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Brighton & Hove Business Forum
8-11 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, BN1 1EE
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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
29 January 2016 - News
City Council consults businesses on 2016/17 Budget
The consultation window to respond to the budget plans from Brighton & Hove City Council is open until 15.2.17. Read more...
29 January 2016 - News
Help your new business grow faster and smarter
The B&H Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership announce upcoming workshops Read more...
26 January 2016 - News
Independent directors wanted for Brighton Open Market CIC
The Brighton Open Market CIC is recruiting independent directors; Brighton loving, people loving, food and community loving individuals with passion who will help the Brighton Open Market to increase its footfall and continue to develop and progress into becoming a leading shopping destination in Brighton, Sussex and the South East. Read more...
26 January 2016 - News
Brighton 2nd in Lambert Smith Hampton's "UK Vitality Index"
Brighton is second only to Cambridge to support business growth. Read more...
25 January 2016 - News
Construction team battle the elements to begin installation of first foundations at Rampion Offshore Wind Farm
Rampion Offshore Wind Limited has announced that the project remains on schedule with the installation of the first turbine foundation due to start this week, despite adverse weather conditions disrupting enabling works to prepare the seabed. Read more...
13 January 2016 - News
Energy Co-op launch new service to stay warm as temperature drops
This week, to coincide with the launch of their new Energy Assessment service, Brighton & Hove Energy Services Co-operative Ltd (BHESCo) have also just released a helpful list of tips to stay warm, dry and save money during this winter cold snap. Read more...
13 January 2016 - News
British Airways i360 viewing pod completed in Brighton
The glass viewing pod for British Airways i360, conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects, was completed on Brighton beach today [January 13], making way for the last phase of construction before the world's tallest moving observation attraction opens this summer. Read more...
11 January 2016 - News
Major Regeneration proposals to be discussed at Chamber event
The Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce continue their series looking at some of the regeneration proposals affecting the city. Read more...
8 January 2016 - News
Custom Pharmaceuticals to remain in Brighton & Hove
A 6 year search finally proves fruitful for the city Pharma company manufacturing lifesaving products. Read more...
7 January 2016 - News
Brighton station arches plans
Network Rail has submitted a planning application to convert the 130 year old Trafalgar Street Arches, which are currently redundant storage space under Brighton station, into a restaurant. Read more...
6 January 2016 - News
Big Debate 'Should the EU be more business friendly?'
Brighton Chamber's first Big Debate of 2016 invites MP Caroline Lucas and MEP Daniel Hannan to the lectern to discuss EU business issues. Read more...
30 December 2015 - News
Seafront down to one westbound traffic lane for over two years
A 100 metre stretch of the westbound carriageway will close on 4th January to accommodate repairs to the arches underneath. Read more...
30 December 2015 - News
Top stories in 2015
New arrivals and old departures were popular in 2015 together with flying high - house prices and the i360. Read more...
18 December 2015 - News
Contact centre employees donate toys to sick children
Domestic & General employees have wrapped and donated 57 brand new toys to local children's charity Rockinghorse. Read more...
17 December 2015 - News
Wilkinson Eyre signed up to develop Black Rock
The team of architects that designed the Gateshead Millennium Bridge have been commissioned to develop a masterplan for the Brighton's of Black Rock site next to Brighton Marine which has been christened the 'Waterfront scheme'. Read more...
15 December 2015 - News
City businessman bids farewell to Shoreham Port
Brighton & Hove's elder statesman & well-known business leader, Robert Stiles, leaves Shoreham Port Board. Read more...
11 December 2015 - News
Free Environmental Health Checks for Sussex Businesses
Thanks to Government funding, the Sustainable Business Partnership is offering free advice aimed at saving both the environment and your business money. Read more...
11 December 2015 - News
Domestic & General donates appliances to Ronald McDonald House
Local contact centre and international appliance care provider, Domestic & General has donated a range of brand new white goods to Brighton charity Ronald McDonald House. Read more...
10 December 2015 - News
New temporary workspace launches in Brighton for physical product start-ups
Entrepreneurial product designers and makers in Brighton & Hove are invited to apply for a place at FIELD, the new rent-free temporary workspace project launching at Preston Barracks on Lewes Road in the New Year. Read more...
10 December 2015 - News
Hove Perfume factory planning consent
The Dubarry perfumery in Hove has been granted planning consent for nine luxury flats built on its roof. Read more...
9 December 2015 - News
Millions of litres of water saved every day
Southern Water's five-year programme to install nearly 450,000 meters across Kent, Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight ended in November. Read more...
