Posts for Business

Torridge Work Hubs – give your views

The world of work is different at the moment, and in all likelihood, it’s going to stay different even after the pandemic. Lots more of us are working from home, either a few days a week or full time. There are plenty of benefits to that, but at times there […]

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South West Local Enterprise Partnership reports on its successes

The Heart of the South West LEP AGM was held this month by the Chair and selected Board Members at Exeter Science Park and 66 virtual attendees, to report on the LEP’s achievements of 2019/20 and the impact on the economy over the last six years. The meeting heard how the LEP […]

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Devon council pushes ‘shop local’

Devon Council is giving a big push to shopping local … what a good idea!

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Grant-scheme launched for foreign-owned companies to invest in jobs in Devon

The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP) has launched a new £900,000 grant scheme for foreign-owned companies investing in the area to create jobs in Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay. The Heart of the South West Inward Investment Support Project grant scheme is funded by the […]

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M & Co closes in Bideford/Barnstaple

Fashion chain M & Co has closed its North Devon stores as part of a major restructure, affecting 16 jobs. They are two of 47 shops to be closed with immediate effect. The shops in Bideford and Green Lanes, Barnstaple, were closed on Wednesday (August 5) as the company axed […]

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Lazy Jacks opens at Affinity Devon tomorrow

Family owned Lazy Jacks – which got its name from the family’s beloved lazy cat Jack – offers high-quality, bright and colourful clothing for women, men and children, with discounts of up to 70% off. To celebrate their official opening on Friday, the store will be giving away a free Lazy […]

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Torridge Council’s support package for businesses

From Torridge Council: It has only been a little over a week since Torridge District Council announced the latest support package for businesses in the form of a Government backed £1.29M Discretionary Grant fund. But £200K has already been approved and paid over to around 40 local businesses who were […]

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Torridge residents urged to ‘buy local’

Councillors and Officers from Torridge District Council and Town Councils have been working hard to help facilitate the safe reopening of Town Centres across the District, scheduled to take place on Monday 15th June. Business owners and trade organisations have also been a key part of this process and very keen […]

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Torridge offers free parking until 15th June to support businesses

During recent months Torridge Councillors suspended parking charges in the district in response to the evolving Coronavirus crisis. The move was in part to support NHS Staff and Care workers as they carried on working and also other residents, who found themselves restricted to their homes, with more cars than […]

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Nearly £22m paid to Torridge businesses

Torridge Business rates team have continued their excellent track record in processing Business Grant support payments – ending the week having transferred a new accumulated total of £21,465,000 into the bank accounts of local businesses. This means that nearly 84% of all businesses eligible for the grants have now been […]

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