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New hub for Torbay Council contracts

New hub for Torbay Council contracts

Torbay Council is trialling a system which aims to see more council contracts going to businesses within Torbay. The pilot scheme will be rolled out during September 2021 and will run until 31 March 2022. It will help to increase spend locally, ensure equitable...

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Thank you Alex

Thank you Alex

Pilots Perch is a charming three-bedroom cottage, with delightful sea views and perfectly situated for exploring Brixham. When owner, Denise Peach, ran into issues claiming a Restart Grant she turned to Brixham Chamber for help. Alex Foley, who runs the popular and...

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£3m to promote English Riviera for the next 5 years

£3m to promote English Riviera for the next 5 years

After an independent month-long postal ballot, eligible businesses operating across the English Riviera have voted YES to continue the English Riviera Business Improvement District (ERBID2). It will now operate until 2027 spending over £3m in that time to market and...

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Thanks for local NHS staff

Thanks for local NHS staff

Local NHS staff have been treated to a cruise thanks to the people of Brixham. The lucky Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust staff - who were involved in the organisation’s Covid-19 response - were thanked for their efforts with a cruise around Torbay. The...

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TBCN Zoom – 15th June

TBCN Zoom – 15th June

The next open meeting of the TBCN will take place on Tuesday 15th June 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,...

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Free Webinar: Engaging and Retaining Your New Customers

Free Webinar: Engaging and Retaining Your New Customers

Building back better presents a challenge: you have a new audience, but how can you retain them post-Covid, getting them to become an ambassador for your business and coming back time and again? Hear from the experts in the fields of behavioural science, industry...

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ERBID2 Final Business Plan

ERBID2 Final Business Plan

View/download the full plan hereDownload the plan summary herePostal Ballot Opens 27th May and Closes 24th June A letter from Tim Godfrey, Chair, English Riviera Bid Company Ltd My sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed in preparing this Final English Riviera...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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