5 December 2015 - News
The Thistle hotel bought by Jury's Inn
The 4 star Waterfront Hotel Brighton, formerly The Thistle and before that the Ramada, has been taken over by Amaris Hospitality which also own the Juty's Inn chain. Read more...
4 December 2015 - News
City leaders welcome British Airways Sponsorship of i360
Business and tourism leaders in the city have welcomed news that British Airways is sponsoring the i360 in Brighton. Read more...
4 December 2015 - News
Economic Partnership hosts major consultation on the City Employment and Skills Plan
Last Tuesday [1.12.15] the city's Economic Partnership brought together over 100 representatives from the public, private and voluntary sectors to debate a new plan to tackle inequality and skills gaps in the city. Read more...
3 December 2015 - News
Brighton employers inspire their future workforce
One hundred and ten year 9 students at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) were provided with an insight to how local business leaders have progressed through their careers. Read more...
1 December 2015 - News
Anston House redevelopment proposals [again]
Developers Hyde Group and First Base have released initial designs for the redevelopment of Anston House site in Preston Road, the building that was voted the ugliest in Sussex last year. Read more...
30 November 2015 - News
D&G employees in #GivingTuesday charity paperchain challenge
Creating a paperchain the size of the Shard is how Brighton's Domestic & General aims to raise funds for its national charity of the year, Get Connected, on #GivingTuesday (1 December). Read more...
30 November 2015 - News
Welcome on board British Airways i360 in Brighton
Two of the region's biggest tourism names joined forces as the world's tallest moving observation tower being built on Brighton beach was named British Airways i360. Read more...
27 November 2015 - News
Shoreham Port Annual review out now
Harbour Times 2016 is now available to collect from Shoreham Port's office at Nautilus House and available to download direct from their website. Read more...
25 November 2015 - News
Autumn Spending Review - the Chancellor's Christmas budget
These days, we no longer need to wait a whole year for the Chancellor to hang out the latest policy pompoms from Government. But does splitting the pain over several outpourings dilute the dark rhetoric of cuts enough? Read more...
 


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Headlines

29 January 2016
City Council consults businesses on 2016/17 Budget
29 January 2016
Help your new business grow faster and smarter 26 January 2016
Independent directors wanted for Brighton Open Market CIC 26 January 2016
Brighton 2nd in Lambert Smith Hampton's "UK Vitality Index" 25 January 2016
Construction team battle the elements to begin installation of first foundations at Rampion Offshore Wind Farm 13 January 2016
Energy Co-op launch new service to stay warm as temperature drops 13 January 2016
British Airways i360 viewing pod completed in Brighton 11 January 2016
Major Regeneration proposals to be discussed at Chamber event 8 January 2016
Custom Pharmaceuticals to remain in Brighton & Hove 7 January 2016
Brighton station arches plans 6 January 2016
Big Debate 'Should the EU be more business friendly?' 30 December 2015
Seafront down to one westbound traffic lane for over two years 30 December 2015
Top stories in 2015 18 December 2015
Contact centre employees donate toys to sick children 17 December 2015
Wilkinson Eyre signed up to develop Black Rock 15 December 2015
City businessman bids farewell to Shoreham Port 11 December 2015
Free Environmental Health Checks for Sussex Businesses 11 December 2015
Domestic & General donates appliances to Ronald McDonald House 10 December 2015
New temporary workspace launches in Brighton for physical product start-ups 10 December 2015
Hove Perfume factory planning consent 9 December 2015
Millions of litres of water saved every day 5 December 2015
The Thistle hotel bought by Jury's Inn 4 December 2015
City leaders welcome British Airways Sponsorship of i360 4 December 2015
Economic Partnership hosts major consultation on the City Employment and Skills Plan 3 December 2015
Brighton employers inspire their future workforce 1 December 2015
Anston House redevelopment proposals [again] 30 November 2015
D&G employees in #GivingTuesday charity paperchain challenge 30 November 2015
Welcome on board British Airways i360 in Brighton 27 November 2015
Shoreham Port Annual review out now 25 November 2015
Autumn Spending Review - the Chancellor's Christmas budget 25 November 2015
New scam: Beware the delivery man 18 November 2015
House Price Update 2015 Q3 18 November 2015
Contact centre gives employees free flu jabs 16 November 2015
Business owners - do businesses get a fair deal in Brighton & Hove? 15 November 2015
New plans for Hove station site 10 November 2015
On-line news platform launches to support CSR & third sector activity 10 November 2015
Small Business Saturday bus tour to visit Brighton 9 November 2015
Stalwart of the North Laine dies 9 November 2015
City Council offers free LGV/PCV training 9 November 2015
Outstanding success for former City College in Brighton & Hove Food and Drink Awards