Customer Service Pub of the Year

The Old Market House in Brixham is celebrating after scooping a top honour at St Austell Brewery’s Tribute Estate Awards, which recognises landlords, landladies, restaurateurs and hotel managers for their hard work, expertise and dedication. The pub won the award for Customer Service Pub of the Year, in recognition of the exceptionally high standards and always putting the customer at…

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Torbay Local Plan to 2032

Jobs provision is one of the key points in the Torbay local plan. The view for the whole of the Bay over the next 20 years aims to create 600 jobs, 9,000 new homes, revitalise town centres, major investment in Brixham harbour and other Bay harbours and tourism industry, funding for flood protection, better access to sport and recreation and…

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Chamber Annual General Meeting 2014

There was a real buzz at the recent Brixham Chamber of Commerce AGM, where over 50 people heard how the Chamber has grown and developed during 2013. The action packed meeting held at Berry Head Hotel, included  12 Executive members giving a 3 minute update of their activities last year, together with their future plans designed to help Brixham prosper….

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Brixham SC holidays up 19 per cent

Brixham is set for a bumper self-catering season. That’s the verdict from the south west’s largest provider of luxury self-catering holiday accommodation which has announced a record start to the year, with bookings for properties in Torbay up six per cent on the same period last year. Blue Chip Holidays, which has more than 200 high-end holiday homes in Torbay, has…

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The value of apprentices

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has stepped up its campaign to encourage more businesses to highlight the value that apprentices bring to their company – in an all-out bid to urge more firms across the UK to hire them. Demand from young people for apprenticeship places continues to outstrip the supply provided by employers. In some recent surveys, demand…

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Brixham springs into market season

The sun is making a reappearance, bulbs are blooming and the winter coat is beginning to feel a little heavy. All sure signs that warmer weather is coming and Spring is just around the corner. With the arrival of the new season comes the Sunday Market organized by Brixham Chamber of Commerce . On the 9th March, for the first time…

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Coralline scoops national award

A Brixham based health insurance business has achieved a top national award. Coralline Health which was founded by Jacqui Shaw and Pauline Neal, has been recognised as the winner of the WPA Franchisee of the Year. It’s the latest in a string of accolades won by the insurance company, which started trading in 2011. The fast-growing business was born out of Jacqui’s many years experience in the insurance industry and Pauline’s background in the NHS. Their hard work…

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Impact of travel disruption for SW

The results issued today of a survey completed by over 340 South West peninsula  businesses, conducted by Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, highlights the difficulties and costs faced by local businesses in light of recent travel disruption caused by severe weather and flooding. 26% of respondents reported that more than 75% of their annual turnover comes from outside of the South…

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Business Superbrands 2014

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has been officially named as a Business Superbrand in an annual survey that identifies the UK’s key business-to-business brands. Independently co-ordinated by The Centre for Brand Analysis, the survey considers thousands of brands that are judged by both an expert panel and 2,000 individual business professionals. The brands are assessed on three key criteria:…

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Resilient transport network needed

Following the news that the main railway line linking Devon and Cornwall to the rest of the United Kingdom is unlikely to re-open for at least six weeks, Dr Adam Marshall, Executive Director of Policy and External Affairs at the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “It’s high time that the resilience of our transport networks moved higher up the Westminster…

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