Economy – Page 2

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 »

Public Fish Market

One of the Chamber’s new projects for 2015 is the creation of a regular fish market open to the public to help increase footfall in Brixham. The 14th April is the tentative start date, which coincides with the opening date for the new Rockfish Restaurant. The market is planned to take place every Tuesday morning on the harbour… Read More »

Confidence in Brixham

With the sun shining and many happy tourists flocking to Brixham, it seemed to be perfect timing for Simon and Sarah James to demonstrate their commitment to the thriving town by buying the freehold of Hobb Nobs – a quality gift shop located around the harbourside. Simon said; “ We both love Brixham passionately and… Read More »

Cuts threaten town’s services

Brixham Museum, Churston Library and Brixham’s two subsidised bus services could be hit by the latest round of cuts being proposed by cash strapped Torbay Council. The authority has already slashed £10m but now faces cutting a further £3.8 million. Among the proposals is the possible closure of Churston Library which would save £105,000; handing… Read More »

ERTC & Proposed Cuts

An open letter from Chris Hart, Chairman of the English Riviera Tourism Board   Dear Tourism Businesses, As Chairman of the English Riviera Tourism Company (ERTC) the official Destination Marketing Organisation (DMO) for Torbay and official partner of VisitEngland, I am writing to update you on the position regarding future Torbay Council budgets to support… Read More »

Torbay Tourism and Retail BID

If Torbay’s tourism and retail businesses united they could run one of the biggest business improvement programmes in the country. The potential ‘T-BID’ partnership to both promote and improve the Bay’s prospects was outlined by project consultant Mo Aswat, of Mosaic Partnership, to a meeting of the Torbay Business Forum at the Riviera International Conference… Read More »

Shop local, shop Brixham!

We all have a choice about where we spend our hard-earned cash but how often do we stop to think about the effect of our purchasing decisions on our own local economy right here in Brixham? We are blessed with a wealth of shops that are independently owned, employ local people and stock a wide range… Read More »

Business funding sources

GAIN growth fund A new round of the GAIN Growth Fund has been launched offering grants of between £25,000 to £1m to companies which can demonstrate growth plans and job creation.  The funding will be made available to businesses in Cornwall, Somerset and Devon, including Plymouth and Torbay, in the form of grants of between… Read More »