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The Future of Retail – Embracing Technology

During the Covid-19 crisis some graffiti appeared on a Hong Kong subway wall. It read, “We can’t return to normal, because the normal we had was the problem”. So… life as we know it may never go back to the way it was, which means we have to adapt, change, innovate and move forward. For

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Case Study: Inviting Memories

Inviting Memories creates bespoke design products that capture and create memories such as personalised advent calendars and customised photo books. Owner Kerry Gamson began designing products in January 2018 after creating wedding invitations and stationery for friends and family. Since then, her love for design has flourished into an online business whose ethos is to

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Business Advisor Blog: Retail Best Practice

Omni-channel retailing The best retailers currently operating, embrace all ways of doing business. In the current climate it is not enough to have great products on your shelves or fabulous customer service, as a large number of people won’t venture into their local High Street – meaning they may not ever enter your store. Get

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Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of businesses

The coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown has put extra pressures on our businesses and our mental health and wellbeing. We wanted to remind you that there are freely available mental health resources and toolkits to help you and your employees to look after yourself and to support each other during the processes of change and

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Register now to be part of the Kickstart Scheme

TDA is working with partners in Torbay and Somerset to help small businesses get involved in the Kickstart Scheme. The scheme enables employers to offer Government-subsidised work placements for young people aged between 16-24 who are claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. Torbay and Somerset businesses who want to register their interest

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Case Study: Trace-Less – introducing a more sustainable way

As Torquays’ first solo zero waste shop, Trace-Less are committed to introducing a more sustainable way to consume everyday household items and goods, to reduce food, water and plastic use. Owned by Dana Kocisova, Trace-Less offers organic and non-organic dried foods, liquid dispensers, eco-friendly toiletries and household products which can be refilled through a ‘weigh

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Support for businesses to reopen safely

TDA has appointed a temporary Information Officer to support Torbay high street businesses to reopen safely. The Reopening the High Streets Safely project, delivered by TDA on behalf of Torbay Council, is a temporary campaign to establish a safe trading environment for businesses and customers. The project has received funding from the England European Regional

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