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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 is the city centre initiative for Brighton. It is supported by a variety of revenue raising projects.

Projects include the multi-award winning Brighton & Hove Business Crime Reduction Partnership [BCRP] with over 450 members operating in both the day-time and night-time economy, it is the largest in the UK by membership.

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 and provides a base for the BID Manager. The renewed Brighton BID will generate about £1.8m 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.

The site also lists contact details of the partners [other Brighton & Hove business associations] that we work with and has a number of links to other useful sites.

Latest news
28 March 2015 - News
Funding agreed for Brighton bike scheme
The Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership [LEP] has agreed to give just over £1m towards the cost of a shared bike scheme in the city similar to London's Boris Bikes. Read more...
26 March 2015 - News
Lewes-Uckfield rail line re-re-re-revisited [again]
As part of the Budget announcements, the Lewes-Uckfield railway line has been given £100,000 for a study, not the first, into the feasibility of reopening it 46 years after it was closed. Read more...
26 March 2015 - News
£7m for research centre
The University of Brighton working in partnership with engineering company Ricardo is to receive £7 million for an automotive and environmental engineering training and research centre as part of the government's Growth Deal funding package. Read more...
18 March 2015 - News
Top Sussex Chef and Centerplate collaborate at Brighton i360
Steven Edwards, the winner of Sussex MasterChef: The Professionals, will collaborate with venue caterer Centerplate to serve the best of Sussex produce at Brighton i360's brasserie when it opens next year. Read more...
16 March 2015 - News
B Corp breakfast
B Corp, the not-for-profit organization behind the international B Corp movement, will be holding a breakfast event in Brighton on March 24 to introduce themselves and their mission to the Brighton business community. Read more...
16 March 2015 - News
Major Brighton employer supports National Apprenticeship Week
One of the city's largest employers, Domestic & General, showed its support for National Apprenticeship Week by showcasing the range of apprenticeship-led NVQ courses it offers employees Read more...
14 March 2015 - News
The Brighton John Lewis jigsaw
So why would John Lewis plc buy 129-133 North Street Brighton which just happens to be the home of Boots Department store? Read more...
13 March 2015 - News
Over 200 businesses signed up to the Living Wage
Over 200 businesses, charities, social enterprises and public sector organisations have now signed up to the Brighton & Hove's local Living Wage Campaign spearheaded by the Chamber of Commerce and supported by the city council. Read more...
12 March 2015 - News
Brighton scoops top prize
Brighton won first prize in the Local Government Chronicle Awards for Driving Economic Growth at last night's ceremony at Grosvenor House Hotel. Read more...
10 March 2015 - News
Will the weak Euro wreck Brighton's summer holiday?
As the European Central Bank rolls out Quantitative Easing [QE] the Euro has plummeted against sterling making it cheaper for UK residents to go abroad and more expensive for continental Europeans to come here. Read more...
8 March 2015 - News
Brighton Uni Vice Chancellor to retire
Professor Julian Crampton has announced that he will retire at some point before February 2016 after 10 years at the helm of Brighton University. Read more...
8 March 2015 - News
Economic Partnership supports demolition of listed building
The Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership has come out in favour of the demolition of 15 North Street to make way for a new entrance to the Lanes and a far greater heritage prize. Read more...
8 March 2015 - News
Plans for Peter Pan
The Peter Pan Playground to the east of Brighton Pier is being proposed as a site for a £3.2m leisure and commercial development which would include a 50 metre, open-air heated pool. Read more...
5 March 2015 - News
Work-life unbalanced
Over a third of your waking day will be spent at work during the week but for a quarter of UK professionals, that's a depressing prospect. Read more...
4 March 2015 - News
LoveLocalJobs.com among UK's Best Jobs Boards
The jobs board born and developed in Brighton has been shortlisted for a leading national award. Read more...
4 March 2015 - News
Brighton in the top ten again
Brighton has been named as one of the ''10 Essential Non-Capital Cities to Visit" Read more...
3 March 2015 - News
Top 5 stories in February
What's driving growth in the local economy? Housing from Hyde and going up in the world and Brighton shows the rest of the UK how to keep a vibrant high street. Read more...
27 February 2015 - News
Free video games application workshop
Independent video games companies are invited to a free application workshop on 26 March 2015 ahead of the deadline for Creative Europe's video games development scheme. Read more...
26 February 2015 - News
Brighton house price update 2014 Q4
Average prices in the city in the last quarter of 2014 were 15.8% above the previous high in November 2007; over 50% higher than the average in the rest of England. Over the previous year prices increased by 12.5% against a 7% increase nationally. Read more...
26 February 2015 - News
HMRC's RTI late filing grace period expires soon
Small businesses will start paying PAYE late filing penalties from 6th March if they don't get their real time information [RTI] PAYE returns filed on time. Read more...
26 February 2015 - News
Workspace will be the regulator of the Brighton economy
Despite a burgeoning economy and stellar job growth, the last office complex built in Brighton was completed nearly a decade ago. The competition for space will drive up rents and might drive out home-grown companies. Read more...
25 February 2015 - News
The top and bottom of Brighton
Out of 64 UK cities Brighton is in the top ten for jobs growth, workforce qualifications, business start-ups, digital connectivity and employment rate. But the bottom for house prices and carbon dioxide emissions. Lots more interesting facts in the city council's most recent economic development bulletin. Read more...
24 February 2015 - News
Twitter can get you sacked
An appeal tribunal has ruled that dismissing an employee for offensive posts on the social media site can be fair. Read more...
21 February 2015 - News
Another cracking scheme from Hyde
Hyde Housing, the masterminds behind One Hove Park, are proposing to redevelop a factory that has been derelict for 16 years into an exemplary housing scheme that will deliver 65 new homes just a couple of minutes' walk from Hove station. Read more...
20 February 2015 - News
i360 work advances [upwards]
Brighton i360 reached a major turning point this week as a 52 tonne pile rig arrived on site at Brighton Beach and the sewer diversion around the site was completed. Read more...
20 February 2015 - News
Metro Bank opens in Brighton
Metro Bank, the first new bank in the UK to be granted a banking licence since the 1860s, has launched its 33rd UK branch at the corner of North Street and Western Road. Read more...
20 February 2015 - News
Developers chosen as preferred bidders for 450 homes in neighbouring Lewes.
Karis Developments together with Southern Housing Group and Conran & Partners have been chosen to develop 49 council-owned sites in Lewes. Read more...
19 February 2015 - News
New interim principle for City College
Monica Box will join City College on February 25 as interim principle following the departure of Lynn Thackway. Read more...
17 February 2015 - News
Inflation in freefall?
The rate of UK Consumer Prices Index [CPI] inflation fell to 0.3% in January, its lowest level for 27 years since CPI records began in 1988. Read more...
16 February 2015 - News
Sussex Learning Network secures funding to help more young people access higher education
A new £22 million scheme reaching 4,300 secondary schools and colleges aims to encourage more young people into higher education. Read more...
 


