The economy of Devon is diverse, with health, retail and tourism accounting for 43.1% of employment. Agriculture, education, manufacturing, construction and real estate employment are also over-represented in Devon compared with nationally. Exeter has demonstrated a particularly resilient economy during the pandemic. There have been a great number of start-ups in the digital and tech space.
Christopher Dawson is a British billionaire businessman; founder, owner and executive chairman of the British retail chain the Range. Dawson was born in Plymouth, the son of a market trader.
“At the age of 30 I discovered that I could surround myself with the best business mentors in the world – Jim Rohn, Tony Robbins, Richard Branson, Andrew Carnegie, Dale Carnegie, Alan Sugar and even Charles Dickens, and many more. I didn’t have the benefit of a college or university education but at age 15 worked as an entrepreneur and mobile DJ (earning more in one night than my day job paid in a week). I realised while others studied, I learned that you don’t need an MBA to be a successful business owner. I took the creative thinking in how these and other leaders work to push my own limits”.
Hi, I’m Nigel Browne. When you’re running a business, it can be tough finding time to focus on the big picture. The day-to-day demands of the job can make it almost impossible to keep up with this ever-changing business environment.
From time to time, we may refer you to a mentor in one of Devon's neighbouring counties such as Cornwall, Dorset, or Somerset if your local business mentors are at full capacity or if we feel an alternative mentor would provide a stronger match for your specific needs, or if it works better for you logistically. You can learn more about each of the local business mentors for those regions by selecting the relevant county below:
We become their ‘unreasonable friend’, which means we will ask the question or maybe say the thing that business owners may not want to hear but know that it’s done for their benefit. To learn more, download our client brochure by clicking the link down below.