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5th January 2018

OM Recommends: Bistrot Pierre

Bistrot Pierre, located in the stunning Grade I listed New Cooperage building at Royal William Yard; serves Anglo-French dishes, freshly prepared by the chefs every day. […]
5th January 2018

Cervical Cancer Awareness

This year, Cervical Cancer Awareness Week is focusing on reducing the risks of the disease through screening; running from January 22nd until January 28th. With Plymouth […]
11th October 2017

Original Style: How a house was reborn into a home for a growing family

Bob Duffield and his family now live in this beautiful 19th century villa-style house – here’s his story of how they uncovered its best features and […]
4th September 2017

Global Firm Generates Exciting Employment Opportunities

Sitel UK, part of the Acticall Sitel group; originated in the US 30 years ago. Since then, their rapid growth plan has led to the Company […]
30th August 2017

Target Set for LightUp Plympton 2017

The Plympton Chamber of Commerce have been responsible for the Ridgeway Christmas Lights, aptly names Lightup Plympton- for the past 7 years, and it’s safe to […]
31st July 2017

Ed Buckingham- 7 Summits

Imagine having the chance to climb the highest mountain in the world. Imagine being the First and only Cornishman to date to climb Everest. In 2011 […]
3rd July 2017

Not Your Usual Campsite!

Now the sun has decided to (hopefully!) make a permanent appearance, you might be thinking of ways in which you can make the most of it. […]
31st May 2017

Operation Henry- Pancreatic Cancer Charity

Any cancer diagnosis is incredibly difficult to hear, a truly life changing moment for both the individual diagnosed and their family, but for those diagnosed with […]
31st May 2017

Plymouth’s Lighthouse History

Everyone knows of the iconic Smeaton’s Tower standing proud on Plymouth Hoe, but did you know that it is the third of four Eddystone Lighthouses? These […]
27th April 2017

The Buzz around Bees!

Love them or fear them, bees are a significant force behind UK agriculture. But this increasing reliance on bee polination for crop production is becoming a […]
28th March 2017

Autism Awareness

The ninth annual World Autism Day is 2nd April 2017, but what is autism, and how can you participate? Read on to learn more about the […]
28th March 2017

National Pet Month

National Pet Month is a registered charity dedicated to encouraging animal lovers to celebrate their beloved furry friends. Throughout April, the charity organises events around the […]
27th February 2017

Mortgage Advice Bureau – Plymouth’s Best Businesses and Entrepreneurs

It’s not every day you get to meet one of the country’s best mortgage advisors, and yet, I’ve just shaken hands with a man who is […]
26th January 2017

A Guide to Buying a Second Hand Car

Buying a brand new car might come with lots of perks, but they lose on average more than 27% of their value in the first 12 […]
26th January 2017

Right Price Windows – Plymouth’s Best Businesses and Entrepreneurs

To take a company and triple its turnover is no mean feat. To do it in four years and keep a good sense of humour is […]
6th January 2017

Take the Plunge at Marjon Sports Centre

Did you know that the Sports Centre at University of St Mark & St John is open to all? The impressive centre, situated near Derriford Hospital, […]
30th December 2016

Westcountry Tile and Bathroom

Westcountry Tile & Bathroom, based in Christian Mill Business Park, has 25 years experience in supplying and fitting bathrooms and wet rooms. No job is too […]
30th November 2016

Best Businesses & Entrepreneurs – Print Copy Scan

We last spoke to Karl Welburn of Print, Copy, Scan in February this year, and a lot has changed since. As 2016 draws to a close, […]
31st October 2016

A Day at Gaia Spa

On the beautiful grounds of Boringdon Hall, nestled on the edge of Dartmoor, lies an oasis of tranquility. The Gaia Spa is the perfect place to […]
4th October 2016

Turning Back The Clocks

Remember! The clocks go back at 1am on Sunday 30th October We know what you’re thinking – we’ve only just put them forward! But Winter-lovers can […]
4th October 2016

A Fresh, Autumn Stroll

Most of the summer tourists have left, so we can enjoy a walk or a drive without bumping into caravans and large groups of excited children. […]
30th August 2016

Ronan Keating – Time of My Life

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Ronan Keating, but he’s not keeping quiet for much longer. He’s been busy working on his brand new […]
30th August 2016

Are They Ready for University?

