Restart Grants

Restart Grants

Eligible businesses can now apply for their RESTART GRANT from Torbay Council. This applies to shops, personal care businesses (e.g. hair dressers, nail salons), hospitality, tourism and leisure businesses.

It’s worth £6k – £18k so an important boost to the spring’s finances.

Whilst the council has been processing payments for the winter grants automatically, EVERYONE NEEDS TO APPLY FOR THIS GRANT AGAIN. It is a 2-step application process. The closing date is April 30th so please don’t miss the chance.

We are advised that the council will be getting at least 2,000 applications so may take some time to process all the grant payments.

Please follow this link for details: https://www.torbay.gov.uk/health-and-wellbeing/public-health/coronavirus/advice-and-support-for-businesses/business-support/


TBCN Zoom – 18th May

TBCN Zoom – 18th May

The next open meeting of the TBCN will take place on Tuesday 18th May from 4pm. This is a live panel event with representatives from the three Torbay Chambers and the Torbay Business Forum.

This meeting is open to all. It features discussion of local business topics, plus breakout rooms so you can contribute and network with other members online.

This is a Zoom Meeting, a video conferencing meeting that’s hosted using Zoom. You can join these meetings via a webcam or phone. If this is your first use of Zoom, you may need to download the Zoom client or app.

To register: https://bit.ly/3bexPJk

Register by 12 April for free rapid lateral flow coronavirus tests for your employees

Register by 12 April for free rapid lateral flow coronavirus tests for your employees

The deadline for businesses signing up to workplace testing has been extended to 12 April.

The national offer of Workplace Testing has been expanded to allow employers to order free test kits direct from the government to pass to their workforce so that employees can test themselves at home. These tests are for people who do not show symptoms of COVID-19 infection.

This offer is open to all businesses and charities that have 10 employees or more.  The business must be registered with Companies House, the charities must be registered too.

The link provided below directs to the government webpage that contains more information and means by which to start the registration process. Organisations must register by 12th April even if they are currently closed.

Register to order free rapid lateral flow coronavirus tests for your employees – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

For organisations that have less than 10 employees, there is an Asymptomatic Test Site based in the Quay West car park that is open 6 days a week that offers free testing for those who cannot work from home. The link below provides further information about the test site.

Community testing for people with NO COVID-19 symptoms – Torbay Council

TBCN Zoom – 20th April

TBCN Zoom – 20th April

The next open meeting of the TBCN will take place on Tuesday 20th April from 4pm. This is a live panel event with representatives from the three Torbay Chambers and the Torbay Business Forum.

This meeting is open to all. It features discussion of local business topics, plus breakout rooms so you can contribute and network with other members online.

This is a Zoom Meeting, a video conferencing meeting that’s hosted using Zoom. You can join these meetings via a webcam or phone. If this is your first use of Zoom, you may need to download the Zoom client or app.

To register: https://bit.ly/31vuJLE

Welcome back to Brixham

Welcome back to Brixham

Our new Welcome Boards are here and we are letting the images do all the talking.

These boards will be going up around Torbay in high foot fall area’s and coupled with our large map boards and 10,000 paper maps we are ready to welcome everyone to #beautifulbrixham.

A big thank you to Chris Slack Photography and RD Graphic Design.