A treasure trove of maritime memorabilia

Anita Newcombe of The English Riviera Magazine meets Bob Higginson of The Brixham Steam Packet Company. The Brixham Steam Packet Company is a fascinating shop in Brixham’s Middle Street which has a wonderful collection of intriguing antique and reproduction marine collectables. I’m meeting Bob Higginson for a chat in the open plan office space at the rear of the shop and…

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Brixham Means Business – 25 January 2017

Brixham Means Business is a very special, and informal network group where people can chat and discuss business over breakfast and go away with some real and positive business connections. This month the organisation is holding it’s first meeting of 2017 on Wednesday 25th with a showcase at The Brixham  Laboratory, Freshwater Quarry. This will be an opportunity to meet…

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Brixham Bunting – Grand Bingo Evening

On 16th December 2016, we will be holding a Bingo evening to raise money for the materials to make one hundred strings of unique BRIXHAM bunting. (Unique because each of the strings will contain an embroidered or other graphic designed and produced by a Brixham resident or business.) These materials will be used in a competition, the idea of which…

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Brixham Future CIC re-launch invitation

The Brixham Town Council Meeting on the 17th November 2016 established the Brixham Future working group as an independent Community Interest Company (CIC) to maximise potential gains. Brixham Future is holding an official re-launch of it’s new structure at Brixham Yacht Club, on Friday 3rd February 2017, 14:30-16:00. RSVP to john@caracommunity.co.uk Brixham Future was previously a working group of Brixham…

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Brixham’s Lanterns Lights and ‘Luminations

Magical events, shopping and Christmas Festive Fun Friday 25th November – Sunday 27th November We would be really grateful if you could display the poster and help spread the word.   Brixham Town Council are compiling a list of volunteers to help on Saturday 26th November for the Christmas Switch On event “Lanterns, Lights and ‘luminations”. If you are able…

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Brixham Market – the plaice to be!

Barry Young is managing director at Brixham Trawler Agents which operates one of the largest fish markets in the UK. Here he talks to the Herald Express about his background and the fishing industry in general. What is your background? I left school at 16 and went to sea. I was a decky learner with Michael Sharpe who was the…

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Speed networking is back!

Speed Networking aims to provide fresh contacts to members of Devons’s business community through networking, business sharing and socialising. You will have the opportunity to meet other like-minded business people in a friendly and casual atmosphere. This can then be built on at subsequent events and meetings to bring together prosperous business relationships and working partnerships. Make more new business…

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“It’s about time!” on airport decision

Commenting on the government’s decision to approve the construction of a new runway at Heathrow Airport, Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Put simply, it’s about time! Successive governments have prevaricated for far too long in the face of a blindingly obvious need for more runway capacity. Businesses will now want assurances that the…

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Small Biz Saturday 2016

Small Business Saturday is a grass-roots, non-political, non-commercial campaign that encourages people to support small businesses in their communities, both on the Saturday (this year December 3rd) itself and beyond. The campaign also aims to support, inspire and promote small business all year round. The initiative started in 2010 in the US, and has generated a lot of custom for…

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England’s Seafood Coast Launch

Amongst stiff competition, the English Riviera Tourism Company (ERTC) has secured funding for an exciting new project from the Government’s three year £40million Discover England Fund. Following a rigorous application process, England’s Seafood Coast is one of a number of successful projects to benefit from the Discover England Fund, which aims to: grow tourism in the regions of England; increase…

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