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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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Inspiring our community through learning for all

Many thanks to our October breakfast speakers, Laurence Frewin and Lynn Squire talking about South Devon College - The Next Decade. The College's mission is "Inspiring our community through learning for all"  and, with strong external partnerships, their business...

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England’s Seafood FEAST

Following the success of the inaugural event in 2018, the English Riviera BID are once again cooking up England’s Seafood FEAST, a banquet for all the senses. From 20th September to 6th October, businesses will be showcasing some of the best seafood in the world...

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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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