News & Features

Torbay’s Biggest Jobs Fair Returns 

Torbay Jobs Fair will return on Friday 14 October from 10am-12pm at Torquay Town Hall after last year’s event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Dozens of local employers will be advertising hundreds of live vacancies in administration, care, construction, customer service, hospitality, retail, sales and more.   The event is free to attend and

Read More

Local employers invited to fill vacant positions at Torbay Jobs Fair

The Torbay Jobs Fair is returning this October and local employers are being invited to book a free stand to advertise and fill their vacancies.  The popular event will take place from 10am-12pm on Friday 14 October at Torquay Town Hall with organisers expecting hundreds to attend.   Employers will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face

Read More

Plans Unveiled to Support Ethnic Minority Business Owners in Torbay

TDA, on behalf of Torbay Council, have announced plans to support the growth and prosperity of ethnic minority business owners in the Torbay area.  A dedicated network group for the ethnic minority business community will be established, enabling businesses to come together to network, discuss issues and solutions to support business growth.  The newly formed

Read More

‘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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More

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

Read More