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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Executive Elections 2020

At the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 25th February, as part of our democratic process we will be asking Chamber members to vote on a new Executive committee for 2020. If you have an interest in business issues and our local community, can spare a couple of hours a month and would like to be… Read More »

BCC Winter Social Evening – 11th Dec

December 11th is the date of our winter social evening for chamber members. Many thanks to Bay’s Brewery (one of our member businesses) who are hosting the first part of the evening from 5:30 to 7-7:30pm which includes a free tour of the brewery plus beer tastings! Places are limited to 30 so booking is… 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 »

Networking Evening – 1st July

BCC Summer Networking Evening on the Golden Hind Monday 1st July 19:00-21:00 We would be delighted if you could join us for drinks and a tour of the Golden Hind on Monday 1st July from 7-9pm. Tickets cost £10 and include entrance and tour of the Golden Hind plus a selection of drinks (no food… Read More »