A resounding success

The first Brixham Business Show, organised by Pauline Neal on behalf of Brixham Chamber and Brixham Means Business and was held at the Berry Head hotel on 22nd September and was a resounding success, with over 60 delegates chatting about business with the 32 exhibitors whose businesses were in Brixham and Torbay. The wide range of businesses on show highlighted…

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TRTBID Ballot Result

Torbay Retail and Tourism Businesses have voted against the proposed Business Improvement District with the following result: Number of  businesses: 259 votes cast in favour out of 549 votes cast (47%) Rateable value: £12,377,100 aggregate rateable value of each hereditament in respect of which a person voting in the ballot has voted in favour of the proposed Business Improvement District out of a…

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TRTBID ballot under way

The TRTBID initiative has now reached the decision phase. Business Plans and ballot papers have been posted to those businesses eligible to vote. A copy of the Business Plan is also available online here. Around 200 business in Brixham, and 1,500 businesses in total across the BID area, have a rateable value of £7,500 or more and are eligible to take part…

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Bertie and Crew

On paper, Bertie and Crew the newest shop on the marina in Brixham shouldn’t really work, selling as it does an off the wall mix of products for man’s best friend, clothes for their owners and coastal themed gifts. But in practice, half way through their first year the business is proving to be a success. Charlie and Nicola, the…

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BCC Parking/Signage Initiative

Brixham Chamber Executive are exploring a number of solutions for improving the visitors experience of Brixham and to ensure the rising number of visitors are encouraged to explore all the attractions and heritage sites that make Brixham unique. It is intended that visitors will be available to navigate around our town easily whether by foot or by car and that…

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TRTBID – voting dates confirmed

Sarah Whitaker, project manager of the Torbay Retail and Tourism Business Improvement District (TRTBID), gives an update on the BID ahead of the ballot which will take place in October. On the 14th October 2015, eligible businesses will be invited to vote in a month long postal ballot to determine whether the Torbay Retail and Tourism Business Improvement District (TRTBID) will…

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Quarterly Economic Survey Q3 2015

The field work period for the Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) Q3 2015 is now open for responses, and Plymouth Chamber need your help to truly understand how the South West economy is fairing. Run by British Chambers of Commerce, this survey is the largest independent business survey in the UK. The QES is the first economic indicator of the quarter,…

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The changing face of Brixham

Over the last six to nine months there has been a considerable amount of private investment going into harbour front and town centre properties in Brixham. A number of businesses have been taken over, undergone major refurbishment and/or had new signage erected, all of which has had a positive impact on the aesthetics of our town and its impact on both…

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Ron Campion – The Interiors Store

Ron Campion, The Interiors Store, based in Brixham, is 50 years old this year but the store has hardly had time to celebrate, as it’s been as busy as ever. With the business growing well, it’s also been steadily refurbishing its showrooms and has done much to move the business online. Ron Campion has been running the store for more…

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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 number of roadworks along the…

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