Author Archive for Mike

Virtual Open Meeting, Tuesday 14th July, 7-9pm

Join us on zoom for our first ever virtual open meeting and the first time we will all have been together since the AGM in February. Tuesday 14th July, 7-9pm We’ll use the first part of the meeting to catch up with each other, including a short update from every participant, and to review the… Read More »

Regenerate Devon Summit, this week, 7-9th July

We’ve been asked to pass on an open invitation to the Regenerate Devon online Summit next week, July 7-9th. Experts and leaders from organisations across the county will be discussing the future of the economy. Over the course of the three days, the event will cover what our economy could look like, and examples of… Read More »

Tourism businesses can re-open from 4th July

On the 4th July we hope that many of our local Tourism and Hospitality businesses will re-open having been shut since March 23rd. This moment has been patiently waited for with Tourism and Hospitality Businesses the first to be closed by Government and the last to be re-opened, pending a final decision by the Government. … Read More »

Christmas 2020 – brighter than ever

Because of uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Brixham Town Council has been forced to cancel Christmas lights switch on event ‘Lanterns, Lights & ‘Luminations’ which was scheduled for Saturday 28th November. But Brixham’s Christmas lights will not be dimmed – they will be brighter than ever. The Town Council has added to and updated… Read More »

Buy local and support Brixham businesses

Brixham Chamber of Commerce has been reaching out to support traders in the town. So far, chamber vice chairman Alex Foley and his team have spoken to around 125 chamber members and non-members. Alex said: “The main reason is just for keeping in touch and giving some encouragement and support – we’ve had very positive… Read More »

Membership Update

Due to the extreme drop in revenue for nearly all our members, we are introducing a free membership period for all Chamber members. This will be a period of several months, from the start of the lockdown until whatever time most businesses are able to get up and running again. We anticipate 3-6 months. Any… Read More »

Brixham mum’s plea ‘Don’t let this happen to you’

Mum Karen Wilson has launched a fund-raising campaign for NHS charities as a thank you to frontline staff for the ‘fantastic’ way they looked after her husband before his tragic death from Coronavirus. She has also decided to tell her story to warn others that the virus is still a deadly threat, pleading with them:… Read More »

Brief update on Coronavirus support

Business support grants Many local businesses are eligible for a non-repayable grant of £10,000 or £25,000. Speaking to chamber members we know some people don’t realise they are eligible for this, and Torbay council have not yet started chasing the hundreds of businesses who have not yet applied. If you’re not sure, please ask us,… Read More »

Coronavirus business support update

British Chambers of Commerce Director General Dr Adam Marshall:  “The Coronavirus pandemic has taken a heavy toll on business and economic activity across the UK. “While businesses have welcomed the unprecedented size and scope of the government support packages, our findings highlight the urgent need for that support to reach businesses on the ground as… Read More »

Where can I get practical help?

In these difficult times, we are blessed with a caring  and considerate community where the majority of people are happy to go out of their way to help others in any way they can. Facebook has become a rallying point for notifications of these triumphs of humanity over headlines. If you need practical help locally… Read More »