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‘Brixham Fish and Hi Tech Chips’ – Torbay’s bid for £20m of Levelling Up Fund to help drive economic prosperity across the Bay

Torbay Council has submitted a bid to secure up to £20m from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund to accelerate economic growth locally. The Levelling Up Fund is central to Government’s ambition to level up the country – investing in high value local infrastructure and building stronger and more resilient local economies and communities. It is

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Have your say on Torbay’s Economic Growth Strategy  

Torbay Council in partnership with TDA would like to hear from those who live, work and own a business in the Bay on the priorities and actions in their draft Torbay Economic Growth Strategy.  This new Strategy, which has come from evidence gathered from economic data, speaking to key stakeholders, partner organisations and a range

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Cockington Court honoured by Royal visit

Cockington Court was honoured to be visited by HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall today. The Royal couple were met by TDA staff, to the sound of The Samba ROC band, before Cockington Court’s Director Marissa Wakefield gave a tour of the Grade II listed Manor House, grounds and its creative

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Cockington Court’s horse-drawn carriage rides return for the summer

TDA and Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust (TCCT) recently invited offers from businesses interested in operating a horse drawn carriage service around the grounds and picturesque estate of Cockington in Torbay. There was interest from several different companies to operate the service. Following the tender process, C and C Carriages have taken over the reins

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Following Covid delays the extension at Burton Academy is officially opened

A two-storey extension which was completed at Burton Academy in February 2021, has been officially opened by Councillor Cordelia Law. On Thursday 23 June, key stakeholders came together to celebrate the official opening of the improved facilities. Despite the building works finishing almost eighteen months ago, covid restrictions prevented an official opening from taking place

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Dutch companies join EPIC as centre continues to grow

Torbay’s Electronics and Photonics Innovation Centre (EPIC) continues to grow with the arrival of VTEC Lasers & Sensors from the Netherlands. The business will also be joined by parent companies 2M Sensors and Dutch Persistence, both of which are also foreign-owned. VTEC have taken a large unit on Floor 2 of EPIC, close to Bay

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TDA’s Education team celebrate successful CIF bids

The latest CIF outcome has been announced and we are delighted that TDA’s Education team have been successful with CIF bids for St Margaret’s and Paignton Academy. This will bring much needed capital investment into our school estate, addressing the most pressing condition and safeguarding issues. The team are now looking forward to working with

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A successful year for EPIC and its tenants

Microelectronics and photonics businesses based at EPIC have enjoyed considerable growth in 2021. The centre is now 70% occupied, housing some of the region’s most innovative companies. Tenants have taken on new staff, secured contracts (including lucrative clients in the space and defence markets) and won national awards. Growth is set to continue in 2022

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