Sign initiative moves forward

Improved signage around Brixham has won the backing of town councillors. They have agreed to support the initiative which was originally looked into by members of Brixham Chamber of Commerce. It is generally accepted that many of Brixham’s signs could be much clearer. Cllr Steve Clutterbuck said: ‘It needs to be kept plain and simple and to the point. Areas have been identified where the signs could be much clearer. For example, some people don’t…

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Brixham charity seeks mentor

Brixham maritime heritage and sail training charity the Trinity Sailing Foundation is looking for someone with broad business experience to advise and mentor its small office team on a voluntary basis.  The charity’s Trustees are actively involved in overseeing it’s activities, but believe the staff would benefit from the active support, for between four and eight hours a week, of…

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Tourism and Hospitality Awards 2015

More than 300 people gathered at Torre Abbey on 15th October for the South Devon and English Riviera Tourism and Hospitality Awards 2015 which recognises, rewards and celebrates excellence in tourism and hospitality. The Gold Award for Tourism Event of the Year went to Brixfest with Fishstock earning a Silver Award in the same category. Elsewhere Brixham businesses scooped a further three Silver Awards:…

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Business rates transfer

Chancellor George Osborne announced local councils will set and keep business rates in what he called the “biggest transfer in power to the local government in living memory”, during his speech to the Conservative conference earlier this month. Osborne added that the uniform business rate would be abolished, with local authorities able to cut rates to attract businesses. Cities with…

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Windy Corner

Improvements to the Windy Corner junction are to be carried out almost 10 years after they were first discussed. Funding to the tune of between £200,000 and £300,000 is now available from the Western Corridor scheme, which includes a number of improvements between Windy Corner and Churscombe Cross. Torbay Council applied for the cash from the Local Transport Board. The junction improvement scheme was agreed in 2012, but had been looked at as far back as 2006. Consultations have been ongoing and an original initiative received…

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A resounding success

The first Brixham Business Show, organised by Pauline Neal on behalf of Brixham Chamber and Brixham Means Business and was held at the Berry Head hotel on 22nd September and was a resounding success, with over 60 delegates chatting about business with the 32 exhibitors whose businesses were in Brixham and Torbay. The wide range of businesses on show highlighted…

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TRTBID Ballot Result

Torbay Retail and Tourism Businesses have voted against the proposed Business Improvement District with the following result: Number of  businesses: 259 votes cast in favour out of 549 votes cast (47%) Rateable value: £12,377,100 aggregate rateable value of each hereditament in respect of which a person voting in the ballot has voted in favour of the proposed Business Improvement District out of a…

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TRTBID ballot under way

The TRTBID initiative has now reached the decision phase. Business Plans and ballot papers have been posted to those businesses eligible to vote. A copy of the Business Plan is also available online here. Around 200 business in Brixham, and 1,500 businesses in total across the BID area, have a rateable value of £7,500 or more and are eligible to take part…

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Bertie and Crew

On paper, Bertie and Crew the newest shop on the marina in Brixham shouldn’t really work, selling as it does an off the wall mix of products for man’s best friend, clothes for their owners and coastal themed gifts. But in practice, half way through their first year the business is proving to be a success. Charlie and Nicola, the…

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BCC Parking/Signage Initiative

Brixham Chamber Executive are exploring a number of solutions for improving the visitors experience of Brixham and to ensure the rising number of visitors are encouraged to explore all the attractions and heritage sites that make Brixham unique. It is intended that visitors will be available to navigate around our town easily whether by foot or by car and that…

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