News & Insights

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...

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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...

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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 Growth...

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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...

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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 200+...

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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 who...

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Torbay Business Dinner

The twice yearly Business Dinner events, organized by the Torbay Business Forum, was a resounding success with Jim Parker, former editor of the Herald Express, talking about ‘Torbay Together’ at the Grand Hotel in Torquay. As Steve Reynolds, Chair of TBF said ; “ It...

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Many thanks

Many thanks to Paignton Zoo for presenting all their rebranding and conservation plans at the May meeting.  If you missed it - please click here to see the powerpoint and video about their new branding. Thanks also to...

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Good show!

The TBF recently took a stand at an action packed day at the English Riviera Exhibition & Conference. With almost 70 exhibitors, and a variety of interesting presentations in the afternoon, it was a great way to celebrate across the Bay. Thanks to the Executive...

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Your Views Matter

Gathering local business views and providing a strategic voice for Torbay is critical to achieve more focus and funding in the area. The Torbay Business Survey is a partnership between Torbay Business Forum and TDA and we need your help to complete this simple 2...

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