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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
28 July 2015 - News
Councils to be scored on NEET figures
Just as our city council has pledged to eradicate youth unemployment, the government has announced that local councils in England are to be scored annually on how well they tackle the dropout rate among teenagers from schools and colleges. Read more...
26 July 2015 - News
New entrance to Lanes given the green light by Secretary of State.
Work on a new entrance to Brighton's historic Lanes can now begin after the scheme was given the green light by the Secretary of State. Read more...
24 July 2015 - News
Way cleared for demolition of Timpson's shop in North Street.
The Secretary of State has decided not to call in the city council consent for the demolition of 15 North Street, Brighton to create a new entrance to the Lanes. Read more...
24 July 2015 - News
Long-term sick entitled to carry over holiday entitlement
According to a ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) earlier this month, employers must allow workers who are absent from work on long-term sick leave to take their annual holidays at a time of their own choosing. They must also allow employees to carry over unused holidays for up to 18 months. Read more...
24 July 2015 - News
Brighton businesses not ready for pension auto-enrolment
A survey has revealed that nearly three quarters of Brighton businesses are not prepared for pension auto-enrolment and don't even know the deadline for them to comply Read more...
16 July 2015 - News
Brighton to benefit from high street regeneration programme
Brighton has been announced as one of the latest towns across the UK to receive support from some of the UK's biggest brands including: EE, Exterion Media, Greggs, Boots UK, the Co-operative Group, Marks & Spencer and Santander to support the transformation of UK High Streets. Read more...
13 July 2015 - News
Recent appointments conclude new team at City College
The College has now completed its senior management lineup with the appointment of two key positions - Principal and Chief Operating Officer to complement Nick Juba's appointment as Chief Executive. Read more...
3 July 2015 - News
What might George Osborne deliver next Wednesday?
There will almost certainly be no give-aways in the Budget and the Chancellor will probably want to announce deep new cuts to welfare budgets while the new government's honeymoon period is still strong. Read more...
1 July 2015 - News
Third runway at Heathrow Airport backed by Davies Commission
The long awaited Davies Commission report on the expansion of UK airport capacity was finally published this morning [1.7.15]. Read more...
19 June 2015 - News
Harper Stone wins management of iconic Embassy Court in Brighton
The property management contract for the iconic, modernist Embassy Court on Brighton Seafront was awarded to Harper Stone in a defining win for the young Brighton-based company, founded by Chris Brotherton in 2013. Read more...
19 June 2015 - News
Brighton i360 is out of the ground
The Brighton i360 tower came 'out of the ground' this week as the first three cans of 17 were successfully lifted into place, the chassis for the glass pod was installed and the fourth, being added later today, bringing the tower to just over 28 metres high already. Read more...
19 June 2015 - News
City Wide Business Improvement District Consultation Launched
A major piece of consultation has been launched to find out if businesses in the city would like to see a Business Improvement District in their area. Read more...
18 June 2015 - News
Brighton residents go half price at Brighton i360
It was announced today that Brighton and Hove residents will be able to visit the Brighton i360 for half the price tourists will pay. Read more...
17 June 2015 - News
Greece teeters on the brink
As departure from the Eurozone and possibly the EU becomes almost inevitable it is worth revisiting an article posted on this website in 2011 about what Grexit would mean on the streets of Athens. It isn't pretty. Read more...
15 June 2015 - News
City College's brilliant success
The latest edition of the City Times from City College Brighton and Hove highlights some of the fantastic success stories from students at the College. Read more...
15 June 2015 - News
Sussex Cricket in the Community launch 'No Boundaries'
A new, pioneering programme has been launched today by Sussex Cricket in the Community. Read more...
12 June 2015 - News
Brighton Chamber elects a new President
2014 has been a year of growth for Brighton Chamber as it welcomed 150 new members. It ran over 100 events including 42 Bite-sized Learning seminars and a series of Ride the Wave business support sessions. Read more...
11 June 2015 - News
Closing date approaches for nominations for the 2015 Brighton and Hove Business Awards
Brighton and Hove businesses have until Friday 26 June to submit up to three entries in the 2015 Brighton and Hove Business Awards - delivered in association with The Argus. Read more...
11 June 2015 - News
Brighton i360 beach landings start build of world's first vertical cable car
Barges arrived at Brighton Beach from Holland from first light on June 11, delivering the steel cans which will form the tallest new UK visitor attraction outside London. Read more...
