Pop up the High street

The first four tenants have signed up for the Pop Up the High Street shop in Torquay, which opens on Saturday, August 29. These are the first of many local businesses who can take advantage of what the Pop Up shop offers in a prime Torbay location. Signing up are Mytakeonpretty, hand painted glass products; Fine & Dandy, handmade soft…

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BCC Budget Review – Summer 2015

Full Budget speech here In his full reaction to the Chancellor’s Summer Budget, John Longworth, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “George Osborne has delivered a genius balance of politics and economics that provides stimulus for the economy while continuing the tough task of eliminating the deficit. Steady deficit reduction means the economy still has the oxygen it…

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Plymouth & Devon Chamber Awards

New for 2015 Plymouth & Devon Chamber of Commerce is introducing the Plymouth & Devon Chamber Awards. Designed to celebrate the successes of Chamber member businesses across Plymouth and Devon these awards will recognise businesses who have made a positive contribution to the local business community and been active members of the Chamber of Commerce. Award categories include: Networker of…

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Brixham Business Show 2015

The first Brixham Business Show is to take place on Tuesday, 22 September 2015. This is part of a range of initiatives organised by Brixham Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Brixham Means Business network group, to promote and connect local businesses in Brixham and the surrounding area. The event, being held at The Berry Head Hotel, runs from…

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TRTBID ballot to take place in the autumn

The Torbay Retail and Tourism Business Improvement District (TRTBID) consultation has been happening across Torbay for several months. Sarah Whitaker, TRTBID project manager, gives an update on the timetable. “All 3,000+ Torbay retail and tourism businesses were sent the TRTBID Summary Business Plan which brought together all the views and ideas for projects and services that have come out of the…

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South Devon Players invited to film/TV convention

A Westcountry theatre group and film company will be heading up a film production panel at a movie and TV convention alongside stars from Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Star Wars and Ghostbusters. Chamber member, The South Devon Players Theatre and Film Company has been invited by the organisers of the Optimus film and TV convention to talk about their film…

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Chambers strengthen links

Brixham Chamber of Commerce is to join with its larger Devon neighbour in a bid to make its voice heard beyond Torbay. The smaller chamber of commerce has now joined forces with the Plymouth and Devon Chamber of Commerce, following the Chamber’s recent expansion to represent the region as the Accredited Chamber for Devon as part of the British Chambers of…

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Creating a buzz for bee charity

Brixham marketing specialist Michelle Roberts is hoping to create a buzz for a British bee charity. Michelle, who recently launched her own business The Creative Marketer, has created designs for one of her newest clients, the British Beekeepers Association. She said: “They wanted to develop two different campaigns to help raise money to fund the research and education that is…

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From Qatar to the Quayside

Chamber members Bridget and Chris Bowring of the Quayside Hotel worked in Qatar, Brunei, Korea and London before discovering our quaint harbour town of Brixham 17 years ago. Anita Newcombe finds out more. I am meeting Bridget and Chris at the Quayside, the hotel they have owned and run in Brixham for 17 years. The striking, pink painted hotel, once…

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Plymouth Business Show 2015

Plymouth and Devon Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that the Plymouth Business Show will be returning in 2015 on Wednesday 17 June at Plymouth Pavilions. Building on from the last Plymouth Business Show, the aim is to provide a high-profile forum for businesses to showcase the products and services they have to offer, access information and expert advice,…

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