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TDA celebrates its seventh year

Set up in 2011 to deliver Torbay Council’s economic development, TDA is now a multi award winning company delivering services to public sector clients across the country. Now in its seventh year, TDA has grown to over 100 employees, providing business and property services in Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset. As a business with a

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Highbridge Enterprise hits warp-speed

Businesses in Somerset now have even more help to grow with the help of the County Council’s network of Enterprises Centres. The Highbridge Enterprise Centre, which is already home to 15 businesses and 35 jobs, has had a 470,000 expansion. Three more light industrial units have been opened, providing an extra 234 square metres of

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The importance of investing in the future of the business

Like many companies TDA focuses its attention on various aspects of the business at different times of the year. During the autumn one of the things we do is turn our attention to job fairs and graduate and student placement opportunities. TDA recently delivered a very successful job fair attended by over 70 employers advertising

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Social Media in Property

For me, over the last three years social media has become part and parcel of my professional life. Colleagues have emphasised the importance of building up my and the TDA’s professional reputation by being active online. Prior to starting my current role as TDA Estates Manager I admit that my online profile was woeful. I

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Be a Dragon at Somerset SOUP

Somerset’s business community is being invited to come and be dragons as four Somerset entrepreneurs present their pitches at a Somerset SOUP event next month. The four businesses have been chosen to pitch their idea with the chance of winning a package worth 1,000. They will be competing against each other, delivering a 4 minute

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Buying Property At Auction

It is abundantly clear to me with the popularity of TV property programmes, buying property at auction has never been more popular. The prospect of picking up a bargain has become the method of choice for many developers and investors throughout the UK. Purchasing a property at auction can be both exciting and financially beneficial.

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Somerset SOUP gains more sponsors and opens up ticket sales

Somerset Soup is back for a second year and now has six headline sponsors. Cosmic, Red Berry Recruitment Ltd and Watmuff & Beckett join Albert Goodman, Somerset Chamber of Commerce and TDA to support the popular SOUP event, designed to help start-up businesses. SOUP is a not-for-profit, crowd funding event that brings people together to

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RICS 150th Anniversary

This year is the 150th anniversary of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) an organisation that can trace its origins back to 1868. From humble beginnings with a group of 20 railway oriented surveyors who came together to form the Institution of Surveyors to today a truly worldwide organisation of some 125,000 members. The

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Torwood Street Investment

Torbay Council invests in 32m transformational scheme Torbay Council and developers THAT Group are delighted to confirm that the 32m development on Torwood Street, Torquay will start on site in mid-September. The contract sees a mixed development in the popular harbour side location and represents a big step forward for Torquay’s town centre regeneration. It

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Local Authority Property Investments

I had the pleasure recently of attending the Spring South West branch meeting of the Association of Chief Estates Surveyors (ACES). ACES membership is formed from leading property managers in the Public Sector. A topical subject which often arises in these meetings is the growing trend of local authorities investing in commercial property. It goes

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How you can change your business with effective communication

Motivational speaker Nigel Risner will be inspiring businesses at the Knowledge Network event on 15 June and sharing how to create impact through better communication. Nigel’s workshops and keynote speeches are results-oriented, challenging his listeners to expand their horizons, embrace the opportunities that await them and dare to dream of achievements which seemed impossible before.

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