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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
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...
12 December 2017 - News
Utilise Plus launch programme of energy efficiency grants and business support for SMEs
Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 available Read more...
11 December 2017 - News
City Centre Vacancy Rates Drop Slightly From Sept
The final data analysis of 2017 of empty shops in Brighton City Centre is now in Read more...
5 December 2017 - News
Innovate UK Announces Sector Competitions in Manufacturing and Infrastructure Systems
Innovate UK (IUK) is investing up to £19 million to support innovation across the manufacturing and materials and infrastructure systems sectors Read more...
5 December 2017 - News
GDPR, steps to early compliance
Brighton Chamber has a Bite-sized learning event on GDPR on 23 January, 9.30am-11.30pm Read more...
1 December 2017 - News
The 29th Sussex Business Awards 2017 Winners Announced
Around four hundred of the county's leading business people, including the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, Mayor of Brighton & Hove and Kemptown MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle, gathered to celebrate business excellence across the region, with 17 awards presented by comedian, Ian Moore. Read more...
1 December 2017 - News
Old tech gear? Give IT a new lease of life
Residents are being given the chance to declutter and safely dispose of their old computers, laptops, phones, cameras and other tech while helping others. Read more...
29 November 2017 - News
Driving for Better Business Campaign launches
Employer risk highlighted as party season gets underway Read more...
29 November 2017 - News
ARKA Funerals sponsor Burning the Clocks 2017 with 'In Memory' lanterns
For this year's Burning the Clocks, ARKA Funerals will be providing 'In Memory' lantern packages to commemorate the lives of those who have died. Read more...
27 November 2017 - News
Govia Thameslink launches third consultation phase on once-in-a-generation timetable restructure
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has today opened the third phase of public consultation on the once-in-a-generation timetable transformation made possible by the £7 billion Thameslink Programme. Read more...
23 November 2017 - News
Coast to Capital Launches Brighton Mainline Alliance
Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership is spearheading the Brighton Mainline Alliance Read more...
22 November 2017 - News
Calling all UK companies that have transport, parking and commuting issues to address
The first public event of the Act TravelWise Business Forum will bring together up to 80 people from throughout the UK who are exploring more sustainable travel and transport options for the private sector. Read more...
15 November 2017 - News
Start-up Challenge Business Competition Offering £10,000 Investment to Young Entrepreneurs
The Start-up Challenge Business Competition has been established to support aspiring entrepreneurs aged 16-30 years old Read more...
15 November 2017 - News
IUK Announces £10 Million Innovation Loans Infrastructure Systems Funding Competition for UK SMEs
The aim of this new Innovate UK (IUK) competition is to offer loans to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) overcome barriers to scaling up innovation in infrastructure systems. Read more...
15 November 2017 - News
Sussex Food and Drink Grand Finalists Celebrate Success
The Grand Finalists in the Sussex Food & Drink Awards 2018 were revealed today following an intensive eight-month judging process, supported by a record 15,000 public votes. Read more...
10 November 2017 - News
Meaning conference confirms speaker line-up: breeding a new army of business activists
Including the man whose job it is 'to constantly imagine the collapse of humanity in order to save it.' Read more...
10 November 2017 - News
Positive body image documentary screening at Hove school
With nine out of ten British girls unhappy with their bodies and a third of adolescent boys wishing they were bigger, body image is one of the main concerns for young people in the UK. Read more...
8 November 2017 - News
Material Practices: Painting and Printmaking at the University of Brighton - Private View
6-8 pm Friday 15 December, Hove Museum, 19 New Church Road, Hove, BN3 4AB Read more...
8 November 2017 - News
Economic Partnership kick starts city strategy consultation
On Tuesday 31st October, over 100 businesses came together to set out their views on the future of the city. Read more...
8 November 2017 - News
GTR respond to positive ASLEF referendum result
GTR now able to progress with the delivery of their planned improvements and provide customers with more certainty Read more...
7 November 2017 - News
350th employer signed up to the Brighton & Hove Campaign
Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign, run for over five years by Brighton Chamber, and funded by Brighton & Hove City Council, it was launched to encourage local businesses to pay employees a decent hourly rate. Read more...
7 November 2017 - News
Rampion announces £4 million community fund
£3.1 million fund for local projects to benefit the Sussex community £800,000 investment in Rampion Visitor Centre to be located in Brighton £100,000 donation to local RNLI stations who help save lives at sea Read more...
6 November 2017 - News
The First Gamification Conference comes to Brighton
GAMIFICATION+ LTD has created a new international conference for the gamification industry Read more...
3 November 2017 - News
Shoreham Port Welcomes New Commercial and Operations Director
Shoreham Port are delighted to welcome Beth Evans-Gay to the team. Read more...
2 November 2017 - News
Burning the Clocks launches Crowdfunder for 2017
Brighton charity, Same Sky, offers rewards for donations to raise the £5,000 needed to secure Burning the Clocks event on 21 December Read more...
2 November 2017 - News
The Gatwick Diamond Business Awards are now open for Entries
www.gatwickdiamondbusinessawards.com Read more...
31 October 2017 - News
Brighton Based Paxton Open New Centre for Technology & Innovation
Paxton, the globally expanding manufacturer of security systems for smart buildings, has opened a new state-of-the-art centre for technology and innovation alongside its current Brighton Head Office, located just off the Lewes Road. Read more...
27 October 2017 - News
Adventures in risk taking for high growth businesses
Are you a risk-taker or are you risk-averse? The nature of high growth business means you'll need to take risks at some point, and some big ones at that. Read more...
 


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Headlines

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 22 November 2017
Calling all UK companies that have transport, parking and commuting issues to address 15 November 2017
Start-up Challenge Business Competition Offering £10,000 Investment to Young Entrepreneurs 15 November 2017
IUK Announces £10 Million Innovation Loans Infrastructure Systems Funding Competition for UK SMEs 15 November 2017
Sussex Food and Drink Grand Finalists Celebrate Success 10 November 2017
Meaning conference confirms speaker line-up: breeding a new army of business activists 10 November 2017
Positive body image documentary screening at Hove school 8 November 2017
Material Practices: Painting and Printmaking at the University of Brighton - Private View 8 November 2017
Economic Partnership kick starts city strategy consultation 8 November 2017
GTR respond to positive ASLEF referendum result 7 November 2017
350th employer signed up to the Brighton & Hove Campaign 7 November 2017
Rampion announces £4 million community fund 6 November 2017
The First Gamification Conference comes to Brighton 3 November 2017
Shoreham Port Welcomes New Commercial and Operations Director 2 November 2017
Burning the Clocks launches Crowdfunder for 2017 2 November 2017
The Gatwick Diamond Business Awards are now open for Entries 31 October 2017
Brighton Based Paxton Open New Centre for Technology & Innovation 27 October 2017
Adventures in risk taking for high growth businesses 27 October 2017
Can your business benefit from offering a 'world of work' experience? 27 October 2017
The Small Business Saturday Bus Tour launches across the UK for its fifth year 24 October 2017
Business Networking & Case Study Visit with the Sustainable Business Partnership 24 October 2017
Could you use an Energy Saving Workshop? 17 October 2017
Peter Blake raffle raises £2,290 for Middle Street School 17 October 2017
AMEX named major sponsor of city's bike share scheme 16 October 2017
Ropetackle Business Friends scheme 4 October 2017
VIRGIN STARTUP MEETUP 'HOW TO TELL (SELL) YOUR STORY' 3 October 2017
BTN BikeShare: a successful first month 3 October 2017
PLATF9RM open at Hove Town Hall