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Growth figures good, but more to do

Growth figures good, but more to do

BCC: Growth figures good, but more to do to sustain recovery Director General, John Longworth and Chief Economist, David Kern both comment on the GDP figures for Q4 2013. GDP increased by 0.7% in Q4 2013, compared with Q3 The largest contribution came from the service...

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Business Excellence Awards 2014

Business Excellence Awards 2014

The hard work, resilience, innovation, inspiration and never-say-die attitude of the local business community is to be celebrated in style in 2014. Companies, large and small and in all fields of business, are being urged to enter the 2014 Herald Express South Devon...

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Brixham’s storm chaser

Brixham’s storm chaser

In the December Isssue of  The English Riviera Magazine, Chamber member and well known Brixham photographer, Chris Slack talks to Anita Newcombe about the attraction of storm-force weather conditions, moonlit beaches at midnight and sunrise over the sea – all to get...

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Ship-shape for 2014

Ship-shape for 2014

A personal observation of 2013 by Keith Williams, Vice Chairman, Brixham Chamber of Commerce. As we enter a new year, I believe we can look back at 2013 and say this was the year BCC had a major makeover. The foundations for change were already laid in 2012 with...

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Heston’s Great Brixham Food

Heston’s Great Brixham Food

Brixham  featured in the first episode of chef Heston Blumenthal’s new television series Great British Food, which focused on fish and chips. In the hour-long programme, Heston discovered how the industrial age fuelled the proliferation of chip shops by allowing fish...

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AZ donates labs to Plymouth University

AZ donates labs to Plymouth University

AstraZeneca has announced that it plans to donate its Environmental Laboratory in Brixham, South Devon, to Plymouth University. The donation of the facility and its equipment will ensure that the laboratory continues to serve scientific and research purposes,...

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Tesco car park details

Tesco car park details

Reply from Torbay Council to Keith Williams, Brixham Chamber Vice-Chair regarding clarification of car parking arrangements within the proposed Tesco development.   Dear Mr Williams Thank you for your letter of 25th November, I apologise for the delay in...

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George O’Hagan – Memories

George O’Hagan – Memories

I am very sorry to report the passing, on Tues. 3rd December, of George O`Hagan. Prior to retirement, he and his wife Rosemary owned The Harbour Pot Shop on Middle Street and Memories on The Quay. To older members of the Chamber, George is remembered as a long...

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‘No Boss’ Christmas Lunch

‘No Boss’ Christmas Lunch

The Brixham Sea Works will open on the 12th December with a 'No Boss' Christmas Lunch. Having secured investment from the European Regional Development Fund and Coastal Communities, Torbay Development Agency are now putting the finishing touches to this  brand new...

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BTC to lead regeneration

BTC to lead regeneration

Brixham Town Council could be set to form a new group to work with them on regeneration matters. That is the recommendation from a conference looking at the future of the port. Brixham Community Partnership hosted the full-day public 'What next for Brixham?'...

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Spectacular community event

Spectacular community event

Crowds packed vantage points all around Brixham on 23rd November for the Lanterns, Lights and 'Luminations event supported by Brixham Chamber of Commerce and Brixham Town Council. A parade of home-made lanterns and a huge fireworks display were the highlights as the...

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A welcome addition…

A welcome addition…

Brixham Chamber of Commerce has erected new 'Welcome to Brixham' boards around the town. The information boards aim to make visitors aware of the many attractions in the area and how to find them. Gordon Gout, head of tourism for the Chamber of Commerce, said:...

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