Make it your Business – 11th April

You  may  be  a  young  professional,  mum,  or  returner.  You  may  be  a  student recently graduated or approaching the end of your studies. Perhaps you have started to think about the option of self-­‐employment.  Maybe you have always held a dream to follow a particular passion. Most likely, you are also attracted  to the idea of determining  your  own destiny,…

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AGM and Executive Committee for 2018

With the snow continuing to fall outside and the wind rattling the windows, members who braved the elements to attend the AGM on the 27th February heard Chairman Martyn Green present his overview of 2017 and roundly thank the executive and membership for their input and support during the year. The full version of the Chair and Executive report can…

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Love Brixham at Tourism Exhibition 2018

For the second time, Brixham Chamber of Commerce took a stand at the Tourism Exhibition held at the Riviera centre in Torquay.  The main purpose of this was to promote Brixham as a tourist destination and to launch our Brixham Guide for 2018. The guide, which has been produced under the “Love Brixham” brand, was very well received and everybody…

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Chairman’s End of Year Report, February 2018

Download the full version of this report (pdf) Chairman’s Perspective Before I begin on our various initiatives, I would like to thank every member of the executive for their dedication and commitment to both the Chamber and the community of Brixham. Their contributions have been vital to the success of the Chamber this year and they have freely given of…

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Combating plastic pollution

The English Riviera is being urged to actively support the campaign to ban environmentally devastating single use plastics. Councillors want Torbay Council to sign up to the campaign being run by Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) and DevonLive/Herald Express so that the resort joins 125 other communities in Devon going plastic free. At a meeting of Brixham Town Council on 22nd…

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Shoalstone Pool recovering from storm damage

Storm-battered Brixham aims to bounce back after a weekend which saw huge waves pounding the port’s vulnerable waterfront. A crowdfunding web page has raised £5,000 in a single day towards repairs to the community-owned Shoalstone Pool. As the combination of high winds, low pressure and spring tides brought havoc to Brixham, the Water’s Edge kiosk and cafe at Shoalstone was…

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Middle Street’s chocolate heaven

During the summer of 2017, after a decade of pondering her dream, Tracy Clarke made it a reality by opening Chocella, a small but perfectly presented chocolate haven situated on Brixham’s Middle Street. Tracy put her heart and soul into Chocella, named after her mother Ella, who taught her to bake cakes at a very young age and talked to…

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#Dynamic Devon

DYNAMIC DEVON! One Day Conference Thursday 22/03/2018 Delivered by Devon Chamber of Commerce Timings 09:00 – 16:00 Ticket Prices Devon Chamber Members £30 +VAT Non-Members £50 +VAT Here are some of the topics which will be covered: ·Where does The Great South West fit in? Heart of South West – LEP’s working together Why Chambers need to focus locally and…

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General Meeting – Tues 22th May

The next General Meeting of the Chamber is on Tuesday 22th May at 7pm at the Berry Head Hotel. Our guest speakers this month are: Alex Leaf  – World Class training Rosemary Clarke – Shoalstone pool Sophie Bower – Brixfest Matt Crabtree, Thomas Westcott Accountants – Making Tax Digital General Meetings are your opportunity keep up to date with key…

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Pirate Festival 2018

For anyone who may not have heard, the Brixham Pirate Festival Committee has now announced that they have been able to raise sufficient sponsorship for their festival to go ahead. This is good news and we wish them every success. However, from comments made to Brixham Chamber of Commerce executive members, I think a few people have got their wires…

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