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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
30 August 2016 - News
Brighton productivity growth
Brighton and Hove has seen slower growth in productivity over the last year than the rest of the UK, despite its position as a leading business hub for technology companies, according to research by Brighton based UHY Hacker Young. Read more...
29 August 2016 - News
Bartholomew Square plans
Japanese-restaurant Moshimo has submitted bold and audacious plans for a £4 million expansion of their existing venue in Bartholomew Square. Read more...
15 August 2016 - News
Recruit Ability: Find a talented team that will be a credit to your business
Possability People and the Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce, funded by the Department for Work and Pensions, have launched a new project aimed at getting the right people into the right jobs. Read more...
15 August 2016 - News
gdb Inaugural Speakers Conference - October 2016
The recent result of the EU Referendum will certainly impact on our economy, our relationships with Europe and other markets and also on our infrastructure investment programmes Read more...
12 August 2016 - News
Brighton Digital Festival reveals new art commissions and funded events for September
Festival awards largest funding to date, with 11 events awarded more than £32,000 from art commissions and grassroot funds Read more...
10 August 2016 - News
Do you know about the employment barriers to disabled people?
Brighton & Hove City Council has commissioned research into the barriers affecting disabled people, and those with long term health conditions. Can you help find solutions? Read more...
10 August 2016 - News
Donatello sponsor Brighton & Hove Albion Dugout
Brighton's favourite family Italian restaurant, Donatello, has been named as the official sponsor of the Brighton and Hove Albion dugout at the Amex Stadium this season. Read more...
10 August 2016 - News
IFS says savings from ending EU budget contributions pale against wider economic impacts.
Post Brexit perhaps the most important economic choice facing the UK is whether the UK retains membership of the EU single market. The IFS reports that "membership of" the single market is entirely different to "access to" it and suggests tough time ahead. Read more...
8 August 2016 - News
Support for start-ups in Brighton
From the moment you decide to start a business - regardless of however many times you've done it before - you start 'the journey' again. Read more...
2 August 2016 - News
British Airways i360 Lighting and Fireworks Launch Event
A spectacular community event with fireworks and a lighting display on the British Airways i360 tower will launch the attraction on the evening of August 4, the day the venue opens to the public Read more...
1 August 2016 - News
Brighton Office space: full up
The first Grade A offices to be built since 2005 are already fully let and there is little spare capacity in the system; a too familiar story in the city. Read more...
26 July 2016 - News
EDF Energy extends partnership with Brighton Digital Festival as premier sponsor for two years
Festival announces strongest partner programme to date with EDF Energy, Vodafone UK, Wired Sussex, Brandwatch and Brilliant Noise on board Read more...
20 July 2016 - News
British Airways i360 announces opening date for "landmark" attraction in Brighton
British Airways i360, the world's tallest moving observation tower, will open on Thursday 4th August; and tickets are now on sale for the new attraction on Brighton seafront. Read more...
15 July 2016 - News
West Street to be transformed
Proposals to demolish The Synergy Centre [formerly Hedkandi nightclub] and replace it with a new hotel, cafe and restaurants have been agreed by Brighton & Hove City Council. Read more...
15 July 2016 - News
Platform B - next generation Brighton radio station awarded FM licence
Platform B, Brighton's first ever youth-led radio station, has today been awarded a community FM licence by government broadcast regulator Ofcom Read more...
15 July 2016 - News
Brighton Business Improvement District pips wider city centre with fewer shop vacancies
In a recent city centre retail vacancy rate survey, the renewed Brighton city centre Business Improvement District has dropped below the wider city centre in terms of empty shop units for the first time in 5 years. Read more...
12 July 2016 - News
Domestic & General's paid internship program launches in Brighton
Appliance care provider Domestic & General has opened applications for its annual paid internship program Read more...
12 July 2016 - News
Construction Voice: City Plan Part 2 - aspirational and achievable?
If there's one thing that unites the residents of our city, it's caring about the future of Brighton and Hove. Read more...
11 July 2016 - News
Piling work recommences at Rampion
With the black bream spawning season at a close, piling work to install wind turbine foundations at Rampion has recommenced this week while disposal of the two unexploded ordnance (UXO) devices found 3km offshore is planned to take place over the summer. Read more...
2 July 2016 - News
Brexit sees off £650m in property deals
Uncertainty over what Brexit means for the capital has seen over £650m of property deals collapse in London since last week's referendum vote. Read more...
1 July 2016 - News
City Plan Part Two - Have Your Say
Work has started the preparation of Part Two of the City Plan and Brighton & Hove City Council needs your input. Read more...
