Amongst stiff competition, the English Riviera Tourism Company (ERTC) was successful in securing funding from the Government’s three year £40million Discover England Fund. This project will now be developed by the ERBID Company with Carolyn Custerson as Project Director.
Following a rigorous application process, England’s Seafood Coast is one of a number of successful projects to benefit from the Discover England Fund, which aims to grow tourism in the regions of England; increase the competitiveness of England’s tourism offer, domestically and internationally; develop bookable tourism products in line with market trends and in response to consumer demands.
England’s Seafood Coast sets out to establish the English Riviera as an international seafood destination, inspired by renowned chef Mitch Tonks and his celebration of local seafood with Brixham Fish Market at its heart.
Mitch Tonks said: “I’ve eaten seafood all over the world, the quality and diversity of the fish caught locally off our coast is the finest anywhere. Nowhere is the seafood as good and yet only 10% of it is currently consumed locally. We have a long-standing fishing community in Brixham, thriving processing and export businesses and some of the best fish restaurants and seafood chefs in the English Riviera. This project will ensure the world knows about England’s Seafood Coast!”
This exciting new food based project could benefit many restaurants and cafes operating across the resort with the new brand ‘England’s Seafood Coast’ leading the way to raise the profile of our local seafood.
The new English Riviera BID Company will take over from the ERTC to continue the development of this project with continuation funds to be applied for in the New Year.
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