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Covid-19 grant applications now live

Covid-19 grant applications now live

Businesses across Torbay can apply now for cash grants to cushion the financial impact of the COVID-19 restrictions. Torbay Council, who are administering 7 million in grant funds from national Government for Torbay businesses, has opened up the application form on...

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Stay safe and still have fun this Halloween

Stay safe and still have fun this Halloween

This year celebrating Halloween will be very different from previous years. As infection rates are rising in our local area it’s important that we all play our part to continue to follow the guidance on staying safe. Due to the rule of six which, applies both indoors...

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Coronavirus doesn’t take a break so neither can we!

Coronavirus doesn’t take a break so neither can we!

October half-term is upon us, and whether you live in Torbay and are looking of ways to keep the children entertained or if you are visiting the area, please remember that the rules around COVID-19 still apply. Dr Caroline Dimond, Director of Public Health, said;...

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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...

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£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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Torbay Business and Chambers Network Survey

Torbay Business and Chambers Network Survey

The Torbay Business and Chambers Network is a new collaboration between Torbay Business Forum (TBF) and the Chambers of Commerce in Brixham, Paignton and Torquay. The four parties aim to work together more effectively to identify issues, projects and needs of mutual...

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