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Brixham springs into market season

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...

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Coralline scoops national award

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...

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Impact of travel disruption for SW

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...

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Business Superbrands 2014

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...

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Resilient transport network needed

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:...

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Statement from Visit Devon

Statement from Visit Devon

Following the unprecedented weather that has hit the county this week,  Carolyn Custerson, Chair of Visit Devon, has issued the following statement.  Visit Devon is concerned for our tourism businesses that have been affected by the recent storms, which has in some...

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Inquiry into right of way

Inquiry into right of way

A public  inquiry is to be held into the closure of a public right of way in the centre of Brixham. The walkway between Middle Street and Fore Street has been the subject of protracted ncgotiations involving Tesco, Torbay Council and the Department for Transport. The...

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Skills and Employment Manifesto

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published its Skills and Employment Manifesto, setting out ways to radically transform the systems that educate our young people, and recommendations for training our adult workforce. Employers consistently tell us that there...

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BCC call again for fundamental reform

BCC call again for fundamental reform

Government plans to cut business rates for small retailers have been dismissed as “just a sticking plaster” by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). The measure, previously announced in the Autumn Statement, offers £300m to save 300,000 small retailers £1,000 off...

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Membership for 2014

I am writing to you on behalf of Brixham Chamber to thank you for your support over the last year and also to ask you for your membership renewal for 2014. The price for membership in 2014 has been held at £35, that’s less than 10p per day. Your membership fee helps...

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Council budgets for 2014

Brixham Town Council has set its budget and precept for the next financial year, despite being uncertain whether Torbay Council will pass on a major grant from central government. The budget of £290,180 and precept of £194,300 put forward by the council’s finance and...

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Looking back…

Looking back…

Joe Cloutman retired from the Chamber executive at the end of 2013. Below he gives a few recollections from his time in Brixham and the Chamber. Dani and I were first in contact with Brixham Chamber, prior to buying our business in the town; in order to get some...

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