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  • £3.66 million LEP funding boost for former Novartis site
    17th March 2017

    Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has awarded £3.66 million to West Sussex County Council towards the purchase of the former Novartis site in Horsham.

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  • West Sussex County Council acquire the former Novartis site
    9th December 2016

    A pioneering project from West Sussex County Council to develop a disused site has taken a significant step forward.

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  • Coast to Capital Grant Funding Now Open!
    11th June 2015

    Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership in partnership with West Sussex County Council have now launched its Business Grants programme and is looking for small and medium sized businesses that are looking to expand and create new jobs

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  • New Rolls-Royce centre on track for launch
    29th April 2015

    Rolls-Royce Motor Cars' new technology and logistics centre in West Sussex is on track for a successful launch in early 2016, the luxury car maker has confirmed.

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  • Coast to Capital LEP’s Business Growth Grants lead to hundreds of new jobs
    19th January 2015

    More than 300 new jobs will be created from the grants awarded by the Coast to Capital Business Growth Grant scheme throughout 2014.

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  • Business advice on offer at Littlehampton Library
    19th January 2015

    Staff from West Sussex Libraries’ Business Information Service will be at Littlehampton Library on Tuesday 3 February 2015 to demonstrate the services they are able to offer.

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  • Investment opportunity brought back to market
    16th January 2015

    The opportunity to develop a café on Shoreham Beach Green is being advertised by Adur District Council.

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  • Calling all small business owners!
    16th January 2015

    Horsham Microbiz is A MUST ATTEND event for any small business and anyone about to start a business, with everything you need in one place on one day

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  • Council to spur on business owners with cash and advice
    8th January 2015

    BUSINESS owners can look forward to loans and strategy assistance thanks to Chichester District Council’s (CDC) new plans to boost the economy.

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  • Exciting Opportunity for Strategic Planning Adviser
    6th January 2015

    The Coastal West Sussex & Greater Brighton Strategic Planning Board[i] is looking for a Strategic Planning Adviser to lead and drive forward its work programme. The individual will be responsible for the refresh of its Local Strategic Statement that received the Royal Town Planning Excellence Award 2014 for Innovative Planning Practice in Plan Making in 2014

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  • £350m investment in A27 announced
    2nd December 2014

    The government will invest around £350 million into transforming the A27 as part of a plan to improve the capacity and condition of roads in the south east.

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  • Work gets underway on new business starter units
    28th November 2014

    Small business starter units that support the growth of new and embryonic enterprises will soon be available for local entrepreneurs to rent.

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  • Crawley businesses to get faster broadband speeds
    28th November 2014

    Hundreds of businesses at Crawley’s Manor Royal can now enjoy faster broadband speeds thanks to a collaboration between the West Sussex Better Connected project, BT and Manor Royal Business Improvement District (BID).

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  • Have your say on the transformation of Queens Square
    20th November 2014

    Crawley Borough Council and West Sussex County Council are investing £3m into revitalising the area with work expected to start late next year. By listening to you we can make sure we do the right thing for business and support future economic growth in the area.

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  • Manor Royal businesses welcome faster fibre broadband
    14th November 2014

    Hundreds of businesses at Manor Royal in Crawley can now enjoy faster broadband speeds thanks to a collaboration between the West Sussex Better Connected project, BT and Manor Royal Business Improvement District (BID).

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  • SME Procurement Event
    7th November 2014

    Want to do more business with the Council?

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  • Funding to boost Littlehampton riverside walkway
    3rd November 2014

    Arun District Council has secured more than half-a-million pounds from the Coastal Communities Fund to further enhance Littlehampton’s riverside area

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  • Energy Efficiency Grants for West Sussex Small Businesses
    19th September 2014

    Grants of up to £2,000 are available to help West Sussex businesses* with up to 49 employees invest in energy saving projects that will achieve a quantifiable reduction in energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. Qualifying projects could include upgrading lighting, fitting insulation or installing thermostatic radiator valves.

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  • Rolls Royce is welcomed into Bognor Regis
    16th September 2014

    Rolls-Royce will become the first company to occupy Oldlands Farm, one of 4 sites collectively known as Enterprise Bognor Regis, as plans for a £70 million development were approved by Arun District Council.

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  • Interested in doing business with other local firms?
    4th September 2014

    ‘Buy Manor Royal’ Business Breakfast, 0800-1030, 25 September 2014, Premier Inn Gatwick Manor Royal

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  • Last chance to apply for ‘Be the Business’ grants
    2nd September 2014

    “Apply now and let us help you unlock the potential in your business”. That’s the message from the Leader of West Sussex County Council Louise Goldsmith as the deadline for the latest round of ‘Be the Business’ funding approaches.

