Our Patrons

The patrons of Devon Chamber are some of the best-known and respected names in the local business community.

Through their support for the Chamber, patrons demonstrate their commitment to the development of the economy and business in Devon. Their brands gain considerable exposure within the  business community as a result of the Chamber’s extensive and widespread lobbying and representational activities. Consequently patrons are better able to influence and network with key people and organisations in the region.

To find out more about becoming a patron please contact George Cowcher on: George.cowcher@devonchamber.co.uk

List of Patrons

Konstruct Studios Ltd

We are Konstruct, a design studio based in Plymouth specialising in branding, web design, content & print. Based in the heart of Plymouth, Devon, we partner with ambitious brands and businesses to create solutions that people believe in, which capture the imagination and make a difference.

Whatever the size or complexity of project, we ensure our clients work with a passionate team of creative, forward thinking, tech savvy, fun professionals who always go the extra mile to help you realise your objective.

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GwR

GWR is committed to helping businesses in the west become greater.  It's why we're investing and making improvements across our network from installing free WiFi and refurbishing our sleeper service, to adding three million more seats by 2018. The purpose is not just to benefit our railway, but to benefit the people and businesses we serve.

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Cornish Mutual

At Cornish Mutual, we offer home and contents insurance especially designed for people who live in the rural South West, whether in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset or Somerset.  As we are based nearby in Truro, we understand what is likely to be important to you and the kind of issues you face. We started out providing insurance to farmers in 1903, and our deep understanding of the rural South West means we now offer excellent insurance for home owners in the area too. You will find our approach is based on honesty, fairness and transparency. We do what we say we will do. Our customers tell us they appreciate the way we really listen, so we can make sure our home and contents insurance is spot on for your needs. And we aim to keep everything as clear and straightforward as possible, so you always know where you stand.

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The Faculty of Business with Plymouth University

The Faculty of Business provides for our students an outstanding experience in teaching, research and enterprise. Our teaching approach is research led and designed to equip students with discipline specific and transferable skills. With an ethos that reflects the Plymouth University’s values, we'll help increase our students’ employability readiness so that students are fully prepared to secure a graduate career and join our thriving alumni community.   The Faculty of Business pride itself on high impact research that serves and informs the academic, business and public communities. In the Faculty of Business we collaborate to compete at an international level, meeting the University's mission for advancing knowledge and transforming lives. Our Patronage with the Devon Chamber provides us with the capacity to make a highly visible difference for our students, local businesses and communities, and provides us with a platform for our international ambitions. What motivates us? Our vision to be recognised worldwide for the enterprising culture, sustainability orientation and socially responsible values of our research and learning environment, allowing us to produce and disseminate useful knowledge.

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Duke of Cornwall Hotel

Built during the Golden Age of steam, the BEST WESTERN Duke of Cornwall was Plymouth's first luxury hotel and provides first class accommodation today. With peerless conference facilities and licensed to celebrate weddings and civil partnerships in our stunning function rooms, the BEST WESTERN Duke of Cornwall is minutes from national and international rail, air and sea connections.

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Gain

GAIN is the Growth Acceleration and Investment Network and we can help you develop your plans, advise on investment and give you the practical support you need to turn your ideas into a high quality business. GAIN adds value to existing regional assets, from science parks, innovation centres to academic research facilities and expertise, by joining them all up to create a focused and accessible business ecosystem of aspirational businesses and investors.

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The University of St Mark & St John (Marjon)

The University of St Mark & St John is a small university with a big reputationfor providing an outstanding student experience leading to high levels of employment. Founded in 1838, the University’s heritage and expertise is well established in our Faculties of Education & Social Sciences, Sport & Health Sciences and Language & Creative Arts. We offerover 100 different programmes of study designed to meet student expectations and the needs of employers. Our approach to education means that we are ranked highly in all of the league tables relating to student satisfaction,student experience, teaching and learning and employability.

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City College Plymouth

As the largest training provider in the Plymouth travel-to-work area, we are proud to work closely with local and regional employers to ensure that we provide the training that is required by business. We truly understand the business community and the challenges it faces and are flexible in what we are able to offer. The College works hard to develop positive partnerships with employers that enable you to have a key role in curriculum development, ensuring our training is not only up-to-date but relevant to your industry needs. Working in partnership with the College brings many benefits to businesses, including the opportunity to support the local community, access to new recruitment streams and sponsorship opportunities. We have a wealth of industry, training and funding experience and work with our clients to provide a bespoke service, which offers full training needs analysis and a real focus on providing solutions for distinct business needs.

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Mazing Tree

Mazing Tree provide professional IT Support, Computer, Network and Telecommunication services to Businesses of all sizes.  We provide Support with excellent customer care so you have help at hand either in person or remotely, whenever you need it. Our areas of expertise include: Desktop and Server Support Wi-Fi and Network Installation Telephone Systems – Landline and VoIP Broadband - Fibre, FTTC and ADSL Remote Access and Home Working Cloud Services – Corporate Email and file sharing.  Our service is friendly and personal.  We make an effort to get to know you and your staff, and how your business operates, so we can integrate with you and your business.  This ensures we are always giving you the best advice and working with you to help your business grow and prosper. Please give us a call or email if you’d like to arrange a meeting to see how we can help. Phone: 01752 540 540

Email: info@mazingtree.com

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National Marine Aquarium

The National Marine Aquarium  is not just the Nation’s largest Aquarium but as a charity assists with conservation research, runs international conservation programmes, educates 30,000 plus students with curriculum based learning, campaigns for sustainable fisheries, trains apprentices and runs intern programmes. When it comes to your business the Aquarium offers a range of great value function and event facilities in breath taking marine surroundings The National Marine Aquarium is also able to provide consultancy and project delivery services across a range of areas, from commercial retail, to communication, learning, plus technical aquarium installation and management. Profits from all of our ventures go towards our charitable aims – so it’s all in aid of marine conservation. To find out more, support us on Facebook follow us @NMAplymouth or get connected via www.linkedin.com/company/national-marine-aquarium.

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Plymouth City Bus

Plymouth Citybus is the largest provider of public transport in Plymouth, carrying over 15m passengers a year across its fleet of 170 vehicles. Based and managed in Plymouth, employing over 450 people, Plymouth Citybus became part of the Go-Ahead Group in 2009, previously being publicly owned. Over the last 12 months, Plymouth Citybus has invested over £4m in new vehicles and expanded to include routes outside the city boundaries, linking Plymouth with places like Tavistock, Torpoint and Ivybridge.  Within Plymouth Citybus Ltd lie both Plymouth Citycoach and Plymouth Car & Commercial. Plymouth Citycoach offers a wide range of trips and tours all over the UK, alongside a coach hire section. Plymouth Car & Commercial is  based within the Citybus depot at Milehouse specialising in fleet maintenance. It also offers out of hours servicing, alongside being an ATF (authorized testing facility) for heavy good vehicles, trailers and public service vehicles.

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