Back from the ford

This week, we’ve not been in Torbay and instead took a road trip on our way to the historic town of Hereford.

So when it came to doing the #BoostTorbayChat this week it was certainly optimistic  of us to think we would get to Hereford in time, needless to say it was done from the actual car whilst driving 70mph up the M5.

I hasten to add it wasn’t me tweeting that night, that role fell to my partner.

Normally on a Sunday I would spend the day updating the blog and preparing for the weeks tweets and scheduling the featured accounts tweets.  So this weeks update is coming a little later than originally planned.

Torquay Tweet Up

We are putting together the final arrangements this week, and will update you all in due course.

Over the years #BoostTorbay hasn’t done much, more than be a hashtag and has helped out in various community pursuits over the past few years.  However we’re now taking #BoostTorbay live with our very first live chat.  We are hoping to meet a lot of the faces behind the accounts that have been using our hashtag over the years.

We’ve limited the number of tickets to 50, so ensure you get yourself a ticket asap.  If it proves the #BoostTorbayChat up is a sell out then we may be able to put more on sale before the 7th October.

Featured Account – @LoisTaylor1993

Lois Taylor recently contacted us with regards to putting a blog post on this blog about being one of the lucky 50 people to  make it through to one of the final stages of the selections process for a new TV show, The Perfect World.

In our recent blog post, Brixham Woman asks for help to win her perfect world on new TV show, we introduced you to a bit about the show and about Lois.  We encourage you to please vote for her and I think we all wish her the very best of luck.

To show your support for Lois, you can follow her on twitter at @LoisTaylor1993 or give her a vote.

What’s On

This week, Torquay will once again be filled with over eight hundred delegates representing the Global Geoparks senior UNESCO officials, scientists, policy makers and government representatives.  The focus of the conference is on Health and Well Being of communities through Creative and Active Engagement.

More details can be found on their website at:


Brixham woman asks for help to win her perfect world on new TV show

Brixham woman and our featured account this week Lois Taylor (@LoisTaylor) has made it through to the final 50 people out of 5,000 that applied for a new TV show.

The new show, The Perfect World Project, will see a group of up to 10 people taken to a luxurious villa on an idyllic island and compete with each other for their chance to win the ‘perfect world experience’.

Lois Taylor is the only candidate here in the South West and she lives right in Torbay, in Brixham.

The next part of the selection process, and this is where you guys come in, will see all of the potential candidates be placed in an online poll where the public can vote for their favourite 20 people.

After this online poll the very next phase is the interview process which will see 20 become 10 to appear on the actual show.

Speaking to the Herald Express, Lois said

I just came across the show online and applied, I can’t believe it is all happening.

I need to get as many votes as possible to get me through to the final round, and hopefully onto the show to battle it out for my perfect world

If Lois wins the competition she said she would live out her perfect world dreams by travelling the world and visiting animals in their natural habitat.

Voting will close at 11pm on Friday September 30th and can be completed on The Perfect World Project website or Facebook page.

All of us here at #BoostTorbay wish Lois all the very best of luck and we are delighted that she has agreed to be our featured account for the week.

It’s all a bit natural

dsc_0031This week I bring news of our very first tweet up.

Yes that’s right #BoostTorbay after almost 4 years is going live.

On the 7th October 2016 we are inviting you to meet up for a social evening and a live tweet up at a venue to be confirmed, keep an eye on this blog and our twitter feed for further details.

This week saw the return of the #BoostTorbayChat on Friday at the newly designated 8-9pm.  It was great to see a few accounts getting involved in the conversation and we are looking forward to growing this user base over time.

The #BoostTorbayChat is a great way to start your weekend, so if you’re free on a Friday between 8-9pm, grab yourself a drink and log onto twitter.

Featured Account – @NaturallyLittle

On Friday we were joined by new start-up e-business, Naturally Little.

For those of you who are expecting a little one, Naturally Little is an online business that will be stocking a range of organic baby products including clothing, toys and skin care products.  If you would like further information about Naturally Little and to sign up you can visit their website at

What’s On

Brixham Chamber of Commerce are running their 2nd Brixham Business Showcase in conjunction with the Brixham Means Business networking group at the Berry Head hotel in Brixham on the 20th September.

Also this week Lois Taylor (@LoisTaylor1993) contacted us about being a finalist in this years, The Perfect World Project.  So please ensure you show your support for Lois by giving her a vote, we’ll be publishing a seperate blog post about this event in due course.

Phew!!  That was quite a bit to get through.

Have a really good week everyone and I’ll see you all next week.



It’s all go

So this week after much thought and consideration,  I figured it was time I brought back the #BoostTorbayChat.

For those of you who will remember the #BoostTorbayChat you will remember it was done over a few weeks and after a short while we had to knock it on the head.  However, we promise that the #BoostTorbayChat is back and at a new time to boot.

So make a date in your diary, get a baby sitter or put the kids to bed by 8pm on Friday 16th September 2016 as #BoostTorbayChat is back.

Featured Account – @ethreedigital

Our featured account this week are website development agency E3 Digital Ltd (@ethreedigital).

E3 Digital have been running since 2015 and have built a range of websites for companies around the South West.  E3 Digital focuses on ensuring a website enriches a businesses digital presence  and provides a full end to end to service from website development through to digital marketing.  All of the digital works carried out by E3 Digital meet the current industry standards and are built within a mobile first framework to ensure longevity of the build.

Keep an eye out for E3 Digital on Twitter and at an event near you.

This brings us nicely onto our next section.

What’s on

This week sees the launch of the very first Torbay Business Festival, on the 14th September 2016 at the Riviera Centre in Torquay, celebrating some of the best businesses within Torbay.  With over 40+ businesses already booked to attend the event is set to be an amazing business networking opportunity and is completed with a range of inspiring seminars.

To find out more about the Torbay Business Festival and to book a stand at the event you will need to visit the official Torbay Business Forum’s website who are organising the event.

So there we have it our very first weekly blog, kind of.  As ever we are always looking for peoples thoughts and opinions so if you have something to say leave us a comment below, drop us a Tweet or message us on Facebook.  If you have something more to say or would like to feature your own content on our blog then drop us an e-mail on

Have a great week.

Robert Haylor

Love Torbay Finalist


On Friday, 2nd September 2016 Torbay brightened up to pay host to the Torbay Hour Social Media  Awards at the Redcliffe Hotel in Paignton.

Businesses, bloggers, and individuals from around the bay descended on the Redcliffe Hotel to enjoy an evening of fantastic food, great wine, superb service and of course the awards.

Celebrating some of the best accounts for use of  Facebook and Twitter.  Along with awards for the Best Integrated Social Media Campaign complete with other awards for Best Business Blog and Best charity/Non Profit Campaign.

There were also more special awards including Social Media King of Torbay and Social Media Queen of Torbay.

It was with great pride that we learned that #BoostTorbay had been nominated for the very special Love Torbay Award.  The competition to be nominated for this category is exceptional due to the sheer volume of people that all love Torbay.

As the names were read out, it was with a smidgen of luck that we would of won this award, however on this occasion it was not meant to be.

It feels awesome to of been recognised for the work  that #BoostTorbay does and to of been nominated for the Love Torbay Award.

That just leaves us one last thing to say, a big congratulations to all the winners of the Torbay Hour Social Media Awards and thank you to everyone who nominated us for the Love Torbay Award.

Here is to 2017!!!