8 June 2015 - News
Construction Voice: Balancing design with viability
Construction Voice returns on Wednesday 17th June with a focus on the balancing act that is design vs viability. Read more...
8 June 2015 - News
Brighton i360 reveals new conference facilities
One of the UK's most exciting new events and conference venues, Brighton i360, which is designed by the London Eye architects, will reach a major milestone this week as the 162 metre high tower will start to be erected on Brighton beach. Read more...
2 June 2015 - News
Domestic & General Connects with National Charity
Large local employer and leading warranty provider Domestic & General has announced a new national charity partnership with Get Connected. Read more...
2 June 2015 - News
LEP Launches Business Grants Programme
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 more...
2 June 2015 - News
Brighton Chamber launch new Major Developments event
Brighton Chamber has launched a new series of events which will explore the stories behind the latest major developments in the city. Read more...
30 May 2015 - News
4,000 tonnes of concrete on the seafront
Today sees the start of the creation of the foundation for the Brighton i360 - the 162 metre high viewing platform being built on Brighton Beach. Read more...
26 May 2015 - News
Gett expands in to Brighton
Having successfully launched in six UK cities, Gett is now available in Brighton. Read more...
22 May 2015 - News
Taxi licencing consultation now open
The window is now open to register your thoughts on the number of licenced cabs in the city. Read more...
20 May 2015 - News
Statement from Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership
Coast to Capital LEP chief executive Ron Crank has announced he is to retire at the end of the year. Ron has been at the helm of the organisation since its inception in April 2011 and will remain in post until 31 December 2015 whilst a new Chief Executive is appointed. Read more...
19 May 2015 - News
Redevelopment of Circus Street takes a step forward
A new play area at the Millwood Centre behind Circus Street was opened on the 16th May. Read more...
18 May 2015 - News
Rampion Offshore Wind Farm receives £1.3bn green light from E.ON and UK Green Investment Bank
A partnership between E.ON and the UK Green Investment Bank plc (GIB) means the project, 13km off the Sussex coast, will now enter construction. Read more...
 


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Headlines

28 July 2015
Councils to be scored on NEET figures
26 July 2015
New entrance to Lanes given the green light by Secretary of State. 24 July 2015
Way cleared for demolition of Timpson's shop in North Street. 24 July 2015
Long-term sick entitled to carry over holiday entitlement 24 July 2015
Brighton businesses not ready for pension auto-enrolment 16 July 2015
Brighton to benefit from high street regeneration programme 13 July 2015
Recent appointments conclude new team at City College 3 July 2015
What might George Osborne deliver next Wednesday? 1 July 2015
Third runway at Heathrow Airport backed by Davies Commission 19 June 2015
Harper Stone wins management of iconic Embassy Court in Brighton 19 June 2015
Brighton i360 is out of the ground 19 June 2015
City Wide Business Improvement District Consultation Launched 18 June 2015
Brighton residents go half price at Brighton i360 17 June 2015
Greece teeters on the brink 15 June 2015
City College's brilliant success 15 June 2015
Sussex Cricket in the Community launch 'No Boundaries' 12 June 2015
Brighton Chamber elects a new President 11 June 2015
Closing date approaches for nominations for the 2015 Brighton and Hove Business Awards 11 June 2015
Brighton i360 beach landings start build of world's first vertical cable car 8 June 2015
Construction Voice: Balancing design with viability 8 June 2015
Brighton i360 reveals new conference facilities 2 June 2015
Domestic & General Connects with National Charity 2 June 2015
LEP Launches Business Grants Programme 2 June 2015
Brighton Chamber launch new Major Developments event 30 May 2015
4,000 tonnes of concrete on the seafront 26 May 2015
Gett expands in to Brighton 22 May 2015
Taxi licencing consultation now open 20 May 2015
Statement from Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership 19 May 2015
Redevelopment of Circus Street takes a step forward 18 May 2015
Rampion Offshore Wind Farm receives £1.3bn green light from E.ON and UK Green Investment Bank 15 May 2015
Brighton i360 restores West Pier toll booths 11 May 2015
Health social network gets £825,000 investment 11 May 2015
Development Studies at Sussex ranked first in the world 7 May 2015
Brighton house price update 2015 Q1 6 May 2015
Lewes shows the way on affordable housing 6 May 2015
Sky Lantern in The Lanes 6 May 2015
LEP poaches star player 26 April 2015
Hippodrome stalled 26 April 2015
New Economic Partnership executive director appointed. 26 April 2015
Tree thwarts Brighton College expansion plans