Wednesday, 26 May 2010

This Aint A Love Song - Official Video - Scouting For Girls

going strong

good morning my blog followers sorry havent blogged for a few days but been so busy with the devon finest you tube page and doing videos for all the new customers on devons finest if you would like to advertise your property in devon and are of a luxury standard please give me a call at 01296 395254 or email me at

Friday, 21 May 2010

The Fox & Hounds Country Hotel

Exciting News

Happy friday to you all nearly the weekend and what a scorching weekend it looks like being .Right to the exciting news from DEVONS FINEST as of today we are now including a video of the propery with every new advert on the site and i will post one on here today for everyone to see

Monday, 17 May 2010

New Minister

John Penrose MP announced as the new Minister for Tourism

It has been announced that John Penrose MP is the new Minister for Tourism, although his exact title is yet to be confirmed.

His constituency is Weston-Super-Mare (where he has been an MP since 2005), so he will have an inherent understanding of the importance of tourism.

He has a strong business background, having worked in his earlier career for management consultants McKinsey and in banking for JPMorgan. In the Shadow Cabinet he was Minister for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform. He was also a member of both the Regulatory Reform and Work & Pensions Select Committees.

Prior to being elected to Parliament, he was a publisher and Chairman of Logotron Ltd, a small independent company creating educational software for schools, and used to be Managing Director of Longman, publishing school textbooks for the UK and parts of Africa. He has aslo worked in publishing for Thomson.

John lives with his wife in his constituency, in the village of Winscombe. His hobbies are fishing and beekeeping, and he is also chair of the All-Party Honey Bees Group. He is fluent in French and German.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Sales And Marketing Course

Today iam going to talk about a sales and marketing course on social media i attended yesterday the main speaker was Nick Baggott a very respected name in this field.Nick was worked for companys all over the world Including CA, Yell, Surrey Police, Diageo, Allied Irish Bank, Vertu, O2, Lloyds TSB Insurance, Reuters, William Grant, Unilever, American Idol, Mitsubishi UFJ, British Medical Association, Dyson, Manchester United, Transport for London, Google, HSBC, RBS, Kodak.

“The same rules still apply:
We are just working on a broader canvas
with a richer set of colours”

Financial journalists are increasingly embracing digital platforms and social media, according to Broadgate Mainland's 2010 digital trends survey.The research suggests that almost four in ten financial journalists are now active on Twitter, with 70 per cent of those who use the platform finding it invaluable to keep abreast of developments in their field. Almost 60 per cent said they used Twitter to actively search for news.

The survey also reveals that three quarters of financial journalists now class themselves as multimedia journalists, rather than journalists concentrating on a single media.

However, financial services companies are lagging behind somewhat in their use of digital. Half of all journalists complain that the websites of financial services companies are not easy to navigate or lack the information that they need, with the main gripe being that press releases are not updated frequently enough. Journalists pointed to the website of the Financial Services Authority as the best example of good digital practice.

Sarah Evans-Toyne, head of digital at Broadgate Mainland, said: 'The financial services industry has been a slow adopter of digital communications techniques, largely because of regulatory concerns. However, our 2010 digital trends survey supports the emerging evidence that digital channels are becoming increasingly powerful and persuasive. PR advisers need to adapt to the changes in the communications landscape to provide information in the way that suits the needs of most journalists.'

Additionally, journalists are interacting more with their audience. Some 70 per cent of financial journalists say their editorial views are affected by online comments on their stories or blogs from readers.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010


Willingcott Valley is a wonderful combination of a family holiday park in a great location, but without the chaos which so often accompanies a busy seaside resort.

We are situated only 2 miles from the world famous blue flag beaches of Woolacombe and Putsborough yet the peace and serenity of the Willingcott environment affords a welcome relief to those who live busy and stressful lives.

Our cottages range from 2 bedrooms through to 4 bedroom properties, providing the perfect holiday accommodation. We benefit from a Bar & Restaurant set within the holiday complex, outdoor swimming pool for use by holiday makers, along with an 18 hole golf course.

Pets are not allowed on site, however we can give personal recommendation on local kennels should you wish.

Special Offers

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Please call us on 01271 870173 for availability and prices

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Devon Luxury Hotel and Lifestyle website presents Gidleigh Park Hotel, D...

Joss Stone - You Had Me


So Today iam going to talk about food and places to eat in devon . Iam a big fan of cooking and I love to experiment in the kitchen and my favourite food is chinese and thai so here is my top 10 places to eat in Devon.



Monday, 10 May 2010

after the weekend

good morning everybody

i hope you all had great weekends, i had a lovely weekend with my great girlfriend and i met one of my poker idols in liv boeree and may i tell you what a fantastic and inspirational lady she is. so has anybody been to devon and stayed anywhere that they would like me to mention if you have drop me a message on here and i will have a look at the property

Friday, 7 May 2010

so its friday

good morning

So the british public has spoken on who to run the country and guess what they have decided WE DONT KNOW lol but in more postitive news its friday and the weekend has landed what do you have planned anything exciting? wel iam going to a poker tournment with the new millionairess liv boeree which will be exciting. soi wonder whats happening in englands best county this weekend lets have a quick look shall we .

Barbican Jazz and Blues Festival 2010

Dart Music Festival

and if your visting for these great events please have a look at
for all your sleeping and eating requirements

Thursday, 6 May 2010

So its Election Day

So todays the day were we finally get to elect a prime minister and not have one that was given the job, dont get me wrong iam not a political person but you have to wonder what the future will hold for the small business out there but anyway back to the sales side and devons finest next week on here i will have a interview with a truly great and very lovely lady whos been in the hotlier industry for years her name is Ruth Hunt of Combe House Devon

and lastly my sales quote for the day is PEOPLE BUY PEOPLE FIRST

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Good Morning

So its Wednesday where most people are thinking about the weekend already
but in business thats a mistake so here are some motivational phrases i like:

"Its the lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challanges and i believe in myself" Muhammed Ali

"The only person who can tell you "you can't" is you and you dont have to listen" Nike

"Its Easy to have faith and discipline when you're a winner, when you're number 1. When you got to have faith and discipline is when your not a winner. vince Lombardi

"i hated every minute of training, but i said, dont quit." suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion Muhammed Ali

So today when your thinking what to do this weekend think of these sayings and go get the buisness.

About Us

Devon's Finest - Luxury Collection Online

Established 2003

As seen in the Independent on Sunday

Devon's Finest is a celebration of the finest products and services available from our glorious county.

Each company represented within our collection will have demonstrated, in some cases over decades an enviable reputation for producing and supplying products and services of only the very highest quality.

Uniquely, Devon's Finest is not a directory. We as a company have carried out extensive research from consumers and end users and their comments have formed the content as it details which companies products and services really do deserve to be showcased in a select and prestigious web site such as Devon's Finest.

We invite you to browse our site to find the best Devon Restaurants, Devon holiday accommodation including cottages, the finest Devon Hotels, local Devon products, wonderful Devon days out and much much more. Whatever you choose rest assured that you will want to return again and again to find that little piece of Devon.

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