Plans approved for Pier Point improvements

Plans approved for Pier Point improvements

Councillors have approved the scheme for the Pier Point restaurant next to the Princess Theatre at Torquay. The work will involve increasing the size of the building to include an area currently used as outside seating. The restaurant will also take over part of the...
£750,000 funding is just tonic Torquay needs

£750,000 funding is just tonic Torquay needs

Torquay is poised for a much-needed pick-me-up tonic amid all the doom and gloom of Covid-19. It is understood the Government is about to confirm £750,000 funding as part of a Town Deal initiative which could eventually see a £25 million investment to breathe new life...
How storms affect businesses in Devon

How storms affect businesses in Devon

I am in my third-year of my Geography degree at the University of Reading. I am starting my dissertation research using questionnaires (through Microsoft Forms) to understand how intensifying storms are affecting businesses in coastal communities in Devon. My...
The future of train travel

The future of train travel

South West Business Council, supported by the Heart of the South West LEP, has been asked by Great Western Railway to canvass the views of business community on the future of train travel.  This is more than just trying to understand whether people will use...
Second round of the Kickstart Grant Scheme

Second round of the Kickstart Grant Scheme

The Growth Support Kickstart Team is delighted to announce that businesses operating in the tourism sector are invited to apply for the second round of the Kickstart Grant Scheme when the application window reopens at midday on Monday (21 September). After the initial...
Growth Support Kickstart Grant Scheme

Growth Support Kickstart Grant Scheme

Small businesses and the tourism sector across Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay are among those who can benefit from the Growth Support Kickstart Grant Scheme offering grants of up to £3,000. It follows the recent government announcement of a £10 million national...