South Devon Jobsfair – 7th Oct

Following the success of the Jobsfair in March, with over 600 job seekers and 40 businesses attending, the TDA are pleased to announce they will be having another event on Friday 7th October, 9am-2pm in the Assembly Rooms, Torquay Town Hall. The Jobsfair will provide you with the perfect opportunity to recruit Christmas and temporary staff, as well as any permanent job…

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FSB Conference Opportunities

There’s an opportunity for local businesses and market stallholders at the FSB conference in Torquay next year, March 23rd – 25th. The conference will feature a ‘market street’ area with sections for food and drink, ‘pampering’, business support services and general sales as below: A “pampering area” where they are looking for pedicurist, hairdresser and someone who does tinted eyebrows. Stands for…

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Mayflower Ball

Mayflower 400 is a programme of events on a transformational scale, a platform for an international commemoration of the remarkable relationship between our nations which began with the journey of the Mayflower on 16 September 1620. The Plymouth Mayflower Ball will be one of these prestigious events, to be held annually in the lead up to 2020 and aims to…

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A Couple of FISHy Events

FISH have been hard at work since 2007 raising funds to provide a permanent statue – Man & Boy – to commemorate the lives of fishermen and seafarers lost at sea, and celebrate the wonderful fishing heritage of Brixham. For their final push, FISH will host two glittering fundraising events this autumn. Firstly, the Grand Autumn Ball on Friday 23…

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#TorbayHour Awards

The annual #TorbayHour Social Media Awards returns on Friday 2nd September and Brixham Chamber is proud to sponsor the Best New Business Account Category. TorbayHour was set up by James Twigger in February 2014 when The Southwest was reeling from the devastating storms which cut off so many vital transport links. A massive online campaign was started in an attempt…

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Brixham wants BigBelly bins back

Angry councillors have slammed the ’embarrassing’ decision to end a trial of BigBelly bins in Brixham just halfway through — and have vowed to fight for their introduction across the Bay. Torbay Council terminated a two-month trial of the large solar-powered, seagull-proof bins on Monday, blaming health and safety concerns of waste collectors Tor2. But when Brixham Town Council gathered…

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BCC EU Referendum Survey

The British Chambers of Commerce wish to understand what the business feeling is post the EU Referendum and are asking for you to complete this short survey. Please participate. The referendum held on 23 June 2016 resulted in an overall vote in favour of the UK leaving the EU. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) are seeking to understand the…

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Your Chance to Have Your Say – Torbay Tourism Strategy

Torbay Council have asked TDA to co-ordinate the development of the new Tourism Strategy (Destination Management Plan), which will work closely to support the key objectives of the ERTBID Business Plan following the Yes vote. As part of this process, the TDA have commissioned The South West Research Company to undertake a Tourism Industry Survey, different to the recent TBID…

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Torbay Council Consultation: New Parking Strategy

Since the Review of Parking consultation earlier this year, a strategy has been developed. We are now consulting on the new Parking Strategy between 18 July and 26 August 2016 “To provide a fair and consistent approach to the way we manage parking while supporting the Council’s ambition to create a ‘Prosperous and Healthy’ Torbay” The first redrafting of this…

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Torbay votes “Yes” to ERTBID

Torbay’s tourism businesses have given a thumbs-up to the creation of a new Business Improvement District for the English Riviera. With a high turnout of 58 per cent the ERTBID was voted in by a 57.5 per cent majority. In all, 562 votes were cast with 323 in favour, in terms of numbers voting. In aggregate rateable value terms, the…

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