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Phone: 01237431255

Hartbeeps classes are designed by experts to provide a building block for early years foundation stages preschool learning through play. Exciting, interactive and fun they offer the most original musical baby, toddler and pre-school classes on the planet. 

For more information on Hartbeeps go to http://www.hartbeeps.com/ 


Phone: 07971274921

Paperwork Penny, aka Penny Quick is a local lady based in Parkham who has worked in offices and businesses for the past 20 years in administration management roles. She is familiar with a wide range of computer systems and business processes and recognising that lots of local businesses and tradespeople could do with help but without the hassle of employing staff themselves,  has set up her own business to provide busy people with efficient administrative support. 

Phone: 01237421146

Jane Dobbs is a Usui Reiki Master and offers Reiki healing sessions and training for levels 1 and 2. She is also a qualified Colour Breathing Practitioner and a qualified yoga teacher providing 1-2-1 sessions and group sessions in North Devon. She's also a therapist in Metamorphic Technique and Emotional Freedom Technique and has over 25 years experience in coaching individuals and groups of people, enabling them to achieve major improvements in their working and private lives.  jane is a member of the Reiki Federation, International Association of Colour Breathing Practitioners and British Complementary Medicine Association. She is uniquely placed to help you to maximise your potential and rebalance your life. For more information about Jane click here

Phone: 07832383548

Sean Dullaghan started ‘Transformations Personal Training’, in 2004, with a view to putting the personal touch into personal training by allowing his clients to train when and where it suits them best.

Having successfully established himself as one of the leading personal trainers in the 3 counties of Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, Sean has recently relocated to Ilfracombe in North Devon where he has quickly established himself as one of the most successful fitness instructors in the region. Sean is a lifelong exercise fan. From playing school and club football as a child, through 20 years of martial arts training (Karate, Muay-Thai and Kick-boxing), 22 years of membership of a wide variety of health and fitness clubs to running the London Marathon, he has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience of health, fitness and exercise training.

Using this background, combined with professional vocational training, Sean has established himself as a leading personal trainer who understands what it takes to improve health and fitness and is able to apply this knowledge effectively.

Sean has trained a wide range of clients including celebrities, golf professionals, marathon runners, triathletes, injury and illness rehabilitation clients, pre and post natal, those seeking to get in shape for a special occasion (weddings and holidays are a favourite!). As well as many clients looking for achievable, sustainable weight loss. With successful results!

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with my family, surfing and enjoying the North Devon countryside.Sean is also involved with a number of sports clubs in Ilfracombe, providing fitness training for Ilfracombe Youth FC Under 12's and Under 13's and Ilfracombe Town Ladies football teams.

As a full member of The Register of Exercise Professional (REPs) and The National Register of Personal Trainers,he adheres to a professional code of conduct that ensures you will be provided with a professional, quality service at all times and is fully insured and qualified in first aid.


Phone: 07929644392

Mark Barnbrook founded Devon Learner Drivers 5 years ago when he moved to Northam from the West Midlands as part of a lifestyle change. He  is an Approved Driving Instructor and regulated by the Driving Standards Agency as well as a member of the Driving Instructors Association and bound by its code of ethics. He is DBS checked and fully insured and has a track record of success with a pass rate higher than the Barnstaple average, and has taught over 150 people to drive in North Devon. For more information about Mark and Devon Learner Drivers go to www.devonlearnerdrivers.co.uk

Phone: 07505380573

hotubz was set up earlier this year by Instow based Surina Collins and her partner to provide a fantastic hot tub experience for people in North Devon who want to treat themselves to something special. Hotubz offer brand new for 2016 world leading Lazy Spa portable tubs in two sizes, together with gazebos and lighting, all set up for you in your outside space. For more information go to www.hotubz.co.uk (link is external) or find them on Facebook to see their photos and read reviews here 

Phone: 07500002597

Jax Curtis set up Jax's Cakes 'N' Bakes when she was 21 in 2014  to follow her passion and talent for cake making. She learned how to bake from her mum on the family farm just outside Shebbear where she grew up and she went on to qualify in Cake Decorating and sugar flowers at Petroc.  Her range of cakes include all kinds of themes and decorations from the traditional to the more unusual and she prides herself on being able to make a cake in pretty much any shape as well as her range of other bakes: Quiches, Truffles, Banoffi pie, Mars Bar Cheesecake and even Ice Cream Cakes. British Bake Off inspired, Jax  entered The Big Bake Off in Exeter, was featured in the North Devon Journal and has a portfolio of over 1000 photos of cakes she has made in her pristine professional kitchen in her custom built kitchen in Shebbear. Jax has a food hygiene rating of 5 and is fully insured. For more information you can find Jax on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/JaxsCakesnBakes , or you can find her website at www.jaxscakesnbakes.com 

Phone: 07976942618

Nick Kingdon and his family started their own free range poultry farm 8 years ago called Freebird Free Range Poultry, having worked for a local farmer, and they're passionate about free range poultry!

They started out in a rented field in Braunton, making their own arks and breeding their chicks in the stables. In 2007 they bought a piece of land just outside Georgeham and have built their own purpose built barn, arks and layers house, now known as March end Farm , which is also their family home.  Freebird has grown quickly from its first rented field and supplies many local hotels and restaurants as well as local folk with tasty and succulent free range chicken, turkey, goose and now also pork, as well ,of course, as lovely free range fresh eggs. For more information about Freebird Free Range Poultry go to http://www.free-bird.co.uk/about-freebird-poultry

Phone: 01805622088

Werner Kunneke is a South African who lives in Torrington with his wife Estelle and their two children. Originally an accountant who spent most of his working life sitting down he suffered a chronic back problem and found sports massage was the only effective treatment for it. Inspired by his own experience he retrained to become a sports masseur himself almost 10 years ago with a Diploma in Sports and Remedial Massage at Stonebridge College in Bude. He completed a BTEC 5 Professional Diploma in Medica Acunpuncture after 18 months training with Norris Health.  As a rugby player and with an interest in physical fitness Werner's mission is to bring relief, flexibility and joint mobility for remedial and sports performance effect. Werner practices at his home based clinic as well as at Nu Beginnings in Ilfracombe, Chiropractic Clinic in Barnstaple and also runs a mobile practice treating clients in their own homes.  

Phone: 07846857933

Many years ago Melissa started her interest in flower arranging with some evening classes. Recently she has been undertaking further courses with the Academy of Floral Art in Exeter and has now decided to take her interest further and start a small florists business. With an increasing range of floral designs and arrangements, individual requirements can be catered for also. Please see Facebook page below for further information.