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Brixham sculptor wins public vote

Brixham sculptor wins public vote

Elisabeth Hadley from Brixham won the public vote to make a permanent tribute in Torquay to “one of its most famous daughters, Dame Agatha Christie”, Torbay council said. The bronze creation of the author sitting on a bench with her dog will stand in The Strand as...

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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

Torquay Rotary are offering the opportunity for a local business to nominate a young person to attend a RYLA course at a reduced rate. There are clear benefits for the person involved, their company, the Business Forum, and Rotary. For more information, email Graham...

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Let’s Walk and More

Let’s Walk and More

The sign-up for Let’s Walk and More 2022, Devon’s biggest (and free) active workplace challenge, is now live. Are you and your workplace looking for a free challenge to help improve your health and wellbeing? Then why not team up with work colleagues and join the...

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Fully Funded Training for Businesses in Torbay

Fully Funded Training for Businesses in Torbay

SMART SKILLS is supporting businesses in Torbay and across Devon to identify skills gaps in their existing workforce and provide the skills training they need to become more resilient and grow. Training is fully funded by the European Social Fund which means there is...

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Enterprise Adviser – Help the next Generation!

Enterprise Adviser – Help the next Generation!

Were you ever given careers advice at school?  Was it worthwhile?  Did it change your life? Linking business and academia is becoming increasingly important, especially with the current skills shortage, and your experience matters. To help schools and colleges shape...

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Thank you…..

Thank you…..

….to Paignton Zoo, especially Dennis Flynn, Helen Warren and Ben Cole’s team, for expertly hosting the last TBF Business Breakfast in January.   Over 60 attended to hear all about their challenges and exciting plans for the future. For more photos of the event, please...

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FREE Smart Skills Courses for 2022

FREE Smart Skills Courses for 2022

Smart Skills helps Devon based small or medium-sized businesses (SMEs) and other organisations to identify skills gaps in their existing workforce and provide the skills training they need to become more resilient. It also helps adults who are employed and looking for...

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Explorers seeking sponsorship

Explorers seeking sponsorship

Well done to the intrepid explorers, William, Miles, Hugh and Samuel, who gave an excellent presentation at the recent TBF Paignton Zoo meeting.   In April, this group from the 6th Explorer Sea Scouts based in Paignton, are heading to Bergen for a 10 day expedition,...

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Torbay Annual Report of the Director of Public Health

Torbay Annual Report of the Director of Public Health

It is an honour to share with you my first Annual Report as Director of Public Health for Torbay. I have chosen mental health as the focus for this report and invite you to continue in the conversation about improving the mental health and wellbeing of people in...

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Banks need to work together to ensure access for all

Banks need to work together to ensure access for all

Matt Hammerstein, the CEO of Barclays UK, says new Bank Hubs including one to be located in Brixham alongside work on the Access to Cash Group, show banks now need to work together to tackle the future. The recent COP Climate Change discussions reinforced that...

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