Brixham Future

Building Better Tomorrows Today

Delivering small scale, quick win, low cost, fundable micro-regeneration projects or events

Town Centre Murals

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Shadows - WWI

The Shadows project was completed to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the World War 1 in 2018. It is decorated with 216 poppies, one for each person lost in the town during the 1914-18 war.

About us

Brixham Future Community Interest Company (BFCIC) is a `not for profit` organization. The Company does not conduct business for private gain: any surplus or assets are used principally for the benefit of the community

Established in November 2016 we are entirely volunteer run from local retired or semi-retired professionals.

We are committed to self help and partnership working, addressing local issues such as decline in our town centre. We are interested in delivering small scale, quick win, low cost, fundable micro-regeneration projects or events that benefit Brixham and wider Torbay.

Our Board holds bi-monthly Board Meetings: It has adopted the NCVO Code of Good Governance (26th April 2017). We have a Constitution, Standing Orders, Business Plan and standard policies including Financial, Volunteers, Health & Safety, Risk Management and Safeguarding.

We publish minutes and accounts here on our website, copies below.

We hold public Annual General Meetings.

We seek to be open, transparent and accountable.

The objects of the Company are to carry on activities which benefit the community and in particular (without limitation) to:

1. Regeneration

a) Promote heritage-led regeneration to encourage the restoration of original, historical and sentimental character to heritage assets that, in turn, will encourage the expansion of the economy and the development of jobs for local people.
b) Encourage development of local arts and culture as a tool to stimulate regeneration.
c) Develop projects that contribute to improve the quality of architectural design and the built environment.

2. Environment and sustainability.

a) Develop projectsthat will encourage the preservation of the natural environment.
b) Facilitate behaviours that encourage sustainable development.
c) Encourage preservation of the urban landscape.

3. Health and wellbeing

a) Encourage the wellbeing of local residents by promoting community initiatives.
b) Support existing, local, health and social care initiatives by working on complementary projects.

4. Employment, training and volunteering

a) Ensure all projects chosen promote and encourage training, skills development and employment.
b) Encourage volunteers to participate in any of these defined areas as appropriate


If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way.

Dr Martin Luther King


John Brennan BSC (Hons), Tech IOSH

John’s career has spanned public, private and voluntary sectors including 4 posts as a Chief Executive Officer /Director. He has wide experience of governance, business, finance and risk planning, regeneration, care, support, health and housing services, staff management, new build and property maintenance.

He has successfully delivering on challenges including: leadership and strategic direction; major new build projects; developing new care, health, housing and eco services/projects; raising new resources from the public, private and charitable sectors, ensuring conformity to legal and regulatory codes; devising and delivering detailed budgets; resolving management problems; building stakeholder relationships; motivating and managing varied specialist teams.

John has contributed to conferences, House of Commons Committees and Ministerial discussions . He has been published in reputable journals. He has a Mayor of London award for making an `Outstanding contribution to life in London`. He is passionate about social enterprise. His experience encompasses varied organizations up to 1000 staff.

John is focused on new quality services working in both England & abroad for a wide range of need groups including elders, young people, disabled, mental & physical health.

John holds qualifications from the University of London, the Institute of Housing, and the Institute of Occupational Health & Safety by examinations. He has retired in Brixham for over 15 years.


Richard Anderson (Treasurer)

Elected to the Board in 2023, Richard previously worked in the Travel Industry for over 50 years. He has owned his own travel business which eventually reached a turnover figure of £1.2 million. 

He has gained considerable experience in governance having been President of Windrush Valley Rotary Club and Chairman of Brixham Probus.

Richard also gained 20 years financial and fundraising experience as Treasurer of Charlbury Quaker Meeting House.

Since moving to Brixham nearly 8 years ago, Richard and his wife Lyn have become attached to this beautiful  town and happy to help in making Brixham the jewel in South Devon`s crown.

Stephen Glanvill BSc (Hons) ( Secretary)

Steve has lived and worked in the town for most of his life. Educated at local schools and the University of Plymouth he had an early career in the Merchant Navy as a Navigating Officer.

Steve later enrolled as a mature student for his BSC (Hons). He has worked in a range of occupations from food manufacture and financial services to local government.
A member of a local church, he was closely involved in leadership and the development of a new base and then Treasurer for seven years.

Steve is an active Director of the Non Conformist Churchyard. As Corporate Trustee he contributed to the volunteer base of Torbay Winter Night Shelter for a number of years prior to lockdown.