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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Quality hotel for town centre?

A ‘quality’ hotel could be built at the heart of Brixham to fill the town centre void left by the collapse of the Tesco supermarket development. Hotel developers have expressed an interest in the ‘black hole’ site. The news was revealed by Pat Steward, Torbay Council’s head of strategic planning, at an English Riviera Tourism Company industry update at the…

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‘Welcome to Brixham’ Banner

A large banner saying ‘Welcome to Brixham Harbour’ has been put up on the former Threshers site in the town. The banner, organised by Gordon Gout of Brixham Chamber of Commerce, has been sponsored by Brixham fishing bodies and trawler owners. Donations from the Mayor of Torbay and the harbour authority helped to pay for additional scaffolding. The mural commemorating…

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Brixham’s Christmas Extravaganza

Brixham town centre will come alive with music and entertainment on the evening of Thursday 4th of December when Brixham Chamber hosts its Christmas Late Night Shopping Extravaganza. There will be two performance areas, one at the harbourside and one on Fore Street, featuring local musicians Chris Thomas, Emily Howard and Colin Bache plus magic and comedy from the ever-popular…

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Torbay Tourism and Retail BID

There will be a special meeting hosted by Brixham Chamber at the Berry Head Hotel on Wed 19th November at 6.30pm to outline the proposed Torbay Tourism and Retail BID and provide an update on the process so far. This meeting is open to ALL businesses, Chamber members and non-chamber members. Mo Aswat and Carolyn Custerson will make a full presentation with a question and answer session…

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