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  • Our story

Who are we

Torbay is a glorious part of Devon and England, encompassing the towns of Torquay, Brixham and Paignton. It sits on the beautify Tor Bay and next to the stunning landscape of Dartmoor National Park.

Whilst Torbay is a magnet for tourists, and known to many as the English Riviera, it also hosts globally significant technology businesses operating in photonics, marine industries, nanotechnology and medi-tech. 

Tech by the Bay

Tech by the Bay

For many the big surprise of Torbay is that it's home to a myriad of amazing tech businesses scattered across the glorious natural environment. Many are located here because of it.

Businesses here in Torbay are about knowledge. Where the only thing that's big is the thinking. An economy based on ideas, innovation, thinking and ingenuity where small is big and beautiful!

Many companies here are globally significant in the area of electronics and photonics. They undertake specialist research and push the boundaries in the science of light, making applications used by us all every day.

The hub for active adventurers

The hub for active adventurers

Here in Torbay we have a great connection with nature. You can explore the environment and yourself whilst being healthy, and the options are endless.

The Bay itself is a beautiful blue playground where you can go 'full on' adrenaline adventures or take it easier. Or just stop, take a walk along the coast paths and take it all in. Whether it be jet skiing, coasteering, scuba diving, kayaking, paddleboarding or wild swimming, there is something for everyone.

Premier marine and natural experience

Premier marine and natural experience

Torbay is a place rich in texture. We have a wide range of assets from craft and creativity to fishing and food. From photonics to the pier and beach. From Agatha Christie to the UNESCO Geopark. Active sport to events and festivals. Torbay's outstanding marine and natural experience is as important for attracting, retaining and growing leading edge tech businesses as it is for brining visitors to the area and being a place where people want to live.

This is why Torbay is chosen by so many.

The Torbay Story

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