Welcome to the GrooVees Locally Rated online directory. It’s a searchable list of all local independent businesses who have run past GrooVee deals to support local people and help develop a sustainable local community.
It’s simple – the more smiley faces the higher local people rated each business.
Local Farm Box has been created by lifelong friends Ian Manix and John Ward. Ian is the 4th generation in his family business Edd's Greengrocers based in Ilfracombe, and has over 20 years experience himself with buying, selling and delivering fruits, vegetables and other produce to the catering trade - pubs, restaurants, hotels, schools, and shops. What Ian doesn't know about about this trade you could write on the back of... a carrot! Ian keeps busy outside of work controlling his adorable children - Ellie and George. Ian's a keen surfer of Croyde, Woolacombe and Saunton, and can be often seen carving through the waves (and novice visiting surfers!) on his longboard! Ian's always been a keen sportsman, and has made it his mission to get on his bike more regularly - and maybe regain some of the old glory!
Headlines & Beautylines is an extensive and busy locally owned neighbourhood hair and beauty salon in Fremington. Their team of more than 12 talented and skilled Hairstylists and Beauty Therapists are all highly qualified and trained in all the hottest up-to-the-minute hair techniques and most advanced beauty treatments and the salon has a great reputation for customer service too. Open 6 days a week with late nights til 7pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays with styles and treatments for men, women and children. Parking is easy and the service is bright and professional. For more information go to www.headlinessalon.co.uk
Jack and Molly's Trading Co first opened in Torrington in 2010. Owned by Amanda and Adrian Shearing, Jack and Molly's is family run and loves to bring local, ethical and organic goodies to people of North Devon. For more information about Jack and Molly's and to see the kind of lovely products they offer go to www.jackandmollystradingco.co.uk
Barber's Row was opened in February by owner, manager and chief barber Matt Bowman. Matt knew he wanted to be a barber when he left the army and trained to NVQ level 2 at Petroc before going to work in a South Molton barbers. He opened his own shop in South Molton shortly afterwards. He moved into Barnstaple and worked as a barber in the Bear Street Barber Shop before opening Barber's Row this year. Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and 8.30am til 3pm on Saturdays.
Christine first encountered this particular alternative, holistic approach to natural health care back in 2001. Impressed by its effectiveness, such was the impact it had on her life, she decided to train as an allergy therapist. She has a Diploma in Allergy Therapy and is a member of the Register of Allergy Therapists and is bound by its Codes of Practice and Ethics. You can see more details about Christine on North Devon Natural Health's website at www.northdevonnaturalhealth.org/therapist/51/christine-manley Or go to www.christinemanley.co.uk . Her home-based treatment room, in a beautiful Victorian terraced house in Appledore (with parking close-by), is stylishly decorated with a simple elegance which provides for a certain calm which Christine herself personifies with an empathetic, gentle, yet professional approach. Everything about Christine's practice is well thought through and beautifully done. You'll be safe in her care.
MS Auto Repairs is owned and managed by qualified mechanical engineer Mark Souch and his partner Kim Pickett and has been going for just under 10 years. Tucked away at the end of a side road on Clovelly Road Industrial Estate, this isn't the kind of garage that picks up passing trade, and the fact that they have a lot of loyal customers is testimony to the service and standards they offer. All of Marks small team of mechanics are trained, and Mark himself bought the garage after doing Mechanical Engineering at Petroc, an apprenticeship at Peugeot, and then a stint as a mobile mechanic. He has an Institute of the Motor Industry ( IMI) Award, which tests the current competence of individuals working in the retail automotive industry, who are committed to an ethical code of conduct. With the increasing complexity and sophistication of vehicles and a shortage of skilled individuals, there has never been a greater need for competent technicians. MS Autos are also part of the Motor Industry Code of Practice for Service and Repair and are assessed annually under that scheme, as well as being VOSA approved to carry out MOTs. For more information about MS Auto Repairs go to www.msautorepairs.com
Palm Springs is a beauty and tanning salon on Allhalland Street Bideford, which offers a vast range of both beauty, tanning solutions and massage treatments using the highest quality products in Dermalogica skin care, OPI, Shellc and Minx nails as well as the famous CACI non surgical facelift. Their superb quality sun shower booths with leg and face boosters are said to be the best in North Devon. Owned by charismatic Liverpudlian Kim Nurse, this is a friendly neighbourhood salon where you feel welcome and uninhibited and you'll soon feel part of the Palm Springs family of happy clients. It's a stones throw from the Bridge Street carpark and easily accessible from the High Street. To hook up with Palm Springs you can find them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/palm.springs.bideford
Sam Wyld is owner and operator of Wyld Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning which he set up this year following completion of his training course run by the National Carpet Cleaning Association in Leicester of which he is a full member and bound by its code of ethics. Sam is fully insured and works in the Ilfracombe, South Molton, Barnstaple and Bideford areas ( and towns and villages in between)only, although for an additional mileage charge he may go further afield. He can do carpet cleans in the evening and at weekends and on Friday afternoons, or on other days by special arrangement. You can find Sam on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Wyldcarpetcleaning
liketohelp.com was set up in February 2010 by web development, digital marketing and SEO expert Anil Sojitra to provide businesses with really helpful straight forward digital services and solutions at affordable prices following a career in IT, digital media and SEO for the likes of NatWest Bank, Research Machines, Renault Financial Services, Bauer Media and latterly, Bray Leino. Originally from Bolton, Anil moved to Westward Ho! with his young family 8 years ago and hasn't looked back since. His current clients include The Big Sheep, MJM Sports, Red Oak Coaching, North Devon Trailer Hire, SoSweet, Devon Telecom abd Braunton Care amongst many others including GrooVees! He's a friendly, effective and inspiring guy who believes in demystifying the world of digital and making it accessible for smaller businesses too
For more information go to www.liketohelp.com
Natural Touch is a beauty and holistic therapy salon which has been established in Holsworthy for the last 19 years, owned and run by longtime qualified and highly experienced Tessa Anns. It's conveniently located just off the main square in a little enclave known as Victoria Square, and not even a minute’s walk from the town’s carpark. Natural Touch is certainly a salon rather than a clinic, a mixture of homely comfort and elegant pamper and is much bigger than you’d expect for a beauty salon in a country town. In addition to it's large and reassuring reception room, with its big leather sofas, it has a number of specialist treatment rooms over 2 floors (ground and first) including a fully equipped manicure and pedicure room, a sun room with full sunbed, a Saint Tropez Spray tanning room and two treatment rooms whether for holistic treatments or CACI non surgical face lifts, body treatments, plus beauty treatments like waxing, make overs and eyebrow/eyelash tidies, perms and tints.
As well as the wide range of beauty and holistic therapy treatments on offer, Natural Touch also supplies carefully selected specialist products including the extraordinary Jane Iredale skin care make up, the effective anti-ageing skincare range from Environ, and Tisserand aromatherapy formulated products for hands and body.