Basepoint Business Centres Limited

Basepoint Business Centres provide a wide range of high quality workspaces (offices) to let, including serviced and managed offices, workshops, trade counters and studios.

With managed office space across the south of the UK, Midlands, East Anglia and Wales in 31 locations and growing, we have spaces suitable for almost every business use imaginable, with very flexible easy in and easy out terms.

And if you don’t need dedicated office space, we can also provide virtual offices with a range of facilities and access to serviced meeting rooms as and when you need them.

Along with our many other additional benefits, our flexible managed offices can save you time and money when compared to more conventional leased space.

What is available at Basepoint Exeter

Basepoint Exeter brings its fresh, flexible way of working to Marsh Barton Trading Estate. The centre provides a wide range of affordable small business units from 1-2 people up to an open plan 540 sq ft office.

The Exeter centre includes a mix of managed office space and workshops. There are also serviced meeting rooms, on-site management and free parking.

Our managed office space provides access to a range of excellent business facilities including full-time receptionist, mail, telephone and superfast broadband.

Virtual office rental is also available, giving access to many centre facilities.

Positioned on the outskirts of the Marsh Barton Trading Estate it is perfect for commuting in and out of Exeter and just off the A38 and M5.

For further information please contact us on 0208 068 9158 or email:  enquiries@basepoint.co.uk

Invest in Exeter (Exeter City Council)

Exeter City Council’s inward investment initiative, Invest in Exeter, aims to raise the profile of Exeter as an outstanding place to do business and grow a company, with a view to attracting new and exciting firms and organisations to the area.

Sharon Vickery Virtual Assistant

Is your business booming but you find yourself short of time because of your admin? Are you spending too much time on these non-profit making tasks? Do you want to spend your time doing your admin or spend your
time building your client base and business? Working with a VA could be your answer.

Sharon is a pleasure to have on board. She helps with email management,
organising of virtual files and documents, producing requested documents,
taking bookings and dealing with guest enquiries. Highly recommended and wouldn’t want to ever be without her” Debbie Lightbown, Janes Places Ltd.

Some of the tasks you can outsource to Sharon Vickery Virtual Assistant could be, but not limited to some of the following:
typing services – audio transcription – data entry – email management –
scheduling/diary management – newsletters – blogs What would you do with an extra 5, 6, 10, 15 or 20 hours per month?

You can work confidently with Sharon Vickery Virtual Assistant for good
quality and trustworthy support for your business.

Contact me today for a 15 minute discovery call and arrange a follow up 1
hour complimentary consultation.

Find out more about Sharon Vickery: www.sharonvickery.co.uk

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Dragonfly Drones Aerial Photography & Video

 

With a lifetimes passion for all things aeronautical, founder and Chief Pilot Jeremy Wilkinson has a background career in technology & business, and a growing demand for Drone services, He founded Dragonfly Drones in 2017, with a mission to provide affordable aerial drone services to customers based in the South West UK.

He is a CAA qualified SUAS Drone Pilot, and he also has over 25+ years experience in designing, building, & flying & operating small unmanned aircraft. He also trained & qualified as a full-size BGA Glider Pilot at the Devon & Somerset Gliding Club back in 1980.

James is an exceptionally gifted natural pilot with over 15 years rotary & fixed wing UAS experience.

His core expertise & role is Drone technology, flight observation, & Dragonfly Drones strategic management. James is currently undertaking his CAA Drone commercial pilot accreditation which will then enable him to assume Dragonfly Drones 1st Drone Pilot flight status.

Sarah’s role within Dragonfly’s team is harnessing her expertise in sales & business development, social media, and all things media wise, to give Dragonfly the competitive edge in the growing Drone Industry.

They operate using the latest DJI, 7kg class quadcopter aircraft, coupled with Apple technology to enable a cost-effective solution to the business requirement to get above, investigate, capture & report back any building or land feature that needs to be investigated without the time, cost, and safety implications of using traditional techniques to elevate the person to investigate at height above ground level.

They can fly on each mission for up to 15 minutes + safety reserve, using quiet electric powered drones that can operate safely without causing noise or pollution concerns to the environment they are being operated in.