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  • Deputy PM leads South East firms in first ever trade delegation to India
    29th August 2014

    This week the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, set off on a three-day visit to India with a 40-strong trade delegation, including four companies from the South East, to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the new Indian government’s focus on economic growth. He will be joined by Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. It is the first high-level trade mission to India since Prime Minister Narendra Modi was elected in May.

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  • Local businesses see the benefit of County Council grant fund
    18th August 2014

    West Sussex County Council Leader Louise Goldsmith has paid a visit to recent recipients of ‘Be the Business’ grants, following the announcement that the fund is once again open for applications.

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  • Still time to apply for theBe the Business Start-up and Grow grants 2014-15
    18th August 2014

    A pot of £600,000 is available to help businesses to start-up and to grow in West Sussex. Applicants will be required to provide at least 50% of the total project costs as match-funding. The business proposal must be linked to the creation or safeguarding of jobs in West Sussex.

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  • Small businesses are crucial to a thriving economy
    15th August 2014

    THE ADUR and Worthing Business Partnership believes small businesses play a vital part in the economy.

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  • Are you a business located in Mid Sussex?
    6th August 2014

    If you are a business in Mid-Sussex you may be interested in taking a stand at the Mid Sussex's Open 4 Business Event

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  • West Sussex welcomes £202m ‘Growth Deal’ for area
    7th July 2014

    West Sussex County Council has welcomed the £202m ‘Growth Deal’ announced today between the Government and the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership.

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  • Better Connected West Sussex broadband project makes high-speed broadband available to 5,000 homes and businesses
    2nd July 2014

    Five thousand more West Sussex homes and businesses can now get access to better, faster broadband thanks to West Sussex County Council, BT and the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK initiative.

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  • Social Enterprise Fund 2014-2015 Launches
    1st July 2014

    Applications for grants from West Sussex County Council’s Social Enterprise Fund have opened for this year.

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  • July Business Knowledge Network Event: Intergenerational Values
    1st July 2014

    Who are you targeting with you marketing? Who are your ‘ideal customers’ and what do you know about them?

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  • Summer under way with a Big Bang
    24th June 2014

    The biggest, most exciting event of the summer for young people from across the South East takes place at the South of England Showground on Tuesday, 1st July.

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  • Regional Growth Fund Round 6 opens
    24th June 2014

    Round 6 of the RGF opened on 19 June 2014. At least £200 million of RGF support is being made available for this round and bidders have until midday on 30 September 2014 to submit their applications to the Fund.Those bids that are selected for support will have until March 2017 to drawn down the RGF funding.

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  • Public consultation on draft Fire and Rescue Service proposals 2015-16
    13th June 2014

    West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service is seeking your views on a series of draft proposals which will change the way we currently work. The aim is to provide an even better service to the communities we serve, but to do so while working within a reduced budget.

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  • LEADER funding for Economic Development
    5th June 2014

    You are invited to attend a workshop to find out how future LEADER funding could support local businesses and communities and to help us identify priorities for supporting the rural economy from 2015 to 2020.

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  • Business Growth Grant Croydon Clinic
    5th June 2014

    Coast to Capital is holding a clinic session in Croydon to inform businesses about its Business Growth Grants and offer assistance to firms with their applications.

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  • Gatwick Airport Capital Construction begin hunt for suppliers
    3rd June 2014

    Gatwick Airport Capital Construction have announced their purchasing requirements for the next 18 months, and will begin their hunt for suitable suppliers at the Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers 2014 event on 10th July.

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  • Chichester DC announce £4 million investment into Enterprise Gateway
    27th May 2014

    Chichester District Council has announced that £4 million will be invested into a new Enterprise Gateway, providing 90 offices, studios and workshops in a new purpose built development for local businesses

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  • Launch event invitation: Green Growth Platform - 18 June, 3-6pm, Aurora Hotel in Crawley
    27th May 2014

    The University of Brighton will be launching the Green Growth Platform, an exciting new £3m, 5 year business growth project on 18 June, 3-6pm, at the Aurora Hotel in Crawley.

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  • Launch event invitation: Green Growth Platform - 18 June, 3-6pm, Aurora Hotel in Crawley
    27th May 2014

    The University of Brighton will be launching the Green Growth Platform, an exciting new £3m, 5 year business growth project on 18 June, 3-6pm, at the Aurora Hotel in Crawley.

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  • Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers 2014 event - last chance to book
    13th May 2014

    Last chance to book for just £99 to attend the Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers 2014 event - early bird booking closes this Friday (16 May).

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  • Council nominated for prestigious 2014 RTPI Award for Planning Excellence
    12th May 2014

    The 2014 RTPI Awards have shortlisted Arun District Council for delivering a new strategic planning and investment framework for Coastal West Sussex and Great Brighton submitted by Coastal West Sussex and Greater Brighton Strategic Planning Board.

