Are you a brilliant Devon-based business who goes out of your way to use materials and ingredients produced in Devon?
Do you take pride in contributing to Devon’s economy and community and supporting other local companies whenever you can?
Then you sound like a candidate for Made in Devon.
We’re on a mission to help consumers and businesses to buy from bona fide Made in Devon businesses.
We have funding to provide free membership to 125 Devon businesses for their first year on the scheme.
If you qualify for Made in Devon, you’ll have the stamp of approval that confirms you’re a business that is local, legal, honest and takes fair trading seriously. You’ll be listed on the www.madeindevon.org.uk website and be part of a major marketing campaign that will promote your business far and wide.
Made in Devon members have access to legal advice, regulatory and business support and general advice from qualified and experienced Trading Standards officers – services that non-members are charged for.
See more about the aims and benefits of Made in Devon membership here
Made in Devon application process
All businesses wishing to join Made in Devon go through an assessment by Trading Standards officers which gives them the opportunity to make sure that they are fully up to speed with all the legislation and guidance relevant to their business and industry. This includes useful advice to help improve systems and customer service.
This assessment also checks that the business meets the qualifying membership criteria – that the business is based in Devon and uses services and characteristic materials and ingredients produced or grown within the county.
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.
Make sure you write Made in Devon in the reference code box. This will ensure you are applying for the Made in Devon membership rather than just Buy With Confidence.
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