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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Proud to sponsor BrixFest 2014

Brixham Chamber is proud to be a headline sponsor once again this year for BrixFest, the community-led celebration of Brixham past and present. BrixFest 2014, is a 5 day extravaganza from 24th-28th May featuring live music, cooking demonstrations, the heritage sailing regatta, children’s entertainment, activities and workshops and a grand firework display over the harbour. To commemorate the 70th anniversary…

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Pirate Festival Programme 2014

The programme for the three days of the Brixham Pirate Festival is now available online together with information about road closures. Pirate Festival Programme Road Closures Brian Pearce said “I fully agree with the concerns raised by chamber members at last nights meeting and am delighted to say our web site now features more up-to-date information including the full programme…

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