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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
28 September 2016 - News
Is this the largest canvas in the world?
Brighton's Metropole Hotel is offering graffiti artists a giant canvas to showcase their work to the 800,000 people expected to go up in the i360. Read more...
28 September 2016 - News
R&D will be more important than ever for Brighton & Hove companies post Brexit
Fast-forward to 2020 and the UK will likely have left, or be in the process of leaving, the European Union. For many companies in the Brighton & Hove area 'business as usual' will have continued or resumed. For others, however, will come a need to adapt and to invest in order to remain competitive and continue to succeed in what could be a radically changed business environment. Read more...
28 September 2016 - News
British Airways i360 celebrates Older Persons Day with free flights for the over-70s
British Airways i360 is encouraging people to take an older person out for the day by offering free flights to the over-70s on Saturday October 1st, when accompanied by one paying adult each. Read more...
24 September 2016 - News
City College's new Construction & Trades Centre reaches a milestone
The Centre, on Wilson Avenue, is designed to be a leading educational and training hub for Brighton & Hove's next generation of construction workers. It recently celebrated a traditional 'Topping Out' ceremony. Read more...
17 September 2016 - News
How to get a TV newsreader in your office
Would you like a TV newsreader to visit your workplace to give your team a roller-coaster experience of what it's like to work in a newsroom? Read more...
16 September 2016 - News
Brighton & Hove Chamber Director wins Outstanding Brightonian 2016
Sarah Springford wins coveted title at 2016 BAHBAs Read more...
15 September 2016 - News
Initial public consultation on proposals for a John Lewis store in North Street extended
John Lewis is proposing to build a department store in the centre of Brighton on the corner of North Street and Queens Road [currently Boots the Chemist]. Read more...
12 September 2016 - News
Fancy a tweet? Brighton BID needs a new Admin and Social Media Officer
Brighton's Business Improvement District (Brilliant Brighton) is looking for a part time social media guru Read more...
6 September 2016 - News
The future tech of the workplace
New technologies are changing the way we work, and are already being embraced by small businesses as well as large. Read more...
6 September 2016 - News
Brighton event looks at the future of transport in the city
Brighton Chamber is holding an event on Wednesday 21 September to look at the future of transport in the city and what it means for Brighton businesses. Read more...
6 September 2016 - News
Free Business Masterclass in Brighton
Avensure are running a Free Employment Law Masterclass for Business Owners in and around Brighton. Read more...
6 September 2016 - News
The Search is on for the Sussex Graduate of the Year
A brand new category has been added to this year's Sussex Business Awards - the Sussex Graduate of the Year Read more...
6 September 2016 - News
The Platform is recruiting a Social Enterprise Coordinator
Would you like to deliver social enterprise projects? Read more...
5 September 2016 - News
Brighton Business Summit
Join the Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce for this year's Summit exploring your business desires Read more...
30 August 2016 - News
Brighton productivity growth
Brighton and Hove has seen slower growth in productivity over the last year than the rest of the UK, despite its position as a leading business hub for technology companies, according to research by Brighton based UHY Hacker Young. Read more...
29 August 2016 - News
Bartholomew Square plans
Japanese-restaurant Moshimo has submitted bold and audacious plans for a £4 million expansion of their existing venue in Bartholomew Square. Read more...
15 August 2016 - News
Recruit Ability: Find a talented team that will be a credit to your business
Possability People and the Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce, funded by the Department for Work and Pensions, have launched a new project aimed at getting the right people into the right jobs. Read more...
15 August 2016 - News
gdb Inaugural Speakers Conference - October 2016
The recent result of the EU Referendum will certainly impact on our economy, our relationships with Europe and other markets and also on our infrastructure investment programmes Read more...
12 August 2016 - News
Brighton Digital Festival reveals new art commissions and funded events for September
Festival awards largest funding to date, with 11 events awarded more than £32,000 from art commissions and grassroot funds Read more...
10 August 2016 - News
Do you know about the employment barriers to disabled people?
Brighton & Hove City Council has commissioned research into the barriers affecting disabled people, and those with long term health conditions. Can you help find solutions? Read more...
10 August 2016 - News
Donatello sponsor Brighton & Hove Albion Dugout
Brighton's favourite family Italian restaurant, Donatello, has been named as the official sponsor of the Brighton and Hove Albion dugout at the Amex Stadium this season. Read more...
10 August 2016 - News
IFS says savings from ending EU budget contributions pale against wider economic impacts.
Post Brexit perhaps the most important economic choice facing the UK is whether the UK retains membership of the EU single market. The IFS reports that "membership of" the single market is entirely different to "access to" it and suggests tough time ahead. Read more...
