Economy

Brixham defies Brexit and Covid storm to smash fish sale record

Brixham defies Brexit and Covid storm to smash fish sale record

Brixham Fish Market has posted Brexit-beating, record-breaking sales figures of £43.5m for the year 2021. The port’s best-ever year for sales came amid predictions from pro-EU campaigners that leaving the European Union would destroy the UK’s fishing industry. “We...

Meet the Buyer!  Thur 16th Dec 2-4pm

Meet the Buyer! Thur 16th Dec 2-4pm

Did you know £153m of public sector contract and tender opportunities are available to local businesses? The TDA are working with local public sector partners to buy locally and help SME businesses :  Network with the lead buyers from the local public...

Funding for development plans for town centre car park

Funding for development plans for town centre car park

A project to transform Brixham's town centre car park will get the lion’s share of a £1m Government funding handout. A long-running housing project in Torquay will also get off the ground as a result of the money from the Brownfield Land Release Fund. Torbay Council...

The business impact of Covid

The business impact of Covid

Torbay businesses have revealed the real impact of Covid both in financial and people terms. A special survey carried out by TDA and promoted by the Torbay Business Forum and the three town chambers of commerce across the Bay was carried out. Responses came from...

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...

Virtual High Street Guide

Virtual High Street Guide

Torbay Council are pleased to reveal a new virtual High Street Guide that provides live connectivity from local businesses, as part of the Reopening High Streets Safely project. The High Street Guide enables shoppers to see businesses near them and view their social...

NCTA – Impact of Covid-19 on Tourism Businesses

NCTA – Impact of Covid-19 on Tourism Businesses

The NCTA have been surveying businesses around the coast to help assess and understand the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on coastal tourism businesses in England. The survey will be repeated in different waves throughout 2021, the results of which will be published...

Regenerate Devon Summit, this week, 7-9th July

Regenerate Devon Summit, this week, 7-9th July

We've been asked to pass on an open invitation to the Regenerate Devon online Summit next week, July 7-9th. Experts and leaders from organisations across the county will be discussing the future of the economy. Over the course of the three days, the event will cover...

Brief update on Coronavirus support

Brief update on Coronavirus support

Business support grants Many local businesses are eligible for a non-repayable grant of £10,000 or £25,000. Speaking to chamber members we know some people don’t realise they are eligible for this, and Torbay council have not yet started chasing the hundreds of...

Coronavirus business support  update

Coronavirus business support update

British Chambers of Commerce Director General Dr Adam Marshall:  "The Coronavirus pandemic has taken a heavy toll on business and economic activity across the UK. "While businesses have welcomed the unprecedented size and scope of the government support packages, our...