A warm welcome…

A number of entrepreneurial women have started their own businesses in Brixham helping to regenerate the town. Sophie Bower from café Millie and Me, Serena Jury from Latitude Clothing and Amanda Powell from Pets be Friends have all started businesses over the past year. Apart from their motivation and determination, the other thing they have in common is the help and…

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Work Hub

Brixham will shortly have its own workhub – an ‘office when needed’ workspace where local freelancers and business people can access inspiring shared office facilities designed to appeal to the modern ways people work. The workhub, on the first floor of Brixham Town Hall, will operate a little like a gym with a membership system rather than rented desks etc….

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SDC Managers Club

“Coaching to improve business performance” “Coaching is now a badge worn proudly by people either in or heading for senior roles.” (FT Oct 9 2013). Come along to hear more about this hot topic and how coaching can improve the performance of staff in your company, as well as news about new funded training opportunities. Free and open to all…

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90 and going strong

Brixham Chamber of Commerce has a long and proud heritage and in November 2013, it is celebrating its 90th anniversary. Since 1923, the Chamber has been working with Brixham businesses of all sizes and sectors, providing organisations with practical support, useful connections and representation in local, regional and national issues. As part of a recent review of its operations, the…

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Proud to support Pride

Pride in Brixham is a volunteer group that sets out to help upgrade and maintain the environment in and around Brixham, focussing its efforts on painting and gardening schemes around the harbour, from the Marina Walkway to Oxen Cove. The group is one of many local groups to benefit from a donation from the Chamber in recognition of the tremendous…

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£50 Parking Permit “free after 3”

Brixham businesses have welcomed new council parking permits to encourage shoppers back into the town centres. A ‘free after three’ permit costing £50 has been introduced at the request of local businesses and following the Herald Express ‘Fairer Parking’ campaign. ​ Together with new hi-tech cashless parking system in all car parksTorbay Council is hoping the new package will provide the…

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Tesco & Section 106

Brixham will still benefit from £285,000 of community improvements thanks to the £20million Tesco redevelopment scheme, it has been revealed. Tesco asked Torbay Council to include a Section 106 agreement for road improvements and educational purposes in its original £2million land deal when it bought the town centre car park. The company wants the S106 — imposed by members of…

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Park and Ride

The recently reopened Brixham park and ride car park has received the thumbs up from the town’s chamber of commerce. Businesses in the port believe the new facility at the top of the town will bring in shoppers and help inject vital cash into Brixham’s economy. The park and ride was closed last year when Brixham town council decided not to pay…

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Coach stop moves

The current National Express Bus Stop in Bank Lane is a shared loading bay/bus stop which is utilised by delivery Lorries (before 10.00am and after 16.00pm), Country Bus Services 15 and 16 and National Express Services. Bank Lane is an extremely busy area and there are times when the National Express Coach cannot serve the allocated stop due to late…

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Wall Park Update

THE Brixham Chamber of Commerce has expressed its strong objections to a proposed housing development on the former Pontin’s holiday park site in the port. Developers Northern Trust have returned with a new proposal for the now derelict site in Wall Park Road. The company had an outline application to build 231 homes and 14 tourist chalets turned down two…

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