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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, […]
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 […]