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|Kingston residents display an extraordinary range of talents. Many are given freely to the benefit of the community when common needs arise. However, all are also available at a price and everyone is encouraged to use local tradespeople to keep our economy thriving. You could learn to play the clarinet, hire a jazz musician, sail a yacht or learn navigation skills, order a fabulous cake or a complete dinner for two. How about buying an unique fused glass picture from a well known local artist? Do you need your garden sorting out, require home care or help with minor legal issues? It is all possible in Kingston. Just click on the Directory of Trades and Skills above.|
|Carole Rolfe at Smashing Glass Carole is an artist in fused glass pictures. She creates ''expressive, intuitive glass that contains overtones of drama, movement and the natural harmonies found in nature. There are visual links to Art Nouveau as glass lends itself to sensual organic forms'' . Carole's intention is to display glass and its purity of colour at its best. Her exciting and unpredictable technique is an ancient process used by the Romans and revived by the Victorians, but with a contemporary twist. Even Carole does not quite know what will finally emerge from the kiln. See details via the link above and read an article on one of Carole's commissions under 'Diary Articles' September16th 2011. |
Anne's Wonwell Nursery, Wonwell Court Farm est.1996 ( specialising in bedding plants with a small selection of perennials house plants etc. Sundries also available eg compost, bamboo canes). A selection of plants are also available at the Tuesday Morning Market. Normally open every weekend in May from 10-12noon.Other times by appointment only.
|Pollards Quality Meats service. Pollards is a new family business, building on Melanie and Richard Pollard's 50 year experience in farming and butchery. Pollards takes great pride in selling high quality meats at good value prices, sourced directly from traditional Devon farms and cut and packaged by traditional family butchers. Pollards products are sold at the Kingston Tuesday Morning Market, in the Kingston Reading Room. Free holiday home and local meat box delivery is at your convenience. Pollards also provide private cutting and packaging of your own meats. Email or call Richard or Melanie on firstname.lastname@example.org 07807 863 102 or 01548 811135 for enquiries, quotes and wholesale prices, or call in at their new premises near the Butterwalk in Dartmouth . |
|Start Point Sail West offers shore based and practical sail cruising courses. 16 week evening courses available in Kingston, Dartmouth and Ivybridge. |
Tel Wendy Langdon on 01548 810917
|Scobbiscombe Farm Produce have a freezer full of of LAMB and BEEF from animals that have been out grazing in the fields at Scobbiscombe as well as home reared SAUSAGES, BACON AND HAMS. No Christmas lunch in Kingston would be without a bronze free range Walters Christmas Turkey , traditionally reared and prepared in the time honoured way to give a moist, flavoursome meat. Walters turkeys meet the Golden Promise standard with welfare a top priority.|
For further information or to order please ring the Walters family at Scobbiscombe Farm, Kingston. 01548 810259 or drop into the Tuesday Morning Market held in the Reading Room between 10-12noon. Potatoes and eggs also available.
|Are you considering setting up a new business? or does your business needs help and advice? |
|Women Do Business, which is a programme of FREE support and training for any woman in Kingston and the surrounding areas who is either running her own business or would like to consider the options for starting up in business. Women In Business is run by the Community Council of Devon and is funded by the South Devon Coastal Local Action Group (incorporating funding from the EU, Defra, SWRDA and LEADER.) Contact Gail Hickson 01392 382403 or Email email@example.com|
DR Funding and Support for Young Entrepreneurs and Business Support
Are you between 18 and 30 and looking for funding and business advice to set up or develop your business?
We want to help you
· Grant funding available from £2,000 to £10,000 for up to 40% of your project costs
· Up to 1 full day of free one to one advice tailored to your business, worth £400
Available in the Greater Dartmoor and South Devon Coastal area
To find out more contact Fiona at the DR Company on 01837 658643 or fiona@DRcompany.co.uk to apply
Enterprise South Devon, which provides professional business advice to get you started plus ongoing support as your business develops. The service is completely confidential, entirely impartial and at absolutely no cost to you, as all expenses are met by a number of funding sources including: the Small Business Service, 'Business Link', district councils and private sectoor sposorship.
Contact Enterprise South Devon 08456 447558 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Health checks for coastal businesses in the South Hams
South Hams businesses on or near the coast can get low cost advice thanks to a new project, supported by South Hams District Council. Advice is being offered to existing businesses to help them grow and improve their profitability.
During the one-to-one meetings, business “health checks” appraising relevant aspects of the business are carried out, including finance, marketing, customer relations and other areas of business management.
The aim is to help businesses improve their competitiveness, attract more customers and safeguard jobs.
The expert advice would normally cost around £500 but is available for just £20 - thanks to grant funding.
The business health checks are provided by Business Information Point (BIP), a Devon based enterprise agency.
The low cost advice is open to communities in the South Devon Coastal Local Action Group area, including Kingston.
In addition, a free Enterprise Club is due to start in Ivybridge, supported by BIP, which is open to anyone thinking of starting up a new business.
For more information contact BIP on 0800 592 872.