Before they decide to operate they carry out a full flight & site risk assessment to ensure that the flight(s) can be safely achieved within the CAA operating rules & regulations contained in their permit for commercial operations. Please be aware that they cannot fly in rain, extreme cold, high winds or (currently) after daylight hours have ended. Look on their “Case Studies” page for examples of how they can help you on the sort of jobs & applications drones can be used for.

Cobalt Communications

The world of Telephone systems is not as complicated as they make it sound. After all most companies just need to be able to pick up a phone when it rings, make calls and transfer the odd call to another member of Staff. Sure, you can make it a lot more complex and add lots of bells and whistles but as long as the basics are right you can come back to the rest when you’re ready.

At Cobalt communications we will never baffle you with science. We spend some time talking to you and understanding your business and how we can help your customers get through to you and make it easy to speak with you. We then come back to you with a simple plan to deliver a new way of making this happen. We won’t talk technical, we won’t make it complicated for the sake of it. We will make it really easy to use and come up with some great ideas to make you stand out from the crowd.

We are not afraid to say that we are really good at this, we have been doing it for years and have loads of happy customers who would love to speak to you about what we did for them. We have solutions to fit all businesses and budgets, it doesn’t matter if there is two people who just need to be able to transfer the odd call or you have a growing business trading out of several of locations and need to link your sites together. Our systems start from a couple of hundred pounds, we even have a rental option that starts from around £10 per month.

Aside from Phones we can make your phone calls cheaper and even talk to you about your Internet connection. We know they are never fast enough so we have lots of clever ways of making it faster regardless of where you live or work.

Give us a call, we would love to talk to you about how we can make it easier to talk to your customers.

Exeter

Exmouth Chamber of Commerce

The Exmouth Chamber of Commerce has been active in Exmouth since 1896. Today we are the leading representative of trade and commerce in the town.

As the voice of Exmouth business we’re consulted by Government, Local Government and other Community organisations over important decisions affecting the development of Exmouth.

Our mission is to make Exmouth a thriving business-friendly town. We do this through initiatives such as the prestigious Exmouth Chamber Business Awards, weekly Breakfast Club gatherings and regular networking and social events.

Members are kept informed about business news, events, activities and opportunities through a monthly newsletter and social media. We also have a monthly column in the Exmouth Journal to spread the word about Exmouth business.

The Chamber Executive Committee meets monthly. Town development is watched closely and we make the voice of Exmouth businesses heard when needed.

The Chamber liaises closely with the Exmouth Town Council, East Devon District Council and Devon County Council. It is represented on the Area of East Devon Chambers of Commerce, the Water Users Group, the Exmouth Regeneration Board, the Exmouth Town Team and Tourism Forum.

Additionally Exmouth Chamber regularly organises social events, giving business people the opportunity to network, socialise and experience some of the best Exmouth has to offer in hospitality.  In recent years this has included River Cruises, BarBQs,  Pizza evenings and much more….

The Exmouth Chamber of commerce are the organisers of the annual Business Awards Ceremony and is a highlight of the Exmouth business and social calendar. There are categories in all the significant business sectors in the town.  There is also a special award to recognise an individual or Business who has contributed to the Business community in Exmouth in an outstanding way.

