Visit Devon Industry blog

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

Get ready for English Tourism Week

English Tourism Week is coming up on 15-24 March 2024 to celebrate the quality and value of the sector and its importance to local economies and destinations. The week kickstarts the summer season offering businesses and destinations a chance to be part of a national campaign to engage with…

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Digital training for core sectors

More than 440 training places are available through a newly launched digital skills programme. The Core Sector Digital Training programme has been designed to support the key growth sectors of creative industries and clean growth as well as the region’s bedrock sectors of health and adult social…

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Get a Mobile Boost

The Connecting Devon and Somerset’s scheme to improve indoor 4G mobile phone coverage in the region has been extended until March 2024 due to ongoing demand. More than 1,200 homes and businesses across Somerset, Devon, Torbay and Plymouth have already benefited from the scheme. The initiative offers…

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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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Autumn Statement Key Announcements for SMEs

Alongside the headline grabbing announcements, there was positive news for various schemes that help and support businesses in our area. As previously announced by Government, the Made Smarter programme – which supports manufacturing SMEs to use advanced digital technologies- is being rolled out…

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Node Business Expo, Barnstaple

Meet the Growth Hub Team at the Node Business Expo, Barnstaple, North Devon on 30th November. This event is designed to bring together business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, start-ups and local businesses across the South West, with free coworking on the day. To book your space click on the link…

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