High Bullen Scratch Competition 2017

For the past couple of years Dymond Engineering has sponsored High Bullen Golf Club Scratch Competition, and we are pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 competition.

Terry Hart, pictured left below, was the overall winner and Nigel Cook, pictured below with Dymond’s Mike Garner, was winner of the ‘18 and over Handicap Scratch Competition’.

For those of us who don’t know about golf, the basis of a scratch competition is that handicaps are disregarded and it’s the players’ gross score which counts. The aim is to find the best player on the day.

To widen the appeal a separate competition is also run for those with handicaps of 18 and over, although those players can enter the main competition instead and pit their skills against the best in the club.

Terry gave a very convincing performance in very adverse conditions – high wind and rain – typical English summer (until now!). Terry was awarded the gold trophy, which was made by Dymond Engineering.

Last year Terry’s handicap was 14 and is now down to 11. He was a worthy winner with a consistent performance last year and this at the club, having recently achieved a gross of 3 under par with a handicap of 11 which is exceptional at the club. Unfortunately he was not able to enter the competition this year.

Nigel was also a consistent performer over 2017 and was surprised when he snatched victory from the jaws of defeat on a difficult playing day.

Winner of Dymond sponsored competition

Winner of Dymond sponsored competition

Dymond Cup Runner Up with trophy

Dymond Cup Runner Up with trophy

Dymond Engineering also sponsored the 2018 competition which took place in July…..more on that later.

The North Devon Manufacturers Association (NDMA) has published an interesting booklet promoting career opportunities in North Devon.

Whilst North Devon has a vibrant business and manufacturing sector, the NDMA recognises that the region is not an obvious choice for those seeking a career in manufacturing or engineering.

The North Devon careers booklet features case studies from individuals who have moved or returned to the area in order to pursue their business and engineering careers.  These personal stories highlight the high level career opportunities available within the manufacturing and technology sectors here in North Devon, as well as the wonderful life-style benefits from living in this beautiful area.

The case studies feature a range of international companies, advanced engineering and local manufacturing businesses, including Mike and Sue at Dymond Engineering.  Mike Garner and Sue Roberts moved to North Devon when they bought Dymond Engineering & Metal Products Ltd in 2010.  They sum up their story saying “it was the business that brought us to North Devon and we love it here”.

You can download a pdf copy of the booklet here – North_Devon_Careers_Booklet  – or go to the brochure on the North Devon Manufacturers Association website

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Dymond Engineering Directors, North Devon Engineering Business

Dymond Engineering Directors, Mike Garner & Sue Roberts. Photo by Guy Harrop.



It’s an incredibly busy summer period here at Dymond Engineering with all hands to the pump.  However Sue managed to make time to attend this month’s North Devon Manufacturer’s Association’s (NDMA) committee meeting held at the new Barnstaple Work Hub.

Prior to the NDMA meeting we were treated to a tour of the impressive Barnstaple Work Hub, along with a  presentation by the business which hosts the hub – the Design Shop.  Design Shop moved into spacious new premises last year and set up the Work Hub along side its core sign and corporate furniture business.

It was then onto the NDMA committee meeting and on the agenda was the new ‘Careers in North Devon Manufacturing’ brochure which should be available in November.  Among other pertinent topics we also discussed work with the Heart of the South West LEP and the South West Peninsula Manufacturers Network, and the opening of the North Devon Engineering and Innovation Centre at Petroc.

Its that time of year again when the NDMA (North Devon Manufacturers Association) starts gearing up for their awards evening in May.

This year’s prestigious event will be held at The Barnstaple Hotel as usual, on Thursday 21st May.

It always proves to be a relaxed and enjoyable mix of business and pleasure; a fantastic stage on which to celebrate the enterprising and successful manufacturing industry within North Devon, accompanied by delicious food, an entertaining speaker and the good company of fellow manufacturers.

Dymond’s Sue Roberts is responsible once again for working with the hotel to put all the arrangements in place so that on the night it all goes smoothly to plan.

You don’t need to be a member of the NDMA to join us for a fun evening and see what it’s all about.  If you would like to know more please contact Sue or Mike at Dymond Engineering & Metal Products Ltd.

Happy New Year from all of us at Dymond Engineering & Metal Products.  We hope you enjoyed your festive holiday and we wish you a prosperous and joyful 2015.

The year started with a good flourish of activity in the Dymond factory and the prospects for another successful year building on the growth we achieved last year in partnership with our valued customers.

We’re also pleased to announce a couple of new projects behind the scenes.  Firstly the launch our new look website thanks to Clarity, our new hosts; and secondly working towards accreditation to ISO 9001 quality standard, which will enable us to undertake the ‘Fit For Nuclear’ assessment for supplying metal components and consumable products for Hinkley C’s utilities, just up the road in Somerset.  We’ll keep you posted.

In the meantime please feel free to get in touch.

All the best from the team.