Autumn Business Club

It was great to see so many local businesses at our Autumn Business Club meeting on 30th September at the Calancombe Estate, the first in nearly two years! 

It was a fantastic turnout despite the distinctly Autumnal weather. We had a fabulous dinner from local caters in Kingsbridge, Samphire Foods And a fascinating behind the scenes tour of the winery and distillery from chief winemaker Olly Shaw, who took us through a wine tasting of the estate’s Pinot Noir and the 2-3 year process for making their award-winning Blanc de Noirs sparkling wine!

We also heard from Lance and Caroline Whitehead about their Calancombe journey, which started in 2011 – the obstacles they’ve overcome, what drives their passion for producing fantastic wines (awards and happy customers!) and their exciting plans for the future! 

We launched our two new grant schemes, Ignite which you can find more about here and Dress to Impress phase 2 that you can find out about here.

Please do share this with anyone that you think might be interested.

Our next business club meeting will be 25th November 2021 TBC. If you’d like to know more and be added to our mailing list please contact us here: mailto:

Are You Starting a New Business?

IGNITE! Are you starting a new business in Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Modbury or the surrounding area? 
Did you know we’re offering start up businesses in Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Modbury and the surrounding area the opportunity to apply for a grant of up to £500. 

It can be used to spend more on signage, buy better equipment, order branded uniform – invest in things that give the best impression when you first launch.   
Plus, you can enjoy twelve months FREE membership of the Chamber of Commerce. 
You’ll benefit from: 
A FREE listing on the Chamber’s online directory 
Feature in our regular newsletter and on our social media channels 
Attend FREE networking events and join training sessions at a discounted rate 
Make use of our experience and extensive list of contacts to help you get started 
The Kingsbridge & Salcombe Chamber of Commerce has been supported in putting together this fund by contributions from South Hams District Councillors Cllr Judy Pearce, Cllr Denise O’Callaghan and Cllr Susan Jackson. 

For more information and to register your interest please email with your business name and phone number. 

Terms apply. 

Dress to Impress Enhance Your Business’ Visual Identity

The Summer may be over, but phase two of our “Dress to Impress” Grant Scheme is just beginning. Grants of up to £250 are now available to enhance your business’ visual identity, to attract customers all year round. 

We’re offering businesses in Kingsbridge, Salcombe, Modbury and the surrounding area the opportunity to apply for a £250 grant.

The money could be used to refresh your signage for the winter, buy branded blankets for customers dining outside, decoration of your shop window, standout vehicle livery, or branded fleeces for your staff.

Anything that improves the appearance of the area, helps you to promote your business and involves you using another local business to complete the work.

The fund is open to members and non-members. All you need to do is email us and in our reply we will ask for some very simple information which will form your application. On confirmation of the grant, return with an invoice for works completed along with proof of payment and receive the grant to your bank account within fourteen days.

Grant recipients will also receive six months free membership of the Chamber, which includes a directory listing on our website, the ability to share offers and news to other members through our fortnightly “Business Talk” e-newsletter, networking events and more.

The Kingsbridge & Salcombe Chamber of Commerce has been supported in putting together this fund by contributions from South Hams District Councillors Cllr Judy Pearce, Cllr Denise O’Callaghan and Cllr Susan Jackson.

Apply for the grant on this application form here


Terms apply. 

Message From Salcombe Town Council July 2020

Salcombe is going to feel quite different this summer because of the Coronavirus pandemic but, as we all try to get back on track, Salcombe Town Council has taken steps to try and make life safer for all residents, visitors and businesses.


A traffic control zone has been introduced along Market Street, Union Street, Clifton Place and Fore Street/Cliff Road (to its junction with Newton Road), and also Island Street, to allow for safe social distancing.  To further help Salcombe keep everyone safe, Whitestrand Car Park has been closed by South Hams District Council to all vehicles.


A Temporary Traffic Order has been granted (Ref TTRO2035938) as follows:


TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF THROUGH TRAFFIC along Fore Street, Cliff Road, Union Street and Clifton Place except for blue badge holders, loading/unloading or access to premises.


NO PARKING OR WAITING AT ANY TIME on Market Street, Union Street, Fore Street and Cliff Road (to its junction with Newton Road).




Island Street now has Pedestrian Priority to allow social distancing as safely as possible and to enable pedestrians to manoeuvre amongst the vehicles in this busy area.


Victoria Quay is too narrow to allow social distancing, so we suggest extra care should be taken, or you use the alternative route available via Buckley Street.


We are encouraging all pedestrians to Keep Left when walking, with signs going up and footprints being drawn to help reinforce this message.


All businesses will have their own Covid safety procedures in place, so do read their notices and abide by their rules.  Queuing might be taking place on pavements so be mindful, but if a queue is too long, try again later.


All these measures have been implemented to ensure that we all stay safe, so please


BE AWARE                  TAKE CARE                  HELP US TO PROTECT SALCOMBE

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: The Winking Prawn and Island Street Bar & Grill

The Winking Prawn is back!

The Winking Prawn and Island Street Bar & Grill are back, and they have shared everything
you need to know to make the most of your visit this year.

First and foremost, they have expressed their thanks to everyone for their kind support over
the last few months as well as their warm and thoughtful enquiries. They have been working
hard behind the scenes to re-open their restaurants in order to make sure that everyone
feels safe while enjoying the magic you experience in all of their restaurants. However, as
you might expect, there are some changes.

Amongst them, they have extended the outside dining area and created the Pop-Up Prawn
with a dedicated takeaway menu!
They have created a dedicated web page (link below) where you will find the latest
information for each restaurant and how it is operating in line with the latest Covid-19
guidelines and updates. Please read it carefully and refer to it before you visit each time in
case anything has been added.

