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Torbay Local Plan to 2032

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...

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Chamber Annual General Meeting 2014

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...

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Brixham SC holidays up 19 per cent

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...

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The value of apprentices

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...

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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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