Many thanks to our event sponsors:
Business Breakfast - 2nd August

Business Breakfast - 2nd August

Book now for the next TBF breakfast meeting on Tuesday 2nd August at 8-9.30am at the new Hampton by Hilton Hotel in Torquay. The 131 bed hotel was built as part of the £32m harbourside regeneration scheme including a luxury hotel, shops, offices, bars and restaurant and took over 10 years of planning.

Jackie Kelly, Director of Sales, will give us a guided tour of the stunning new hotel before filling us in on the highs and lows involved in bringing Hilton to the Bay.

This event is kindly sponsored by Wollens - who occupy the top floor of the new building - and Conroy Couch. We really appreciate your support.

Network over a glass of juice on arrival at 8am before before listening to Jackie. Everyone interested in local business is welcome. £12.50 for breakfast and networking.

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Parking in any Torbay pay and display car parks will be free IF you have bought an off-peak parking permit: only £65pa to park in 38 Torbay pay and display car parks (except Lower Union Lane) from 3pm to 10am everyday for the whole year. Great value. Please see https://www.torbay.gov.uk/roads/parking/parking-permits/car-park-permits/

Thurs 22nd Sept,10-4pm, Riviera Centre, Torquay

Bookings are open and stands are going fast already!

60+ exhibitor spaces are available and there will be Speed Networking and even the opportunity to test drive brand new BMW electric cars!

Congratulations to Coralline Health who were first off the block in booking and since then 11 others have clinched their spot.

We are delighted to confirm that South Devon College and Ocean BMW are the sponsors for this exciting event - thank you!

Fancy booking your space?
Build Torbay

Build Torbay

Many thanks to Helena Davison from the TDA whose presentation last month to over 70 delegates was on the topic of ‘Build Torbay’ and how the business community can help inspire local people to take up high value careers in the construction sector.

Almost £300m of regeneration projects will be taking place locally which will require 5,000 skilled workers so the more we can do to encourage people to move into the sector, the better. If you would like to sign up for the Build Torbay newsletter or become an ambassador for the project, please click here.

Thanks again to Cavanna Homes and Insignia Creative for sponsoring the event.
Stand with Ukraine

Stand with Ukraine

At our Business Breakfast in July, TBF Vice Chair Angela George explained ways in which the business community can help welcome Ukrainians to Torbay.

“Over 150 families have now arrived in Torbay and there are some fantastic volunteers working tirelessly to help them settle here. If you know anyone who would like to give a helping hand, there are 4 key ways - firstly sourcing jobs for the new arrivals; secondly volunteering 1-2 hours a week to help with language classes; thirdly donating clothes, bedding, toys or finally hosting families.”

If you want to make a difference, please contact Nikki Burton at torbay.ukraine@gmail.com or Zoe Samantha via facebook at Torbay Ukraine Visitor and Host Support Group.
Business & Education Stronger Together (BEST)

Business & Education Stronger Together (BEST)

Remember your very first day at work? Nervous? Excited? Remember the person who welcomed you and put you at ease in this scary new world? Would you like to do the same for someone else? Do you have a passion for inspiring young people?

The Torbay Business Forum together with Brixham and Paignton Chambers of Commerce want to support employers make connections with their local schools and colleges to help build a bridge between education and business and develop the future workforce.

By just giving a little time, you could make a massive difference to someone.There are 10 ways you could help from as little as 1 hour, so why not complete the ‘BEST’ form ie ‘Business and Education Stronger Together’ and let us know which activities you may be able to contribute and the age range you are happy to support.

Life is a learning experience for us all – new experiences for you, your business and your future staff! Win, win, win.

Click here for the BEST form

Save the Date....

  • Tues 13th Sept - Business Breakfast, Riviera Centre, 8-9.30am
  • Thurs 22nd Sept - Torbay Business Festival, Riviera Centre, 10-4pm
  • Tues 14th Oct - Business Breakfast, Riviera Centre, 8-9.30am
  • Tues 1st Nov - Business Breakfast, Riviera Centre, 8-9.30am
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