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The Business Forum strives to make the city a better place to live, work and visit. It is entirely self sufficient in terms of revenue and does not receive any grant funding from any source.

Projects include the multi-award winning Brighton & Hove Business Crime Reduction Partnership [BCRP] with over 460 members operating in both the day-time and night-time economy; it is the largest in the UK by membership. The Business Forum also outsources its administrative services to other BCRPs around the country.

The Business Forum also established Brighton's first Business Improvement District [BID] and successfully led it to renewal in April 2011. It continues to administer the BID, which was renewed for a second time in 2016, and provides a base for the BID staff. The renewed Brighton BID will generate about £1.82m over five years to provide additional services to businesses in the BID area.

The Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership [BHEP] works with other stakeholders to devise the economic strategy for the city. It works with other partners to input into the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership [LEP] for the sub region.

Details of key project areas for the BHBF and BHEP are shown on the left hand side of this homepage and latest news is shown on the right hand side. All documents and stories are archived in the Knowledge Base which can be searched by subject or keyword.


Latest news
24 February 2017 - News
International House office block sells for over than £11m.
The Charities Property Fund has bought the freehold of International House next to the station in Queen's Road. Read more...
9 February 2017 - News
Free Skills Support for the Workforce
The Skills Support for the Workforce programme is providing free support to staff through the delivery of work-related skills training. Read more...
8 February 2017 - News
Hove Business Association Networking Lunch Clinic - Cyber Crime and Security
Date: Wednesday 1st March 2017 Start Time: 12:00 Location: SKYFALL Read more...
7 February 2017 - News
Victoria's Secret to open in Churchill Square and Zara moves into Bhs unit
Underwear giant Victoria's Secret is continuing its expansion across the UK with a 9,000 square foot store and Zara will be taking over the 37,000 sq foot Bhs unit. Read more...
6 February 2017 - News
Networking event to inspire Sussex contact centre leaders
Current and aspiring contact centre team leaders across Sussex are being invited to a free event to share best practise and connect with likeminded professionals Read more...
3 February 2017 - News
Centre for cities 2017 report highlights city's strengths and weakneses
The annual Centre for cities report, published on 31.1.17 shows city growth in population and inequality Read more...
3 February 2017 - News
£48.73million investment comes to the Greater Brighton City Region
In a significant demonstration of the Chancellor's commitment to the Greater Brighton City Region, £48.73million of Local Growth Fund Round 3 is to be invested in the City Region over the coming year, driving key projects forward. Read more...
2 February 2017 - News
Job Opportunity with the Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce
The Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new Membership Manager Read more...
31 January 2017 - News
New jobs and investment in Withdean with the New Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery
Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery are delivering an exciting new look and dining experience for all who visit its second Brighton restaurant; the Sportsman. Read more...
26 January 2017 - News
Brighton gets an Ikea [almost]
Ikea, the Swedish furniture retailer, has announced a £170m development on land owned by Brighton and Hove Albion in Adur. Read more...
24 January 2017 - News
Brighton & Hove Cycle Challenge 2017
The Brighton & Hove Cycle Challenge encouraging workers to ride to work will run from now until the end of March Read more...
24 January 2017 - News
DIT launch new Online Export Accelerator programme
Inaugural event to be held Thursday 26th Jan Read more...
24 January 2017 - News
Hangleton Bottom waste disposal site
Brighton and Hove Energy Services Co-operative (BHESCo) wants to open a £12m food waste energy generating plant at Hangleton Bottom close to the A27 Hangleton Interchange Read more...
20 January 2017 - News
Brighton Chamber International Ecommerce Event
If you are selling goods online and want to increase international sales then read on Read more...
19 January 2017 - News
Rob Smythe appointed Sales Director at Ideal
Fast growing Brighton tech firm Ideal has announced Rob Smythe as a new Sales Director Read more...
18 January 2017 - News
Hove Business Association Networking Event 1.2.17
Business networking drinks reception at Hove museum Read more...
14 January 2017 - News
Court Farm housing development approved.
An £18m housing project at the top of King George VI Avenue [known locally as Snakey Hill] has been granted planning consent by Brighton & Hove City Council's planning committee. Read more...
13 January 2017 - News
RadioReverb Launches Its Own Politics Show
A new radio show is about to be launched, which is destined to become essential listening for any-one interested in what is happening on the political front in Brighton and Hove Read more...
11 January 2017 - News
UK's leading finance expert comes to Shoreham
Paul Johnson - the "go to man" for all issues related to the nation's finances and director of the hugely respected and internationally renowned Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), makes a return to the Ropetackle in his home town on Friday 10th February. Read more...
4 January 2017 - News
Will King Alfred grow taller?
The £200m King Alfred redevelopment could include 80 more flats to compensate for rising costs making the scheme taller than originally envisaged. Read more...
20 December 2016 - News
Contact centre employees donate toys to sick children
Domestic & General employees have donated and wrapped over 100 brand new toys to local children's charity Rockinghorse Read more...
15 December 2016 - News
Brighton City Centre vacancy rate continues to fall
The latest Brighton city centre survey of vacant shop units has shown a fall, with the city easily outstripping the national average Read more...
8 December 2016 - News
Anston House could be demolished at last
Planning officers at the city council have recommended that the eye-sore Anston House in Preston Road should be demolished to allow for complete redevelopment of the site. Read more...
2 December 2016 - News
New C2C Growth Deal funding launched
Coast to Capital have now launched a six monthly call for growth projects that will be funded from unallocated Growth Deal 1 and 2 funds Read more...
23 November 2016 - News
New Chief Executive of Sussex Cricket named
Sussex Cricket has today announced the appointment of Rob Andrew, former RFU Professional Rugby Director, as their new Chief Executive. Read more...
23 November 2016 - News
Autumn Statement 2016
The UK Government has outlined its first fiscal policy statement since the Brexit vote. What was included? Read more...
21 November 2016 - News
PwC calls for a rethink on quarterly tax returns
The global accountancy company has called on the government to scrap the requirement for small companies to submit tax returns every quarter due to be introduced in 2018. Read more...
21 November 2016 - News
Government grants itself 15% leeway on incorrect business rates bills
The government has announced that it won't accept appeals against incorrect new business rates valuations unless they are inaccurate by at least 15%. Read more...
20 November 2016 - News
City College maintains its Ofsted 'Good' status.
The College was visited by Ofsted earlier in the month and the report, published on 15 November, praises the high standard of teaching and the progression that students make into higher education and employment. Read more...
18 November 2016 - News
Northbrook/City College merger news
In preparation for the potential merger between Northbrook College and City College, the Boards of both organisations have appointed a CEO Designate to lead the new institution. Read more...
 


