More than 130 business people descended on a sun-bathed Rockbeare Manor in East Devon for this year’s Devon Growth Day.

Packed with workshops and 1-1 sessions, the event is part of Fast Track to Growth, Devon’s only business support programme run by businesses for businesses.

Developed and run by Astley Media in association with Devon County Council and a host of partners, FT2G provides advice, support and guidance to help companies thrive.

FT2G also features a free intensive support programme, culminating in a Dragons’ Den-style pitch which will see two businesses walk away with £10,000 worth of business support each.

Dan Pritchard, MD of Astley Media, said: “It was a great day. The enthusiasm of the delegates was infectious and it was exciting to work with so many fantastic Devon brands.

“There was lots of learning and expertise being shared and I’d like to thank all the partners, without whom this would not be possible and, of course, everyone who came along on the day.”

The FT2G partners are Aptus UK, Barclays, Commissioning HR, Cosmic, Logo Creative Design, Francis Clark, Sampson Hall, Stephens Scown, and supporters BBX, Blinkback Video, Hotel du Vin, Plymouth Science Park, SetSquared, Travel Devon, Warwick Event Services.

For more information and (for Devon-based businesses) to join for free, visit: