Torbay & South Devon Manufacturing Forum - TDA Business

Manufacturing Forum

Manufacturing Support

The Manufacturers' Group is an opportunity for businesses to get together and discuss current and emerging issues, share best practice methods and to foster links between like-minded organisations, and represent a collective industry voice to local and central government. It encourages a co-operative mindset where businesses actively support one another and work together for the benefit of everyone.

Why do this?

This collective approach to promoting and developing business opportunities in Torbay really does work. Not only does it benefit the companies involved but it also creates an environment where innovation, co-operation and ‘thinking outside the box’ can lead to new and exciting opportunities. As a result, this area of the South West is now attracting more and more manufacturing firms and not just in electronics and photonics but also in engineering, plastics, coatings sectors, food and drink and beauty products sectors.

The Torbay manufacturing sector:

  • Provides stable employment for local people.
  • Generates wealth that is filtered back into the community.
  • Provides high-calibre technical posts that attract the best and brightest candidates to the region.
  • Forms strong links with educational institutions, research and development facilities, and universities.
  • Develops international trade and increases export revenues

Bridging local gaps

The group reaches out to other groups in the region such as manufacturing forums in Plymouth and North Devon, creating a network of excellence across the county, and beyond. The Torbay Manufacturers' Group also aligns with other local business-focused groups such as the Torbay Hi Tech Forum and Torbay Business Forum to share, exchange and progress new collaborative projects.

It gives local businesses a voice on how the manufacturing sector will develop over the next few years – to ensure that a solid and sustainable industry base continues to thrive in Torbay.

Who can join?

The Manufacturers' Group is open to all Torbay and South Devon manufacturers. Meetings are held bi-monthly and are a great opportunity to network with other manufacturing, engineering and hi-tech companies.

To find out more about the Torbay & South Devon Manufacturers' Group and to get involved call Debbie Passmore on 01803 208378 or email [email protected].


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