More than anything, they ask that we all please be patient with them and their team.
Everyone is learning and working with new systems and protocols at a time when everyone
is anxious both to stay safe and do the right thing.


OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Sabre Insurance Services

Following the recent changes to lockdown restrictions resulting in more businesses being allowed to open to the public, we have made a decision to offer our clients an appointment only service to visit the office.

Our priority continues to be the safety of our clients and members of staff and with this in mind, we would respectfully ask that appointments are only made for queries/discussions which cannot take place over the phone.

We are currently preparing our offices to offer appointments from Monday 13th July and would therefore invite you to contact us by email to or by telephone on 01548 852853 should you wish to discuss availability for an appointment and what to expect when you visit.

We will of course, continue to look after all of our clients through telephone conversations and emails as we have successfully been doing since the 3rd week of March. We regret that we are still unable to accept cash or cheques as policy payments.

As this is an evolving situation, we will continue to keep you updated with any changes to our working practices as and when the guidelines change.
In the meantime, we hope that you and your loved ones stay safe.

Dale Came
Sabre Insurance Services


Get in touch01548 852853  |

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: South Sands Hotel from 4th July

South Sands Hotel are thrilled to announce that they will be reopening their bar for takeout drinks from Saturday 4th July.

Check out the beautiful South Sands beach via the webcam, you could soon be sitting in the sun enjoying a nice cool drink…


Safeguarding jobs in the South Hams

Leading South Hams property management and housekeeping company and employer of 100+ local employees, launches Safeguarding Programme and a range of new job openings

As the South Hams prepares for the easing of lockdown next month, everyone’s health and safety is on our minds.

At Pebbles, one of the South West’s leading property management and housekeeping companies, based in Salcombe, they have launched a unique Safeguarding Programme with that in mind, complete with a number of job opportunities, including those for people looking to work in family or friend ‘bubbles’.

The Safeguarding Programme has been designed to be incorporated into all existing services, including housekeeping (the company offers property management, laundry, maintenance and gardening services and also has a refurbishment team), and achieves a proportionate response to the risks of Covid-19.  Pebbles is retraining every employee, advising every contractor and informing all other parties involved with holiday homes that they manage, to make sure procedures are followed.

With the help of Holy Trinity Church Salcombe, last week 50 – 60 colleagues from Pebbles were unfurloughed and provided with the training at the requisite 2m distance.

Within that, there is training on a range of Personal Protective Equipment including goggles for Housekeepers when they change beds, masks for maintenance personnel when sharing a vehicle is unavoidable, and additional uniforms for all colleagues to wear clean daily.

Pebbles is also finalising new Safeguarding Programme communications, like the extension of their software, to enable them to send a text message to guests 24 hours before departure. They’ve designed a badge for guest communications including holiday home marketing websites to reassure guests when they’re booking, and they also have new information sheets about the Safeguarding Programme for Welcome folders.

Their approach has exhausted Government Guidance available to-date (reviewed daily), it is benchmarked against travel industry practices, and in it they have tried to account for every particular recommendation from one or other of the many letting agents, in order to make sure employees, property owners, and guests all feel as safe and reassured as humanly possible when visiting or working at the properties they care for.

James Spencer, Managing Director of Pebbles, who is also Vice Chairman for the area’s Chamber of Commerce, said: At Pebbles, care is the very heart of what we do, and we want our team, the community around us, our clients and their guests to be able to be able to enjoy their experience, with us knowing that we have done everything we can to look after them. Our Safeguarding Programme has been created with expert support and paying attention to every detail and guideline available to us. It is continuously reviewed and will be subject to ongoing development and team training as time goes on. It is vital that jobs are supported and protected within our community, and by striving to provide the best knowledge, equipment and training we can, we hope to do our part to ensure that.”

The company has been asked to share its expertise with other UK providers of holiday lets and is working with a training provider to launch online to offer the training more widely from July.

Further information

For more information please contact

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Simply Soulful Yoga, Therapies, Nutrition and SUP

No matter where you are – near or far – please join me online – maintain your practise in the comfort and safety of your own home.

Let’s aim to keep a sense of community and connection alive – support our immunity, emotional health and general well-being.

All levels welcome – £5.00 p/p – Discount passes also available.

Monday’s – 09.30am Hatha Yoga / 18.00pm Hatha Yoga / 19.15pm Flow Yoga⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀

Tuesday’s – 09.30am Hatha Yoga / 16:30pm Yin Yoga⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Wednesday’s – 09.30am Hatha Yoga / 16:30pm Yin Yoga / 18:00pm Flow Yoga / 19:15pm Yin Yoga⠀⠀⠀

Thursday’s – 09.30am Hatha Yoga / 16:30pm Yin Yoga⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Friday’s – 09.30am Hatha Yoga

Bookings –

Client testimonial – “Donna your online class was amazing, and just what we needed!  Absolutely great idea not only to keep practising yoga but also for the ‘contact’ with others. Thank you” Mrs P.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Morgan Accountants Ltd

We are open in Duke Court, Kingsbridge, keeping all the safety measures in place for staff and clients.

We also offer a courier service – free of charge – for those who can’t visit us and of course we can also arrange online advice calls easily.

We assist clients and new potential clients giving support about what to do in this period and how to plan for the post Covid future.

We help in all aspects of the clients businesses which of course stretches to their personal lives and we offer guidance in all aspects either through ourselves or other trusted professionals.

Our website is

We are present on the main social medias such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


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Contact us today to talk about your accounting requirements.