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Torbay plays its part to help ‘Build the Future’

National Apprenticeship Week 2021 takes place next week from 8-14 February. The annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships will shine a light on the amazing work being done by employers and apprentices across the country. The national theme is ‘Build the Future’,aiming to encourage everyone to consider how apprenticeships help individuals to build the skills and knowledge required

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Improvements to Torquay’s Princess Gardens begin

On Monday 25 January, works will begin at Princess Gardens and the Sunken gardens in Torquay. The improvements to the gardens will provide better access and an event space within the former banjo area. There will also be an enhanced landscape scheme for the gardens, and around the war memorial, an upgrade to the promenade

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Spanish Technology giants move their UK Headquarters to EPIC

The year has started positively for Torbay’s Hi-Tech cluster with the news that Nanusens, a market-disrupting microelectronics specialist, has opened their UK Headquarters within the EPIC Centre. Nanusens develop MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) sensor structures that are up to ten times smaller than competitive technologies. This enables their sensors, which are used in everyday

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Torquay Town Deal regeneration projects to start

Three projects that received accelerated funding from the Towns Fund for Torquay’s Town Deal will start soon. Enabling and development works will begin at Upton Park, Princess Gardens and Royal Terrace Gardens ahead of the full works starting as the £750,000 first phase of Town Investment Plan gets underway. These projects will help to revitalise

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Paignton awarded £13.36m of Future High Streets Fund

Torbay Council has received £13.36m Future High Streets Funding to kick start the exciting transformation of Paignton town centre.  The community led plans focus on the heart of the town centre, including Station Square and regeneration opportunities at Crossways and Victoria Centre.  The Future High Streets Funding will enable infrastructure improvements, new homes at strategic

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Manufacturing facility in Paignton takes shape

The purpose-built manufacturing facility at Claylands in Paignton is progressing well, with the building’s piling, foundations and steel frame now complete. The steel piling works were completed two weeks ahead of schedule and the erection of the steel frame was swift. Works in the New Year will include the completion of the building envelope, with

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New vocational centre at Brunel Academy opens

A new vocational centre at Brunel Academy has opened, providing young people at the school with the opportunity to learn new skills in catering and hospitality, mechanics and construction. Brunel Academy, part of the Catch22 Multi-Academies Trust, is a 56 place school for secondary pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties. This is the

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Tether Technology have big plans for revolutionary technology at EPIC

Tether Technology opens a new main office at EPIC. Tether is an exciting, British technology company revolutionising the video surveillance and physical security space. The company, who have offices in London and Ukraine, are one of several businesses to have located to the centre in recent months. Tether will be moving assembly of their new

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Torquay Town Investment Plan targets £21.9m from Towns Fund

Torquay has been offered a Town Deal and will submit detailed business cases to unlock an incredible £21.9m investment from the Towns Fund to drive economic regeneration in the town. It provides Torquay with a once in a generation opportunity to bring about significant change with a focus on the town centre. The funding will

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Inspiring new facilities open at Paignton Academy

A new maths block which will provide extra space for additional pupils opens at Paignton Academy. Torbay Council provided funding for five new classrooms and the remodelling of existing space to accommodate more pupils for this academic year. The exciting new development was project managed by TDA, part of the TDA. The contractor was Midas

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Local Entrepreneurs Enter Space at EPIC

Three former Nortel engineers have moved their Electronics business to the Electronics and Photonics Innovation Centre (EPIC) at White Rock. Mike Badcott, Andrew Addy and John McKinnon each have over 30 years of experience in the Electronics sector. They will use EPIC to grow their CAS Antennas business and HEEDRA products. CAS Antennas are currently

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