Made in Devon is made for businesses like you!
Made in Devon is on a mission to ‘support local’ and help consumers and businesses buy and work with trustworthy Devon businesses.
We have funding from Devon County Council to provide free membership to 250 Devon businesses for their first year and to run major promotional campaigns
If you qualify for Made in Devon, you’ll have the stamp of approval that confirms you’re a business that is local, legal and honest. You’ll be listed on the www.madeindevon.org.uk website, be able to use the logo and take part in major marketing campaigns that reach thousands of people every month. You’ll also be able to attend networking events and meet with other like-minded businesses.
Made in Devon members have access to legal advice, regulatory and business support advice from qualified and experienced Trading Standards officers whenever they need it – services that usually costs £85 per hour. The audit process itself is worth £100s.
After their first year of free membership, businesses pay just the annual fee (not the audit fee). This is £257 per year for a business of up to 5 employees – less than £22 per month. A full list of fees can be found on the Buy With Confidence website here.
If you want people to know you are a reliable, Devon-proud business, Click on Join Us, fill out our short contact form and someone will give you a call. Or call us directly on 01392 380 906 during normal business hours.
See more about the aims and benefits of Made in Devon membership here.
The Made in Devon application process is designed to help business
All businesses wishing to join Made in Devon are assisted by our friendly customer service team who can answer any questions and help you with the paperwork required before you go through to an assessment by a Trading Standards Officer.
This audit gives you an opportunity to make sure that you are fully up to speed with all the legislation and guidance relevant to your business and industry. This includes useful advice to help improve systems and customer service.
This assessment also checks that a business meets the qualifying membership criteria – that you are based in Devon and use other Devon products, characteristic materials and ingredients whenever possible.
Buy With Confidence is also included
Anyone who applies for Made in Devon goes through the Buy With Confidence application process and automatically becomes a member, receiving all the Buy With Confidence scheme benefits as well.
You can read more about Buy With Confidence here
Please note that businesses in Torbay and Plymouth do not qualify for free membership. Costs for membership can be found on the Buy With Confidence Website here.
See more about the aims and benefits of Made in Devon here.