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Virgin Start Up Feature: How I started a business in Torquay

September 9, 2016

We are today pleased to share an article from the Virgin Start Up website, for which Co-Founder, Tom Birbeck has been explaining how he started the business in Torquay… Virgin StartUp ambassador Tom Birbeck is the founder of ARC Marine, a business specialising in designing, producing and deploying artificial reef structures.  They work closely with local…

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HSE Professional Scuba CDT

June 1, 2016

What can I say about my HSE Professional Scuba course with Commercial Diver Training (CDT)? WOW what an experience! All the expectations I had for the course were blown away. The CDT team were without a doubt the most knowledgeable and experienced dive school I have ever seen. From the moment we arrived in Fowey…

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ARC Marine meeting at Parliament

June 1, 2016

It’s been a very busy month at Arc Marine. Two weeks ago Virgin Start up pledged their commitment, and now we have gained support from Torbay’s Conservative MP, Kevin Foster. Since we confirmed Torquay’s artificial reef will be going ahead later this year, we were summoned to the House of Commons to meet with Mr.…

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ARC Marine and Virgin

April 7, 2016

Applying for investment can be tricky for any business, however conservation projects seem to be in a league of their own! Our experience tells us that ocean conservation projects normally lead with the heart and therefore the “brain” has to make the numbers work for it to be viable for investors. Although everyone agrees ocean…

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