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Headlines

28 March 2015
Funding agreed for Brighton bike scheme
26 March 2015
Lewes-Uckfield rail line re-re-re-revisited [again] 26 March 2015
£7m for research centre 18 March 2015
Top Sussex Chef and Centerplate collaborate at Brighton i360 16 March 2015
B Corp breakfast 16 March 2015
Major Brighton employer supports National Apprenticeship Week 14 March 2015
The Brighton John Lewis jigsaw 13 March 2015
Over 200 businesses signed up to the Living Wage 12 March 2015
Brighton scoops top prize 10 March 2015
Will the weak Euro wreck Brighton's summer holiday? 8 March 2015
Brighton Uni Vice Chancellor to retire 8 March 2015
Economic Partnership supports demolition of listed building 8 March 2015
Plans for Peter Pan 5 March 2015
Work-life unbalanced 4 March 2015
LoveLocalJobs.com among UK's Best Jobs Boards 4 March 2015
Brighton in the top ten again 3 March 2015
Top 5 stories in February 27 February 2015
Free video games application workshop 26 February 2015
Brighton house price update 2014 Q4 26 February 2015
HMRC's RTI late filing grace period expires soon 26 February 2015
Workspace will be the regulator of the Brighton economy 25 February 2015
The top and bottom of Brighton 24 February 2015
Twitter can get you sacked 21 February 2015
Another cracking scheme from Hyde 20 February 2015
i360 work advances [upwards] 20 February 2015
Metro Bank opens in Brighton 20 February 2015
Developers chosen as preferred bidders for 450 homes in neighbouring Lewes. 19 February 2015
New interim principle for City College 17 February 2015
Inflation in freefall? 16 February 2015
Sussex Learning Network secures funding to help more young people access higher education 14 February 2015
Digital driving growth 14 February 2015
Schizophrenic attitude to obesity 14 February 2015
Top 5 stories in January 2015 13 February 2015
Crime Reduction Partnership accreditation scheme for mobile support services 13 February 2015
Step Up 3 February 2015
City College Principal steps down 29 January 2015
Free Digital High Street Skills Course 28 January 2015
Brighton City Centre Vacancy Rates continue to fall 26 January 2015
Brighton's Phase 5 Technology named Best Exporter in the south east 26 January 2015
Adur & Worthing seeks a Head of Place & Investment