Visit Devon Industry blog

See all the latest industry news from Visit Devon's tourism and business partners. 

Devon awarded £5.3 million for zero emission buses

A fleet of 41 electric buses are set to take to Devon’s roads in Exeter, North Devon and Torridge. Our successful joint bid with Stagecoach has secured £5.3 million from the second round of the Department for Transport’s Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) scheme. Stagecoach will be investing a…

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Water efficiency business innovation fund

Has your business got an idea to help save water but needs funds to get it going? We're encouraging new and innovative ideas to reduce water-use in businesses – big or small, hairdressers or farmers, cafes or factories - the funding support can be applied to by all. We’re looking for projects that…

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The region is Levelling Up

Government has confirmed that Torbay and Plymouth have been successful in securing further Levelling Up Funding. This funding will accelerate economic growth locally and provide more employment opportunities in the key local sectors. Torbay Council's leader, Cllr David Thomas, said: "We are…

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Plymouth Businesses - Dream, Learn, Grow

Digital Remit, in partnership with Plymouth City Council, presents the Dream. Learn. Grow.® programme – a pioneering venture that offers comprehensive business support to startups and growing businesses in Plymouth. This tailor-made programme welcomes you, whether you're still incubating a business…

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New Business Support for Plymouth Businesses

Plymouth City Council have been awarded funding through the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund to commission a range of support for local businesses. They are: Start-up and general business support - Run by Digital Remit, this online programme called Dream. Learn. Grow, entails a series of…

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£200m South West Investment Fund launched

The British Business Bank's South West Investment Fund (SWIF) will provide much-needed funding to SMEs across the whole South West region, covering Bristol, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, and Wiltshire. The fund will increase the supply and diversity of…

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