Life after Tesco

Four food store operators are interested in filling the hole left by Tesco after they ditched plans for a supermarket development in Brixham town centre. They have shown ‘significant interest’ in the site, according to Torbay Development Agency executive head of regeneration Kevin Atkinson who was speaking at a public meeting to discuss the future of the car park site….

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BrixFest – better than ever!

Brixham Chamber was proud to be a headline sponsor once again for BrixFest, the community-led celebration of Brixham past and present. Keith Williams of Brixham Chamber said “The BrixFest team of volunteers put in countless hours free of charge over the year and do a tremendous job of planning, organising and delivering a fantastic Festival experience at the end of May for locals and…

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Tesco cancels Brixham plans

Brixham will not benefit from a £20million town centre regeneration scheme after Tesco confirmed it has pulled the plug on its development plans. The mixed-use retail and housing scheme from Tesco and developers Albourne Property would have provided a 32,000sq ft supermarket, a multi-storey car park with 340 spaces, small unit shops, 11 town houses, three flats, a Shopmobility unit and…

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Chamber membership doubles

Brixham Chamber continues to enjoy a steady stream of new members, with a doubling of membership in the past year to over 70 businesses. Jacqui Shaw, from Coralline Health, who manages membership, made the announcement in front of 50 members and guests who attended the recent Brixham Chamber General Meeting. At the meeting, each of the 12 Executive Members gave…

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Positive Q1 export results

The British Chambers of Commerce has published new research in conjunction with DHL Express looking at the health of the UK’s export market. The BCC/DHL Trade Confidence Index, which measures both UK exporting activity and business confidence, shows that 40% of firms are looking to hire more staff, the highest number on record. Confidence is continuing to improve, with export…

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Shop local, shop Brixham!

We all have a choice about where we spend our hard-earned cash but how often do we stop to think about the effect of our purchasing decisions on our own local economy right here in Brixham? We are blessed with a wealth of shops that are independently owned, employ local people and stock a wide range of local, fair-trade and branded…

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Sams Super Saver

Brixham-based Sam Moore, with her father Trevor, has just opened their second shop in Bolton Street, Brixham. Super Saver is a real Aladdin’s Cave of useful household products, pet accessories, DIY and baby items. In fact, they value customer service so highly that if they don’t have what you are looking for, they will do their best to get it…

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Pirate Festival brings town to life

A huge thank you to Brian Pearce and his team of festival organisers and to everyone who contributed in any way to make the 2014 Brixham Pirate Festival such a tremendous success for the town. Brian said figures were not available yet but the turnout was ‘brilliant’ and shops and pubs reported better trade compared with last year’s event which drew 20,000 people over…

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Ciaran’s ‘Walk to Work’

Over May and June 2014 I am completing a charity ‘Walk to Work’ on behalf of the RNLI, Devon Air Ambulance and Plymouth & District Leukaemia Fund. My target is to raise £5,000. I am working as a teacher at Kingsbridge Community College until the 23rd of May. I start my new job as Beach Manager at Brixham Breakwater Beach…

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How to start and fund a business

School for Startups are hosting free workshops across the Westcountry with training from one of the original Dragons from BBC’s Dragon’s Den, visionary businessman Doug Richard, to help new businesses get started. These unique, intensive workshops are being funded as part of the Plymouth and South West Peninsula City Deal which aims to see 250 new businesses launched across the…

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