1. We’re on the UK, South West Coast, ideal for your European HQ
Having a UK base in Torbay enables you to benefit from competitive property & labour costs compared to London, the South-East & the Midlands, the low and reducing UK corporation tax rate and easy access to mainland Europe and its’ 500 million consumers.


2. Our infrastructure is first class
Being close to Exeter, Bristol & Newquay airports, 2½ hours from London by rail, 15 minutes from the M5 and high speed broadband throughout, you’ll always stay connected in Torbay.


3. Not only are we a fantastic coastal destination, our business climate is awesome too!
Just ask Gooch & Housego, Oclaro, Spirent, II-VI Laser Photonics, Dart Valley Systems, EFFECT Photonics and many other multinationals thriving in Torbay.


4. Network and connect with all of us
It’s not just us who gives you a warm welcome, the whole Torbay business community does too. With our network of business and industry forums and our valued Torbay Ambassadors we all want you to be here, you’re here to stay!


5. You’re important to us
We can offer free, confidential investor services such as our Torbay Touchdown programme, support from Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HoSW LEP) and Department for International Trade (DIT) to make it easy to locate, grow and expand in Torbay.



  • II-VI Incorporated Renews Its Commitment to Photonics in Torbay

    II-VI Photonics is relocating its Paignton operations to new offices in the area.
    This new location includes Class 4 laser safe lab facilities to enable the development of prototype designs and optics assembly processes, as well as to perform reliability testing.

  • The £6.5m investment project continues to move forward at pace to ensure project completion by May 2018 with Japanese owned Graphic Controls Ltd moving into Torbay later in the year.

  • Torbay Council has appointed Interserve as the contractor to take forward the design and planning for the £8m Electronics and Photonics Innovation Centre (EPIC). […]

  • Torbay Council will build student accommodation, for 300 students, on part of the Torquay Town Hall Car Park – now known as Upton Place. […]