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Free courses for essential workplace skills

Give your employment skills a boost with one of Learn Devon’s new virtual, self-directed courses. These courses are ideal if you're seeking employment, looking to gain new skills or wanting to offer some CPD opportunities to your employees. COSHH training Barista skills E-safety Fire safety…

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Grant Funding for Torridge Businesses

Torridge District Council has announced a new scheme to support local independent businesses with grants of up to £1000 available to help improve or repair shop fronts or other potential "beautification projects" within town centres. The funding has been made available as part of the money allocated…

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Driving Digital Business

Free Digital Leadership training for small and medium businesses (SMEs) across Devon, Plymouth, Somerset, and Torbay, is now available. Business leaders who operate in the following sectors: Manufacturing, Clean Growth and Health and Adult Social Care, and who have 250 or fewer employees are…

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East Devon Tourism Network (EDTN) has now launched

Last month saw more than 80 East Devon businesses attending the launch event of our East Devon Tourism Network. Based on the shared values of sustainability, accessibility, quality and collaboration, the network brings tourism businesses together to share best practice and gain insight into topical…

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Culture, Leisure and Tourism Fund (CLTF) details released

East Devon District Council has launched a dedicated webpage for the Culture, Leisure and Tourism fund which provides details about this opportunity including the Policy & Guidance for the fund. Community organisations will be able to apply for up to £20,000 of funding towards the cost of purchasing…

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2023/24 Tourism Awards

The 2023/24 Tourism Awards are now open and tourism and hospitality businesses from the South West are invited to enter. The awards are free to enter and offer businesses the chance to win not only regionally but – for matching categories – to progress to the national VisitEngland awards. The…

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Celebrating West Small Business Awards

A massive congratulations to the 18 businesses and individuals from Devon who were shortlisted for the regional Federation of Small Businesses' Celebrating West Small Business Awards. This is the biggest award contest for small businesses in the South West and will culminate at a final in…

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Touch Stay launches Memo - its new guest notification tool

If you don’t know us already, we’re creators of the digital guest welcome book. A more eco-friendly and hygienic alternative to printed guest information folders (they’re far easier to update too!). If you’re already familiar with our product, then you might love to know that we’ve recently launched…

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