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This is the official web site of the Business Forum and the Economic Partnership in Brighton & Hove

The Business Forum is the city centre management initiative for Brighton. 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 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...
15 April 2016 - News
Spat over plans for 2,200 homes a few miles from Brighton.
The 40 hectare, derelict Shoreham Cement Works site is being earmarked for a development plan to create a new village called Erringham. Read more...
12 April 2016 - News
Brighton Chamber to deliver the fifth instalment of Ride the Wave
A new programme of business support has been announced for 2016 Read more...
8 April 2016 - News
Brighton Pier sold for £18m
Eclectic Bar Group, which also operates Coalition and Lola Lo in the city centre, has agreed a conditional agreement to buy the pier. Read more...
1 April 2016 - News
It's a YES! Businesses Vote to Invest Millions in Brighton
Brighton city centre to benefit from £1.8m of investment over the next 5 years as businesses vote to renew the Business Improvement District [BID]. Read more...
31 March 2016 - News
Brighton & Hove City Council is seeking your view on rough sleepers
The council is keen to hear from businesses to feed in to a new rough sleeping strategy which is currently being prepared for the city. Read more...
30 March 2016 - News
Apprenticeships In Sussex Website Gets A Makeover
Finding the right apprenticeship in Sussex gets a helping hand with a revamped wesbite from the Sussex Council of Training Providers. Read more...
25 March 2016 - News
Hove Library to relocate to Hove Museum
A proposal to close the grade II listed Hove Library in Church Rd was approved by the city council yesterday despite opposition from a local action group. Read more...
24 March 2016 - News
Hotel conversion into residential
Plans have been submitted to Brighton & Hove City Council to convert the Preston Park Hotel on the outskirts of the city into 25 flats. Read more...
24 March 2016 - News
City College and Northbrook explore potential to merge
Two of the largest colleges in Sussex have announced a consultation on a possible merger to establish a new institution to serve the needs of the Greater Brighton City Region Read more...
23 March 2016 - News
South East house prices set to outperform London in four years
House price growth in the south east of England is set to surpass London over the next four years, with the average house to cost £373,773 by 2020, according to research published by BNP Paribas Real Estate. Read more...
23 March 2016 - News
Top university
The University of Sussex has been ranked in the world's top 100 universities for eight subjects in a new international ranking. Read more...
22 March 2016 - News
New England House redevelopment plans stalled
A £25m plan to create a new media centre in New England Street that has been nearly a decade in the making has stalled due to legal wrangling over the adjoining industrial estate. Read more...
 


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Headlines

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 23 March 2016
Top university 22 March 2016
New England House redevelopment plans stalled 18 March 2016
City businesses sign up to 1000 apprenticeships in 1000 days plan 16 March 2016
Games Fund Grant Application Deadline Looms 12 March 2016
Burgess Hill town centre to get £65m revamp 10 March 2016
Sackville Tower application withdrawn [but it will return] 9 March 2016
Campaigners in Brighton & Hove take action for Fair Trade Fortnight 2016 8 March 2016
Sussex Uni presents new plans for student housing 7 March 2016
Local Jobs Board Shortlisted as the best in the UK 4 March 2016
Zip Wire could replace Brighton Wheel. 4 March 2016
Grow your business with tailor made apprenticeships 4 March 2016
Council's Assistant CEO to go on six month secondment to Croydon.