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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 April 2017 - News
Bring some social impact to your business with the Platform and the Goodall Foundation
The Good Business Breakfast event hosted by The Platform on 26th May is aimed at businesses interested in 'more than profit' Read more...
27 April 2017 - News
Brighton & Hove's Biggest Business Support Programme Is Back
Ride the Wave is a series of affordable events to support every business, from those just starting out to established companies Read more...
25 April 2017 - News
New ESF Calls announced on digital skills - deadline 7 July 2017
Two new ESF calls totalling £13m have just been announced by the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership Read more...
24 April 2017 - News
Queensbury House office block in Queens Road has been sold for £12.6m.
Quantum Pension Scheme, which bought the building in 2005, sold Queensberry House in Queens Road to a client of property consultants Knight Frank. Read more...
18 April 2017 - News
Economic Partnership Responds to Government's Industrial Strategy
Earlier this year, the Government outlined proposals for an Industrial Strategy to "deliver an economy that works for everyone." Read more...
18 April 2017 - News
BHEP responds to Toads Hole Valley consultation
The BHEP was at the forefront of arguing for the exclusion of Toads Hole Valley from the National Park. Brighton & Hove City Council has recently sought responses to their SPD for the strategically important site. Read more...
4 April 2017 - News
Madeira Terraces fail to get government money
The city council's bid for a £4 million contribution to the refurbishment of the terraces on Madeira Drive has been rejected by the Government. Read more...
4 April 2017 - News
North Street road repairs scheduled
Plans are being finalised for North Street to be resurfaced over a two month period in the autumn. Read more...
27 March 2017 - News
*Job Alert* Newhaven Enterprise Zone Project Co-ordinator - Coast to Capital vacancy
A new role has been created to oversee the delivery of a key project in the Greater Brighton region. Read more...
26 March 2017 - News
Brighton Town Hall to be converted to a business hub.
The Grade II listed building in Bartholomew Square requires £2m of maintenance over the next five years. A £10m investment has been given approval by the city council. Read more...
18 March 2017 - News
Council's ex-HQ back on the market.
After the collapse of negotiations with the consortium earmarked to buy the Grade II listed seafront office building, Kings House will be re-marketed in April. Read more...
13 March 2017 - News
*Job Alert* Assistant Director - City Development & Regeneration
Brighton & Hove City Council is looking to add to the senior management team Read more...
3 March 2017 - News
House Price Update 2016 Q4
The average house in the city cost £346,829 during October to December last year. Still expensive but cheaper than the previous quarter. Read more...
2 March 2017 - News
Medina House may be demolished
The 1894 Victorian bath house on Hove esplanade with a chequered history of planning applications looks set to be demolished to make way for a luxury home for an ex-Pink Floyd star. Read more...
2 March 2017 - News
Brighton Mainline 2 rejected
After a two year wait a study commissioned by George Osborne has rejected the case for a second rail line to London. Read more...
24 February 2017 - News
International House office block sells for over £11m.
The Charities Property Fund has bought the freehold of International House next to the station in Queen's Road. Read more...
9 February 2017 - News
Free Skills Support for the Workforce
The Skills Support for the Workforce programme is providing free support to staff through the delivery of work-related skills training. Read more...
8 February 2017 - News
Hove Business Association Networking Lunch Clinic - Cyber Crime and Security
Date: Wednesday 1st March 2017 Start Time: 12:00 Location: SKYFALL Read more...
7 February 2017 - News
Victoria's Secret to open in Churchill Square and Zara moves into Bhs unit
Underwear giant Victoria's Secret is continuing its expansion across the UK with a 9,000 square foot store and Zara will be taking over the 37,000 sq foot Bhs unit. Read more...
6 February 2017 - News
Networking event to inspire Sussex contact centre leaders
Current and aspiring contact centre team leaders across Sussex are being invited to a free event to share best practise and connect with likeminded professionals Read more...
3 February 2017 - News
Centre for cities 2017 report highlights city's strengths and weakneses
The annual Centre for cities report, published on 31.1.17 shows city growth in population and inequality Read more...