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  • SkillShare West Sussex
    12th May 2014

    We are pleased to launch a new feature to the SkillShare West Sussex website, you can now make OFFERS!

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  • West Sussex Joint Strategic Needs Assessment Call For Evidence – Health and Wellbeing Needs
    12th May 2014

    The West Sussex Public Health Research Unit is currently reviewing the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA); this is a review of the health and wellbeing needs of the local population. This is being undertaken on behalf of the Health and Wellbeing Board. The aim is to provide a high level summary of “big picture” issues.

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  • Call to Social Enterprises in West Sussex
    9th May 2014

    At West Sussex County Council, we know the social enterprise sector is important for the economy and for the communities across the county.

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  • Coast to Capital LEP Appoints New Chairman
    7th May 2014

    Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership is delighted to announce that local businessman, Tim Wates, has been appointed Chairman of its Board. Mr Wates, who has served as Vice-Chairman since 2011, succeeds John Peel OBE as of 22 May 2014.

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  • University continues to grow
    7th May 2014

    An increasing demand for flexible Higher Education (HE) qualifications has resulted in the University Centre at Central Sussex College expanding its offering of part-time HE options delivered at its Crawley campus.

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  • Gatwick Airport boosted by business passengers
    22nd April 2014

    London Gatwick saw 2.7 million passengers use the airport in March 2014 - an increase of 5.1%, or 131,500 passengers, over the prior year. This marks the final month in a year of record growth for Gatwick.

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  • Council marks a new high point in depot development
    16th April 2014

    Mid Sussex District Council is celebrating the progress on the new Bridge Road refuse and recycling depot as the main structure gets its roof.

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  • Harwoods to develop flagship site in Crawley
    7th April 2014

    Motor dealership group Harwoods is to develop a new flagship site in Crawley after securing funding from RBS.

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  • Coast to Capital Strategic Economic Plan Launched
    4th April 2014

    Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership has delivered its Strategic Economic Plan to Government, outlining ambitious plans for economic growth throughout West Sussex, Croydon, Brighton and Hove, Lewes, East Surrey and the Gatwick Diamond.

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  • Chichester DC Cabinet recommends that £4 million is invested into Enterprise Gateway to boost the local economy
    3rd April 2014

    Chichester District Council's Cabinet is recommending that £4 million is invested into a new Enterprise Gateway, providing 90 offices, studios and workshops in a new purpose built development for local businesses

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  • Phenomenal’ and ‘professional’ service key to success of Pressleys
    3rd April 2014

    Providing a ‘phenomenal’ and ‘professional’ service to its customers has seen long-serving family business Pressleys become one of Worthing’s great success stories in the past century.

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  • Top-10 performance for Crawley
    24th March 2014

    Crawley has been rated one of the top 10 communities in the country for economic growth.

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  • City Deal; The beginning of a great city region
    18th March 2014

    A City Deal for the Greater Brighton City Region has been agreed with government. It marks the start of a wider long term commitment to investment in the Greater Brighton City Region.

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  • Funding windfall to further transform public realm
    7th March 2014

    A substantial grant of £1.65 million will see Bognor Regis’ public realm completely revitalised, thanks to a successful bid by Arun District Council.

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  • Sayers Common firm continues to expand and create jobs
    6th March 2014

    A successful West Sussex business will be able to continue to grow and expand after Mid Sussex District Council granted it planning permission for a new extension

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  • Countryside sign CBC’s Crawley commitment
    26th February 2014

    Developers of a Bewbush housing site have today made their commitment to Crawley promise.

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  • More companies to benefit from Business Growth Grants scheme
    25th February 2014

    Businesses are set to benefit from grants of up to £100,000 thanks to additional funding secured for the area by the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the Greater Brighton City Region.

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  • West Sussex businesses boosted by more than £500,000 in grants
    13th February 2014

    Businesses across West Sussex have been boosted to the tune of more than half a million pounds thanks to a support programme from the County Council.

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  • Free Low Carbon Technology Showcase & Networking Event - 4th March 2014
    13th February 2014

    This free event is your opportunity to learn about innovative low carbon technologies being developed by local businesses.

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  • Gatwick Airport named best UK Airport
    13th February 2014

    Gatwick Airport was named best UK airport at the Business Travel Awards 20th January in London.

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  • West Sussex based Rolls Royce creates 100 jobs
    17th January 2014

    Luxury car manufacturer Rolls Royce has announced the intention to create over 100 jobs, as sales have soared over the last 3 years - many based at the company's Chichester plant.

