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Tesco cancels Brixham plans

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...

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Chamber membership doubles

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...

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Positive Q1 export results

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...

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Shop local, shop Brixham!

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...

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Sams Super Saver

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...

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Pirate Festival brings town to life

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'...

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Ciaran’s ‘Walk to Work’

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...

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How to start and fund a business

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...

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Proud to sponsor BrixFest 2014

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...

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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...

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Business funding sources

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,...

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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...

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