Brixham business wins national award

Two Brixham-based business ladies are celebrating after receiving a National Award for the performance of their successful health insurance business.  Founded by Jacqui Shaw and Pauline Neal, Coralline Health has been declared the winner of the ‘Western Provident Association (WPA) National Healthcare Partner of the Year’ at a prestigious event in Frankfurt. Selected out of over 80 partners around the UK, the winners were chosen based…

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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 side under the canopy of the…

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Destination Rockfish!

Big plans for Brixham’s new Rockfish restaurant will see it become a tourist attraction showcasing the port’s fish and training chefs of the future. Chef Mitch Tonks has revealed more details for his newest venture which is set to open in the port on April 14. Mitch, who lives in the town, said: “We are hoping to make the restaurant…

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Help shape our Chamber….

The Brixham Chamber AGM takes place on Tuesday 24 February at 7pm at the Berry Head Hotel, where the 2014 report and accounts will be reviewed together with key achievements for last year. This will be followed by the election of Executive members for 2015. Download an agenda here There are many challenges for the coming year and, as a voluntary body,…

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Chamber Membership 2015

An open letter from Chamber Membership Secretary Jacqui Shaw of Coralline Health to Chamber members: Dear Member Thank you for your support of Brixham in 2014 and of the work Brixham Chamber performs to ensure that Brixham and our local businesses are more prosperous. For a full overview of chamber activity for 2014, please come along to the AGM, however by…

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Meet the Bences

2015 is the 21st anniversary of Edward and Sarah Bence’s arrival as new owners of Brixham’s Berry Head Hotel. Since then, with their family, they have transformed it into a much-loved jewel at the heart of the community. Anita Newcombe finds out more. As a Brixham resident, I already love the Berry Head Hotel and the 21st anniversary affords me…

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Parking policies hitting Brixham businesses

Parking policies are killing business in Brixham, it has been claimed. Business owners say ‘poor decision-making’ by Torbay Council has had a ‘detrimental effect on trade’ in the town — putting some businesses at risk. Members of the public using the Brixham central car park have two choices — pay 50p to stay for 30 minutes or £2 for four…

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Business Excellence Awards 2015

The 2015 Herald Express South Devon Business Excellence Awards are now officially open to enter. This year’s awards were launched at a networking event at Torquay’s Imperial Hotel. Editor of the Herald Express Jim Parker said: “These awards are now in their eighth year and in that time that have grown in stature and status to become one of the…

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Winners – Brixham Christmas Challenge

Many thanks to everyone who entered the inaugural Brixham Christmas Challenge. All completed entry forms were put into a clear jar from which the following winners were drawn in public view at the Old Market House on Saturday 3rd January: 1st Prize: (£250 Brixham Shopping Vouchers) Miss Sammy Fowler of Brixham 2nd Prize: (2 course meal for two, inc bottle…

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Parking nets council over £3m

Torbay Council made £3,097,000 ‘profit’ from parking in 2013/14 according to figures compiled by the RAC Foundation – the 54th largest amount of more than 350 local authorities in the country. According to the RAC the amount Torbay has brought in from on-street and off-street parking has increased from £2,751,000 in 2010/11, although last year the council brought in £3,348,000….

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