Exmouth

BBX UK Devon

Local businesses in and around Exeter can benefit by utilising their best resource – spare capacity. If you are hotel with vacant rooms, a restaurant with empty tables, a business with unfilled appointments, or stock simply not moving, then the BBX platform could be for you.
Let’s admit it every business has struggled with having spare capacity at some point. You have more time to do work then you have customers ordering work. Could you sell more stock; sell more covers; sell more rooms; fill empty spaces – without increasing FIXED costs?
spare capacity
When it comes to spare capacity there are two types of business owner; Ostriches and Eeyores.
Ostriches stick their heads in the sand and pretend there is nothing wrong, they are working all the hours. They are adding side hustles left and right as they try to fill the gaps in their own business. But still their businesses more often than not fail. Nearly 80% of all new businesses fail in their first 5 years!
Then we come to the Eeyores, these business owners know they have a problem, they know they have spare capacity and need to fill it. But they see this as a dangerous problem that is unescapable, they are the fatalists.
There are 2 distinct failure points – in the first 12 months where they are simply under-capitalised, lose the passion or fail to come to grips with the day to day reality of spinning plates, juggling balls and standing on one leg (Eeyores)!  The other is during a growth phase where supply chains and dealing with employing staff cause cash flow shortages which end up in crises if not dealt with soon enough (Ostriches).
Spare Capacity
But both these groups have missed what is right in front of them. Spare capacity is not the killer, it is the opportunity. It is you who decides if spare capacity kills you or not. What if you could fill that capacity? Think how much more business you could do? How much your business could grow? So, I hear you cry what is the answer?! Well let me explain.
The magic (or not so magic) answer?
Take an example – A hotel has 20 rooms, it sells them for an average of £100 a night and has a yearly occupancy of 70%. This would mean it generates an annual income of £511,000 [a good business!].  But what about the 6 rooms on average that remain unsold every night? In this case once tomorrow arrives the revenue opportunity disappears forever! The value of this unsold capacity is a staggering £219,000!
What would the hotel owner do with this additional revenue if some of it could be captured?  Do more marketing; do some upgrades to the property; lead a nicer lifestyle; you can probably think of many things!
Do you want to be able to spend more on your business? Or your lifestyle?
BBX UK [ The Bank of Spare Capacity ] work with businesses of all shapes, sizes, verticals and stages of development from pre-start up to multi-national corporations. BBX offer a free consultation with one of their growth analysts to see if your circumstances suit their solution.  The BBX platform is based on a no win; no fee guarantee that states that if they do not manage to attract new customers to your business there is no fee!
In addition BBX offer interest free credit to allow you to buy things to grow your business gain a better lifestyle or sell your business for a higher amount – this also has no set repayment time frame and you pay back any
loan by taking on more customers when you have spare capacity!
Spare Capacity
If any of this is of interest you should visit the BBX website or call Jon on 07904 146136

BBX UK South West

swcomms

SWCOMMS (South West Communications Group) was started up in Exeter, Devon, in 1983, by the company’s chief executive officer and chairman Tony Rowe OBE, as a provider of business telephone systems.

Since then, they have grown, both in size and technological expertise, to meet an ever-changing demand for more efficient, secure, scalable, cost-effective, and reliable communication solutions. They now provide the latest in voice, connectivity and data centre solutions.

More than 140 people are employed by swcomms to deliver and maintain their range of services to a wide variety of businesses across the UK. Their head office is still in Exeter, Devon, along with their purpose-built data centre, with a South East office in Portsmouth, Hampshire, providing an accessible location to service customers in London, the South East, the West Midlands, South Wales and, of course, the South West where they have a strong customer base in Devon, Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset and Bristol.

Customer-focussed approach

They pride ourselves on our customer-focussed approach that has not only seen their turnover increase year on year but has also led to a high level of repeat business and customer recommendations from companies impressed by their ability to provide high quality solutions, delivered on time and within budget while always remaining at the forefront of technological innovation.

They not only provide the consultancy and design to deliver tailor-made solutions to their clients, managing the installation, testing and user training with meticulous care and providing ongoing technical support and maintenance through their service desk and network of field-based engineers.

They can also offer a range of competitive lease purchase and lease rental options through their in-house finance company, SWT Finance, providing businesses with the ability to use the most up-to-date technology without having to release valuable capital for purchasing it.

They have recently been recognised by ShoreTel in their Circle of Excellence for a third year in a row and as the Best SME Vertical Market Solution at the Comms National Awards 2014. In 2010, they were awarded four prestigious industry awards that recognised their ability to provide multi-faceted solutions, using their long-standing relationships with thier partners to meet and exceed the needs of their customers.

Exeter

Bluegrass Group

Since 2007 Bluegrass Group has been a trusted provider of IT support services to SMEs across the UK. They work in partnership with clients to proactively support their IT infrastructure and help them realise their business aims and objectives.

They safeguard and proactively support IT infrastructure 24/7, 365 days a year to keep businesses running.

As your IT partner they will help you get the most from your technology to improve your business operations, increase your productivity and reduce your costs.

From fully managed IT support services to strategic advice; cyber security; business continuity; and cloud services, they can deliver the complete IT solution for your business.

They’re  committed to providing their clients with the highest quality of support possible.  They achieve this by being the only IT support services company in the South West to be accredited with international standards, ISO 20000 (IT Service Management), ISO 9001 (Quality Management) and Cyber Essentials accredited.

Whether you’re looking for service quality improvements, technical improvements, cyber security solutions, financial savings or a partner who cares about your business, be confident that their IT support services will exceed your expectations in every area.

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