3 February 2017 - News
£48.73million investment comes to the Greater Brighton City Region
In a significant demonstration of the Chancellor's commitment to the Greater Brighton City Region, £48.73million of Local Growth Fund Round 3 is to be invested in the City Region over the coming year, driving key projects forward. Read more...
2 February 2017 - News
Job Opportunity with the Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce
The Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new Membership Manager Read more...
31 January 2017 - News
New jobs and investment in Withdean with the New Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery
Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery are delivering an exciting new look and dining experience for all who visit its second Brighton restaurant; the Sportsman. Read more...
26 January 2017 - News
Brighton gets an Ikea [almost]
Ikea, the Swedish furniture retailer, has announced a £170m development on land owned by Brighton and Hove Albion in Adur. Read more...
24 January 2017 - News
Brighton & Hove Cycle Challenge 2017
The Brighton & Hove Cycle Challenge encouraging workers to ride to work will run from now until the end of March Read more...
24 January 2017 - News
DIT launch new Online Export Accelerator programme
Inaugural event to be held Thursday 26th Jan Read more...
24 January 2017 - News
Hangleton Bottom waste disposal site
Brighton and Hove Energy Services Co-operative (BHESCo) wants to open a £12m food waste energy generating plant at Hangleton Bottom close to the A27 Hangleton Interchange Read more...
20 January 2017 - News
Brighton Chamber International Ecommerce Event
If you are selling goods online and want to increase international sales then read on Read more...
19 January 2017 - News
Rob Smythe appointed Sales Director at Ideal
Fast growing Brighton tech firm Ideal has announced Rob Smythe as a new Sales Director Read more...
 


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Headlines

28 April 2017
Bring some social impact to your business with the Platform and the Goodall Foundation
27 April 2017
Brighton & Hove's Biggest Business Support Programme Is Back 25 April 2017
New ESF Calls announced on digital skills - deadline 7 July 2017 24 April 2017
Queensbury House office block in Queens Road has been sold for £12.6m. 18 April 2017
Economic Partnership Responds to Government's Industrial Strategy 18 April 2017
BHEP responds to Toads Hole Valley consultation 4 April 2017
Madeira Terraces fail to get government money 4 April 2017
North Street road repairs scheduled 27 March 2017
*Job Alert* Newhaven Enterprise Zone Project Co-ordinator - Coast to Capital vacancy 26 March 2017
Brighton Town Hall to be converted to a business hub. 18 March 2017
Council's ex-HQ back on the market. 13 March 2017
*Job Alert* Assistant Director - City Development & Regeneration 3 March 2017
House Price Update 2016 Q4 2 March 2017
Medina House may be demolished 2 March 2017
Brighton Mainline 2 rejected 24 February 2017
International House office block sells for over £11m. 9 February 2017
Free Skills Support for the Workforce 8 February 2017
Hove Business Association Networking Lunch Clinic - Cyber Crime and Security 7 February 2017
Victoria's Secret to open in Churchill Square and Zara moves into Bhs unit 6 February 2017
Networking event to inspire Sussex contact centre leaders 3 February 2017
Centre for cities 2017 report highlights city's strengths and weakneses 3 February 2017
£48.73million investment comes to the Greater Brighton City Region 2 February 2017
Job Opportunity with the Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce 31 January 2017
New jobs and investment in Withdean with the New Stonehouse Pizza & Carvery 26 January 2017
Brighton gets an Ikea [almost] 24 January 2017
Brighton & Hove Cycle Challenge 2017 24 January 2017
DIT launch new Online Export Accelerator programme 24 January 2017
Hangleton Bottom waste disposal site 20 January 2017
Brighton Chamber International Ecommerce Event 19 January 2017
Rob Smythe appointed Sales Director at Ideal 18 January 2017
Hove Business Association Networking Event 1.2.17 14 January 2017
Court Farm housing development approved. 13 January 2017
RadioReverb Launches Its Own Politics Show 11 January 2017
UK's leading finance expert comes to Shoreham 4 January 2017
Will King Alfred grow taller? 20 December 2016
Contact centre employees donate toys to sick children 15 December 2016
Brighton City Centre vacancy rate continues to fall 8 December 2016
Anston House could be demolished at last 2 December 2016
New C2C Growth Deal funding launched 23 November 2016
New Chief Executive of Sussex Cricket named