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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 […]
27th April 2017

Plymouth Estates – Business Profile

Plymouth Estates are a letting agent covering Plymouth and the surrounding areas. Having been established for over 11 years, we visit the owner, Michael Mann at […]
27th April 2017

Chris Kallis Solicitors- Business Profile

With Chris Kallis gradually tapering down his involvement within his solicitor’s firm in order to enjoy a well-earned retirement, it’s up to his son, Abe Kallis […]
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 March 2017

Plymouth Garden Machinery- Business Profile

Plymouth Garden Machinery is a family-run business dedicated to the sale, service and repair of garden machinery in Plymouth, the South Hams, West Devon and East […]
27th March 2017

Swaye Electrical Services – Business Profile

We speak to Ashley Ward, the owner of Swaye Electrical Services to find out more about his background and how his business has grown. Ashley Ward […]
27th March 2017

K9 Meals on Wheels & K9 Splash Hydrotherapy- Business Profile

It is obvious that K9 Meals on Wheels and K9 Splash Hydrotherapy are dedicated and compassionate. We speak to Tracy and Shane at their impressive hydrotherapy […]
27th February 2017

Halo Hairdressing – Business Profile

Julie Wotton and Sarah Jury, owners of Halo Hairdressing located in Crownhill Village, are now coming up to their 8th year of ownership since taking over […]
27th February 2017

Westward Trust – Business Profile

When they met in 1992, Derek worked for Scottish Widows and John was an IFA in the City of Plymouth. Fast forward 24 years, multiple business […]
27th February 2017

Business Profile – Original Style

For over 30 years Original Style has been manufacturing tiles using a combination of raw materials, traditional techniques and a skilled and dedicated workforce. They have […]
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

Business Profile – Beacon Electrical

Beacon Electrical proudly serves the local area with a huge range of home appliances and fantastic customer service to match. We speak with Mark Higgins, one […]
26th January 2017

Business Profile – Jump

Struggling for ideas on how to keep the kids busy? Why not take them to Jump? The exciting soft play area, based at the Christian Mill […]
26th January 2017

Business Profile – Evans Harvey Solicitors

Standing proudly at the top of Crownhill village is a solicitor’s firm which has served its community for almost 40 years. The team at Evans Harvey […]
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 […]
28th December 2016

Business Profile – Tech Surveys

This month we interviewed the owner Tech Surveys, headed by Plymouth-born, Mick Quick. Mick carries out Energy Performance Certificates and Legionella risk assessments. This is not […]
30th November 2016

Business Profile – Bowen Therapy Devon

Austin Burn-Jones once had little faith in complementary therapy, but when he started suffering with ME it was the holistic approach that turned his life around. […]
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, […]
30th November 2016

Business Profile – The Reluctant Salesman

The Reluctant Salesman – Creating the freedom to sell. We speak with Martin Miller about how he’s pulling apart the stereotypical, pushy salesperson image, and how […]
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 […]
31st October 2016

Business Profile – Russells Flooring

In this issue we managed to catch up with one of Plymouth’s biggest and best hard flooring specialists, Andy Russell of Russell’s Flooring. We were invited […]
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. […]
4th October 2016

Business Profile – GP Service

We got chatting with Geoff and Carolyn, owners of GP Service, about their appliance-repair business and its success. This “proper husband-and-wife business” is now in its […]
4th October 2016

Business Profile – Greenfield Kitchens

This issue we caught up with Greenfield Kitchens owner Joe Grünleitner. As the surname suggests, Joe is originally from Germany – Nürnberg, Bavaria to be precise, […]
30th August 2016

Barry W.P. Bennett – Business Profile

Barry W.P. Bennett & Sons is the successful Yelverton based branch working with Raymond James Investment Services Ltd. We speak to Barry Bennett about his past, […]
30th August 2016

ReFurnish – Business Profile

Refurnish is changing the face of second-hand furniture shops, benefiting the environment, the volunteers and employees, and the customers. We speak with David, Chief Executive, about […]
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

H.M. Williams – Business Profile

Ashley Smith took over H.M. Williams Chartered Accountants last year. We speak to him about how he got to where he is today and his success […]
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 […]
8th July 2016

Effectus Coaching – Business Profile

Business and performance coaching has become popular over time in major cities in the UK, and Andrew Holland is bringing Effectus Coaching and Development to the […]
7th July 2016

Signs Express, Plymouth – Business Profile

Chris Reilly is the centre owner of the Plymouth branch of Signs Express. We rely on signs everyday to tell us where to go and where we […]
1st July 2016

MH Associates – Business Profile

Malcolm Harrison is perhaps the most eccentric and unique accountant you’ll ever meet – something which he admits himself. We’re invited into the offices of MH […]
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

Business Profile – Action Coach

Who is Jonathan Keable? He is a business coach who helps local business owners move from good to great. Jonathan Keable is married with two children […]
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, […]