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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
15 November 2017 - News
Start-up Challenge Business Competition Offering £10,000 Investment to Young Entrepreneurs
The Start-up Challenge Business Competition has been established to support aspiring entrepreneurs aged 16-30 years old Read more...
15 November 2017 - News
IUK Announces £10 Million Innovation Loans Infrastructure Systems Funding Competition for UK SMEs
The aim of this new Innovate UK (IUK) competition is to offer loans to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) overcome barriers to scaling up innovation in infrastructure systems. Read more...
15 November 2017 - News
Sussex Food and Drink Grand Finalists Celebrate Success
The Grand Finalists in the Sussex Food & Drink Awards 2018 were revealed today following an intensive eight-month judging process, supported by a record 15,000 public votes. Read more...
10 November 2017 - News
Meaning conference confirms speaker line-up: breeding a new army of business activists
Including the man whose job it is 'to constantly imagine the collapse of humanity in order to save it.' Read more...
10 November 2017 - News
Positive body image documentary screening at Hove school
With nine out of ten British girls unhappy with their bodies and a third of adolescent boys wishing they were bigger, body image is one of the main concerns for young people in the UK. Read more...
8 November 2017 - News
Material Practices: Painting and Printmaking at the University of Brighton - Private View
6-8 pm Friday 15 December, Hove Museum, 19 New Church Road, Hove, BN3 4AB Read more...
8 November 2017 - News
Economic Partnership kick starts city strategy consultation
On Tuesday 31st October, over 100 businesses came together to set out their views on the future of the city. Read more...
8 November 2017 - News
GTR respond to positive ASLEF referendum result
GTR now able to progress with the delivery of their planned improvements and provide customers with more certainty Read more...
7 November 2017 - News
350th employer signed up to the Brighton & Hove Campaign
Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign, run for over five years by Brighton Chamber, and funded by Brighton & Hove City Council, it was launched to encourage local businesses to pay employees a decent hourly rate. Read more...
7 November 2017 - News
Rampion announces £4 million community fund
£3.1 million fund for local projects to benefit the Sussex community £800,000 investment in Rampion Visitor Centre to be located in Brighton £100,000 donation to local RNLI stations who help save lives at sea Read more...
6 November 2017 - News
The First Gamification Conference comes to Brighton
GAMIFICATION+ LTD has created a new international conference for the gamification industry Read more...
3 November 2017 - News
Shoreham Port Welcomes New Commercial and Operations Director
Shoreham Port are delighted to welcome Beth Evans-Gay to the team. Read more...
2 November 2017 - News
Burning the Clocks launches Crowdfunder for 2017
Brighton charity, Same Sky, offers rewards for donations to raise the £5,000 needed to secure Burning the Clocks event on 21 December Read more...
2 November 2017 - News
The Gatwick Diamond Business Awards are now open for Entries
www.gatwickdiamondbusinessawards.com Read more...
31 October 2017 - News
Brighton Based Paxton Open New Centre for Technology & Innovation
Paxton, the globally expanding manufacturer of security systems for smart buildings, has opened a new state-of-the-art centre for technology and innovation alongside its current Brighton Head Office, located just off the Lewes Road. Read more...
27 October 2017 - News
Adventures in risk taking for high growth businesses
Are you a risk-taker or are you risk-averse? The nature of high growth business means you'll need to take risks at some point, and some big ones at that. Read more...
27 October 2017 - News
Can your business benefit from offering a 'world of work' experience?
Fair Train are bringing their work experience expertise to Plumpton College on Thursday 2 November. Read more...
27 October 2017 - News
The Small Business Saturday Bus Tour launches across the UK for its fifth year
Small Business Saturday, the nationwide campaign to support, inspire and promote the UK's 5.5 million small businesses, is once again launching its iconic national bus tour to mark 5 years since the campaign was launched. Read more...
24 October 2017 - News
Business Networking & Case Study Visit with the Sustainable Business Partnership
Join the SBN for networking in Chichester and a case study at Wakehurst Read more...
24 October 2017 - News
Could you use an Energy Saving Workshop?
Utilise Plus Energy Saving Workshops are practical, interactive sessions for organisations with premises Read more...
17 October 2017 - News
Peter Blake raffle raises £2,290 for Middle Street School
A raffle to win a box set of limited edition Sir Peter Blake prints has raised £2,290 for Brighton's Middle Street School. Read more...
17 October 2017 - News
AMEX named major sponsor of city's bike share scheme
American Express, the largest private sector employer in Brighton & Hove was today unveiled as a co-sponsor of BTN BikeShare. Read more...
