You’re Invited! Join Us for a Jolly Business Networking Christmas Lunch in Bovey Tracey on December 13th!

The most wonderful time of the year is almost here, and what better way to celebrate than coming together for good food, great company, and festive cheer!

We’re celebrating Christmas, 12-2pm on December 13th at the Dolphin Hotel, Bovey Tracey

What to Expect:

Delicious Festive Feast: Indulge in a scrumptious Christmas lunch, from classic roast turkey to delectable vegetarian options, there’s something for everyone.

Santa Raffle: Embrace the spirit of giving with our Santa raffle all in aid of our Charity of the year The Devon Clinic –  a local charity and C.I.C. that helps people who are struggling with mental health issues, including stress, anxiety and depression.

Christmas Quiz: With our end-of-year Christmas marketing quiz and prizes, kindly donated by our members..

Networking Extravaganza: Connect with fellow professionals, entrepreneurs, and business enthusiasts from the Bovey Tracey area. Share insights, make valuable connections, and set the stage for a prosperous new year.

Special Guest Appearance: Rumor has it that Santa himself might make a guest appearance! Don’t miss the chance to share your business wish list directly with the man in red.

Festive Attire Encouraged: Bring out your sparkles, wear your Christmas jumpers, and let’s make this gathering as festive as can be!

Book your space today:

Let’s toast to the successes of the past year, make new connections, and usher in the holiday season with joy and camaraderie. We look forward to celebrating with you at our Business Networking Christmas Lunch!


Autumn Business Networking in Devon

There has never been a better time to grow your business and meet new business contacts than by coming business networking this Autumn with G12 Business Networking.

We have three events before now and the end of the year. The first in the glorious Teign valley later this month, then in November we have our big breakfast networking meeting in Ashburton and finally in December a delicious Christmas lunch, venue TBC – click to visit our events page

Don’t just take our word for it, these are two reviews left by previous attendees…

As soon as I walked into the room I was warmly greeted by the host, got myself a coffee, and was invited to chat straight away.  Everyone was very friendly and the host looked after everyone very well.  Well worth a visit and if you go on your own, you won’t be there on your own as everyone talks to you.  Thank you for a lovely experience – Plym Lets
This is a lovely networking event, friendly, welcoming, and valuable connections were made. Would highly recommend! – Moor Trees

So why not come and give us a try and see how you can grow your business and make new contacts by business networking in South Devon.


Harnessing the Power of Everyday Changes to Transform Our Brains

In an age where science continually unveils the mysteries of the human brain, a fascinating revelation emerges: everyday changes to our lives can profoundly alter the way our brains function. The growing body of evidence suggests that the brain, that intricate and adaptable organ, responds dynamically to our choices and habits.

Consider this: simple adjustments to our daily routines, from diet and exercise to sleep patterns and mindfulness practices, can stimulate neuroplasticity—the brain’s remarkable ability to rewire and adapt. These changes need not be monumental; it’s the consistency that counts.

Exercise, for instance, has been shown to boost cognitive function, reduce stress, and even increase the volume of certain brain regions. Engaging in activities like walking, yoga, or meditation can enhance connectivity between brain cells and promote mental clarity.

Dietary choices also play a pivotal role. Consuming brain-boosting foods rich in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins nourishes the brain, fostering optimal cognitive performance. Small changes like incorporating more leafy greens, nuts, and fatty fish into your diet can make a significant difference.

Sleep, the body’s natural restoration mechanism, directly influences brain health. Prioritizing a consistent sleep schedule and creating a sleep-conducive environment can sharpen memory, enhance creativity, and bolster emotional resilience.

Moreover, practices like mindfulness meditation sculpt the brain’s structure and function over time, strengthening areas associated with emotional regulation and stress management. Even the simple act of learning a new skill or language stimulates neuroplasticity, expanding your cognitive horizons.

