Proving that practical definitely doesn't mean boring, Forsyth and Tedd lovingly design, sell and hand-make a huge range of Dog clothing and accessories; from home-baked dog treats and bow ties to dog jumpers and wax coats.

Forsyth and Tedd was founded by Mel Forsyth, and her Spanish rescue dog, Tedd. Based at Faraday Mill in Plymouth, Devon, Forsyth and Tedd is an eclectic emporium for both dogs and dog-owners (or dog-lovers, like us!) alike. With a shop downstairs and a sewing unit upstairs, it doesn't get more local than this.

'They've got you covered from nose to tail!'

The moment Mel saw a photo of Tedd her heart melted and she knew that they were meant to be together; as the heart and soul of the business, they've shared a special bond ever since. Since rescuing Tedd, Mel has now rescued a beautiful Podenco Ibicenco called Delphine. Delphine is the baby of the family, but is clearly going to be the biggest.

What started as a solution to her own problem has now become a popular go-to place for all things pooch. After several failed attempts to buy Tedd something practical, well-fitted and stylish, it soon became clear that Mel had to take matters into her own hands. It was at this point that the seeds of an idea for Forsyth and Tedd were born. Mel took the initiative, deciding that the only solution was to learn to sew (shoutout to Make @ 140!) and design her own dog coats and jackets.

With support from her friends and family, as well as those asking about her designs, Mel took on the challenge with both hands and started her business. With a clear focus on gorgeous, unique and high-quality fabrics, each custom design is practical and versatile.

With sighthounds of her own, Mel understands the importance of well-fitted clothing and collars, ensuring their comfort and wellbeing. Whether you have a wonky whippet, a gangly greyhound or a wiggly iggy, Forsyth and Tedd have a large Sighthound Collection as well as made-to-order clothing, coats and accessories.

Alongside their own products, Forsyth and Tedd also stock and sell stylish accessories from other quality suppliers around the world, whilst supporting other independent businesses. They are even the first UK stockist of Collar of Sweden!

Having lived in Plymouth and Cornwall for most of her life, seeing her creations on other peoples dogs and knowing they look and feel great instills - rightly so - a great deal of pride. When she's not working on new designs or orders, you can find Mel out and about in the Cornish countryside with her dogs.

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When hiring an accountant, it’s important to consider experience, knowledge and - just as importantly - location. Whether it’s payroll, bookkeeping or tax planning, Rebecca Newman Accounting Services provide specialist services to help you and your business thrive.

Based at The Anchor Centre in the bustling town of Kingsbridge, you can expect the highest standard of accountancy support from Rebecca and her specialist team.

'Giving you more time to do what you do best'

As a Business owner it is important to focus on what you're good at. Newmans Accounting offers packages for Sole Traders, Partnerships and Limited Companies. Their full range of services are:

  • Preparation and submission of annual accounts for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies

  • Preparation and submission of annual Tax Returns, together with tax calculations

  • Submission of Company Annual Returns

  • Periodic payroll, including Auto-Enrolment set up and filing

  • Monthly CIS Returns

  • Periodic VAT Returns, including MTD requirements

  • Periodic Management Accounts

  • App Integration advice, support and training

  • Remuneration planning for Directors

  • Submission of Company Annual Confirmation Statements

Rebecca Newman, the dynamic mind behind Newmans Accounting Services, completed a local apprenticeship in Kingsbridge. Upon successful completion of her training, Rebecca moved to Plymouth. However, she soon gravitated back to Kingsbridge... and has been happily settled since.

Around this time, lots of people - especially her partner - encouraged Rebecca to start her own Accountancy business, taking note of her talent and determination. After travelling to America, Rebecca set up Newmans Accounting Services, and hasn't looked back since.

Rebecca's passion for numbers started when she was 18 years old. It was in July 2014 that she decided to set up her own company. Rebecca was originally focused on the Trade and Construction industry; she now works within all sectors from coffee shops to Reiki Therapists and Gardeners.

Bringing a fresh and modern approach to the world of Accounting, Newmans Accounting Services strive to make their client's lives as easy as possible, embracing technology in the form of a handy app.

Rebecca is passionate about working with local Business Owners, forming close relationships and fully understanding the needs of them and their Business; it is clear that professionalism and customer satisfaction is at the heart of Newman's Accounting.

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Combining his love of the ocean with fine woodcraft Alen is hard at work producing beautiful, rideable works of art at Lignum Surfboards, at their workshop tucked away in Bantham, Devon,

Boasting an environmentally friendly process from design through to completion, Lignum was established in 2016 and has since made its name within the surfing world as eco-friendly, and refreshingly unique.

Perfectly complimenting their offering, Lignum hold exclusive courses throughout the year where you can design and build your own wooden surf board, skateboard, longboard or hand plane. If you'd prefer, the boys can design, shape and build you a bespoke, expertly tailored wooden surf craft in-house.

Alen is extremely passionate about creating the finest wooden surf craft, resulting in boards that last a lifetime. They do so in a manner that harmoniously blends traditional carpentry techniques, aided with the precision that modern technologies offer. Looking to the future whilst maintaining traditional, authentic woodcraft principles, each board looks just as beautiful as it glides.

All Lignum products begin as a seed in the ground. It is this truism that forms the basis of their design and build philosophy. They nurture, invest in and work with our local environment, materials and clients to produce unique products; surfboards that are engineered for a lifetime.

They have the Gold level Ecoboard Certification, the highest possible award. In it’s essence, an Ecoboard is a high performance surfboard made from sustainable materials with as low an impact on the environment as possible. Ecoboards have a measurably reduced carbon footprint as they use renewable, recycled and/or upcycled material and processes that reduce toxicity during manufacturing.

Head over to their website for more information. Lignum Workshop, South Devon, UK

Hand crafted custom wooden surf craft designed and made in an independent workshop in South Devon, UK.

Alen: +44 (0) 7940

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