Chamber continues to support the Pirate Festival

Chris Slack, who manages the Arts and Craft Market for the Chamber, recently presented a cheque for £1000 on behalf of Brixham Chamber to Pete Beresford, Chairman of the Brixham Pirate Festival 2016. Chris said “The Pirate Festival is hugely important to the town. As the first major festival of the year in early May, it brings in a vast…

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How grandma’s passion became my life

Sandy Richards was a dedicated police officer who has now become a creative force within South Devon’s sewing community running the highly successful Brixham Sewing Box. Anita Newcombe met Sandy to hear her story of work, love, play and self-discovery. The first time I met Sandy was at Brixham Sewing Box, her treasure trove of creative sewing just by the…

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School governors wanted

Churston Grammar are currently seeking applications for new governors to join the governing body. In particular they are looking for applicants with experience in one of the following areas: Legal Building and site management Large-scale fundraising/sponsorship They would like to emphasise that it’s not a governor’s role to do the work, but simply to advise on it. As they are currently at…

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Exporting is GREAT Week

To mark Exporting is GREAT Week (18-22 April), Devon Chamber of Commerce is inviting businesses to attend a free international trade event on Wednesday 20th April at Santander PLC offices, Exeter, marking a new joint venture to promote International Trade. Devon Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with Devon International Trade Forum to provide a new resource for businesses across…

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Looking to recruit locally?

Jobcentre Plus are looking for employers who would be willing to attend the Rebuild South West Passing Out Parade at The YES Centre Brixham, on Friday 18th March at 11:45am. The idea of the course is to help increase motivation and confidence to help claimants move forward in their journey back to work. Recruiting people with the right attitude is…

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Chamber AGM 2016

Brixham Chamber of Commerce is going from strength to strength and has ambitious plans for the com­ing year. The third largest in the county after Exeter and Plymouth, mem­bership of the chamber is thriving and deter­mined to continue to support and promote businesses in the port. The chamber’s annu­al general meeting heard that much had been achieved in the last 12 months…

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Spring Clean for the Queen Day

Brixham Future, Brixham Town Council, Pride in Brixham, Brixham Community Partnership, Brixham Chamber of Commerce with help from the Brixham Public are organising a Spring Clean for the Queen day on Saturday 19th March from 10 to 4pm. The Aim: to combine an Easter clean-up before the holiday starts with a clean-up of Brixham to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. We…

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Devon Chamber Annual Business Dinner

Successful Dragon’s Den investor and UK entrepreneur, Deborah Meaden, has been announced as the key note speaker at Devon Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Business Dinner 2016. Taking place on Thursday 19th May at Sandy Park, Exeter, Devon Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Business Dinner will bring together business leaders from across the county for an evening of black tie networking, including…

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TBID – Promote Torbay

Torbay’s tourism businesses are being urged to unite and get behind a new move to ensure the English Riviera is promoted properly as a top seaside resort both nationally and internationally. Plans for a tourism-only Business Improvement District for Torbay have been officially launched. The new BID would be led and run by the private sector and, if successful, could jointly generate…

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New business helpline

Devon Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with an established law firm and a health and safety adviser to launch a free business helpline to support its county-wide member base. Modern law firm, GA Solicitors, and health and safety advisers, ManSys Solutions Ltd, have come together to provide a comprehensive service which offers guidance on a variety of topics affecting…

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