Business funding sources

GAIN growth fund A new round of the GAIN Growth Fund has been launched offering grants of between £25,000 to £1m to companies which can demonstrate growth plans and job creation.  The funding will be made available to businesses in Cornwall, Somerset and Devon, including Plymouth and Torbay, in the form of grants of between £25,000 and £150,000 for SMEs,…

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Chamber shores up Pirate Festival

Brixham Chamber of Commerce has stepped in at the eleventh hour to increase its support of the Brixham Pirate Festival following a plea from the organisers when one of their major sponsors was forced to withdraw. Brian Pearce of the Pirate Festival explains; “One of our key sponsors had a recent policy change regarding event sponsorship. This policy did not…

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Economy continues to grow

The British Chambers of Commerce’s (BCC) Q1 Quarterly Economic Survey provides further evidence that the UK economy is continuing to grow. The results show that both export orders and sales in services are at new all time highs, and many key manufacturing balances are also at record levels, showing that growth is strengthening in the short-term. However, the BCC believes…

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CAMRA South Devon Pub of the Year

The Queen’s Arms in Brixham has been crowned the South Devon pub of the year. The pub in Station Hill topped the vote by local Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) members on the quality of its real ale as well as its decor, value for money, customer service and community focus. Landlord, Chris Simmonds, has run the pub for just…

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Have you got yours?

The Chamber Membership/Discount Club Card entitles you to savings on a wide range of goods and services from Brixham businesses. There are plenty offers to be found, on items such as men and womens clothing, coffee and cakes, healthcare, glasses, home furnishings, restaurant food, website development and much, much more. And remember, by using your Discount Club Card and shopping…

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An amazing day!

On 9th March, the sun shone virtually all day and and there were shoppers aplenty for the first Brixham Sunday Market of the year. The town centre was very busy with residents and visitors alike enjoying the warm weather and local atmosphere and sampling the wide choice of fresh produce and hand made craft and gift items on offer from…

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All Aboard for the Riviera Fringe!

Torbay is in for a huge summer boost as some of the country’s top comedians, music acts and dancers head to the resort for the first ever Riviera Fringe Festival. The week-long programme is packed with culture, comedy, drama, family shows, magic, street theatre, acrobats, jugglers, art exhibitions and historical pageants. Headline acts announced so far include Milton Jones, Lee…

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Regeneration Drop-in Day – 10th April

Brixham Town Council’s Regeneration Working Group is to hold a Drop-in Day at the Scala Hall on Thursday 10th April from 10.00am to 8.00pm. The event seeks to build on the work done at the What Next for Brixham? Conference hosted by Brixham Community Partnership in November 2013. It is designed to provide information about the ideas that were put…

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Plymouth Business Show – 11th June

The Plymouth Business Show takes place at Plymouth Pavilions on 11th June. With sponsors including Redrok, and Imagine Direct along with Media partners Heart Radio, The Herald and Western Morning News the event is shaping up to be the biggest showcase yet for ambitious companies in the South West. Building on the success of the first Plymouth Business Show, held…

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Brixton or Brixham? – It’s TQ5 for me!

It was in 1999, that my son Nick, working on the pilot boats, learning his trade under supervision from the ‘ol’ Cap’n’ Bob Curtis at the time, rang me to say that, as my passion had always been cooking, why didn’t I buy the then derelict shop, which is now currently called Tides in Brixham Harbour. So I left London and…

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