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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.

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
16 May 2018 - News
Can you help us help rough sleepers? Search for a venue to provide shelter
Suitable accommodation for rough sleepers to stay overnight is needed for a new service being set up by Brighton & Hove City council. Read more...
15 May 2018 - News
New Research Reveals Cost of Opening A Business in Brighton: £6,000
But retail businesses can expect to see an outlay of £150K in the first year, while tech start-ups need around £380K to get going. Read more...
11 May 2018 - News
Tech firm SaleCycle to open new office in Brighton, creating 30+ new jobs
Marketing technology firm SaleCycle is opening its next office in Brighton, looking to attract some of the region's top tech talent to fill 30 new roles. Read more...
4 May 2018 - News
Get involved - National Numeracy Day This 16 May
Many of us say we're not numbers people. But numbers play a big part in all of our lives. Read more...
1 May 2018 - News
BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT INDUSTRY CELEBRATES 300 BIDS
British BIDs has annouinced a momentous milestone for the Business Improvement District (BID) industry across the UK and Ireland as it reaches 300 BIDs. Read more...
1 May 2018 - News
Barclays' High Growth & Entrepreneurs Awards 2018 launch to celebrate start-up leaders in the UK
Barclays' annual High-Growth & Entrepreneur Awards nominations announced Read more...
30 April 2018 - News
Barclays launches major drive to help SMEs tackle Cymbercrime
Barclays has launched a nationwide campaign to help small businesses tackle cybercrime and fraud Read more...
24 April 2018 - News
An evening with Chris Fox, Lib Dem Peer
Why Business Matters networking event Read more...
24 April 2018 - News
"A triumph of innovation"
British Airways i360 wins Gold Award for 'Innovation in Tourism' at the national VisitEngland Awards for Excellence Read more...
13 April 2018 - News
Brighton city Centre Vacancy Rates continue to buck national trend
Brighton's city centre vacancy rate has fallen by just under half a percent since September 2017. Read more...
12 April 2018 - News
The Ivy in the Lanes Set to open 2 May 2018
Following the refurbishment of its location in the historic south lanes, The Ivy in the Lanes has announced that the brasserie will open its doors on Wednesday, 2 May 2018, with reservation lines open from today (Thursday, 12 April). Read more...
11 April 2018 - News
Free Dr Bike Service Returns
The hugely popular bike servicing package is back, but book soon to avoid disappointment. Read more...
20 March 2018 - News
Brighton named most entrepreneurial city AND second best for student happiness according to Fresh Student Living
Choosing the right university is an important step in any student's academic career. Read more...
19 March 2018 - News
A Meeting with Chris Fox, Lib Dem Peer - Why Business Matters
Brighton and Sussex are great places to do business - what challenges and issues do you see and what do you think should be done to help matters? Read more...
14 March 2018 - News
Better Business for All Event with BEIS
Help change how local regulation is delivered and received Read more...
7 March 2018 - News
Brighton celebrates women in tech as Spring Forward festival returns for a fourth year
Spring Forward, Brighton's month-long celebration of women in digital culture returns to the city for its fourth year. Read more...
6 March 2018 - News
Six months of success for BTN BikeShare
BTN BikeShare today (6.3.18) releases its six-month user figures, which suggest it is the country's best performing bike share scheme outside of London. Read more...
2 March 2018 - News
Sustainability in Action masterclasses for Sussex businesses
The Green Growth Platform provides green businesses with the support they need to take them to the next level. Read more...
2 March 2018 - News
Doing Business in China comes to Brighton
Join this Department for International Trade (DIT) South East roadshow to see how you can grow your business in China and network with market experts and representatives from DIT. Read more...
1 March 2018 - News
Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce presents: Protecting your brand- a guide for fast growth businesses
If you want your business to grow and flourish, you need an effective brand. Read more...
1 March 2018 - News
Long haul passengers boost local economy and jobs, according to new Gatwick report on the 'Visitor Economy'
New report highlights benefits of long haul travellers to regional economy Read more...
28 February 2018 - News
Save time reporting crime
An innovative app designed for Crime Reduction Partnerships across Sussex will make it easier for businesses to report crime and anti-social behaviour. Read more...
27 February 2018 - News
Warren Morgan Resigns from Brighton & Hove City Council
After 15 years of being a councillor, the Leader of Brighton & Hove City Council stands down. Read more...
23 February 2018 - News
Brighton Technology Company, Paxton Ranks in Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For
Brighton-based global technology company, Paxton, is celebrating being named as one of the UK's top employers with its 49th placed ranking in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for 2018 list. Read more...
23 February 2018 - News
Greater Brighton's Commercial Property Database
Attracting businesses to the region is something local authorities and their partners are increasingly working together to do. Read more...
22 February 2018 - News
SE-ASSIST - Launch of Loan Capital in Greater Brighton
SE-Assist has to launched their latest SE-Assist funding round in Greater Brighton Read more...
19 February 2018 - News
House Price update Q4 2017
House prices in Q4 have gone into reverse since the third quarter of 2017. Could this be the start of a trend for 2018? Read more...
19 February 2018 - News
What would you do in a crisis?
Sometimes bad things happen to good companies. Read more...
19 February 2018 - News
The investment journey for high growth entrepreneurs
Every successful business needs a financial business plan to support growth. Read more...
9 February 2018 - News
Make Change Count 2018 - helping rough sleepers in Brighton & Hove
The number of people sleeping rough and experiencing homelessness in our city has been rising, reflecting a troubling national trend. Read more...
 


