“We rely heavily upon the excellent transport connections in the County and would be unable to transport our award winning crisps across the UK and to 42 countries worldwide if it wasn’t for these great links. We want to help other businesses succeed and prosper in Devon, just as we have – it really is a great place to do business!”
Nick Hurst- Founder Director, Burts Chips
"Devon is a thriving place with a skilled workforce. Our broadband and phone connections are much faster and better here than in our head office in Reading. There’s been so much investment here that all the latest technology and infrastructure is being put in place.”
Mike Jessop-Co-founder, Moo Free Chocolates
“Together with my siblings we are continuing our parent’s innovative approach to farming and an enthusiasm for making great food made from what grows on the farm. I think there is a genuine interest from the public for local produce and this has enabled South Devon to become a fertile ground for food producers.”
Guy Watson - Founder, Riverford Organics
“We are extremely lucky in Devon to be surrounded by businesses, producers and customers passionate about buying local and supporting the region’s vast array of fantastic products. This was a huge factor of our success in the early stages of the business and continues to be key now, along with an ever increasing demand from both across the country and internationally.”
Steve Waters - Founder, South Devon Chilli Farm
Since the first days of beach bags Sally has gained a reputation for designing a quality range of everyday bags and products all at affordable prices, and the Old Bag Company have won numerous awards.
Today the company serves local and organic produce to over 850,000 customers a year and spends approximately £650,000 per annum on local goods and services. Venus turnover tops the £2.0m mark employs 27 core employees and a further 45 seasonal staff and part time summer catering staff.