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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 »

March meeting cancelled

We have taken the decision to CANCEL our open meeting on March 24th for the following reasons: To reduce unnecessary interactions to help you to stay  ‘fit and well’ and best placed to focus on your own businesses The spread of the virus is clearly accelerating and advice is changing daily; we don’t know what… Read More »

Coronavirus update for local businesses

Prepare for unpredictable trade March – June (or maybe longer) Local trade will be limited following Monday’s announcements over Social Distancing, in particular: Encouraging people not to visit public spaces such as theatres or pubs Encouraging everyone aged 70+ and other high risk groups to stay at home for the next 12 weeks. Tourist trade… Read More »

ERBID Tourism Exhibition 2020 Cancelled

Update Statement from the ERBID Company It is with regret that I am contacting you to advise that the ERBID Company has made the decision further to developments over the weekend to postpone the Tourism Exhibition (due to take place on 18th March) until the Autumn.   We feel it is our responsibility to protect… Read More »

Win a luxury cruise

Olivia Sibly from Ledbury, Hertfordshire recently took to the skies in a WW2 Spitfire as the winner of Brixham Future’s D-Day75 prize draw. She said “We had a fantastic day. No cloud and we looped the loop and did barrel rolls over the Needles. Thank you to Brixham Future and we wish you every success… Read More »