In this era of rapid change and information overload, it’s reassuring to know that we possess the power to mold our own neurological destinies. Everyday changes, however small, have the potential to rewire our brains and transform our lives. It’s a testament to the incredible adaptability and resilience of the human brain, inviting us to embrace a future where our choices foster cognitive vitality and well-being. So, let’s embark on this journey of self-improvement, armed with the knowledge that our brains are ever-ready to evolve alongside us.

Learn more by talking to our member The Devon Clinic


Custom Handmade Umbrellas in Every Colour Imaginable!

Introducing a world of endless possibilities for your rainy day style! At G3 Promotions, we believe that the umbrellas your business use should be as unique as your business is. That’s why we’re thrilled to offer you the ultimate creative freedom with our Blank Handmade Umbrellas, where you can choose pretty much any colour and design that complements your business brand.

These Blank Handmade Umbrellas are more than just rain protection; they’re a testament to the strength and protection of your brand. So let it be a canvas for your creativity let your business stand out on the greyest of days with umbrellas that’s as unique as your business, turning heads and brightening up every rainy moment.

Life is too short for dull and ordinary. Elevate your rainy day experience with a Blank Handmade Umbrella that’s bursting with personality. Start your creative journey today and let your colours shine!

Visit the G3 Promotions website here.

Whether it’s vibrant or subtle, playful or sophisticated, the spectrum is yours to explore. Let your imagination run wild and make your business umbrella carry your custom umbrella with pride.

Call Gerry on 07836 576 615 to find out more.


Enjoy your summer

As the warm sunshine and summer vibes surround us, we wanted to take a moment to wish you all a wonderful summer filled with relaxation, joy, and lots of memorable moments.  We believe that Summer and in particular August offers a valuable opportunity to recharge, spend quality time with loved ones, and explore lots of new adventures in glorious Devon.

So please note that our regular monthly business networking meeting will not be held in August. Take this time to unwind, enjoy the sunshine, and create lasting memories with your friends and family, whether you’re lounging by the beach, embarking on exciting travels, or simply taking a well-deserved break, we hope you have an incredible time.

Rest assured, we’ll be back with renewed energy and enthusiasm in September! Our next networking event is scheduled for 20th September – more details on our site here.  We can’t wait to reconnect with you, hear about your summer adventures, and continue our journey of building meaningful business relationships.

Until then, make the most of the sunshine, soak up the positive vibes, and come back in September feeling refreshed and ready to tackle new business opportunities together!

If you have any questions or need assistance during the summer break, please feel free to reach out to us via email or through our socials – links at the bottom of the page.

Wishing you a fantastic summer break filled with happiness, relaxation, and abundant sunshine! See you in September!


Quickbooks Training in Devon

Simpkins Edwards is running a free-to-attend QuickBooks Training workshop at Dainton Park Golf Club on 27 July 2023 and we would like to invite members of G12. Our friendly team of experts will walk you through QuickBooks Online cloud software and provide tips and hints on how to use the software effectively and efficiently.

The workshop is aimed at QuickBooks users of all levels, though those considering cloud software as a potential solution for Making Tax Digital for Income Tax and those who wish to keep on top of their businesses financial health would also be welcome.

During the workshop, we will be covering:

  • Setting up sales invoices
  • Posting purchase invoices
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Reporting
  • Connecting to associated apps
  • VAT Submissions

The workshop will be held at Dainton Park Golf Club, Totnes Road, Ipplepen, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 5TN and will start at 9:00am, finishing at 12:30pm, with a light lunch included.

To reserve your space, you can do so by emailing [email protected] or by calling 01626 200124.