8 August 2016 - News
Support for start-ups in Brighton
From the moment you decide to start a business - regardless of however many times you've done it before - you start 'the journey' again. Read more...
2 August 2016 - News
British Airways i360 Lighting and Fireworks Launch Event
A spectacular community event with fireworks and a lighting display on the British Airways i360 tower will launch the attraction on the evening of August 4, the day the venue opens to the public Read more...
1 August 2016 - News
Brighton Office space: full up
The first Grade A offices to be built since 2005 are already fully let and there is little spare capacity in the system; a too familiar story in the city. Read more...
26 July 2016 - News
EDF Energy extends partnership with Brighton Digital Festival as premier sponsor for two years
Festival announces strongest partner programme to date with EDF Energy, Vodafone UK, Wired Sussex, Brandwatch and Brilliant Noise on board Read more...
20 July 2016 - News
British Airways i360 announces opening date for "landmark" attraction in Brighton
British Airways i360, the world's tallest moving observation tower, will open on Thursday 4th August; and tickets are now on sale for the new attraction on Brighton seafront. Read more...
15 July 2016 - News
West Street to be transformed
Proposals to demolish The Synergy Centre [formerly Hedkandi nightclub] and replace it with a new hotel, cafe and restaurants have been agreed by Brighton & Hove City Council. Read more...
15 July 2016 - News
Platform B - next generation Brighton radio station awarded FM licence
Platform B, Brighton's first ever youth-led radio station, has today been awarded a community FM licence by government broadcast regulator Ofcom Read more...
15 July 2016 - News
Brighton Business Improvement District pips wider city centre with fewer shop vacancies
In a recent city centre retail vacancy rate survey, the renewed Brighton city centre Business Improvement District has dropped below the wider city centre in terms of empty shop units for the first time in 5 years. Read more...
 


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Headlines

28 September 2016
Is this the largest canvas in the world?
28 September 2016
R&D will be more important than ever for Brighton & Hove companies post Brexit 28 September 2016
British Airways i360 celebrates Older Persons Day with free flights for the over-70s 24 September 2016
City College's new Construction & Trades Centre reaches a milestone 17 September 2016
How to get a TV newsreader in your office 16 September 2016
Brighton & Hove Chamber Director wins Outstanding Brightonian 2016 15 September 2016
Initial public consultation on proposals for a John Lewis store in North Street extended 12 September 2016
Fancy a tweet? Brighton BID needs a new Admin and Social Media Officer 6 September 2016
The future tech of the workplace 6 September 2016
Brighton event looks at the future of transport in the city 6 September 2016
Free Business Masterclass in Brighton 6 September 2016
The Search is on for the Sussex Graduate of the Year 6 September 2016
The Platform is recruiting a Social Enterprise Coordinator 5 September 2016
Brighton Business Summit 30 August 2016
Brighton productivity growth 29 August 2016
Bartholomew Square plans 15 August 2016
Recruit Ability: Find a talented team that will be a credit to your business 15 August 2016
gdb Inaugural Speakers Conference - October 2016 12 August 2016
Brighton Digital Festival reveals new art commissions and funded events for September 10 August 2016
Do you know about the employment barriers to disabled people? 10 August 2016
Donatello sponsor Brighton & Hove Albion Dugout 10 August 2016
IFS says savings from ending EU budget contributions pale against wider economic impacts. 8 August 2016
Support for start-ups in Brighton 2 August 2016
British Airways i360 Lighting and Fireworks Launch Event 1 August 2016
Brighton Office space: full up 26 July 2016
EDF Energy extends partnership with Brighton Digital Festival as premier sponsor for two years 20 July 2016
British Airways i360 announces opening date for "landmark" attraction in Brighton 15 July 2016
West Street to be transformed 15 July 2016
Platform B - next generation Brighton radio station awarded FM licence 15 July 2016
Brighton Business Improvement District pips wider city centre with fewer shop vacancies 12 July 2016
Domestic & General's paid internship program launches in Brighton 12 July 2016
Construction Voice: City Plan Part 2 - aspirational and achievable? 11 July 2016
Piling work recommences at Rampion 2 July 2016
Brexit sees off £650m in property deals 1 July 2016
City Plan Part Two - Have Your Say 29 June 2016
Brighton publishing company celebrates the sale of 11 million books 27 June 2016
Last Chance to Enter 2016 Brighton and Hove Business Awards 24 June 2016
Fairness Commission Report published 24 June 2016
UK Votes for EU Independence - but not Brighton & Hove 21 June 2016
Business Leaders show support for Gatwick Second Runway