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  • 10 October 2011 11:36 AM | Deleted user
    Congratulations to all the Winners at Saturday Night's
    Adur and Worthing Business Awards.

    Here's a summary of the Winners and Highly Commended
    New Business
    Winner: Green Fish Recruitment
    Highly Commended: La Belle Beauty Boutique
    Winner: Natural Landscapes
    Highly Commended: Osprey PR
    Highly Commended:Jellybean Marketing

    Small Business
    Winner: JSPC Computer Services
    Highly Commended: 24x
    Highly Commended: Ghodsi Barbers

    Medium to Large Business 

    Winner: Shoreham Port

    Highly Commended: Ricardo

    Charity Not for Profit 
    Winner: Worthing Town Football Club
    Highly Commended: Camelia Botnar

    Marketing & Promotion 
    Winner: Spofforths
    Highly Commended: Worthing Leisure Services

    Business in the Community
    Winner: Bennett Griffin
    Highly Commended: Barclays
    Highly Commended: Spofforths

    Education & Training
    Winner: Northbrook College
    Highly Commended: Reflections Nursery

    Retailer of the Year
    Winner: The Wool Bar
    Highly Commended: The Gallery
    Highly Commended: GH Pressley

    Winner: The Old Tollgate Hotel
    & Restaurant
    Highly Commended: Chilcha

    Tourism & Leisure
    Winner: M's Cycles
    Highly Commended: The Moorings
    Highly Commended: Coombes Farm 
    Highly Commended: The Dome Cinema

    Green Business:
    Winner: Worthing Leisure Services
    Highly Commended: Rabbit Group

    Manufacturer of the Year

    Winner: Electronic Temperature Instruments
    Highly Commended: Parafix
    Highly Commended: Penton UK

    Customer Care
    Winner: Elm Grove Newsagents
    Highly Commended: Emerald Finance
    Highly Commended: The Wool Bar

    Business of the Year
    Winner: Electronic Temperature Instruments

    Business Person
    Winner: James Stoner
    JSPC Computer Services

    Lifetime Achievement in Business
    Peter Saywell
  • 21 September 2011 11:58 AM | Deleted user

    Volunteer Mentors Wanted

    New Enterprise Allowance scheme has been created to help people who have lets do business logopreviously been claiming Job Seekers Allowance, to start up in business with the help of business mentoring.


    Chamber members, The Let's Do Business Group has been awarded a contract to manage the Mentoring Scheme in Surrey and Sussex, along with the Loan funds in the South.  Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce is helping to recruit a team of experienced business people to act as mentors.

    The volunteer mentors will have suitable business experience, and also the usual "soft skills" - the mentoring commitment is likely to be - 

    •  6 hours for the initial 8 weeks to completion of the business plan
    •  1 hour per month for 26 weeks following start-up of the business
    •  The mentoring is on a volunteer basis
    •  The meetings will take place on the mentor's premises or other suitable public  place

    Mentor Role Description 

    • To provide encouragement and promote confidence and self esteem with the client regarding their own capabilities in relation to business start-up
    • To have an understanding of the barriers clients may face when looking to start a business
    • To work with the customer to produce a business plan which demonstrates viability and sustainability
    • To discuss with the Lets Do Business Group (LDBG) Project Manager any referral/signposting you consider would be beneficial to the client
    • To provide support, advice and signposting to enhance the clients' knowledge of business start-up
    • To use a mentoring pace and style appropriate to the client
    • To advise the LDBG Project Manager of any concerns regarding the clients' ability to produce a business plan within an 8 week period
    • To provide continuing support for 6 months following start up to assist the business growth
    • The mentor is not expected or encouraged to invest in the client business


    For more information, please contact: 

    Worthing and Adur Chamber on 01273 203484   

  • 02 September 2011 12:11 PM | Deleted user

    Get your staff active with the Small Grants Scheme

    (Sussex Businesses only)
    Open for applications on the 5th September 2011

    Active Solutions manages the Active & Healthy Workplace Initiative on behalf of Active Sussex.  This year Active Sussex has teamed up with Brighton & Hove’s Healthy City Partnership to offer companies and organisations in Sussex the chance to bid for up to £500 to activate their staff.

