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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
25 May 2017 - News
The Recruit Ability project celebrates a year on
Recruit Ability celebrates real jobs for disabled people Read more...
22 May 2017 - News
HBA Networking Lunch Clinic June 7th 2017: Marketing
Join Hove Business Association to discover how you can improve your marketing Read more...
18 May 2017 - News
British Airways i360 wins a hat-trick of honours at the 2017 RICS Awards, including 'Project of the Year'
British Airways i360 was honoured with three prestigious titles at the South East RICS Awards last night [May 17], including 'Project of the Year' Read more...
17 May 2017 - News
Brighton Digital Festival and British Science Festival co-commission new work from Dominic Hawgood
Brighton Digital Festival and Brighton Science Festival announce a new co-commissioned art exhibition Read more...
16 May 2017 - News
Richer Sounds & Toostation rated top shops by Which
The two retailers were ranked joint first in the poll of 10,000 shoppers by consumer group Which? Read more...
15 May 2017 - News
FREE online Leadership and Management training for SME employers in the Coast to Capital region
The National Skills Academy for Financial Services is offering free, fully-funded online leadership and management training to SME employers in the Coast to Capital region. Read more...
12 May 2017 - News
Greater Brighton building a bright new future for the construction trade
Trades and Construction Centre to open in East Brighton Read more...
11 May 2017 - News
Politicians battle it out on Radioreverb politics show general election special
Prospective Parliamentary Candidates and party representatives have set out their stores in a sometimes-highly charged Radio Reverb Politics Show General Election Special. Read more...
11 May 2017 - News
A new Executive Director for British Airways i360
The board of Brighton i360 Ltd is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director for British Airways i360. Read more...
10 May 2017 - News
The Platform Launches Social Enterprise Conference in Brighton
The Platform is working in partnership with international organisations to host a pioneering conference next month in Brighton to advance sustainable and high impact innovation for the social enterprise sector Read more...
9 May 2017 - News
New entrance to The Lanes opens up
The Grade I listed Puget's Cottage can now clearly be seen after the demolition of 15 North Street. Read more...
8 May 2017 - News
Brighton's Madgex is officially a 'great place to work'
Madgex has been recognised by Great Places to Work as one of the best workplaces in the UK. Read more...
8 May 2017 - News
Robots and redundancies
The latest report from accountancy firm PwC on the rise of robots suggests that over 10 million jobs in the UK will be replaced by robots over the next 15 years. Read more...
8 May 2017 - News
Coastal West Sussex Partnership event
Registrations are now open to attend this free event, showcasing the potential across Coastal West Sussex Read more...
5 May 2017 - News
Join the Brighton & Hove Travel Plan Partnership
You are invited to the next meeting on the morning of 14th June - 2017. Read more...
4 May 2017 - News
John Lewis unconvincing over reasons for not coming to Brighton
The retail giant has announced it will no longer be opening a store in Brighton City Centre but its reasons don't bear scrutiny Read more...
28 April 2017 - News
Bring some social impact to your business with the Platform and the Goodall Foundation
The Good Business Breakfast event hosted by The Platform on 26th May is aimed at businesses interested in 'more than profit' Read more...
27 April 2017 - News
Brighton & Hove's Biggest Business Support Programme Is Back
Ride the Wave is a series of affordable events to support every business, from those just starting out to established companies Read more...
25 April 2017 - News
New ESF Calls announced on digital skills - deadline 7 July 2017
Two new ESF calls totalling £13m have just been announced by the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership Read more...
24 April 2017 - News
Queensbury House office block in Queens Road has been sold for £12.6m.
Quantum Pension Scheme, which bought the building in 2005, sold Queensberry House in Queens Road to a client of property consultants Knight Frank. Read more...
18 April 2017 - News
Economic Partnership Responds to Government's Industrial Strategy
Earlier this year, the Government outlined proposals for an Industrial Strategy to "deliver an economy that works for everyone." Read more...
