‘Keep it Local’ key to Torbay’s future
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A partnership between a new company and the Torbay Business Forum could be key to a post-virus future
Bay Deliveries could play a key role in a new business initiative in the resort.
A working party of local businesses led by Torbay Business Forum chairman Steve Reynolds is looking
to launch a Keep It Local Torbay campaign where businesses and residents will be encouraged to buy
and supply local goods through a shopping website - the exact concept of the new Bay Deliveries.
Talks are at an early stage, but virtual meetings have been held between Mr Arnold and the group to
see how the two can work together.
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Further discussions will be held after the company's soft launch which includes the special
promotion with the Torbay Weekly detailed here.
Mr Arnold said: 'Bay Deliveries is a high-tech data and digital company. What it wants to do, starting
with local food and drink is to provide a one stop shop for all the best products that we have to
offer. What really excites me is the potential this has for so many local businesses.
'If it gets off the ground, expect local investment and jobs all with a guarantee I have heard firsthand that it is local first.
'Whilst the project is at an early stage, we share a broader ambition with the Forum. Plans are at an
early stage, but I am genuinely excited for what this might mean for local food and drink suppliers
Forum chairman Mr Reynolds said 'This is all about local people shopping locally and buying goods
and services from local businesses. Supporting local businesses will play a vital part in our local
Economic Recovery Plan stimulating growth and building local wealth.
'Keeping the Torbay 'purse' within the Torbay and South Devon area, through buying locally, will
help to retain and to create jobs as we support our local traders and producers.
'We wish Bay Deliveries every success and look forward to working together as the 'Keep it Local
Torbay movement gathers pace.