Visitor Information

Welcome to the 5th Torbay Business Festival 2022, designed to bring businesses together.  After a 2 year Covid lockdown break, it’s great to be back reconnecting with customers, suppliers, partners and even potential new staff and raising awareness of your company and products.

The Business Festival welcomes anyone interested in business, is free to attend and features some fantastic opportunities for businesses to get together on:

Not only will there be over 50 exhibitors from a variety of business sectors, there will be Speed Networking to help everyone meet new people;  an opportunity to test drive a brand new electric car, courtesy of Ocean BMW; Mini Business Games in conjunction with Big Wave Marketing with donations going towards Torbay Holiday Helpers Network. And finally a complimentary Bays Brewery drink at the end of the event.

We are indebted to our wonderful Festival sponsors without whom this Festival could not take place, so massive thank you to:


Thank you for a fantastic event today. Really enjoyed it. See you at the next one.

Helen Brenton, Delegate

My experience of exhibitions has been mixed, but this show really delivered. Great sales leads and well organised and promoted. Book me in for next year.

Barry Cole, Exhibitor

It was a great show. Well done to all involved.

Andy Gait, PSP Insurance - Exhibitor

This is one of the best shows I have ever been to – I have picked up so many leads and there is a real buzz to the place

Jacqui Shaw, Coralline Health - Exhibitor

The event was very good. It’s good for business to business as well – we can confer between each other which is really useful.

Matt Bettesworth, Bettesworth – Exhibitor

The Festival seemed to have everything – great talks, great networking – and even a complimentary drink at the end from Bays Brewery!

Gina Franchi – Delegate

Who should attend?

Business People
Fantastic networking and free advice from business specialists

Budding Entrepreneurs
Discuss your business idea with experienced businesses

Job hunters/Students
Meet local employers and business organisations

Local Community
Discover the range and depth of local business skills and services


8.00 Exhibitor set up time

10.00 Exhibition opens - Welcome, Steve Reynolds, Chair of TBF and Kevin Foster, MP for Torbay

10-4pm Test drive an Ocean BMW car – booking required (see below)

11am -12.30 Speed networking, hosted by Barry Cole, The Resultant

12.30-1.30 LUNCH available to buy at the RICC

1.30-3.30  Mini Business Games, in conjunction with Big Wave Media, raising funds for THHN (Torbay Holiday Helpers Network)

4pm: Bays Brewery complimentary drinks & close

Order your FREE visitor tickets and activities here

Visitor tickets are FREE. To order your ticket(s):


  1. Click the '+' sign  to add the number of tickets you would like
  2. Click "Get Tickets'
  3. Click "Proceed to Checkout"
  4. Enter name, email and activities for each person attending and click "save and Checkout"
  5. Complete checkout form and click 'Place Order'
  6. Your tickets will be emailed to you and to each person you have registered
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FREE PARKING… On arrival, please follow directions to the Forum and then enter your car reg number into the laptop next to the reception table. This will enable you to have free parking for the event as the RICC now has ANPR.

Book a test drive with Ocean BMW

Ocean BMW will be holding test drives of their BMW iX, BMW iX3 and MINI Electric at the festival. Pre-book your test drive with them today using the links below.

A flavour of things to come.....