Tourism and Hospitality Awards 2014

We are blessed with a wealth of tourism/hospitality businesses and events in Brixham which are the measure of  any in South Devon and of which we can be justifiably proud whether they enter awards or not. However one way of achieving greater recognition for these and for the town is via regional/national awards. The aim of the Herald Express English Riviera & South Devon Tourism…

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Costa confirms conjecture

Costa has confirmed that it is considering the possibility of opening a coffee shop in Brixham. The news has had mixed reactions in the town which already has a large number of coffee shops. A spokesman for Costa said: “As one of the success stories on the UK high street, we work closely with planning departments across the country to…

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Many thanks for your help

Brixham Chamber is always proud to support Pride in Brixham in their efforts to brighten up our town. To this end, another street weeding/cleaning session took place on Wednesday, 2nd July from 6-8am with the focus on Fore Street Nigel Makin of Beacon House, who manages the town centre group for the Chamber said, “Many thanks to everyone who has taken part in…

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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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