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  • 09 May 2014 10:34 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Worthing Churches Homeless Projects urgently need donations of good quality furniture and bric a brac.  If you work in larger offices, please could you see if you can arrange an office collection for us which the van could then pick up?  Other than that if you could deliver items to one of the shops (117 Montague Street or 26-28 Strand Parade) we would really appreciate it.

     

    If you need anything collected, please contact Paul on 01903 219745.

  • 22 April 2014 12:59 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)
    BUSINESS LIAISON EXECUTIVES
    For the new Business Navigator Growth Hub

    Part Time– Fixed Term for 1 year
    Salary: £16,500 for 25 hours per week

    Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce (as lead partner of a consortium including Chichester Chamber, Brighton & Hove Chamber) would like to invite applications for three Business Liaison Executives. One will be based at each of the partner organisations in Chichester, Worthing and Brighton.

    These new roles are as a result of an exciting new initiative to deliver the Business Navigator Growth Hub business support signposting service.  The main job purpose is to raise awareness of support that is available to help businesses start up and grow by determining their requirements.  This will involve reaching out to businesses, answering enquiries, provide sign-posting information, fulfilling requests, following up the enquiries and maintaining a database.

    The right candidate will have excellent communications and IT skills, and an understanding of business support services and how they contribute to business growth. You’ll be highly self motivating, and be able to proactively meet the targets for referrals and businesses engaged.

    To find out more, and to apply please see the full job description here and email your CV and a covering letter to: Abby Moreton, Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce membership@businessinbrighton.org.uk
    Closing date is 27th April



    On behalf of the Greater Brighton City Region
  • 12 November 2013 11:45 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)
    Read the latest chamber newsletter, please click image to download

  • 08 November 2013 12:46 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)
    Coast to Capital will launch the Business Growth Grants programme on Monday 11th November
    • Are you a high growth, innovative small or medium business?
    • Or one delivering green or low carbon goods and services?
    • Are you planning to to expand and grow but not finding it easy to find the finance required? 
    • Would a grant of up to 25% of the total project cost make the difference between going ahead and not being able to?
    If so then an innovation and green business grant could be for you.

    Click here to Download full details.
  • 04 November 2013 9:21 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Monday 11th November 2013
    Eric Knowles from the BBC Antiques Roadshow

     

    A talk from the wonderful and hugely entertaining Eric Knowles from the BBC Antiques road show with the chance of having your antique valued followed by a super lunch.

    Menu

    A trio of locally smoked salmon, freshwater crayfish and smoked haddock mousse

    Cream of wild mushroom soup, white truffle oil

    .....

    Tenderloin of Sussex pork stuffed with apricot, sage and pine nuts

    A duo of grilled fillets of salmon and seabass, herb and lemon butter, new potatoes

    Basil tofu and roasted Mediterranean vegetable tart (V)

    Served with a selection of vegetables

    ..................

    Profiteroles filled with baileys cream and warm chocolate sauce

    Warm treacle tart and custard

    A selection of British cheese and biscuits

    ...

    Freshly ground coffee and chocolates

    Includes a glass of wine with lunch

    £43:00 per person

    The talk will commence at midday with lunch at 1:00pm

    Eric will do as many valuations as possible please bring along your antique and you will be given a raffle ticket which if he picks, your item will be valued

    Please pre order when booking along with payment. Guests will be seated at tables of up to 10 guests.

    Any cancellations made up to 5 days before the event will receive a full refund

  • 25 October 2013 12:58 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    South East Business Crime Conference - Working Together to Secure Your Business

    Date: Wednesday 30 October, 2013
    Venue: Amex Stadium, Brighton
    Free

    FREE Security Exhibition and Seminar for businesses in the South East Region

    Against a continued backdrop of economic pressure, business crime remains at the top of the agenda for businesses in the South East. To help businesses understand the latest risks facing them and the security solutions out there that can help combat crime - the BSIA with the support of Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and Thames Valley police forces is organising a business crime conference and exhibition entitled Working Together to Secure Your Business.

    Among the speakers confirmed are Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne who will formally open the event, Lisa Perretta, Brighton and Hove Business Crime Reduction Partnership, Charlie Newman, Littoralis and Roy Smith, New Scotlant Yard and Professor Martin Gill of Perpetuity Research  In addition, a number of security experts will be on hand to provide information and guidance that will help keep your business as safe and secure as possible.

    This free one-day security exhibition and seminar enables delegates the opportunity to view the latest security developments, hear from key speakers covering economic, social and environmental topics, and gives an insight into how you can keep your staff and businesses safe and secure in these challenging times.

    Delegates places are free of charge and to register your interest in attending please complete the online booking form.
  • 25 October 2013 12:35 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)
    WORTHING BUS COMPANY NOMINATED FOR PRESTIGIOUS BUS INDUSTRY AWARD

    Worthing-based bus Company, Compass Travel, are very pleased to have recently been short-listed for a UK Bus Industry award.

    During a short-listing luncheon held at Heathrow Academy on 10 October, it was announced that the Company had made it to the final five in the category “Top Independent Bus Operator of the Year” in the UK Bus Awards.

    Further judging will now take place, with the overall winn_GoBacker announced at an award ceremony at London’s Park Lane Hilton Hotel on Tuesday 19 November.

    Chris Chatfield, Managing Director of Compass Travel said “I am delighted that we have been shortlisted for such an accolade.  It reflects the dedication and teamwork of everyone at the Company.  Compass Travel relies on the goodwill of our customers, and so we always aim to “go the extra mile” to please them.  Providing excellent service is at the heart of everything we do.  We are also fortunate to have good working partnerships with local authorities, suppliers and the schools we serve.”

    UK Bus Awards chairman John Owen said: “Despite the difficult economic times, this year’s entries demonstrated clearly that creativity within the industry is still alive and well. The bar is constantly being raised, meaning that the innovation of a few years ago is now the everyday standard in many places.

    “The bus industry has a come a long way in recent years and is every bit as dynamic as the high profile retail operations regarded as market leaders,” he added. “Our judges have been genuinely impressed with the commitment to higher standards in all areas of the business.

    In shortlisting Compass Travel for an award, the judges noted that, where possible, drivers and vehicles were allocated to specific routes, encouraging staff to develop good, professional relationships with their customers; and that the Company positively encouraged feedback.

  • 25 October 2013 12:32 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    West Sussex Independent Economic Commission

    West Sussex have established an Independent Economic Commission (WSIEC) to review the main drivers and barriers to the future growth in the County. The Commission is very keen to understand the views of business and is currently conducting an online survey of West Sussex firms and holding six business events during October and November.

    All events will begin at 6pm (for refreshments) for a 6:30pm start, and will run on till 8pm.

    The programme for these events will be:

    •    29 October: Transport and other infrastructure: what should the investment priorities be? (Gatwick Diamond, Venue TBC)
    •    4 November: Innovative sources of investment and funding – how do we fund our ambitions? (Chichester College, Chichester)
    •    11 November: a concluding event – agenda TBC. (Venue TBC)

    If you would like to attend any of these events or receive further details, please respond to Margaret Brade by phone or email at: 020 7756 7600 / margaret.brade@sharedintelligence.net.

  • 25 October 2013 12:30 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Fontwell Fabulous Firework Party

    Friday 1 November 2013

    Fireworks and a Halloween Party all rolled into one! There will be entertainment including stilt walkers and fire dancers to greet you on arrival!!

    Fireworks night returns to Fontwell again on Friday 1 November with different activities to suit all the family. Gates open at 6pm with fun fair* rides, themed entertainment, food & drink outlets. There is also a Fancy Dress Competition for Best Boy, Best Girl and Best Family. The overall winner will win a VIP Family Ticket for 4 to a raceday of your choice including a 3 course meal in our Premier Lounge Restaurant (subject to availability) - the winners will be announced at 8pm.

    The fabulous firework display starts at 8.30pm with covered viewing areas to ensure the best viewing, along with other facilities such as our indoor bar and café area.

    There is unlimited FREE car parking on the evening and gates close at 9pm.

    Click here for more information
  • 15 October 2013 12:29 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)
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