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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
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...
8 February 2018 - News
Brighton Technology Company Paxton Announces Recipients of New Scholarship Programmein Association with the University of Brighton
A Brighton-based global technology company is investing in local university students with a new scholarship programme offering £30,000 of funding, months of on-the-job training and exciting research opportunities. Read more...
8 February 2018 - News
Cyber London Accelerator Invites Summer 2018 Entries
Cyber London is Europe's first cyber security accelerator and incubator space. Read more...
8 February 2018 - News
Innovate UK Launches Strand 2 Emerging and Enabling Technologies Sector Competition
Through this competition, Innovate UK (IUK) is to invest in innovation projects that inspire new products, processes and services which can address challenges in emerging and enabling technologies. Read more...
8 February 2018 - News
Success In Sussex As Food And Drink Heroes Crowned Winners
Celebrations were in full flow on Wednesday 7 February as the Sussex Food & Drink Awards revealed the county's top food and drink producers for 2018, all hailed as local heroes as they received their winning trophies at the Amex Community Stadium in Brighton. Read more...
8 February 2018 - News
UK Games Fund - Fourth Round Open to Applications
The UK Games Fund is intended to support UK video games development. Read more...
8 February 2018 - News
Innovate UK & Prince's Trust Launch Young Innovators' Programme
A new nationwide initiative has been announced to find the next generation of young UK innovators and provide them with support, advice and funding to explore new ideas for enterprise. Read more...
6 February 2018 - News
Brighton & Hove Food Partnership launches 'Kit Out The Kitchen' crowdfunding campaign
Brighton and Hove Food Partnership has launched a month-long crowdfunding campaign to raise £20,000 for a Community Kitchen where local people can be inspired to cook for health, fun and friendship. Read more...
2 February 2018 - News
Brighton & Hove Council and Crest Nicholson win £15m government funding to kickstart King Alfred project
Brighton & Hove's King Alfred redevelopment has won £15.2m from the government's Housing Infrastructure Fund - the second highest in the country among over 130 grants announced. Read more...
1 February 2018 - News
Could a Utilise Plus Programme grant help you?
Utilise Plus helps support energy efficiency improvements for SMEs. Read more...
1 February 2018 - News
Shoreham Port Facilitates Huge Operation
Shoreham Port took delivery of three 200 tonne transformers this week which were offloaded by an even weightier giant telescopic crane. Read more...
18 January 2018 - News
IUK Announces Collaborative R&D Funding for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Simulation
Within its industrial strategy, the government outlined its ambition to have self-driving vehicles on UK roads by 2021. Read more...
18 January 2018 - News
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Launches $1 Billion Corporate Venture Capital Fund for Next Generation Mobility
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance has created a corporate venture capital fund to provide up to $1 billion in investment for "new mobility" in transport, including innovative electrification, autonomous and connectivity projects and artificial intelligence. Read more...
17 January 2018 - News
PORTlife #17 Newsletter Out Now
Shoreham Port is delighted to announce the release of its latest newsletter, PORTlife #17. Read more...
17 January 2018 - News
Over £19,000 raised for Burning the Clocks 2017
Same Sky, the community arts charity behind Burning the Clocks, today announces that over £19,000 was raised for the annual winter solstice parade - the largest amount raised in the event's history. Read more...
11 January 2018 - News
Brighton Main Line Improvement Project: Planned closures in October 2018 and February 2019
Network Rail has announced details of a major project to improve reliability and performance for passengers on the Brighton Main Line. Read more...
11 January 2018 - News
Come on in! Fairtrade Fortnight 2018
The Brighton & Hove Fairtrade Steering Group would like to encourage all organisations in the city to take part in Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs from 26th February to 11th March 2018. Read more...
8 January 2018 - News
Sussex Business SkillSnap targets hospitality industry skill shortage
Crisis forecast for tourism sector Read more...
3 January 2018 - News
House Price update 2017 Q3
House prices in Q 3 of 2017 continued their inexorable rise and show no sign of slowing down. Read more...
20 December 2017 - News
£14.35 Million European Regional Development Fund Launched
Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership has launched a new £14.35 million European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) call. Read more...
19 December 2017 - News
Leading the way - Sustainability in Action masterclass
Are you looking for practical guidance to help you make your business more sustainable? Read more...
15 December 2017 - News
Brighton is among the best places to start a business due to their strong growth factors
Brighton is one of the best cities in the UK in which to start a business, according to Barclays' SME Growth Factors Index1, with some of the best growth environments for small businesses to grow and flourish. Read more...
15 December 2017 - News
GTR consultation ends 20th Dec 2017
The third phase of the GTR timetable consultation focusses on weekend and late night services. Read more...
13 December 2017 - News
Ethical Food StartUp Programme - Idea Generation Workshop
Our cities are growing and we're struggling to feed ourselves sustainably. Read more...
 


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Headlines

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 18 January 2018
IUK Announces Collaborative R&D Funding for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Simulation 18 January 2018
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Launches $1 Billion Corporate Venture Capital Fund for Next Generation Mobility 17 January 2018
PORTlife #17 Newsletter Out Now 17 January 2018
Over £19,000 raised for Burning the Clocks 2017 11 January 2018
Brighton Main Line Improvement Project: Planned closures in October 2018 and February 2019 11 January 2018
Come on in! Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 8 January 2018
Sussex Business SkillSnap targets hospitality industry skill shortage 3 January 2018
House Price update 2017 Q3 20 December 2017
£14.35 Million European Regional Development Fund Launched 19 December 2017
Leading the way - Sustainability in Action masterclass 15 December 2017
Brighton is among the best places to start a business due to their strong growth factors 15 December 2017
GTR consultation ends 20th Dec 2017 13 December 2017
Ethical Food StartUp Programme - Idea Generation Workshop 12 December 2017
Utilise Plus launch programme of energy efficiency grants and business support for SMEs 11 December 2017
City Centre Vacancy Rates Drop Slightly From Sept 5 December 2017
Innovate UK Announces Sector Competitions in Manufacturing and Infrastructure Systems 5 December 2017
GDPR, steps to early compliance 1 December 2017
The 29th Sussex Business Awards 2017 Winners Announced 1 December 2017
Old tech gear? Give IT a new lease of life 29 November 2017
Driving for Better Business Campaign launches 29 November 2017
ARKA Funerals sponsor Burning the Clocks 2017 with 'In Memory' lanterns 27 November 2017
Govia Thameslink launches third consultation phase on once-in-a-generation timetable restructure 23 November 2017
Coast to Capital Launches Brighton Mainline Alliance