Ports much more than peripheral to economy

Many thanks to Alex Chinchen, Divisional Port Manager from Associated British Ports, who gave a fascinating presentation about the work carried out by the Teignmouth and Plymouth Ports and the impact it has on the local economy. With a history dating way back to...

Business Rates – Retail Discount

As announced in the budget 29 October 2018, the Government will be introducing a Retail Discount Scheme for occupied retail properties with a rateable value of less than £51,000 in each of the years 2019-20 and 2020-21. Properties covered by the scheme include those...

Naturally Inspiring Bay

Almost 100 delegates heard a triple whammy of speakers at the last TBF breakfast meeting, talking about the ‘Naturally Inspiring’ Bay. Steve Reynolds Chair of TBF gave an upbeat summary of the Forum’s recent achievements and a reminder about the Business...

Free lifetime membership of MIYB

Make It Your Business is delighted to extend free lifetime membership (normally £15) to members of Torbay Business Forum and visitors to the upcoming Torbay Growth Festival on 9th October. This will entitle you to free admittance to all MIYB UK networking events...

Apprenticeship Fair Success!

In true ‘working together’ style, the first Torbay Apprenticeship Fair brought partners together to celebrate Apprenticeship opportunities. Held at the Riviera Centre on 10th July, it was aimed at people aged 16+ who were interested in learning more about the...

Working Together

Many thanks to both Steve Darling and Swithin Long from Torbay Council who were our guest speakers at the July meeting – highlighting the challenges and opportunities of the new Council and the importance of working together. Thanks also to Joff Alexander-Frye...