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Breaking new ground

Breaking new ground

Big thanks to everyone who came to the March breakfast meeting to hear Martin Rogers talk about breaking new ground with the significant hotel investment which is taking place across the Bay over the next 2-3 years. Martin is a Chartered Surveyor and works closely...

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Torbay Jobs Fair – 13th March

Torbay Jobs Fair – 13th March

Torbay's FREE successful Jobs Fair is returning for March 2020! Following the success of the Jobs Fair in September where 600 + candidates and 57 businesses attended, the Spring Torbay Jobs Fair is taking place on Friday 13th March from 10am-1pm at the Riviera Centre....

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Register now for ERBID Tourism Exhibition 2020

Register now for ERBID Tourism Exhibition 2020

Organised by the English Riviera BID Company, the 2020 Tourism Exhibition will be held from 10am-1.30pm on Wednesday 18th March at the Riviera International Conference Centre. All stands are now sold so there are plenty of things to see and people to meet, so come on...

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Showcasing the next generation

Showcasing the next generation

Big thanks to the team at South Devon College who managed the 'Apprentice Takeover’ at our Breakfast meeting in February, in celebration of National Apprenticeship Week. Showcasing the next generation of local employees, the South Devon College’s apprentices took over...

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Destination Marketing – The English Riviera

Destination Marketing – The English Riviera

Big thanks to the 70+ people who came along to our meeting in January to hear Carolyn Custerson, Chief Executive of the ERBID, outline the ERBID's exciting  plans for promoting the English Riviera during 2020 and beyond. It was a fascinating talk, especially...

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Making progress in the South West

Making progress in the South West

A huge 160 business people joined us for the TBF Business Dinner on Thursday 7th November at the Grand Hotel in Torquay. Our thanks to special guest speaker, David Ralph, Chief Executive of the Heart of the South West LEP who gave an update about ‘Making Progress’ in...

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Training Myth-busters

Training Myth-busters

Many thanks to the Training Myth-busters, Sharron Robbie MD of Devon & Cornwall Training Providers Network and Kirsty Mottram from Serco, who were guest speakers at the November Business Breakfast. With over 25 years experience of working closely with businesses,...

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South Devon Business Awards 2019

South Devon Business Awards 2019

South Devon College were the big winners on a night when South Devon’s business community got together to celebrate success. The Paignton-based college was named the Outstanding Business of the Year, and retiring principal Stephen Criddle received a Lifetime...

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English Riviera Celebrates Tourism Excellence

English Riviera Celebrates Tourism Excellence

The winners have been announced amidst a night of celebration at the inaugural English Riviera Tourism Awards on 3rd October at The Imperial Torquay. A diverse range of outstanding businesses were presented trophies, with Kents Cavern Prehistoric Caves receiving Gold...

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Brexit – is your business prepared?

Do you know what you need to do to get your business ready for Brexit? At the time of writing the UK is due to leave the European Union on 31 October, and there are a number of things businesses will need to do, particularly if there is No Deal. Torbay Council has an...

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