Press Release: Torbay Development Agency, Prioritising PPE Supplies

Partners in Torbay are working hard on the Tourism and Visitor Economy Recovery Plan, supporting businesses to get ready to reopen and operate safely, in line with the Government’s Road Map.

TDA have established links with a local supplier to ensure businesses can access all the necessary PPE, thereby enabling English Riviera B&Bs, tourism, and hospitality businesses to be ready to safely reopen on 4 July, which is the earliest date the Government has proposed tourism and hospitality businesses can reopen.

Partners are urging businesses to plan their safe opening, and to place their orders now. Edmundson Torquay have increased their stock levels of PPE, including sanitiser dispensers, masks, cleaning products, and screens.

By doing so, the company is supporting Torbay businesses to operate responsibly, and in compliance with Government and Public Health England guidance. Edmundson Torquay has a Royal Warrant to supply the Crown, and is also a supplier to the NHS.

To help play their part in supporting the local economy, the company have committed to prioritising orders from tourism and hospitality businesses.

Councillor Swithin Long, Torbay Council Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration, Tourism and Housing, said:

‘Tourism and hospitality are key industries in Torbay, and we are so pleased that we have this commitment from Edmundson Torquay.

Using social media, TDA contacted the company and shared their details with businesses, so that they have everything they need to be ready to reopen when we are given the green light by the Government. By taking these steps now, Torbay will be better placed to recover from the impact of COVID-19.’

Edmundson Electrical was established in Torquay in 1989. Their Branch Manager, David Martini, is proud to work for a responsible company, which operates with such high standards. David said: 

‘We are delighted to be working with TDA on this, and hopefully playing a role in helping the Bay get on its feet again.

My team know that the next 4-6 weeks is a 24/7 operation to get Torbay and other regions the PPE and social distancing kit they require. We have put together a new product bundle for businesses, so they have everything they need in one simple order.’

Businesses in Torbay can place their order, and also ask any questions, by contacting David Martini on

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