Case Studies

We have worked with a diverse and significant range of small businesses over the years. From people becoming self-employed for the first time to long-running businesses.

We have helped thousands of clients with a huge range of unique and diverse issues who have been able to turn our experienced team of business advisors for in depth advice, encouragement and guidance.

Some tell their stories below:

Bay & Moor

We asked Andrew from Bay and Moor, a business in Newton Abbot, to share his story.

“My wife and I started our Laser Cutting and Engraving Business six months ago after we sold our last business and moved to Devon.

After moving to Devon, we had no contacts here so whilst networking has been key for us, we also needed to find a business adviser who has great local knowledge. I just had a year without any income due to my disability so I contacted Business Info Point to see what support there was available for local businesses.”

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Bloomin’ Sexy

There’s always a right time to set up a business according retired nurse and co-founder of Newton Abbot based lingerie business, Bloomin’ Sexy.

During her career as a nurse and midwife for the NHS, Carol Westwood noticed that women were suffering from a lack of body confidence after giving birth – most women feel uncomfortable and can’t find good quality lingerie that made them feel fantastic. And that didn’t chafe!

With business partner Jill who designs the lingerie, Carol set about providing a quality solution for her niche, and together they created Bloomin’ Sexy.

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Flyonix

Ben Bailey, a director of Flyonix realised that they must improve their business and marketing strategy if they were to remain ahead of the competition. After recommendations from colleagues it was decided that Business Information Point could provide the support and advice needed to expand their online presence and generate more sales.

The support Flyonix received from BIP led to a successful REG grant application via Devon County Council of £30000 as well as successfully applying for a Rural Growth Network Voucher valued at £400 towards their online strategy.

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Barrel Top Wagons

After trading for 3 years Barrel Top Wagons were keen to get outside assistance. Their sale were not as high as they would have liked and they were concerned about not hitting their target market because the product was too ambiguous.

One of our business advisors gave them an assessment of the business, including their strengths and weaknesses, the areas to work on and a better focus on the direction they should take. As a result they have re-worked the website, been more pro-active in seeking out sales in the right market and seen an increase in sales.

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Splash Projects

The directors were becoming increasingly frustrated about where to take the business. Business Information Point sat down with them and helped to devise a strategy to move the business forward.

We put them on a strategic management workshop for small businesses and helped them in various other areas such as recruitment, finance and insurance. They have since managed to exceed all targets that were put in place and continue to take the business forward.

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The Filo Project

Dementia day care service The Filo Project was struggling to cover costs and meet plans to expand. One of the founders, Liz Dennis came to BIP seeking advice on funding and putting together a business plan.

As a result of having a one-to-one discussion with an experienced business advisor Liz gained an insight into areas of the business she had not previously thought of.

“I learned things about business which I had not known, it gave me the confidence that some of the things we were doing as a business were on track. Gave me the opportunity to stand back and receive some expert advice.”

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Sorry but we aren't currently able to offer business support in Somerset. The good news is that Somerset Business Agency offers fully-funded business support in your area. Visit the Somerset Business Agency website for more information.
Sorry but we aren't currently able to offer business support in North Devon. The good news is that North Devon+ offers fully-funded business support in your area. Visit the North Devon+ website or call 01237 426 426 for more information.
Sorry but we aren't currently able to offer business support in Torridge. The good news is that North Devon+ offers fully-funded business support in your area. Visit the North Devon+ website or call 01237 426 426 for more information.
Sorry but we aren't currently able to offer business support in Torbay. The good news is that Torbay Development Agency offers fully-funded business support in your area. Visit the TDA website or call Kim Thornton on 01803 207 948 for more information.
Sorry but we aren't currently able to offer business support in Plymouth. The good news is that Outset offers fully-funded business support in your area. Visit the Outset website or call Graham Leigh on 0800 587 7707 for more information.

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Get in touch

Please fill in your details below to have a friendly chat with one of our experienced business advisors to help start or grow your business.

Sorry but we aren't currently able to offer business support in Somerset. The good news is that Somerset Business Agency offers fully-funded business support in your area. Visit the Somerset Business Agency website for more information.
Sorry but we aren't currently able to offer business support in North Devon. The good news is that North Devon+ offers fully-funded business support in your area. Visit the North Devon+ website or call 01237 426 426 for more information.
Sorry but we aren't currently able to offer business support in Torridge. The good news is that North Devon+ offers fully-funded business support in your area. Visit the North Devon+ website or call 01237 426 426 for more information.
Sorry but we aren't currently able to offer business support in Torbay. The good news is that Torbay Development Agency offers fully-funded business support in your area. Visit the TDA website or call Kim Thornton on 01803 207 948 for more information.
Sorry but we aren't currently able to offer business support in Plymouth. The good news is that Outset offers fully-funded business support in your area. Visit the Outset website or call Graham Leigh on 0800 587 7707 for more information.

Tick this box to subscribe to our email list. We will send you updates on upcoming free workshops, small business related news and articles as well as local funding and support no more than twice a month. We never sell or share your details with third parties and you can unsubscribe at any time.