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By George, he’s got it

Putting business questions to Chancellor of the Exchequer, George OsborneIt’s another busy week, which started with me hurtling back along the A303 on Monday morning to reach the Saunton Sands Hotel in time for a speech by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne.

By chance, the previous week, members of COMBEbusiness from Combe Martin, Ilfracombe and Wooolacombe had discussed issues and questions they wanted election candidates to address. I was armed with this list and was able to ask the Chancellor a question about addressing the stifling effect of the VAT registration limit on small businesses, who sometimes turn away business to avoid crossing the threshold. The Chancellor said he was aware of this and mentioned a review of VAT.

Will this achieve anything? Probably not on its own, but I believe in taking every opportunity to make all politicians aware of the issues that affect us locally in Devon. The more we talk about them and the higher the level of politician we talk to, the more likely they will start to listen.

It’s important for us to speak up for Devon.

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A Devon copywriter’s Thursday

What’s the theme of this Devon copywriter’s Thursday? Lots of straight copywriting.

I’ve been writing articles for this year’s North Devon Apprenticeship Campaign for the North Devon Journal. There are some incredibly positive things happening and it’s good that many businesses see the benefits of apprenticeships and are investing in training young people for the future.

I’m also been writing copy for the web site of a manufacturing company. Manufacturing is very strong in North Devon and I’m always being surprised by the sector’s achievements here.

It’s all part of the satisfaction of being a freelance copywriter in Devon.

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Spring clean your web and marketing copy

The daffodils are blooming in Ilfracombe so spring must be approaching.

It’s a good time to spring clean your web sites and marketing material.

Spring clean your web site and marketing copy

Are you still showing 2014 details and prices? Do you need to update information for 2015? Have you introduced new products or services?

I can write about all this for you.

Call me on 01271 879100 or   me.

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