29 June 2016 - News
Brighton publishing company celebrates the sale of 11 million books
Brighton-based publishing company Salariya has marked its 27th birthday with the sale of more than 11 million books. Read more...
27 June 2016 - News
Last Chance to Enter 2016 Brighton and Hove Business Awards
Brighton businesses have until this Wednesday 29 June to enter the eleventh Brighton and Hove Business Awards (in association with The Argus). Read more...
24 June 2016 - News
Fairness Commission Report published
On Monday 27th June, the results of the year long Fairness Commission will be presented Read more...
24 June 2016 - News
UK Votes for EU Independence - but not Brighton & Hove
In a historic vote, the UK has decided to leave the EU and go it alone. Only a handful of local authorities voted to remain, Brighton & Hove was one of them. Read more...
21 June 2016 - News
Business Leaders show support for Gatwick Second Runway
Representatives from 36 Business Groups based across the region presented a letter to the PM stating why Gatwick is the right location for the next Runway Read more...
17 June 2016 - News
Brighton & Hove to host Great British Coastal Conference
Communities Minister announces conference to help the Great British Coast reach its enormous economic potential. *BOOKING DEADLINE MON 20th JUNE* Read more...
17 June 2016 - News
Legal & General Lead on Mission Led Businesses
An event to influence and shape the conversation that is emerging around mission led business is being hosted by Legal & General CEO Nigel Wilson. Read more...
17 June 2016 - News
Greater Brighton Economic Board - Policy & Projects Manager Job
Exciting opportunity to join the Greater Brighton core team Read more...
15 June 2016 - News
Immigration Act implications for employers
Employers who fail to carry out the necessary checks and employ illegal immigrants will face tougher penalties following the passing of the Immigration Act 2016 which comes into force later this year. Read more...
 


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Headlines

30 August 2016
Brighton productivity growth
29 August 2016
Bartholomew Square plans 15 August 2016
Recruit Ability: Find a talented team that will be a credit to your business 15 August 2016
gdb Inaugural Speakers Conference - October 2016 12 August 2016
Brighton Digital Festival reveals new art commissions and funded events for September 10 August 2016
Do you know about the employment barriers to disabled people? 10 August 2016
Donatello sponsor Brighton & Hove Albion Dugout 10 August 2016
IFS says savings from ending EU budget contributions pale against wider economic impacts. 8 August 2016
Support for start-ups in Brighton 2 August 2016
British Airways i360 Lighting and Fireworks Launch Event 1 August 2016
Brighton Office space: full up 26 July 2016
EDF Energy extends partnership with Brighton Digital Festival as premier sponsor for two years 20 July 2016
British Airways i360 announces opening date for "landmark" attraction in Brighton 15 July 2016
West Street to be transformed 15 July 2016
Platform B - next generation Brighton radio station awarded FM licence 15 July 2016
Brighton Business Improvement District pips wider city centre with fewer shop vacancies 12 July 2016
Domestic & General's paid internship program launches in Brighton 12 July 2016
Construction Voice: City Plan Part 2 - aspirational and achievable? 11 July 2016
Piling work recommences at Rampion 2 July 2016
Brexit sees off £650m in property deals 1 July 2016
City Plan Part Two - Have Your Say 29 June 2016
Brighton publishing company celebrates the sale of 11 million books 27 June 2016
Last Chance to Enter 2016 Brighton and Hove Business Awards 24 June 2016
Fairness Commission Report published 24 June 2016
UK Votes for EU Independence - but not Brighton & Hove 21 June 2016
Business Leaders show support for Gatwick Second Runway 17 June 2016
Brighton & Hove to host Great British Coastal Conference 17 June 2016
Legal & General Lead on Mission Led Businesses 17 June 2016
Greater Brighton Economic Board - Policy & Projects Manager Job 15 June 2016
Immigration Act implications for employers 15 June 2016
Court orders employee to hand over personal devices 10 June 2016
Local contact centre kicks off Euro 2016 6 June 2016
NOW OPEN Coast to Capital Region Business Growth Grants Programme 2016-2017 Launched 24 May 2016
British Airways i360 recruitment days announced 24 May 2016
Brighton Innovators Inspired by Entrepreneurs Exchange 23 May 2016
Brighton consultancy sells for £16.8m 19 May 2016
Calls to outlaw 'fattist' discrimination at work 11 May 2016
House Price Update 2016 Q1 10 May 2016
Where business literally meets cricket: The Martlets Village 9 May 2016
Custom Pharma close to securing a new home