2017 Sponsors

Crispin Associates – Specialists in Digital Communication & Print  (Main Sponsor )

Crispin Associates logoAt Crispin Associates we provide sound professional advice to all our customers. We offer a wide range of communication products direct from the manufacturer, with complete manufacturer support and service. Our main areas of expertise are printing/copying, video conferencing, and digital signage. We are based in Torbay, Exeter, Taunton & London, and support businesses all over the South West and the UK.

We specialise in supplying and supporting up to date technologies that help our clients get their message across in the most efficient, cost effective and environmentally friendly way. Typically we work with clients across the UK in a variety of sectors from universities, colleges and primary schools to  corporate organisations including the financial sector, estate agents, professional services and local authorities.



Emberlense is very happy to be one the sponsors of this year’s event, particularly as one of our founding principles was the concept of a collaboration of creative talent from across the South West.

Emberlense began in 2012 as a banner name by film maker John Tomkins whilst producing his early films, They’re Coming , A Dark Tale, Indietro and The Runner. None of these films would have been possible without the support of great actors, technical crew, a supportive local community and, of course, the beautiful locations to be found in abundance on the English Riviera. Those films have gone on to enjoy numerous well received cinema showings, sold-out premieres, film tours and great local and international press exposure.

In 2016, Emberlense is now a full time professional film company in Torbay, and its ever-expanding portfolio includes Tourism and business promos, corporate training videos and, of course, new creative films . Torbay is a perfect film location and Emberlense will continue to support the English Riviera Film Festival in shining a light Internationally on what a great location the bay is, blessed with a host of home grown industry talent. The economical benefits to the area of attracting the major studios need hardly be explained, and we are convinced it is a goal that a collective effort can achieve.




Led by award-winning accountant, James Twigger with over 10 years in practice the team we operate from our 0ffices at Manor Crossroads in Preston, Paignton, as well as satellite offices at the HarbourWorks Torquay and Seaworks in Brixham. Our advice is based on knowledge, experience and an understanding of the unique challenges facing owner-managed businesses. In addition to helping owners grow their enterprise, we will assist in the development, expansion and management of the business, as well as providing advice on personal financial issues.If our needs are more straightforward we can provide expert help with annual tax compliance requirements such as completing tax returns, preparing VAT returns, starting up in business or learning about your PAYE or NIC obligations.






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Boyce Hatton solicitors, based in Torquay, has an enviable reputation for commercial and private client work and has been an integral part of the local, legal scene for over 60 years. It employs 50 staff and plans to expand this year with a new office set to open in the heart of Totnes in the Summer.  The firm has used its history and roots in the community to grow its client base and acts for key businesses in the Torbay area and the South West, offering a number of commercial and dispute resolution services. It also deals with a range of private clients who are seeking a personal service where service excellence is paramount, i.e. face to face contact with experienced solicitors. A number of its departments are recognised as leaders in the area and the business has an excellent public reputation.






Andrew Leon Walker runs Rame Marketing; a Devon based digital marketing consultancy company. He is a CIM qualified Marketer with 25 years’ experience in national and international marketing and works with clients to improve the effectiveness of their marketing, helping to build a strong online presence and increase sales.





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Welcome to Pier Point Restaurant

Our story…

We look forward to welcoming you to Pier Point Restaurant & Bar during our 10th summer season for Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Pre and Post Theatre Meals, Dinner or just drinks…

Light streams through the windows of the vibrant and lively Pier Point Restaurant and Bar situated on Torquay’s seafront promenade, as enticing menus are prepared and drinks shaken or stirred…

Pier Point Restaurant was lovingly given a new lease of life by the current local owners who have over 25 years hospitality experience between them 9 years ago. Now as one of the most popular restaurants in the area we are continually striving to maintain our high levels of service along with serving fresh, local produce.

With a rich blue colour splashed across one wall featuring black and white 1950 pictures of life by the sea, the remaining structure is encased by ceiling to floor glass enabling you to take in the amazing views of the bay and cliff face. Freshly cut flowers and romantic candles decorate the dark wood tables and tall backed brown soft leather chairs ensure your comfort. With stunning, postcard views of Torbay, relaxed, informal dining or casual drinks, the ideal environment to celebrate with family and friends, excellent service with attention to detail, personality and a smile, scrumptious food and a great selection of drinks..

…… what are you waiting for?…. We look forward to welcoming you soon….







Roots 2 Success is a local family business based in Torquay which was founded in 2011 by Chris Roots after he had tutored his daughter, Rebecca for the eleven plus. Rebecca now works for the business as does her brother David. Rebecca and David help to ensure that our website is up to date with the 11 plus format, contact information and open day details for all 163 grammar schools in England.

We offer a complete 11 plus preparation service for your child from your initial enquiry via our website, facebook page, twitter account or 11 plus information events, through to telephone advice, individual or group tuition, mock eleven plus exams and online practice on our interactive website. The website is also useful for SATS preparation.

Find out more by clicking on http://www.Roots2Success-11plus.uk


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Unlike many service providers, Innovation By Design offers a truly end-to-end service, making sign off on a custom project simple as 1, 2, 3. Our expert teams deployed to renovate or refit your space with the minimum possible disturbance to your customers, workspace and staff, and we integrate your customer acquisition and marketing strategy into your refit or custom project to improve ROI.


Innovation By Design specialise in getting you more interaction with your customers through advanced technology that actually works. We offer complete IT integration and advice on the best networking solutions and the very latest in copier and printer technology to reduce your running costs and environmental waste, to make your office fit for 21st century business.




OFFICE: 01278 555445

MOBILE: 07552232025


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The Blue Sea Food Company was established in 2004 and our team has over 50 years experience within the crab and food processing industries.

The vast majority of our crabs are caught off the South Devon coast and landed daily into Salcombe and Kingswear. Our crab meat is then carefully picked and gently pasteurised to ensure a consistent quality supply to our wholesale customers. Due to the clean rich waters off the South Devon coast we believe our crab to be the sweetest tasting on the market.

Our crab is currently available throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.




Supported  by

South Devon College


We are very happy to have South Devon College supporting this years festival. With promoting films from the college and the college / students helping out on the Festival week . Below is a bit more about the media courses on  offer at the college .

The media is an integral part of modern life; it influences everything we see, shapes meaning and defines ourselves. That’s why a career in media means a variety of opportunities, in exciting industries that continue to grow and evolve.Studying with South Devon College is the perfect start to your exciting career in this rewarding cultural industry. You will learn from our experienced staff, who have worked across all sectors of the media, including film making, directing and photography. This means they can help nurture your skills and develop you into an effective media professional.You will also gain experience using industry standard equipment in an unrivalled learning environment. We have editing suites for film making, darkrooms and photography studios, state-of-the-art technical film equipment, recording studios, professional quality cameras and Apple Mac editing and special effects software.This means, whatever your area of interest and career path you wish to follow, we have the tools and expertise to help you succeed in your journey, and begin a wonderful career that could take you anywhere.