Sheltered on the UK south Devon coast in a beautiful natural bay, Torbay is just under 20 miles from Plymouth in the south and Exeter to the north, and approximately 165 miles from London.
Both Exeter and Bristol have international airports, enabling businesses in Torbay to connect to the UK and beyond with ease. The region is well served by comprehensive road and rail links to the South East, Midlands and the North.
The Torbay area consists of three major towns – Torquay, Brixham and Paignton, plus a cluster of rural villages. A particularly mild climate has earned the region the title of the ‘English Riviera’, making it hugely popular with visitors all year round.
Manufacturing, high-tech and advanced electronics are growing sectors, with more high-tech businesses moving into the region. These businesses are attracted by investment opportunities, strong ties with R&D and educational institutions and a plentiful supply of high-calibre employees of degree level or above.
There are indications that SME manufacturing and high-tech R&D will become increasingly important to Torbay’s economy in the future.