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July 2020

  • TDA announces Chief Executive moveFriday, 17th July 2020

    Steve Parrock has taken the decision to step down from Torbay Council and resume a full-time career with TDA.

    From 1 September, Steve will be…

March 2020

  • Message from our Chief ExecutiveThursday, 19th March 2020

    The ongoing impact and disruption of Covid-19 is on a scale that many of us had probably thought unlikely and it is clear that around the world…

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April 2019

  • Give your business the space to growMonday, 29th April 2019

    The number of businesses continues to rise across the South West, reaching 71,510 in 2018.

    With 99.7% of enterprises in the Heart of the South…

March 2019

  • Adding Value to Commercial PropertyMonday, 25th March 2019

    As a real estate professional and TDA Estates Manager I am often asked about the performance of the estate and how I might add value.  I believe…

February 2019

  • Retail - the need to changeFriday, 1st February 2019

    Over the last few weeks most major retailers have reported their trading figures for the Christmas period. The British Retail Consortium…

January 2019

December 2018

  • The Impact of Brexit on the Property industryMonday, 17th December 2018

    As I write this article Theresa May had just survived a vote of no confidence in her leadership of the Conservative Party and attempting to persuade…

  • TDA celebrates its seventh yearWednesday, 12th December 2018

    Set up in 2011 to deliver Torbay Council’s economic development, TDA is now a multi award winning company delivering services to public sector…

  • Highbridge Enterprise hits warp-speedTuesday, 11th December 2018

    Businesses in Somerset now have even more help to grow with the help of the County Council’s network of Enterprises Centres.

    The Highbridge…

October 2018

September 2018

  • Social Media in PropertyTuesday, 18th September 2018

    For me, over the last three years social media has become part and parcel of my professional life.  Colleagues have emphasised the importance of…

August 2018

  • Be a Dragon at Somerset SOUPThursday, 16th August 2018

    Somerset’s business community is being invited to come and be dragons as four Somerset entrepreneurs present their pitches at a Somerset SOUP…

  • Buying Property At AuctionThursday, 9th August 2018

    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…

July 2018

May 2018

April 2018

  • Digital technology and its impact on propertyThursday, 19th April 2018

    As an Estates Manager, I understand the importance of data and how it plays an integral part of my job.  I think it is also fair to say that no…

  • SOUP business event returns to SomersetThursday, 12th April 2018

    TDA is excited to announce our second Somerset SOUP event following the success of the first one in Taunton last year. This year we’re…

March 2018

  • Cryptocurrency in PropertyTuesday, 20th March 2018

    I was very interested to read a few weeks ago that a new-build home in Essex had become the first property in the UK to officially be purchased using…

February 2018

January 2018

  • Contractor appointed to £1.4m developmentWednesday, 17th January 2018

    Construction work is to start on the second phase of significant development works to the teaching facilities at Torquay Academy, Devon, following…

  • What we expect to see in 2018Friday, 5th January 2018

    Well, a few weeks into the New Year, with the season of mince pies, Christmas pudding and turkey but a distance memory, I thought I would take a look…

December 2017

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September 2017

  • To Invest or Not?Wednesday, 27th September 2017

    With Torbay Council recently agreeing to expand its investment fund to £200m and with the successful purchase of a number of investments…

  • EPIC Planning Application ApprovedMonday, 18th September 2017

    The planning application for the new Electronics and Photonics Innovation Centre (EPIC) has been approved by Torbay Council.


  • Local business growth causes unemployment to fall Friday, 1st September 2017

    Local business growth and recruitment is helping drive unemployment figures down across Torbay.

    Torbay Council’s Elected Mayor and Lead for…

August 2017

July 2017

  • To Lease or Licence, that is the questionMonday, 24th July 2017

    As TDA's Estate Manager, I oversee the management of over 600 assets across Torbay Council's Let Estate. In the process, we grant a…

  • Tell our young people about the opportunities here in TorbayWednesday, 19th July 2017

    For the second year in a row, I was privileged to be a judge at the MADE Manufacturing Challenge Finals that were held at the Riviera International…

  • EPIC Planning Application SubmittedTuesday, 18th July 2017

    A planning application for the new proposed Electronics and Photonics Innovation Centre (EPIC) has been submitted to Torbay Council’s Planning…

  • Advertise Your Job for Free Wednesday, 12th July 2017

    Businesses can now advertise their jobs for free with South Devon Jobs. 

    The eye-catching South Devon Jobs website supports Torbay and South…

  • TDA project wins ICE Community AwardTuesday, 11th July 2017

    Cockington Lakes Restoration won the Community Award at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) South West awards.  

    TDA acted as Project…

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January 2017

  • TDA seek Non Executive DirectorsThursday, 19th January 2017

    Non Executive Directors (2 posts available)

    TDA is seeking two new non executive directors to join our Board and support the growth of…

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