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  • Ricardo agrees "landmark" McLaren deal
    2nd January 2014

    West Sussex engineering company Ricardo has won a £40m-a-year deal to supply engines for the next generation of McLaren Automotive's supercars.

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  • Gatwick Diamond Initiative fosters trade links with Vietnam
    17th December 2013

    This week, the Gatwick Diamond Initiative hosted a high level trade delegation from the Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade to share its experience of growing the Gatwick Diamond into a world-class place to live, work and do business.

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  • GSK announce £200m investment in UK science & advanced manufacturing
    12th December 2013

    GSK today announced a series of investments totalling approximately £200 million that will support the delivery of the company’s pipeline of new medicines and create a centre for pharmaceutical manufacturing innovation in the UK

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  • Norwegian and Gatwick Airport announce landmark commercial partnership
    11th December 2013

    Norwegian and Gatwick are delighted to announce a long term commercial partnership that will see the airline grow its business at the airport.

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  • Launch of Invest West Sussex
    9th December 2013

    A new website that showcases West Sussex to businesses looking to start, locate or grow here has been launched.

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  • Gatwick Airport celebrates 4th birthday
    3rd December 2013

    Today, London Gatwick celebrates four years as a stand-alone airport, competing head-on with Heathrow, Stansted and other major European airports for airlines and passengers.

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  • Univ. Brighton is offering £2000 vouchers to help SMEs
    2nd December 2013

    The University of Brighton is offering Innovation Vouchers worth up to £2000 to help SMEs.

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  • Coast to Capital ITT for support for due dilligence
    28th November 2013

    Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership wishes to invite tenders from suitably expert and experienced organisations or individuals to provide external due diligence on applications received for the Coast to Capital Business Growth Grants of between £50,000 and £100,000.

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  • £2500 for businesses taking on a Higher Apprentice
    28th November 2013

    Are you a West Sussex business that wants to up-skill your workforce, improve productivity and get a great return on your investment?

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  • Ricardo has 17% growth in order intake
    22nd November 2013

    Ricardo engineering and manufacturing company based in Shoreham By Sea has reported a 17% growth in order intake after acquiring Ricardo-AEA.

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  • Independent Commission Could Help Boost the Local Economy
    11th October 2013

    Businesses in West Sussex are being encouraged to take part in the West Sussex Independent Economic Commission which runs until 8th November 2013.

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  • Launch of Be the Business Programme
    20th September 2013

    As part of our commitment to support businesses, West Sussex County Council has launched the Be the Business (BtheB) Programme.

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"It’s a great place to live, there is a good community spirit, there is a lot of wide ranging business support and a good range of skills available to us. We’ve got this great environment that’s a sensible distance to London.”

Andrew Swaine - Group Risk Manager - Ricardo

£3.66 million LEP funding boost for former Novartis site

Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has awarded £3.66 million to West Sussex County Council towards the purchase of the former Novartis site in Horsham.

Read full story

West Sussex County Council acquire the former Novartis site

A pioneering project from West Sussex County Council to develop a disused site has taken a significant step forward.

Read full story

Coast to Capital Grant Funding Now Open!

Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership in partnership with West Sussex County Council have now launched its Business Grants programme and is looking for small and medium sized businesses that are looking to expand and create new jobs

Read full story

New Rolls-Royce centre on track for launch

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars' new technology and logistics centre in West Sussex is on track for a successful launch in early 2016, the luxury car maker has confirmed.

Read full story

Coast to Capital LEP’s Business Growth Grants lead to hundreds of new jobs

More than 300 new jobs will be created from the grants awarded by the Coast to Capital Business Growth Grant scheme throughout 2014.

Read full story

Business advice on offer at Littlehampton Library

Staff from West Sussex Libraries’ Business Information Service will be at Littlehampton Library on Tuesday 3 February 2015 to demonstrate the services they are able to offer.

Read full story

Investment opportunity brought back to market

The opportunity to develop a café on Shoreham Beach Green is being advertised by Adur District Council.

Read full story

Calling all small business owners!

Horsham Microbiz is A MUST ATTEND event for any small business and anyone about to start a business, with everything you need in one place on one day

Read full story

Council to spur on business owners with cash and advice

BUSINESS owners can look forward to loans and strategy assistance thanks to Chichester District Council’s (CDC) new plans to boost the economy.

Read full story

Exciting Opportunity for Strategic Planning Adviser

The Coastal West Sussex & Greater Brighton Strategic Planning Board[i] is looking for a Strategic Planning Adviser to lead and drive forward its work programme. The individual will be responsible for the refresh of its Local Strategic Statement that received the Royal Town Planning Excellence Award 2014 for Innovative Planning Practice in Plan Making in 2014

Read full story



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