Business Tips, News

Business networking to make new contacts

Business networking is a great way to make new contacts because it provides a platform for you to connect with like-minded individuals who share similar interests, goals, and experiences. Here are some reasons why business networking can be an effective way to make new contacts:

  1. Expands your network: Business networking events provide an opportunity to meet people from various industries and professions that you may not have otherwise had a chance to meet. This can expand your network and introduce you to new contacts who can potentially help you in your career or business.
  2. Builds relationships: Building relationships is a key aspect of networking. When you meet someone at a business networking event, you have the opportunity to get to know them, learn about their experiences and goals, and find ways to support each other.
  3. Generates new business: Networking can lead to new business opportunities, as you may meet someone who is looking for a service or product that you offer. By building relationships and making connections, you can increase the likelihood of generating new business.
  4. Increases knowledge and skills: Business networking events often include speakers or workshops that provide valuable information and insights into industry trends and best practices. Attending these events can help you stay up-to-date with the latest developments in your field and improve your knowledge and skills.
  5. Boosts confidence: Networking can be intimidating, but it can also be a great way to boost your confidence and improve your communication and interpersonal skills. By meeting new people and engaging in conversations, you can develop your ability to communicate effectively and build relationships.

In summary, business networking is a great way to make new contacts because it expands your network, builds relationships, generates new business, increases knowledge and skills, and boosts confidence. By attending networking events and engaging with other professionals, you can build a strong network that can help you achieve your career or business goals.


Branded Items for the Coronation

May the 6th 2023 provides a unique opportunity to impress your clients or neighborhood with a thank-you gift branded with your logo and the King’s official Coronation mark .

The choice is impressive and ranges from ChinaMugs, Coffee mugs, to flags to notebooks and a life-size cut-out of the King so he can be present at your celebration party.

See some of our range in the link below and contact us now to see what else is available as time is short.

King Charles

Demand is already high so please order early to guarantee timely arrival.

For information on print areas, quantities, prices and artwork requirements, please contact [email protected] or call 07836 576 615 for an initial chat and availability details.


Air Duct Cleaning – Ductwork Cleaning Services

Our latest member Extraduct is a Devon-based Air Duct Cleaning Specialist and at our recent BIG Breakfast event, Martin their MD shared with us the reasons why regular air duct cleaning is important:

  1. Compliance with Health and Safety Regulations: Businesses are required to comply with health and safety regulations that dictate the quality of indoor air. Regular air duct cleaning can help ensure that your business is in compliance with these regulations.
  2. Improve Employee Health and Productivity: Poor indoor air quality can cause a range of health problems for employees, including headaches, allergies, and respiratory issues. These health problems can lead to increased absenteeism and decreased productivity. Regular air duct cleaning can help improve the indoor air quality of your business, which can help keep employees healthy and productive.
  3. Enhance Customer Experience: If your business has poor indoor air quality, it can negatively impact the experience of your customers. For example, if you run a restaurant, customers may be turned off by unpleasant odors coming from the air ducts. Regular air duct cleaning can help improve the overall experience of your customers, which can lead to repeat business and positive reviews.
  4. Increase HVAC Efficiency and Lifespan: HVAC systems that are clogged with dirt and debris have to work harder to circulate air throughout your business, which can lead to higher energy bills and a shorter lifespan for your HVAC system. Regular air duct cleaning can help keep your HVAC system running efficiently, which can save you money on energy bills and reduce the need for costly repairs.

In summary, regular air duct cleaning is crucial for businesses to maintain compliance with health and safety regulations, improve employee health and productivity, enhance customer experience, and increase the efficiency and lifespan of HVAC systems, Extractaduct is a Devon-based business that can help you achieve that.

Contact the Extractaduct team below:

Phone: 01752 916119

Email: [email protected]





Torbay Lottery and Devon Clinic

Our Charity of the Year is The Devon Clinic.  For them, fundraising is vital to keep providing vital services to victims of Domestic Abuse and for those who are living with other mental health problems.
So they are pleased to launch a fundraising initiative with Torbay Lottery and would like to get help from all G12 members to help get the ball rolling. Tickets cost just £1.00 a play with the opportunity to win up to £25,000. Tickets are drawn weekly and you will be emailed once you have won.
To find out more and buy your lottery ticket visit the website here.
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