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TDA proud to sponsor the Torbay Naturally Inspiring Business Awards 2023   

TDA is proud to sponsor the Award for Innovation at this year’s Torbay Naturally Inspiring Business Awards which take place on 15th June.  

Organised by Torbay Weekly, the awards celebrate all that is good about business in the Bay and recognise those who have gone the extra mile to inspire and drive the English Riviera forward.  

There are 10 award categories in total, including the Award for Innovation sponsored by TDA. The Award for Innovation is aimed at organisations which have put innovation at the heart of their business; showing and delivering exceptional and entrepreneurial skills to make their business fit and sustainable for the 21st century.   

Interim Head of Economy at TDA, Carl Wyard, said: ‘‘We are delighted to sponsor the Award for Innovation; to celebrate the creativity and ingenuity of local business owners and strengthen our support to Torbay’s business community. Every year we help organisations to innovate, seize new opportunities and expand through our various programmes, support services and workspace facilities.   

‘‘We are passionate about what Torbay has to offer and believe it is an excellent place to live, work, visit and invest in. We look forward to attending the event in June and celebrating the achievements of businesses and individuals across our region.”  

To apply for the awards visit:   

  The awards are free to enter and applications close on Friday 26th May at 12 noon. The winners will be announced at an awards gala evening which will take place on Thursday 15th June at the Riviera Conference Centre in Torquay. 

  TDA is hosting two free workshops to support businesses with their award applications. Award nominations can be extremely beneficial to businesses and can have a positive effect on public awareness, social engagement and sales. They are also a great way to gain positive press coverage and grow networks.    

 Come along to a free TDA workshop and get advice on how best to sell your business and make your award nomination stand out from the crowd:  

  • Wednesday 3rd May, 1.30pm-3.30pm, Torbay Business Centre, Lymington Rd, Torquay, TQ1 4BD  
  • Wednesday 10th May, 1.30pm-3.30pm, EPIC, White Rock Business Park, Waddeton Close, Paignton, TQ4 7RZ  

For more information and to register your free place visit:  

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