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Welcome
This is the official web site of the Business Forum and the Economic Partnership in Brighton & Hove

The Business Forum is the city centre initiative for Brighton. It is supported by a variety of revenue raising projects.

Projects include the multi-award winning Brighton & Hove Business Crime Reduction Partnership [BCRP] with over 450 members operating in both the day-time and night-time economy, it is the largest in the UK by membership.

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 and provides a base for the BID Manager. The renewed Brighton BID will generate about £1.8m 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.

The site also lists contact details of the partners [other Brighton & Hove business associations] that we work with and has a number of links to other useful sites.

Latest news
23 April 2016 - News
Queen's Award
Brighton-based Stelfox has been awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise for outstanding contribution to international trade. Read more...
22 April 2016 - News
Preston Barracks and Moulsecoomb Campus regeneration plans revealed
Draft plans have been published which are expected to attract over half a billion pounds into city economy. Read more...
21 April 2016 - News
City College redevelopment
City College Brighton & Hove has unveiled new plans for its Pelham Street campus which would refurbish the existing Pelham Tower and add new build in the car park. Read more...
18 April 2016 - News
Shoreham Port's Chief Executive elected as the new Chairman of the British Ports Association
Rodney Lunn takes the helm at BPA. Read more...
18 April 2016 - News
City Council begin consultation on Gambling Policy
Brighton & Hove City Council is currently consulting on their Gambling Policy. Read more...
15 April 2016 - News
Spat over plans for 2,200 homes a few miles from Brighton.
The 40 hectare, derelict Shoreham Cement Works site is being earmarked for a development plan to create a new village called Erringham. Read more...
12 April 2016 - News
Brighton Chamber to deliver the fifth instalment of Ride the Wave
A new programme of business support has been announced for 2016 Read more...
8 April 2016 - News
Brighton Pier sold for £18m
Eclectic Bar Group, which also operates Coalition and Lola Lo in the city centre, has agreed a conditional agreement to buy the pier. Read more...
1 April 2016 - News
It's a YES! Businesses Vote to Invest Millions in Brighton
Brighton city centre to benefit from £1.8m of investment over the next 5 years as businesses vote to renew the Business Improvement District [BID]. Read more...
1 April 2016 - News
Council finances in a hole as French scupper plans to sell Kings House HQ
The well advanced plans to sell Kings House and relocate all council staff to Hove Town Hall have been thrown into disarray by a little known clause in the deeds for the council's headquarters building. Read more...
31 March 2016 - News
Brighton & Hove City Council is seeking your view on rough sleepers
The council is keen to hear from businesses to feed in to a new rough sleeping strategy which is currently being prepared for the city. Read more...
30 March 2016 - News
Apprenticeships In Sussex Website Gets A Makeover
Finding the right apprenticeship in Sussex gets a helping hand with a revamped wesbite from the Sussex Council of Training Providers. Read more...
25 March 2016 - News
Hove Library to relocate to Hove Museum
A proposal to close the grade II listed Hove Library in Church Rd was approved by the city council yesterday despite opposition from a local action group. Read more...
24 March 2016 - News
Hotel conversion into residential
Plans have been submitted to Brighton & Hove City Council to convert the Preston Park Hotel on the outskirts of the city into 25 flats. Read more...
24 March 2016 - News
City College and Northbrook explore potential to merge
Two of the largest colleges in Sussex have announced a consultation on a possible merger to establish a new institution to serve the needs of the Greater Brighton City Region Read more...
23 March 2016 - News
South East house prices set to outperform London in four years
House price growth in the south east of England is set to surpass London over the next four years, with the average house to cost £373,773 by 2020, according to research published by BNP Paribas Real Estate. Read more...
23 March 2016 - News
Top university
The University of Sussex has been ranked in the world's top 100 universities for eight subjects in a new international ranking. Read more...
22 March 2016 - News
New England House redevelopment plans stalled
A £25m plan to create a new media centre in New England Street that has been nearly a decade in the making has stalled due to legal wrangling over the adjoining industrial estate. Read more...
18 March 2016 - News
City businesses sign up to 1000 apprenticeships in 1000 days plan
This morning business leaders, training providers and the public sector all came together at Brighton Dome to pledge their support for creating 1000 apprenticeships in 1000 days. Read more...
16 March 2016 - News
Games Fund Grant Application Deadline Looms
Grants for up to £25,000 for games developers is coming to an end in April 2016. Read more...
12 March 2016 - News
Burgess Hill town centre to get £65m revamp
Burgess Hill, just 10 miles from Brighton, has agreed plans for a new shopping centre, 63-bed hotel, multi-screen cinema,142 homes, new restaurants, a new library and a gym. Read more...
10 March 2016 - News
Sackville Tower application withdrawn [but it will return]
Plans for a 17-storey tower on the site of the old Sackville Hotel on the A259 close to Hove lagoon have been withdrawn by the Hyde Group. Read more...
9 March 2016 - News
Campaigners in Brighton & Hove take action for Fair Trade Fortnight 2016
Fair Trade Brighton and Hove are inviting local residents to get involved in Fairtrade Fortnight 2016, to highlight the severe lack of food security faced by farmers around the world. Read more...
8 March 2016 - News
Sussex Uni presents new plans for student housing
The university has unveiled new plans for a student village on its Falmer campus which will triple the amount of student housing and accommodate an additional 2,100 students. Read more...
7 March 2016 - News
Local Jobs Board Shortlisted as the best in the UK
LoveLocalJobs.com, based in Brighton has been shortlisted in a leading national award for the second consecutive year, 'Best job/careers board' 2016 Recruiter Awards for Excellence. Read more...
4 March 2016 - News
Zip Wire could replace Brighton Wheel.
Paramount Entertainment, the firm which operates the Brighton Wheel, has applied to replace it with two 300m zip wires attached to a 20m tower. Read more...
4 March 2016 - News
Grow your business with tailor made apprenticeships
Find out more at the Employer Skills Task Force when it launches on the 18th March at Brighton Dome. Read more...
4 March 2016 - News
Council's Assistant CEO to go on six month secondment to Croydon.
Brighton & Hove's assistant chief executive Paula Murray will continue to lead on major projects including developing a business case for moving the Royal Pavilion and Museums into trust status while simultaneously playing a key role in turning Croydon into "a cultural hub for London and the South East". Read more...
4 March 2016 - News
Economic Partnership Elects New Vice Chair
Ed Allison-Wright, from Haydon Consulting, was unanimously elected to the new position of Vice Chair at the recent BHEP meeting at Brighton Dome on March 1st. Read more...
24 February 2016 - News
Brighton beats London to be ranked as 4th most entrepreneurial city in UK
With 8% of the city population setting up their own business in 2015, the latest report from The Instant Group has ranked Brighton & Hove amongst the top 5 cities in the country for start-ups. Read more...
 