18 April 2017 - News
BHEP responds to Toads Hole Valley consultation
The BHEP was at the forefront of arguing for the exclusion of Toads Hole Valley from the National Park. Brighton & Hove City Council has recently sought responses to their SPD for the strategically important site. Read more...
4 April 2017 - News
Madeira Terraces fail to get government money
The city council's bid for a £4 million contribution to the refurbishment of the terraces on Madeira Drive has been rejected by the Government. Read more...
4 April 2017 - News
North Street road repairs scheduled
Plans are being finalised for North Street to be resurfaced over a two month period in the autumn. Read more...
27 March 2017 - News
*Job Alert* Newhaven Enterprise Zone Project Co-ordinator - Coast to Capital vacancy
A new role has been created to oversee the delivery of a key project in the Greater Brighton region. Read more...
26 March 2017 - News
Brighton Town Hall to be converted to a business hub.
The Grade II listed building in Bartholomew Square requires £2m of maintenance over the next five years. A £10m investment has been given approval by the city council. Read more...
18 March 2017 - News
Council's ex-HQ back on the market.
After the collapse of negotiations with the consortium earmarked to buy the Grade II listed seafront office building, Kings House will be re-marketed in April. Read more...
13 March 2017 - News
*Job Alert* Assistant Director - City Development & Regeneration
Brighton & Hove City Council is looking to add to the senior management team Read more...
3 March 2017 - News
House Price Update 2016 Q4
The average house in the city cost £346,829 during October to December last year. Still expensive but cheaper than the previous quarter. Read more...
2 March 2017 - News
Medina House may be demolished
The 1894 Victorian bath house on Hove esplanade with a chequered history of planning applications looks set to be demolished to make way for a luxury home for an ex-Pink Floyd star. Read more...
 


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Headlines

25 May 2017
The Recruit Ability project celebrates a year on
22 May 2017
HBA Networking Lunch Clinic June 7th 2017: Marketing 18 May 2017
British Airways i360 wins a hat-trick of honours at the 2017 RICS Awards, including 'Project of the Year' 17 May 2017
Brighton Digital Festival and British Science Festival co-commission new work from Dominic Hawgood 16 May 2017
Richer Sounds & Toostation rated top shops by Which 15 May 2017
FREE online Leadership and Management training for SME employers in the Coast to Capital region 12 May 2017
Greater Brighton building a bright new future for the construction trade 11 May 2017
Politicians battle it out on Radioreverb politics show general election special 11 May 2017
A new Executive Director for British Airways i360 10 May 2017
The Platform Launches Social Enterprise Conference in Brighton 9 May 2017
New entrance to The Lanes opens up 8 May 2017
Brighton's Madgex is officially a 'great place to work' 8 May 2017
Robots and redundancies 8 May 2017
Coastal West Sussex Partnership event 5 May 2017
Join the Brighton & Hove Travel Plan Partnership 4 May 2017
John Lewis unconvincing over reasons for not coming to Brighton 28 April 2017
Bring some social impact to your business with the Platform and the Goodall Foundation 27 April 2017
Brighton & Hove's Biggest Business Support Programme Is Back 25 April 2017
New ESF Calls announced on digital skills - deadline 7 July 2017 24 April 2017
Queensbury House office block in Queens Road has been sold for £12.6m. 18 April 2017
Economic Partnership Responds to Government's Industrial Strategy 18 April 2017
BHEP responds to Toads Hole Valley consultation 4 April 2017
Madeira Terraces fail to get government money 4 April 2017
North Street road repairs scheduled 27 March 2017
*Job Alert* Newhaven Enterprise Zone Project Co-ordinator - Coast to Capital vacancy 26 March 2017
Brighton Town Hall to be converted to a business hub. 18 March 2017
Council's ex-HQ back on the market. 13 March 2017
*Job Alert* Assistant Director - City Development & Regeneration 3 March 2017
House Price Update 2016 Q4 2 March 2017
Medina House may be demolished 2 March 2017
Brighton Mainline 2 rejected 24 February 2017
International House office block sells for over £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