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New South Devon Business Centre welcomes tech businesses

The brand new South Devon Business Centre in Paignton celebrated its launch this week. Located in the flagship Hi Tech & Digital Centre at South Devon College, the Business Centre provides 16 dedicated work spaces for individual business units as well as two large, open plan collaboration zones. Businesses relocating to the centre will benefit

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Development starts at Claylands Business Park in Paignton

Work has started to develop land at Claylands Cross into a new business park. Claylands Business Park will provide up to 120,000 sq ft of employment space, with the construction programme by Midas Construction now underway. Councillor Swithin Long, Torbay Council Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration, Tourism and Housing, said: “This site has been identified

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Medical Tuition Service relocates to new educational space

The Medical Tuition Service (MTS) have relocated from Halswell House in Torquay to My Place, Parkfield in Paignton. Torbay Council approved and funded the project to enhance and adapt the MyPlace building to enable the MTS to relocate to a modern, fit-for-purpose facility. The MTS provides a quality education for those young people who are

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New school extension accommodates growing primary numbers

In response to growing primary numbers in Paignton, Roselands Primary School has taken on more pupils. The school, which is part of the Riviera Education Trust, needed a new classroom to accommodate the additional children. A fantastic new extension is now complete, providing office space, a new staff room and a new entrance and reception.

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Oxen Cove Jetty project launches

An opening ceremony took place at Brixham Harbour on Friday 20 September to celebrate a 2.25m project funded by Torbay Council and the European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF) – Oxen Cove Jetty. TDA’s Engineering Team supervised and project managed the works throughout the project, working with the principle contractor Teignmouth Marine Services. Cabinet Member for

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New £3m multi-use facility at Paignton Academy nears completion

A fantastic new multi-use school facility at Paignton Academy is five weeks away from opening its doors to students. The project at Paignton Academy, part of the Bay Education Trust, is a single-storey, multi-use hall, creating a flexible new space suitable for a wide variety of uses.The Events Centre features retractable seating which leads to

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Corruption and Money Laundering, A Victimless Crime?

In the last few years I have become more aware of how money laundering, fraud and corruption is hurting real people. I have heard people describe these acts as financial crimes with no real victim or cost. This is often on the assumption lost money will be paid back through an insurance claim. Doing just

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TDA looks to add further expertise to its board

TDA is looking for non-executive directors to join their board to support the growth of the company. The company is seeking a new member to complement the existing skills on the board, support the growth aspirations of TDA and ensure that the company is responsive to relevant sector interests. TDA makes a real difference to

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High Potential Opportunity in the Heart of the South West

The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership with support from partners at TDA have won a competitive bid to promote the area’s High Potential Opportunity in Photonics & Microelectronics, working as part of UK wide programme with the Department for International Trade (DIT) to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the area. Already

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Company Voluntary Arrangements – here to stay?

Over the last couple of years we have seen a rapid increase in the use of Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVA’s), with the likes of Mothercare, Carpet Right, New Look and Debenhams proposing such arrangements. Since 2016, the number of retailers opting for CVA’s has doubled. In the last few weeks the CVA proposed by Sir

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Skills to match growth, confidence and opportunity in Torbay

TDA works with businesses across Devon and Somerset to support their start-up and growth. A focus on Torbay shows how the area is reacting to the current business environment and planning for the future. In partnership with the Torbay Business Forum, TDA develops the Torbay Business Survey to collect the views of the business community

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