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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 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
24 June 2016 - News
Fairness Commission Report published
On Monday 27th June, the results of the year long Fairness Commission will be presented Read more...
24 June 2016 - News
UK Votes for EU Independence - but not Brighton & Hove
In a historic vote, the UK has decided to leave the EU and go it alone. Only a handful of local authorities voted to remain, Brighton & Hove was one of them. Read more...
24 June 2016 - News

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24 June 2016 - News
Job opportunity for Admin Support Assistant [maternity cover]
An opportunity to be part of the busy Business Crime Reduction Partnership office in central Brighton for 12 months to cover maternity leave. Read more...
21 June 2016 - News
Business Leaders show support for Gatwick Second Runway
Representatives from 36 Business Groups based across the region presented a letter to the PM stating why Gatwick is the right location for the next Runway Read more...
17 June 2016 - News
Brighton & Hove to host Great British Coastal Conference
Communities Minister announces conference to help the Great British Coast reach its enormous economic potential. *BOOKING DEADLINE MON 20th JUNE* Read more...
17 June 2016 - News
Legal & General Lead on Mission Led Businesses
An event to influence and shape the conversation that is emerging around mission led business is being hosted by Legal & General CEO Nigel Wilson. Read more...
17 June 2016 - News
Greater Brighton Economic Board - Policy & Projects Manager Job
Exciting opportunity to join the Greater Brighton core team Read more...
15 June 2016 - News
Immigration Act implications for employers
Employers who fail to carry out the necessary checks and employ illegal immigrants will face tougher penalties following the passing of the Immigration Act 2016 which comes into force later this year. Read more...
15 June 2016 - News
Court orders employee to hand over personal devices
The High Court has ordered a worker to hand over his personal electronic devices, so that the data on them can be inspected and any confidential data belonging to the his previous employer can be destroyed. Read more...
10 June 2016 - News
Local contact centre kicks off Euro 2016
CELEBRATING the launch of Euro 2016, local contact centre Domestic & General is throwing a football-themed party for employees. Read more...
6 June 2016 - News
NOW OPEN Coast to Capital Region Business Growth Grants Programme 2016-2017 Launched
Expressions of Interest now invited from Small and Medium (SME) sized businesses that are looking to grow and to create new jobs. Read more...
24 May 2016 - News
British Airways i360 recruitment days announced
British Airways i360 has announced three recruitment days in their search for top candidates to fill around 80 jobs, both full- and part-time, that are being created when it opens this summer. Read more...
24 May 2016 - News
Brighton Innovators Inspired by Entrepreneurs Exchange
Aspiring business leaders from Sussex gathered at the Entrepreneurs Exchange event in Brighton on Wednesday evening (18 May), where they gained invaluable advice and inspiration from HSBC and the founders of leading businesses, Not on the High Street and Blippar. Read more...
23 May 2016 - News
Brighton consultancy sells for £16.8m
A 100-strong healthcare communications consultancy which was founded in Brighton in 1992 has been snapped up by a FTSE 250 group in a deal worth up to £16.8m. Read more...
19 May 2016 - News
Calls to outlaw 'fattist' discrimination at work
A leading employment law judge has called for 'fattist' discrimination in the workplace to be outlawed to bring the issue in line with other discrimination issues Read more...
11 May 2016 - News
House Price Update 2016 Q1
The average house in the city cost £301,356 during January to March; an increase of just over 12% from a year ago. This represents a price to income ratio of 10.67 compared to 4.65 for the rest of the UK. Read more...
10 May 2016 - News
Where business literally meets cricket: The Martlets Village
The Martlets Village is a dynamic new business environment right on the boundary's edge at Sussex Cricket's 1st Central County Ground, Hove. Read more...
9 May 2016 - News
Custom Pharma close to securing a new home
After a five year search for a new home, the Custom Pharmaceuticals proposal to convert the former Beacon Bingo in Moulsecoomb Way, Brighton, into its new HQ will go before the planning committee this week. Read more...
9 May 2016 - News
Let's Do Business Expo 12th May
The 12th May at the Brighton Racecourse promises to be an exciting year, as the Let's Do Business Expo looks to expand further. Read more...
6 May 2016 - News
No change for PCC
Incumbent Katy Bourne has been re-elected as Police & Crime Commissioner for Sussex, defeating Labour's Michael Jones in a second vote run-off. Read more...
5 May 2016 - News
Free WiFi for Brighton town centre
Brighton & Hove City Council and BT have joined forces to make free wi-fi available at a range of locations across the city centre. Read more...
4 May 2016 - News
Coast to Capital LEP Call for Evidence on Low Carbon and Environmental Sector
As part of ongoing research into the local economy the Coast to Capital LEP is issuing a call for evidence on the Low Carbon and Environmental Goods and Services (LCEGS) sector. Read more...
4 May 2016 - News
Wedding Cake demolition commences
A fence has been erected around 'The Wedding Cake' - the old American Express HQ in Eastern Road where interior demolition work has started prior to complete demolition next year. Read more...
30 April 2016 - News
Peter Pan Playground redevelopment
Brighton & Hove City Council has agreed to a long lease for a swimming pool project dubbed Sea Lanes at the long-vacant Peter Pan's playground in Madeira Drive 800 metres east of Brighton Pier. Read more...
23 April 2016 - News
Queen's Award
Brighton-based Stelfox has been awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise for outstanding contribution to international trade. Read more...
22 April 2016 - News
Preston Barracks and Moulsecoomb Campus regeneration plans revealed
Draft plans have been published which are expected to attract over half a billion pounds into city economy. Read more...
21 April 2016 - News
City College redevelopment
City College Brighton & Hove has unveiled new plans for its Pelham Street campus which would refurbish the existing Pelham Tower and add new build in the car park. Read more...
18 April 2016 - News
Shoreham Port's Chief Executive elected as the new Chairman of the British Ports Association
Rodney Lunn takes the helm at BPA. Read more...
18 April 2016 - News
City Council begin consultation on Gambling Policy
Brighton & Hove City Council is currently consulting on their Gambling Policy. Read more...
 


