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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
20 September 2017 - News
circus street welcomes first apprentice
Wannabe electrician, 16-year-old Toby McCauley from Patcham, was welcomed on site for his first full day as apprentice on the U+I Circus Street construction project in central Brighton this week [Monday 18 September]. Read more...
20 September 2017 - News
Peter Blake live raffle draw in aid of local school
Local gallery artrepublic is hosting a live raffle in aid of Middle Street School. The top prize is a limited edition box set of prints by artist Sir Peter Blake worth £1250. Read more...
20 September 2017 - News
Rampion reaches major milestone as the final turbine is installed
This week marks the installation of the last of 116 wind turbines to be installed at the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm. Read more...
20 September 2017 - News
TICKETS ON SALE THIS WEEK FOR THE ROYAL PAVILION ICE RINK'S WINTER SEASON
Tickets go on sale this week [Wednesday 20 September] for the South East's most beautiful ice rink, The Royal Pavilion Ice Rink, opening for its eighth year from November 4 2017 to January 14 2018. Read more...
18 September 2017 - News
Virgin StartUp Meetup Brighton
How to Crowdfund for your StartUp Read more...
14 September 2017 - News
The future of the workplace
Brighton businesses will have the chance to sample 5G ahead of anywhere else in the country before it launches in 2020. Read more...
12 September 2017 - News
NSAFS Certificate in Leadership and Management
A free online development programme for aspiring and current first line managers Read more...
7 September 2017 - News
Greater Brighton chiefs welcome the British Science Festival to town
Greater Brighton leaders have welcomed the arrival of the internationally-recognised British Science Festival as a "real coup" for the City Region Read more...
4 September 2017 - News
The case for 'Putting it Right' Sessions.
Nearly 3,000 cautions have been issued in five years to young offenders proving the need for the scheme that aims to prevent an escalation of criminal activity by young people. Read more...
31 August 2017 - News
Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers - Understanding Airport Based Business Procurement
Date: 15th September 2017 Venue: Welland Medical, Hydehurst Lane, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9AS Time: 09.30am - 12.30pm Read more...
31 August 2017 - News
BTN BikeShare goes live on September 1
BTN BikeShare has announced that the sustainable public transport scheme will officially launch on September 1, with more than 30 of the 50 docking stations in place across the city. Read more...
31 August 2017 - News
10,000 Small Businesses Open for Winter 2018 Cohort
The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme helps UK small business leaders enhance the skills, strategies and networks they need to fulfil their businesses' growth potential. Read more...
31 August 2017 - News
Business Rates Discretionary Rate Relief consultation
Residents and businesses in Brighton & Hove are being asked for their views on how the city's business rates relief scheme should be targeted. Read more...
31 August 2017 - News
Business Leaders Lunch with Beverly Sawyers
Join the Brighton Chamber of Commerce for a delicious lunch and to hear from Beverly Sawyers on leadership and her business journey. Read more...
31 August 2017 - News
Brighton Digital Festival announces 2017 programme
Brighton Digital Festival: 14 September to 13 October 2017 www.brightondigitalfestival.co.uk @DigitalBrighton #BDF17 Read more...
31 August 2017 - News
Exporting products and services to Asia
Businesses wanting to export to the ASEAN countries can access new support from the Department of International Trade (DIT). Read more...
30 August 2017 - News
Sustainability in Action
Book now for the latest Green Growth Platform event from Brighton University Read more...
30 August 2017 - News
Free online leadership and management training for SME employers
National Skills Academy for Financial Services is offering free online leadership and management training for SME employers in Brighton & Hove Read more...
30 August 2017 - News
The LoveLocalTalent Conference has landed
Is your business ready for your future workforce? Attend the LoveLocalTalent Conference: Attracting and Retaining the Next Generation. Read more...
30 August 2017 - News
Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership announce European Social Fund (ESF) calls
This latest calls of bids closes 20 October 2017 Read more...
30 August 2017 - News
Port searches for local talent
Shoreham Port is a significant employer in the local area and continues to expand. A host of interesting roles have become available as a result of the Port growing, to meet the needs of their customer base Read more...
16 August 2017 - News
New workspace in Hove
PLATF9RM has announced it will be completing the first phase of a 1114 m workspace development in Hove Town Hall, Norton Road in October. Read more...
15 August 2017 - News
Old Brighton Met site to be converted to residential
The Brighton Met [formerly City College] Construction & Trades Centre in Preston Road will be converted into 25 apartments. Read more...
8 August 2017 - News
Circus Street development begins
After some delays, work has commenced on the £130m redevelopment of the former wholesale fruit and vegetable market in Circus Street. Read more...
7 August 2017 - News
Free Dr Bikes for Businesses and Organisations in Brighton & Hove
Brighton & Hove City Council are offering free Dr Bike sessions to employees across the city until the end of March 2018 Read more...
4 August 2017 - News
2017 Brighton and Hove Business Awards Shortlist Revealed
Some of the Brighton's biggest and best - and youngest and newest - make the thirty three businesses shortlisted for fifteen awards in this year's Brighton and Hove Business Awards.  Read more...
3 August 2017 - News
Queens Road shop loses its off licence.
Tipple in Queens Road has lost its licence after its owner failed to win an appeal against an earlier decision. Read more...
2 August 2017 - News
£1.8 Million 'Start-Up Series' Equity Fund Opens New Investment Round
The Start-Up Series is a seed funding competition, offering equity investment opportunities to UK businesses. Read more...
2 August 2017 - News
Shoreham Port Revised Masterplan Out now
Shoreham Port is pleased to announce the release of its revised Masterplan. Read more...
2 August 2017 - News
Desperate shortage of office space
In Brighton & Hove there is currently less than 14,900 sq metres available to rent out of a total office stock of 446,000 sq metres. Read more...
 


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Headlines

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 31 August 2017
BTN BikeShare goes live on September 1 31 August 2017
10,000 Small Businesses Open for Winter 2018 Cohort 31 August 2017
Business Rates Discretionary Rate Relief consultation 31 August 2017
Business Leaders Lunch with Beverly Sawyers 31 August 2017
Brighton Digital Festival announces 2017 programme 31 August 2017
Exporting products and services to Asia 30 August 2017
Sustainability in Action 30 August 2017
Free online leadership and management training for SME employers 30 August 2017
The LoveLocalTalent Conference has landed 30 August 2017
Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership announce European Social Fund (ESF) calls 30 August 2017
Port searches for local talent 16 August 2017
New workspace in Hove 15 August 2017
Old Brighton Met site to be converted to residential 8 August 2017
Circus Street development begins 7 August 2017
Free Dr Bikes for Businesses and Organisations in Brighton & Hove 4 August 2017
2017 Brighton and Hove Business Awards Shortlist Revealed 3 August 2017
Queens Road shop loses its off licence. 2 August 2017
£1.8 Million 'Start-Up Series' Equity Fund Opens New Investment Round 2 August 2017
Shoreham Port Revised Masterplan Out now 2 August 2017
Desperate shortage of office space 2 August 2017
Bagelman rewards customers who embrace the new paperless loyalty card with free bagels 31 July 2017
IKEA moves a step closer 25 July 2017
Data Protection law is changing 21 July 2017
Sussex and Brighton Universities put forward a boundary-pushing programme for the British Science Festival 2017 20 July 2017
Greater Brighton leaders make Brighton Main Line investment a priority 20 July 2017
Royal Patron for children's charity 14 July 2017
Rampion windfarm hits half way mark 12 July 2017
Brighton still rocks 11 July 2017
Brighton is the UK's most entrepreneurial city 6 July 2017
Brighton Chamber elects new President