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Headlines

16 May 2018
Can you help us help rough sleepers? Search for a venue to provide shelter
15 May 2018
New Research Reveals Cost of Opening A Business in Brighton: £6,000 11 May 2018
Tech firm SaleCycle to open new office in Brighton, creating 30+ new jobs 4 May 2018
Get involved - National Numeracy Day This 16 May 1 May 2018
BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT INDUSTRY CELEBRATES 300 BIDS 1 May 2018
Barclays' High Growth & Entrepreneurs Awards 2018 launch to celebrate start-up leaders in the UK 30 April 2018
Barclays launches major drive to help SMEs tackle Cymbercrime 24 April 2018
An evening with Chris Fox, Lib Dem Peer 24 April 2018
"A triumph of innovation" 13 April 2018
Brighton city Centre Vacancy Rates continue to buck national trend 12 April 2018
The Ivy in the Lanes Set to open 2 May 2018 11 April 2018
Free Dr Bike Service Returns 20 March 2018
Brighton named most entrepreneurial city AND second best for student happiness according to Fresh Student Living 19 March 2018
A Meeting with Chris Fox, Lib Dem Peer - Why Business Matters 14 March 2018
Better Business for All Event with BEIS 7 March 2018
Brighton celebrates women in tech as Spring Forward festival returns for a fourth year 6 March 2018
Six months of success for BTN BikeShare 2 March 2018
Sustainability in Action masterclasses for Sussex businesses 2 March 2018
Doing Business in China comes to Brighton 1 March 2018
Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce presents: Protecting your brand- a guide for fast growth businesses 1 March 2018
Long haul passengers boost local economy and jobs, according to new Gatwick report on the 'Visitor Economy' 28 February 2018
Save time reporting crime 27 February 2018
Warren Morgan Resigns from Brighton & Hove City Council 23 February 2018
Brighton Technology Company, Paxton Ranks in Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For 23 February 2018
Greater Brighton's Commercial Property Database 22 February 2018
SE-ASSIST - Launch of Loan Capital in Greater Brighton 19 February 2018
House Price update Q4 2017 19 February 2018
What would you do in a crisis? 19 February 2018
The investment journey for high growth entrepreneurs 9 February 2018
Make Change Count 2018 - helping rough sleepers in Brighton & Hove 8 February 2018
Brighton Technology Company Paxton Announces Recipients of New Scholarship Programmein Association with the University of Brighton 8 February 2018
Cyber London Accelerator Invites Summer 2018 Entries 8 February 2018
Innovate UK Launches Strand 2 Emerging and Enabling Technologies Sector Competition 8 February 2018
Success In Sussex As Food And Drink Heroes Crowned Winners 8 February 2018
UK Games Fund - Fourth Round Open to Applications 8 February 2018
Innovate UK & Prince's Trust Launch Young Innovators' Programme 6 February 2018
Brighton & Hove Food Partnership launches 'Kit Out The Kitchen' crowdfunding campaign 2 February 2018
Brighton & Hove Council and Crest Nicholson win £15m government funding to kickstart King Alfred project 1 February 2018
Could a Utilise Plus Programme grant help you? 1 February 2018
Shoreham Port Facilitates Huge Operation