Welcome back Business Action

Yesterday I submitted my final two pages of weekly business news for the North Devon Journal.

During seven years as North Devon’s only dedicated business editor, I have enjoyed writing thousands of articles, meeting hundreds of businesses, managing the media coverage of North Devon’s apprenticeship campaigns and developing the categories for, judging and co-presenting the newspaper’s annual business awards. I am grateful for being given such an opportunity.

With budgets under extreme pressure, I have increasingly given my own time to supporting local business events and initiatives because I saw it was needed, and it was clear that change was in the air.


With this in mind, I have relaunched Business Action, the business magazine originally developed for the NDBA, to provide a dedicated North Devon business news service. I am publishing news on a daily basis on the business-action.co.uk web site and in a monthly online magazine.

Please send me news, comment, events and other material relevant to the target North Devon business readership. Opportunities for sponsored features will also be available – please add robertz@business-action.co.uk to your address book.

I also now have more capacity available to help businesses with their communications in several areas:

northdevonevents.uk – combining my experience of business events and theatre to make events more energetic, effective and fun

needitfindit.uk – localised promotion to both consumers and businesses through distributed printed material and online directory – launching soon

z2z.com – my long-established copywriting, editing and PR partnership providing professional business communications

I would be pleased to discuss any of these with you and welcome you to two events in the weeks ahead:

Please join me for a monthly business lunch on Friday 24 March at the Chichester Arms, Bishop’s Tawton – book at business-action.co.uk

Or come along to OPEN FOR BUSINESS, the exhibition I am organising for COMBEbusiness at the Carlton Hotel, Ilfracombe on Friday 3 March – we have a free networking buffet to which you are welcome – book at open4biz2017.eventbrite.co.uk

Here’s to future success for all in business in North Devon!


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