Chamber – Page 11

Well deserved success for Pride in Brixham

A summer full of flowers in Torbay was celebrated at the 2014 Bay Blooms awards at the Riviera Conference Centre at the end of September. Pride in Brixham were once again singled out for the exceptional standard of their voluntary projects around the town and won: First in the Community Project category Best Overall award… Read More »

In The Guardhouse at Berry Head

Brixham Chamber have welcomed newcomers, Lucy and Alex Foley to the area. They had been looking for a business, where they could start a new life living and working together in a beautiful part of the country and recently bought the Guardhouse Café at Berry Head. Their backgrounds brought some useful skills to running a… Read More »

Farewell ‘Captain’ Brian

Brixham has lost the ‘captain’ of its Pirate Festival, Brian Pearce, who passed away on Tuesday 14th October following a short illness. Brian, who died peacefully at home, had been chairman of the Brixham Pirate Festival for the past two years and ran his own business, Smiles Fun Shop, in Fore Street. Brian and his team… Read More »

Community in combined effort

A recent collaboration between students, businesses and a local charity for the benefit of the hospital has once again shown that Brixham is working well together. The corner of Bolton Street, where the Threshers building has been demolished is an eye-sore as people arrive in Brixham, so one of the Brixham Chamber members, Mark Choppin… Read More »

Regeneration revitalized

A new regeneration group for Brixham has been announced. The newly formed Brixham Regeneration Group (BRG) will have a principle objective to investigate the financial viability of projects for ratification by Brixham Town Council (BTC) and partners and then deliver those projects for the benefit of the community and will be the new group and… Read More »

The Fringe is here!

It started as an idea a year ago by Anne George and Jay Fortune… “Why don’t we stage a comedy festival in Torbay?” And it begins on Saturday; the first Riviera Fringe Festival – no longer just comedy, but burlesque, magic, art, martial arts, wrestling, acting, poetry, pottery, circus and tons more. There are shows… Read More »

Many thanks for your help

Brixham Chamber is always proud to support Pride in Brixham in their efforts to brighten up our town. To this end, another street weeding/cleaning session took place on Wednesday, 2nd July from 6-8am with the focus on Fore Street Nigel Makin of Beacon House, who manages the town centre group for the Chamber said, “Many thanks to everyone… Read More »

BrixFest – better than ever!

Brixham Chamber was proud to be a headline sponsor once again for BrixFest, the community-led celebration of Brixham past and present. Keith Williams of Brixham Chamber said “The BrixFest team of volunteers put in countless hours free of charge over the year and do a tremendous job of planning, organising and delivering a fantastic Festival experience at the end… Read More »

Chamber membership doubles

Brixham Chamber continues to enjoy a steady stream of new members, with a doubling of membership in the past year to over 70 businesses. Jacqui Shaw, from Coralline Health, who manages membership, made the announcement in front of 50 members and guests who attended the recent Brixham Chamber General Meeting. At the meeting, each of… Read More »

Positive Q1 export results

The British Chambers of Commerce has published new research in conjunction with DHL Express looking at the health of the UK’s export market. The BCC/DHL Trade Confidence Index, which measures both UK exporting activity and business confidence, shows that 40% of firms are looking to hire more staff, the highest number on record. Confidence is… Read More »