What do you get from #BoostTorbay?

Believe it or not #BoostTorbay doesn’t get any kind of funding, doesn’t charge anything for its featured account or even for putting together a small blog post each week.

Yes there are thousands of these hash-tags out there, believe us we’ve seen most of them.

#BoostTorbay was started all the way back in 2012, 4 years ago and in fact its our 5th birthday next year – did we mention that we’re only just starting to really, like seriously, thinking about planning this.

So what do we  get from #Boosttorbay? Well financially we don’t get anything from it.  However what do we get is an enormous amount of satisfaction of hearing “I met this person through #BoostTorbay” or “we did business with x who we met through #BoostTorbay”.  For me if I can help just one business a year, then #BoostTorbay will of done it’s job of connecting businesses with customers.

Our new website, which has been in production since before even we can remember, is all about focusing on businesses and customers.

Right that’s the self promotion out the way onto the checkin.

Featured Account  – @LashandBrowWS

Our featured account this week is: @LashandBrowWS, a certified & insured Lash & Brow Technician recently moved to Torquay, in specific the St Marychurch area. She specialised in Lash Extensions giving you the most beautiful eyes without any mascara and this for up to 2-3 weeks.

We also need to mention our featured account from last week who was @RivieraTuition, you can find out more about them in this dedicated blog post.

What’s on

So we’re getting ever closer to Christmas and there is plenty of bits and pieces going on in Torbay at the moment. Including late night shopping, so make sure you get into town to get some of your last minute Christmas gifts.  There is also the Torquay Town Centre Christmas Market pop down and have a nose at some of the independents trading.

Finally, if you don’t fancy seeing Santa in a grotto this year, you can always head on down to Kents Cavern and meet him in the caves?

Right that’s us out of here, have a great week everyone and don’t forget it’s not long till the big day..

Don’t forget if you have something for us to share, ping it over to us on boosttorbay@gmail.com


Featured Account: Riviera Tuition

Riviera Tuition began back in 2010 at our kitchen table. 6 years later, we now have 17 tutors, all of whom are fully qualified teachers, offering 1-2-1 tuition at client’s homes around the Torbay and Teignbridge area. In 2014, we opened our tuition centre on The 112b2e56dd7889b8dcf2e236217a48e0Terrace in Torquay – not only do we have fabulous views and look out over Torbay, we teach 150 children every week in our group sessions from our classrooms there. It is a busy little hub of learning!

We offer tuition from the age of 4 with our KS1 tutors are who trained to deliver Phonics and Maths in a very engaging way that is suited to the younger learner. Our primary tutors deliver the entire curriculum and give our pupils the boost they need in English and Maths. We also offer 11+ tuition and we are very proud of our 83% pass rate which stems from effective teaching and 11+ mock exam that arm the children with the knowledge of what to expect in the real thing.

Secondary tuition sees tutors with specialised degrees in their subject offering tuition from KS3 up to A level. Helping the ordinary teenager develop their confidence, achieve their goals and leave school with GCSEs that they can be proud of. In recent years, we have also worked with Torbay Council and Devon County Council offering tuition to those children who are in care or who cannot attend school for medical reasons. Our relationship supporting the councils meet local children’s needs continues to grow and we are thrilled that we can offer these children the education that they deserve despite their lives taking unexpected turns