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Headlines

24 June 2016
Fairness Commission Report published
24 June 2016
UK Votes for EU Independence - but not Brighton & Hove 24 June 2016
24 June 2016
Job opportunity for Admin Support Assistant [maternity cover] 21 June 2016
Business Leaders show support for Gatwick Second Runway 17 June 2016
Brighton & Hove to host Great British Coastal Conference 17 June 2016
Legal & General Lead on Mission Led Businesses 17 June 2016
Greater Brighton Economic Board - Policy & Projects Manager Job 15 June 2016
Immigration Act implications for employers 15 June 2016
Court orders employee to hand over personal devices 10 June 2016
Local contact centre kicks off Euro 2016 6 June 2016
NOW OPEN Coast to Capital Region Business Growth Grants Programme 2016-2017 Launched 24 May 2016
British Airways i360 recruitment days announced 24 May 2016
Brighton Innovators Inspired by Entrepreneurs Exchange 23 May 2016
Brighton consultancy sells for £16.8m 19 May 2016
Calls to outlaw 'fattist' discrimination at work 11 May 2016
House Price Update 2016 Q1 10 May 2016
Where business literally meets cricket: The Martlets Village 9 May 2016
Custom Pharma close to securing a new home 9 May 2016
Let's Do Business Expo 12th May 6 May 2016
No change for PCC 5 May 2016
Free WiFi for Brighton town centre 4 May 2016
Coast to Capital LEP Call for Evidence on Low Carbon and Environmental Sector 4 May 2016
Wedding Cake demolition commences 30 April 2016
Peter Pan Playground redevelopment 23 April 2016
Queen's Award 22 April 2016
Preston Barracks and Moulsecoomb Campus regeneration plans revealed 21 April 2016
City College redevelopment 18 April 2016
Shoreham Port's Chief Executive elected as the new Chairman of the British Ports Association 18 April 2016
City Council begin consultation on Gambling Policy 15 April 2016
Spat over plans for 2,200 homes a few miles from Brighton. 12 April 2016
Brighton Chamber to deliver the fifth instalment of Ride the Wave 8 April 2016
Brighton Pier sold for £18m 1 April 2016
It's a YES! Businesses Vote to Invest Millions in Brighton 31 March 2016
Brighton & Hove City Council is seeking your view on rough sleepers 30 March 2016
Apprenticeships In Sussex Website Gets A Makeover 25 March 2016
Hove Library to relocate to Hove Museum 24 March 2016
Hotel conversion into residential 24 March 2016
City College and Northbrook explore potential to merge 23 March 2016
South East house prices set to outperform London in four years