456 047047

Ilfracombe Business & Tourism Association

Ilfracombe Business and Tourism Association is the voice of local businesses, promoting the town at the highest level to ensure our tourism economy continues to flourish.

t: 01271 863001
a: c/o Ilfracombe TIC, The Landmark, Ilfracombe, EX34 9BZ


We are The Creative Growth Agency®. Naturally curious about what makes your brand stand out. Tapping into your unique personality helps guide our creative process, which then filters through everything from design & print to web development and digital campaigns. We offer you a fresh perspective.

t: 01271 634417

North Devon Hog Roast

We started the North Devon Hog Roast Company as we wanted to produce pork that was not just full of flavour but would be succulent and good for us.  We have recently been awarded the best hog roast company by LuxLife’s Global Wedding Awards and Business Action Excellence in Hospitality & Tourism Award.   

We are committed to supporting local farmers, producers and small independent businesses, and in turn the local economy.  We aim to exceed our clients’ expectations through local sourcing, being environmentally aware and by delivering excellence in home-made, honest good food and service from farm to plate. 

t: 01805 603909
a: North Devon Hog Roasts, Lower Whitsleigh Farm, Roborough, Winkleigh, North Devon, EX19 8TU

North Devon Hog Roast will be providing the free hog roast and plant-based burgers at BBxpo.

North Devon UNESCO Biosphere

Inspiring a positive future by connecting people and nature today.

Come and have a chat with our Nature Tourism Officer about the resources we have available to help your tourism business to grow through all seasons. Plus, find out about our FREE Eco-Accreditation Scheme ‘Biosphere Business Partner’, which is open to all sectors!

t: 01392 388647

Online Courses by MAKO

Online Courses by MAKO specialises in Video Interactive Online Training courses for all businesses across the U.K. Industry but not with the ‘old-style static pdf voiceovers’. Our courses are fully interactive, set-in real-life situations using the latest heat mapping technology with 300 courses to choose from and fully accredited.

We have also just won the ‘Best Health & Safety e-Learning Services Provider 2023 – UK’.

t: 0800 014 1369

Pantheon Hospitality Limited

Pantheon Hospitality specialise in official corporate hospitality packages at all major sporting and music events. Whether it’s football, rugby, cricket, horse racing, tennis, motor racing, tennis, we’ve got it covered. If you love going to the biggest events in the country, get in touch, we would love to help.

t: 01271 446222

Peak Online

Peak Online, your local web design and digital marketing company. Based in Bideford, providing a personal service with clients throughout North Devon.

Web design to suit all budgets, from our most simple templated websites to customised WordPress designs – whatever your business needs we can help you find a solution; we support clients in a wide range of industries with varying levels of requirement.

Looking for a more custom approach we design company CRMs and mobile apps? Our digital marketing services include – SEO, social media, Pay Per Click (PPC), and email marketing.

Peak Online – One Complete Online Solution.

t: 01237 721256


As one of the South West’s leading providers of Further Education and Higher Education, we want to build long-standing relationships with our local businesses; to develop and nurture local talent, support operational innovation, and create the fully qualified, well-trained, and highly-skilled workforce of the future. Petroc will be available to discuss your support for Apprenticeships, T-Levels, information on our Innovation Centre facilities and any other training needs and requirements.

t: 01271 345291

Pixel Chiefs

Think of us as the fast-food equivalent in the digital world. Serving up great tasting, affordable websites to small and new businesses, on the plate and ready to go in less than two weeks. Agency expertise at freelance prices. Hungry for more? Our local, in-house team are ready to take your order.

t: 01271 634400

Plastic Free North Devon

Plastic Free North Devon is a local environmental charity on a mission to protect and improve our environment, through community-led action. We work with businesses, individuals, schools and communities, to educate and inspire positive environmental change.

t: 07815 701684

Pound Lane Financial Management

Susie Kevern is a Chartered Accountant who has spent the majority of her career working in family run SMEs. Her focus is to make sense of business’ accounts, work with managers to ensure they’ve got the right figures to make good decisions and then support them to deliver sustainable success.

t: 07801 199671

Seldons Solicitors

Seldons LLP is a local firm of solicitors based on The Quay in Bideford.  Seldons pride themselves on being a friendly, approachable firm of legal experts who offer a professional service to their clients. 

Whatever your needs, from Wills, probate, property sales or purchases or family matters, ask Seldons for sound legal advice.

t: 01237 479121

South West Business Expo 2024

The SWB Expo is a vibrant and dynamic event where innovation, networking, and inspiration converge. It’s the largest 1 day business show in the region attracting 1000s of business people from across the South West and is the ultimate platform for entrepreneurs and professionals to connect and learn. Stands available from just £288 + VAT.

t: 07507 721139

Southwest Fabrications

We are Southwest Fabrications, an expanding third generation family business with over 50 years experience in the metalwork and fabrication industry. We provide expert precision engineering services across industrial, commercial, and retail sectors throughout the UK and Europe. We’re a one stop shop for all of your metalwork needs, made up of a team of accomplished, dedicated and talented in-house engineers. Whatever the project, we’ll see it through from inception to fabrication to assembly. And in the meantime, we’ll offer you the excellent, responsive service you deserve. We believe in creating partnerships with our customers, built on trust and flexibility.

t: 01271 324172

SWIG Finance

SWIG Finance takes a personal approach to business lending. We understand that access to finance is one of the biggest barriers facing SMEs and startups today. Our Start Up Loans range from £500 – £25,000 and small business loans from £25,001 to £250,000.

Our mission: We aim to make finance accessible by providing small business loans to viable SMEs and startups in the South West region, which have the potential to grow and benefit the economy.

t: 01872 227 930 / 01872 227 932

The FSE Group

The FSE Group is one of the fund managers delivering the South West Investment Fund (SWIF), providing loans from £100k to £2m and equity investments up to £5m to growth businesses across Cornwall & Isles of Scilly, Devon, Somerset and Dorset.


TaxAssist Barnstaple

At TaxAssist Accountants, we provide a friendly, personal and professional accounting service tailored to you. We help start-ups, sole traders, partnerships, limited companies, property landlords, contractors, freelancers, and individual taxpayers. We process Payrolls for any size company. We also produce Capital Gains Tax returns.

t: 01271 233 250

Utilities Warehouse 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. Plus a chance to enter our free draw to win your mortgage paid for two years.

t: 07890 655316


Need to communicate a message? What’s the best way to do this? We’re here to help you with our A to Z of communications services, from copywriting, editing and journalism to proofreading and more.

We write to attract the attention you need from: articles, case studies, blogs, social media posts, videos, web sites.

We write and edit text AND we produce material for multiple channels, including printed magazines and newspapers, digital newsletters, web sites, social media and video.

Your message needs to be at the heart of all these activities – and words provide the foundations for your message.

t: 01271 879100
a: Ilfracombe


Zero7 was established in Barnstaple in 2008, providing bespoke telecommunication solutions to both local and national businesses, with over 300 customers in North Devon and further afield, ranging from sole traders to large Multinationals.

Zero7 provides tailored mobile phone packages, broadband and hosted telephone systems, all with personalised local support.

t: 01271 370707
a: Commpliment House, Upcott Park, Pottington Business Park, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1AD