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.



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