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Passionate about connecting people and helping them to find belief, confidence and direction in their business and educational journeys, Devon Business & Education Centre was conceived by Chris and Mary Lorimer who wanted to support the wider community. 

Chris is a sought after and highly connected business consultant with many years of business experience, helping businesses and organisations of all sizes become more effective. Through Lorimer Consulting, he has worked with businesses across the UK, particularly supporting their senior management teams to develop their growth strategies.  He started his career as a Corporate Banker until 2005 when as a family they moved to the South West.  His interest in education was further developed as a Deputy Principal in a local Further Education College until 2013 when he moved into business consultancy.

Mary is an experienced literacy expert and tutor who supports young people and adults across Devon. Trained at Cambridge University, she has 25 years teaching experience, working in schools in London, Sussex and Devon.  She is the founder of Mary Lorimer Tutoring whose exceptional tutors provide support in a wide range of subjects for all needs.

Devon Business & Education Centre is also the base for South West Growth Service, a management consultancy that helps businesses across the South West grow profitably and the 373 Group, a business networking group which holds regular events and an annual awards ceremony.

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