Sparkling new website sends out clear message: It's Time For Worthing
A sparkling new website packed with information on investing and living in Worthing has been launched.
The Time for Worthing inward investment project wants to attract visitors and businesses to the borough to boost the local economy.
The new website has breathtaking videos, stunning brand artwork and is packed with information about the borough and what there is to do. The project believes it will help those who live outside the borough’s boundaries and even local residents take a fresh look at the place.
The Time for Worthing place brand was launched in Feb 2020 with the overall aim of projecting the town's positive values, attracting investment and generating civic pride. Originally launched by the Borough Council the project is now managed by a board of local residents, community groups, businesses and creative industry professionals with support from council officers.
The launch of the website comes as we emerge from the pandemic and begin to build a post-Covid economy.
The site is divided into sections including:
- Whats' On - up to date event listings (with an option to event holders to list their event for free)
- See and Do - ideal for inspiration for days out in and around Worthing - places to eat and drink and experiences to keep everyone entertained whatever the weather
- Live - an insight into Worthing for new and prospective residents with highlights of neighbourhood areas, schools and details of how to get involved in your local community.
- For Business - aimed at prospective investors to the town - from micro entrepreneurs right up to large developers and includes whos' here - with testimonials from some of our most eminent business leaders
The website has been built by local Worthing firm Huxley Digital with copy and content produced in house by the Time for Worthing Team.
Andy Willems, chairman of the Time for Worthing Board, said, ‘Obviously as soon as we launched the investment brand the pandemic struck but that doesn’t alter the essential message which is that Worthing is changing, becoming more attracted to live in, come to for entertainment and, as importantly, to invest your business, talents and creativity here.
‘So as we move to a post pandemic world it is vital that Time For Worthing sends out the message that there is a warm welcome here in a fantastic part of the world.’
Sam Whittington, proprietor of city centre jewellery and giftware store, Sewsilver and chairperson of the Worthing Town Centre Initiative (TCI), which is represented on the Board, said , ‘The TCI is pleased to be partners with Time for Worthing and is excited about the benefits the new website will offer. Having such a raft of information, easily available in one place, will help drive the Worthing economy by attracting not only visitors, but also investment into our town. The site is launched just in time to take advantage of the growth in staycationing and provides a platform for Worthing businesses and organisations to reach new audiences.’
Bev Lees, Chief Financial Officer at ophthalmic innovators Rayner said, ‘The new website showcases what Worthing has to offer from education, social activities and infrastructure perspective .This will be of great benefit in attracting new businesses, to complement existing ones, leading to an excellent business network and engaging future external investment ,increasing employment opportunities.’
The new website can be accessed here: https://timeforworthing.uk/