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Headlines

24 February 2017
International House office block sells for over than £11m.
9 February 2017
Free Skills Support for the Workforce 8 February 2017
Hove Business Association Networking Lunch Clinic - Cyber Crime and Security 7 February 2017
Victoria's Secret to open in Churchill Square and Zara moves into Bhs unit 6 February 2017
Networking event to inspire Sussex contact centre leaders 3 February 2017
Centre for cities 2017 report highlights city's strengths and weakneses 3 February 2017
£48.73million investment comes to the Greater Brighton City Region 2 February 2017
Job Opportunity with the Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce 31 January 2017
New jobs and investment in Withdean with the New Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery 26 January 2017
Brighton gets an Ikea [almost] 24 January 2017
Brighton & Hove Cycle Challenge 2017 24 January 2017
DIT launch new Online Export Accelerator programme 24 January 2017
Hangleton Bottom waste disposal site 20 January 2017
Brighton Chamber International Ecommerce Event 19 January 2017
Rob Smythe appointed Sales Director at Ideal 18 January 2017
Hove Business Association Networking Event 1.2.17 14 January 2017
Court Farm housing development approved. 13 January 2017
RadioReverb Launches Its Own Politics Show 11 January 2017
UK's leading finance expert comes to Shoreham 4 January 2017
Will King Alfred grow taller? 20 December 2016
Contact centre employees donate toys to sick children 15 December 2016
Brighton City Centre vacancy rate continues to fall 8 December 2016
Anston House could be demolished at last 2 December 2016
New C2C Growth Deal funding launched 23 November 2016
New Chief Executive of Sussex Cricket named 23 November 2016
Autumn Statement 2016 21 November 2016
PwC calls for a rethink on quarterly tax returns 21 November 2016
Government grants itself 15% leeway on incorrect business rates bills 20 November 2016
City College maintains its Ofsted 'Good' status. 18 November 2016
Northbrook/City College merger news 18 November 2016
Sky Lantern gets planning permission 16 November 2016
£100 million joint housing venture under scrutiny 16 November 2016
House Price Update 2016 Q2 11 November 2016
Foundation installation completed on schedule at Rampion 9 November 2016
Consulting employers and employees about their childcare needs 9 November 2016
Are you paying the Living Wage? 7 November 2016
Is Heathrow airport the luckiest business in the south east? 3 November 2016
After 15 years of wrangling, 31 homes have been delivered on a site once earmarked for 100 1 November 2016
New strategy for Brighton University 28 October 2016
An industry in crisis [again] but maybe L&G has the solution