    Active Sussex is pleased to announce that its Active & Healthy Workplace fund is re-opening for applications.

    The fund gives businesses and organisations throughout Sussex the opportunity to trial programmes that boost the health and wellbeing of their staff.  With a maximum of £500 per organisation up for grabs to help run a scheme, there’s never been a better time to get active and healthy at work. The fund opens for applications on Monday 5 September 2011.

    Click here for more information or contact Donna Imrie- Browne to request an application form.

    Please read the guidance notes fully below before completing the application form. If you have any questions please contact Donna Imrie-Browne.

    The deadline for applications is Friday 30 September 2011.

  • 01 August 2011 12:43 PM | Deleted user
    Your copy of the July 2011 Tourism Newsletter, produced for the local Tourism Industry by the Tourism Department at Adur and Worthing Councils is available to download here

    Just some of the highlights in this issue…………
    • Brand new Visitor Information Centre open at the Dome
    • New Worthing Pocket Guide out now
    • New Monoliths installed in Worthing town centre
    • Event Feature – the Worthing International Birdman
    • Countdown to 2012
    • Summer e-mailer newsletter results
    • And lots more…….
    Also available for download here is the August Events poster.

  • 20 April 2011 12:46 PM | Anonymous

    Earlier this year a new business partnership was formed, bringing together the Adur Economic Partnership and the Worthing Economic Development and Regeneration Partnership. The Adur and Worthing Business Partnership brings together key businesses, colleges and groups such as the Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses.

    In its first year this partnership is being led by Andrew Swayne of Ricardo, with the next Partnership meeting being charged with establishing its delivery plan for the coming year. This partnership will provide key support for business and education and play an important role in achieving the objectives set out in the Sustainable Community Strategy – Waves Ahead.

  • 20 April 2011 12:44 PM | Anonymous

    Economic Development has recently sent out a business questionnaire to all business addresses in Adur. This questionnaire is an opportunity for your company to inform the Council of the key issues currently affecting your business. 

    Over the last few years the Council has consulted Worthing businesses to identify their issues, and we now would like to do the same work in Adur. The information provided will help build a picture of business issues across the area and will be incorporated into a joint action plan for Adur and Worthing.

    This is an opportunity to have your say and we would be grateful if you could please take the time to complete the questionnaire and return it in the pre-paid envelope provided, by the 22nd April 2011.  The questionnaire is also available to download on our website at, or paper copies are available from Adur Civic Centre reception in Ham Road, Shoreham.

    If you require further information regarding the questionnaire, please contact the Economic Development on 01273 263147 or email

  • 20 April 2011 12:42 PM | Anonymous
    The latest newsletter from is available for download here
  • 20 April 2011 12:39 PM | Anonymous

    The Worthing Town Centre Initiative will be taking over the Civic Centre Car Park from 1st April 2011.  From this date the charge for parking on a Saturday will drop from £1.60 per hour to 50p per hour (for a maximum stay of 4 hours). This Car Park will continue to offer free parking to the public after 4pm weekdays and on Sundays and Bank Holidays. 

    Let your customers know that they can park for 4 hours for just £2 just a few minutes' walk away from the pedestrian precinct.  There are 180 spaces in this Car Park and we are hoping that by offering more parking for less money that shoppers will take the opportunity to visit more businesses and spend more time in town.

    The Worthing Town Centre Initiative will be starting a publicity campaign to let shoppers know the good news!!!

  • 30 March 2011 5:57 PM | Anonymous
    The Ardington Hotel will offer chamber members a free bottle of house wine per booking for reservations at Indigo for Mother's Day Lunch (This Sunday!!).
    Simply quote your company name and Chamber membership when making your reservation (01903 230451). The lunch menu can ve viewed HERE
  • 25 March 2011 1:04 PM | Deleted user

    Do you have good news, new deals, new clients, special offers, success from attending events/conferences/workshops?

    The Chamber wants you to tweet us YOUR good news stories.

    We will be using the good news stories in a regular column in our monthly newsletter in a 140 character tweet style. Who knows, you may even get an editorial out of it!

    Keep us informed with your good news @worthingandadur

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