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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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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