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 »

Boost for the fishing industry

The new Oxen Cove jetty has been officially opened. The ceremony celebrated completion of the £2.25m project funded by Torbay Council and the European Maritime Fisheries Fund. Torbay Development Agency’s engineering team supervised and project managed the works, working with the principle contractor Teignmouth Marine Services. Cabinet member for infrastructure, environment and culture and Brixham… Read More »

Green light for 1st phase of Oxen Cove development

A £400,000 design project will be the first step towards a new future for Brixham’s Oxen Cove, councillors heard. The design for a new £3.4m shellfish processing unit will go ahead after being given near-unanimous approval by Torbay Council. Torbay Mayor Gordon Oliver urged councillors to back the idea of a new shellfish unit which… Read More »

Mega mussel farm could transform Brixham economy

Offshore Shellfish Ltd, operating out of Oxen Cove in Brixham, wants to increase the size of its vast farm, six miles offshore in Lyme Bay, to use all of the lease space of 1,540 hectares – about the size of the entire site of Heathrow Airport. The plan is to tap into the European market… Read More »

Is it curtains for Brixham Theatre?

The future of Brixham Theatre is hanging in the balance after the society that runs the much-loved venue decided to bring the curtain down on its work there. Brixham Arts and Theatre Society (BATS) has given notice to Brixham Town Council that it is handing back the lease on the theatre with effect from April… Read More »

“It’s about time!” on airport decision

Commenting on the government’s decision to approve the construction of a new runway at Heathrow Airport, Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “Put simply, it’s about time! Successive governments have prevaricated for far too long in the face of a blindingly obvious need for more runway capacity. Businesses will… Read More »

England’s Seafood Coast Launch

Amongst stiff competition, the English Riviera Tourism Company (ERTC) has secured funding for an exciting new project from the Government’s three year £40million Discover England Fund. Following a rigorous application process, England’s Seafood Coast is one of a number of successful projects to benefit from the Discover England Fund, which aims to: grow tourism in… Read More »

South Devon Jobsfair – 7th Oct

Following the success of the Jobsfair in March, with over 600 job seekers and 40 businesses attending, the TDA are pleased to announce they will be having another event on Friday 7th October, 9am-2pm in the Assembly Rooms, Torquay Town Hall. The Jobsfair will provide you with the perfect opportunity to recruit Christmas and temporary staff, as… Read More »

Brixham losing business through traffic chaos

Brixham businesses are losing significant amounts of money due to ‘unacceptable delays’ caused by roadworks and traffic lights, according to Brixham Chamber of Commerce. The organisation has spoken in support of local councillor Jackie Stockman’s recent comments about Brixham traffic issues in the Herald Express. The Chamber Executive claims that the delays caused by the… Read More »

Boatyard plan for Oxen Cove

Boat building could be returning to Brixham for the first time in decades after an internationally-successful business confirmed it was considering a move to the Bay. Torbay Council has revealed it is in ‘well developed’ talks with an undisclosed company to re-locate part of its catamaran-building business to Oxen Cove. If agreed the deal would… Read More »