16 October 2017 - News
Ropetackle Business Friends scheme
Shoreham's award-winning Ropetackle Arts Centre is launching a new Business Friends scheme offering local businesses, as well as those further afield, the opportunity to support the centre and its wide range of community activities. Read more...
4 October 2017 - News
VIRGIN STARTUP MEETUP 'HOW TO TELL (SELL) YOUR STORY'
Virgin StartUp is the not-for-profit Virgin company for entrepreneurs who provide government-backed startup loans and one-to-one business advice to entrepreneurs launching or growing a business. Read more...
3 October 2017 - News
BTN BikeShare: a successful first month
Launched on 1 September, BTN BikeShare in association with Life Natural Spring Water, has announced encouraging user figures for its first month of operation, suggesting it is set to be a top-performing bike share scheme for the UK. Read more...
3 October 2017 - News
PLATF9RM open at Hove Town Hall
Collaborative workspace provider PLATF9RM opened its doors at Hove Town Hall Monday 2nd October 2017. Read more...
28 September 2017 - News
Green Light for Preston Barracks and Moulsecoomb Campus Regeneration
Brighton & Hove Planning Committee has granted approval for the £300 million regeneration of Preston Barracks and the University of Brighton's Moulsecoomb campus Read more...
28 September 2017 - News
Local success story Giggling Squid at the Brighton Summit
At this year's Brighton Summit on 13 October Pranee and Andy Laurillard will tell their story from growing one Thai resturant in the Lanes to an international brand. Read more...
25 September 2017 - News
Make Change Count
Local charities are asking people to help rough sleepers by donating to recognised organisations and not giving on the street. Read more...
22 September 2017 - News
Economist Guy Standing is talking at the Brighton Summit
Is the current economic system broken? Read more...
 


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15 November 2017
Start-up Challenge Business Competition Offering £10,000 Investment to Young Entrepreneurs
15 November 2017
IUK Announces £10 Million Innovation Loans Infrastructure Systems Funding Competition for UK SMEs 15 November 2017
Sussex Food and Drink Grand Finalists Celebrate Success 10 November 2017
Meaning conference confirms speaker line-up: breeding a new army of business activists 10 November 2017
Positive body image documentary screening at Hove school 8 November 2017
Material Practices: Painting and Printmaking at the University of Brighton - Private View 8 November 2017
Economic Partnership kick starts city strategy consultation 8 November 2017
GTR respond to positive ASLEF referendum result 7 November 2017
350th employer signed up to the Brighton & Hove Campaign 7 November 2017
Rampion announces £4 million community fund 6 November 2017
The First Gamification Conference comes to Brighton 3 November 2017
Shoreham Port Welcomes New Commercial and Operations Director 2 November 2017
Burning the Clocks launches Crowdfunder for 2017 2 November 2017
The Gatwick Diamond Business Awards are now open for Entries 31 October 2017
Brighton Based Paxton Open New Centre for Technology & Innovation 27 October 2017
Adventures in risk taking for high growth businesses 27 October 2017
Can your business benefit from offering a 'world of work' experience? 27 October 2017
The Small Business Saturday Bus Tour launches across the UK for its fifth year 24 October 2017
Business Networking & Case Study Visit with the Sustainable Business Partnership 24 October 2017
Could you use an Energy Saving Workshop? 17 October 2017
Peter Blake raffle raises £2,290 for Middle Street School 17 October 2017
AMEX named major sponsor of city's bike share scheme 16 October 2017
Ropetackle Business Friends scheme 4 October 2017
VIRGIN STARTUP MEETUP 'HOW TO TELL (SELL) YOUR STORY' 3 October 2017
BTN BikeShare: a successful first month 3 October 2017
PLATF9RM open at Hove Town Hall 28 September 2017
Green Light for Preston Barracks and Moulsecoomb Campus Regeneration 28 September 2017
Local success story Giggling Squid at the Brighton Summit 25 September 2017
Make Change Count 22 September 2017
Economist Guy Standing is talking at the Brighton Summit 20 September 2017
circus street welcomes first apprentice 20 September 2017
Peter Blake live raffle draw in aid of local school 20 September 2017
Rampion reaches major milestone as the final turbine is installed 20 September 2017
TICKETS ON SALE THIS WEEK FOR THE ROYAL PAVILION ICE RINK'S WINTER SEASON 18 September 2017
Virgin StartUp Meetup Brighton 14 September 2017
The future of the workplace 12 September 2017
NSAFS Certificate in Leadership and Management 7 September 2017
Greater Brighton chiefs welcome the British Science Festival to town 4 September 2017
The case for 'Putting it Right' Sessions. 31 August 2017
Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers - Understanding Airport Based Business Procurement