The Torbay Airshow will go ahead on the 1st and 2nd June 2019 thanks to a host of local and national businesses stepping up to support the hugely popular event.

During 2018 there were concerns that the Torbay Airshow may not go ahead due to a lack of funding.

This year has seen the business community come forward to support the Torbay Airshow, recognising the airshow’s importance in positioning Torbay as a tourist destination and its impact on the local economy.

A new headline sponsor

The 2019 Torbay Airshow Headline sponsor is Newcross Healthcare who are providers of highly trained staff and clinical services to those in need of care. Its dedicated workforce of healthcare professionals deliver a broad range of services in a diverse range of environments.

These environments include hospitals and hospices as well as clinics, schools and people’s homes, nationwide.

English Riviera BID

English Riviera BID Logo. Credit (English Riviera bid)

The English Riviera BID, responsible for the destination marketing for Torbay have also supported the event, so to has the Torbay Development Agency, an award winning provider of business property services based in the heart of Torbay.

Alongside these organisations businesses such as Cavanna Homes, Speedwell Honda, BGS Landscapes & Fencing, KJ Lack Funeral Services, Interline, Bay’s Brewery and Dominos Pizza have all signed up as official partners of the event.

Gordon Oliver, Torbay’s Elected Mayor said:

“As one of the initial supporters, I am really passionate about this spectacular event and it is wonderful that so many local businesses, as well as those from further afield, have shown their support for the airshow. The airshow brings great benefit to local businesses and we’re now in an excellent position to forge meaningful long-term partnerships with brands and organisations we feel tie in with our values.”

Key airshow for the UK

In total, the Torbay Airshow brings 165,000 people into the Bay each year. The event is hugely popular with both locals and tourists alike and is now firmly established as one of the key Airshows in the UK.

Spectators to the event enjoy a world class programme of aerial entertainment as well as enjoy a whole hot of entertainment, food and fun at the event village on Paignton Green.

Cllr Nicole Amil, Executive Lead for Tourism, Culture and Harbours and Chairman for the Airshow Working Party said:

“It is great to see so many businesses supporting this fantastic event. Residents and visitors have grown to love this annual event which brings a buzz across the whole of the Bay.”

Kicking off the Airshow Season

The Torbay Airshow is growing and gaining popularity and public attention.

In Torbay we’re fortunate to be a unique position to be the first event of the UK Airshow Season, giving people the chance to see new routines from the likes of The Red Arrows, Typhoon, Team Ravern, Battle of Britain Memorial flight as well as many more.

Air displays and further ground entertainment at the Torbay Airshow will be confirmed over the coming months.

To stay up to date visit the official airshow website at www.torbayairshow.com or follow the event on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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