Economy

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 »

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 »

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 »