Going to uni can be difficult for teenagers. Make it easier for them by teaching them everything, from boiling an egg to washing clothes to managing […]
30th August 2016

Plymouth’s Ocean City Festival 2016

11th – 25th September Ocean City Festival is returning for its fifth year, sponsored by City College Plymouth, with over thirty spectacular events taking place across […]
9th August 2016

Mike LeGassick – Plymouth’s Best Businesses & Entrepreneurs

Mike LeGassick has been offering financial advice for over 20 years, but he’s not your standard Independent Financial Advisor… “People either live too long or die […]
5th August 2016

Local Mortgage Adviser Wins First Time Buyer Award at Industry Oscars

Mortgage Advice Bureau South West is celebrating a win at the ‘Oscars’ of the mortgage industry as broker James Webster has scooped the ‘Best Broker: First […]
4th August 2016

Wild Foraging for Food

For most of us, stocking the kitchen cupboards involves a trip to the supermarket, but have you ever considered doing your food shop in the wild? […]
2nd August 2016

Women of Plymouth Business Network

The Plymouth Business Network has been meeting every week for almost five years. We meet the women who make use of the network to help their […]
27th June 2016

Portcullis Legals – Plymouth’s Best Businesses and Entrepreneurs

You can tell a lot about a person from the books they have on their shelves, writes Duncan Little. And 51 year old entrepreneur Trevor Worth, […]
27th June 2016

OM Magazine, Issue 90, July 2016

3rd June 2016

Eating and Drinking in Plymouth – Restaurant Reviews

DUKE OF CORNWALL HOTEL You don’t have to be staying at the Duke of Cornwall Hotel to have dinner in their restaurant. We arrived early so […]
31st May 2016

The 100 Percent Mortgage – From the Mortgage Advice Bureau

Not since the sub-prime taboo days of 2008 has a 100% mortgage been offered by a lender. Since then, the closest the market’s come to it […]
27th May 2016

Plymouth’s Best Businesses and Entrepreneurs – Kingfisher Fish & Chips

Did you know, you can pick up the most sustainable, tasty and nutritious takeaway from Kingfisher Fish and Chips in Plympton? Owners Craig and Nikki and […]
4th May 2016

Mortgage Advice Bureau – Plymouth’s Best Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Matthew Johns has good cause to be happy. He has just celebrated his 40th birthday and in the same week his team at the Mortgage Advice […]
4th April 2016

Chris Kallis Solicitors – Plymouth’s Best Businesses and Entrepreneurs

The story behind solicitor Chris Kallis’ meteoric rise is not only fascinating but one which OM finds to be quite inspirational. We arrive at his offices, […]
1st February 2016

Karl Welburn of Print, Copy, Scan

Determination, drive and enthusiasm would be three words OM would use to perfectly capture the essence of Karl Welburn, Managing Director of Print, Copy, Scan. PCS is a Plymouth based […]
1st February 2016

What is a Will dispute and what, exactly, is “Contentious Probate”?

If you asked 50 people at random what they consider to be a “Will dispute”, do not be surprised to receive 50 different answers. Whether this […]
1st February 2016

Riverford Vegetables are the Star of the Show

Welcome to The Field Kitchen, our friendly restaurant and pub. Expect a feast of freshly-picked seasonal produce straight from our fields, with organic meat and fish […]
1st February 2016

Onward and Upward for New Local Taxi Company Merger

In July 2015, Plymcabs joined forces with one of the largest operators in Plymouth, Crownhill Taxi Services Ltd. Crownhill Taxis established itself in the 1950s and […]
29th January 2016

EXCLUSIVE Interview with Leona Lewis

Since her meteoric rise to global fame, Leona Lewis’s incredible voice has captivated millions of people across the world. She’s broken countless sales records and smashed […]
29th January 2016

Plympton based Manufacturer Expands for 2016

Right Price PVCu, based in Plympton’s Newnham Industrial Estate, has kicked off to a booming start in 2016. Since OM last spoke to Sarah and Travis […]
15th January 2016

Mark Harrad of Synergy Chartered Accountants

One of the first things that became apparent is that Mark of Synergy Chartered Accountants is a very family-oriented man. His daughter Lexi is his “little […]
7th January 2016

Mark Russell of Optimus Performance Marketing

Mark Russell is a busy man. Very busy. He is CEO at Optimus Performance Marketing in Plymouth and has additional business interests with Marshall Motors and […]
7th January 2016

Gables Farm: A New Year’s Resolution You Can Keep

Sponsor an unwanted and abandoned dog or cat from Gables Farm Dogs & Cats Home In common with a lot of re-homing centres we find that […]
7th January 2016

History Runs Deep in Devon

It may seem hard to believe, but some of the most important and influential figures in the history of Great Britain came from Devon. They have […]
7th January 2016

Eating in the Riverford Field Kitchen is Something To Remember

We think great food tastes even better when you enjoy it with other people, so you will share your table with fellow diners for a feast […]
3rd November 2015

Latest Advice from the Family Law Company

Christmas – a time for fun, excitement, and, oh, family conflict? By Alexandra Boardman Alexandra Boardman from The Family Law Company in Plymouth considers the best […]
26th October 2015

Mike Freeman of Jobel

One of the first things you notice when you drive into Jobel in Millbay Road, Plymouth, is the fluttering of the Union Flags outside the Kitchen […]
16th September 2015

Right Price PVCu

As part of our new six-monthly feature, The Oracle decides who wins Plymouth’s Best Business and Entrepreneurs. Congratulations to Sarah and Travis, company directors of Right Price PVCu and […]
1st September 2015

All Roads Lead To Dartmoor

Within minutes the skies morph from bleak and windswept, foggy and damp to bright and crisp – Dartmoor’s infamous fickle weather can bring all four seasons […]