Author Archive for Mike

General Meeting – Tues 24th September

Our next General Meeting is on Tuesday 24 September at 7pm at the Berry Head Hotel. Our guest speakers are: Carolyn Custerson – English Riviera BID v2 The English Riviera Tourism BID (Business Improvement District) is now in its third year and is investing over £500,000 per year in destination marketing, with campaigns from TV… Read More »

England’s Seafood FEAST 2019

Following the success of the inaugural event in 2018, the English Riviera BID are once again cooking up England’s Seafood FEAST, a banquet for all the senses. From 20th September to 6th October, businesses will be showcasing some of the best seafood in the world alongside the very best the English Riviera has to offer.… Read More »

Torbay’s FREE Jobs Fair returns

Register your interest for Torbay’s FREE Jobs Fair, the perfect opportunity to talk directly with candidates about the live vacancies you have available. Following the success of the Jobs Fair in March where 700 + candidates and 60 businesses attended, the TDA are pleased to confirm the return of the free event on Friday 27th… Read More »

Lighting Up Brixham Competition Winner

Gwen Pritchard-Thomas (aged 7) was delighted to win the competition to design a Christmas light for Lighting Up Brixham. Gwen has won a cash prize of £20 plus £80 for the Spark Creative Studio Brixham. Gwen’s winning design, Decapod Seaweed ‘Monster’, fish and ‘Merry Brixmas’ will be made into one of this year’s Christmas feature… Read More »

Boris Johnson’s surprise Brixham visit

The Prime Minister bought himself a portion of fish and chips during a visit to Brixham Harbour on 23 August. Boris Johnson paid £7.75 in cash for the hake and chips from the Rockfish takeaway. He posed for selfies with queuing customers in the shop before putting on a pair of Rockfish sunglasses. Mr Johnson… Read More »

Time and Tide Bell Plans

Plans have been submitted to Torbay Council for the installation of a Time and Tide Bell on Breakwater Beach. If approved, and if £20,000 is raised, the Time and Tide Bell will be one of 16 at locations around the country. Rung by the high tide, Time and Tide Bells are positioned around the coast… Read More »

Brixham Open Art Competition

Subject: ‘Maritime Brixham’ Date: Saturday 7th September 2019 On Saturday 7th September, to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Brixham Art Society and the 30th Anniversary of M.D.L. Brixham Marina, there will be an open, free to enter, ‘One Day Art Competition’ . The subject will be Maritime Brixham and the town itself. Any medium (except… Read More »

BCC Quarterly Economic Survey Q3 2019

The fieldwork for the Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) for Q3 2019 has opened and will run until 16th September. This survey captures business views on the state of trading, how this may change in the future and provides us with a snapshot of what is happening in the county economically. At a local level we… Read More »

Ella’s comes to the Fore

The former Fore Seasons cafe on Fore Street has been transformed into a taste bud-tantalising chocolate emporium and tea rooms. Iain and Tracy Clarke have taken over the premises, reinventing the business as Ella’s Chocolate Emporium & Tea Rooms. Iain and Tracy have carried out a complete refurbishment programme and now offer a bright and… Read More »

South Devon Players win prestigious US theatre award

Brixham-based South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company were thrilled to find out, in the early hours of June 11th 2019, (late evening June 10th New York time) that they had won a theatre award in the Long Island Theatre Awards ceremony for their production of Shakespeare’s classic drama of ambition, power and fate; Macbeth.… Read More »