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Headlines

23 April 2016
Queen's Award
22 April 2016
Preston Barracks and Moulsecoomb Campus regeneration plans revealed 21 April 2016
City College redevelopment 18 April 2016
Shoreham Port's Chief Executive elected as the new Chairman of the British Ports Association 18 April 2016
City Council begin consultation on Gambling Policy 15 April 2016
Spat over plans for 2,200 homes a few miles from Brighton. 12 April 2016
Brighton Chamber to deliver the fifth instalment of Ride the Wave 8 April 2016
Brighton Pier sold for £18m 1 April 2016
It's a YES! Businesses Vote to Invest Millions in Brighton 1 April 2016
Council finances in a hole as French scupper plans to sell Kings House HQ 31 March 2016
Brighton & Hove City Council is seeking your view on rough sleepers 30 March 2016
Apprenticeships In Sussex Website Gets A Makeover 25 March 2016
Hove Library to relocate to Hove Museum 24 March 2016
Hotel conversion into residential 24 March 2016
City College and Northbrook explore potential to merge 23 March 2016
South East house prices set to outperform London in four years 23 March 2016
Top university 22 March 2016
New England House redevelopment plans stalled 18 March 2016
City businesses sign up to 1000 apprenticeships in 1000 days plan 16 March 2016
Games Fund Grant Application Deadline Looms 12 March 2016
Burgess Hill town centre to get £65m revamp 10 March 2016
Sackville Tower application withdrawn [but it will return] 9 March 2016
Campaigners in Brighton & Hove take action for Fair Trade Fortnight 2016 8 March 2016
Sussex Uni presents new plans for student housing 7 March 2016
Local Jobs Board Shortlisted as the best in the UK 4 March 2016
Zip Wire could replace Brighton Wheel. 4 March 2016
Grow your business with tailor made apprenticeships 4 March 2016
Council's Assistant CEO to go on six month secondment to Croydon. 4 March 2016
Economic Partnership Elects New Vice Chair 24 February 2016
Brighton beats London to be ranked as 4th most entrepreneurial city in UK 20 February 2016
Fury as £16m Amex Stadium hotel plans are rejected 18 February 2016
The 2016-2021 BID Renewal Business Plan published 16 February 2016
British Airways i360 receives Guinness World Record for most slender tower 13 February 2016
Council breathes a sigh of relief as City Plan passed 11 February 2016
One in four small businesses don't know their auto-enrolment pension start date 11 February 2016
House Price Update 2015 Q4 29 January 2016
City Council consults businesses on 2016/17 Budget 29 January 2016
Help your new business grow faster and smarter 26 January 2016
Independent directors wanted for Brighton Open Market CIC 26 January 2016
Brighton 2nd in Lambert Smith Hampton's "UK Vitality Index"