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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
8 December 2016 - News
Anston House could be demolished at last
Planning officers at the city council have recommended that the eye-sore Anston House in Preston Road should be demolished to allow for complete redevelopment of the site. Read more...
2 December 2016 - News
New C2C Growth Deal funding launched
Coast to Capital have now launched a six monthly call for growth projects that will be funded from unallocated Growth Deal 1 and 2 funds Read more...
29 November 2016 - News
Reading Retail: Observations from the shop floor and beyond with Harvey Ells
The University of Brighton's retail specialist leads a discussion on Retail at the Bevvy Read more...
23 November 2016 - News
New Chief Executive of Sussex Cricket named
Sussex Cricket has today announced the appointment of Rob Andrew, former RFU Professional Rugby Director, as their new Chief Executive. Read more...
23 November 2016 - News
Autumn Statement 2016
The UK Government has outlined its first fiscal policy statement since the Brexit vote. What was included? Read more...
21 November 2016 - News
PwC calls for a rethink on quarterly tax returns
The global accountancy company has called on the government to scrap the requirement for small companies to submit tax returns every quarter due to be introduced in 2018. Read more...
21 November 2016 - News
Government grants itself 15% leeway on incorrect business rates bills
The government has announced that it won't accept appeals against incorrect new business rates valuations unless they are inaccurate by at least 15%. Read more...
20 November 2016 - News
City College maintains its Ofsted 'Good' status.
The College was visited by Ofsted earlier in the month and the report, published on 15 November, praises the high standard of teaching and the progression that students make into higher education and employment. Read more...
18 November 2016 - News
Northbrook/City College merger news
In preparation for the potential merger between Northbrook College and City College, the Boards of both organisations have appointed a CEO Designate to lead the new institution. Read more...
18 November 2016 - News
Sky Lantern gets planning permission
Brighton and Hove City Council has given planning permission for the futuristic £4m skylight expansion to sushi restaurant Moshimo in Bartholomew Square. Read more...
16 November 2016 - News
£100 million joint housing venture under scrutiny
A major partnership between the city council and Hyde Housing Association to build 1,000 much needed affordable homes in the city will be reconsidered by the Housing and New Homes Committee today. Read more...
16 November 2016 - News
House Price Update 2016 Q2
The average house in the city cost £342,959 during April to June; up from £301,356 last quarter. Prices are now 33% above the previous high of £257,108 seen in 2007. Read more...
11 November 2016 - News
Foundation installation completed on schedule at Rampion
Construction at Rampion has reached a significant milestone this week as installation of the 116 turbine foundations has been completed on schedule Read more...
9 November 2016 - News
Consulting employers and employees about their childcare needs
Local Authority reaches out to business community to glean demand Read more...
9 November 2016 - News
Are you paying the Living Wage?
Last week was Living Wage Week, and it was a good week for the Brighton & Hove Living Wage Campaign run by Brighton Chamber Read more...
7 November 2016 - News
Is Heathrow airport the luckiest business in the south east?
The recent review of Rateable Values has seen business rates increase for most businesses in the region by an average of 24% but one has seen a whopping £10m a year saving. Read more...
3 November 2016 - News
After 15 years of wrangling, 31 homes have been delivered on a site once earmarked for 100
The 2.75 hectare site in Redhill Close, developed by Bellway Homes, includes a park which was officially handed over to the city council this week; is it everything that's wrong with our planning system? Read more...
1 November 2016 - News
New strategy for Brighton University
The university has launched a new strategy called Practical Wisdom that will focus on enhancing quality, investing in the future and enabling the talents of their students and staff to realise shared ambitions. Read more...
28 October 2016 - News
An industry in crisis [again] but maybe L&G has the solution
Despite the promised demise of immigration after Brexit, the UK still needs about 250,000 new homes per year to meet demand but it actually builds about 150,000. On top of that construction skills are confined to an ageing workforce that isn't being replaced quickly enough. All the hallmarks of a crisis. Read more...
28 October 2016 - News
Uber launches in Brighton today.
The taxi-hailing service was given a licence to operate in the city last October by Brighton and Hove City Council. Just as an employment tribunal hearing mires the company in controversy the app will launch at 16:00 today. Read more...
27 October 2016 - News
New runway at Heathrow gets the go-ahead.
The government has decided that a third runway at Heathrow is the solution to the UK's airport capacity problem. Meanwhile a spokesperson for Gatwick airport said it was "not the right answer for Britain". Read more...
19 October 2016 - News
Renewed plans to build homes on South Downs border.
The London and Surrey based developer, Lightwood Strategic, has submitted new plans to develop 45 homes on a green field site known locally as Meadow Vale - a 3.72 hectare field currently used for grazing horses. Read more...
19 October 2016 - News
One Public Estate [OPE] project gets £597,000 of government funding.
OPE proposes to free up the redevelopment of sites in public ownership across the Greater Brighton area. Read more...
18 October 2016 - News
Brighton day tripper numbers decline markedly
According to a report by the regional tourist board Tourism South East the number has dropped by almost 1 million people [9%] in one year with tourist spend declining by £14,5m in the same period. Read more...
18 October 2016 - News
Preston Park Hotel to be converted into flats.
Brighton & Hove City Council has approved the plans after the owner said he could no longer compete with cut-price chains like Travelodge. Read more...
17 October 2016 - News
City College Brighton and Northbrook College to merge
The merger will be one of equals, where two strong Colleges come together under the leadership of a single Board and Executive team. Read more...
17 October 2016 - News
Rent Smart Website launched to support city tenants
Website aims to help tenants understand their rights Read more...
12 October 2016 - News
Domestic & General announce 29 new jobs
One of Brighton & Hove's largest employers has created 29 new jobs and will be holding an open evening for job seekers Read more...
7 October 2016 - News
A high-rise debate on high growth
Brighton Chamber is hosting an event aimed at high growth entrepreneurs on 20th October. Read more...
30 September 2016 - News
Recruit Ability celebrates first success at launch event
Project aimed at supporting disabled people in to work hailed a success Read more...
 


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Headlines

8 December 2016
Anston House could be demolished at last
2 December 2016
New C2C Growth Deal funding launched 29 November 2016
Reading Retail: Observations from the shop floor and beyond with Harvey Ells 23 November 2016
New Chief Executive of Sussex Cricket named 23 November 2016
Autumn Statement 2016 21 November 2016
PwC calls for a rethink on quarterly tax returns 21 November 2016
Government grants itself 15% leeway on incorrect business rates bills 20 November 2016
City College maintains its Ofsted 'Good' status. 18 November 2016
Northbrook/City College merger news 18 November 2016
Sky Lantern gets planning permission 16 November 2016
£100 million joint housing venture under scrutiny 16 November 2016
House Price Update 2016 Q2 11 November 2016
Foundation installation completed on schedule at Rampion 9 November 2016
Consulting employers and employees about their childcare needs 9 November 2016
Are you paying the Living Wage? 7 November 2016
Is Heathrow airport the luckiest business in the south east? 3 November 2016
After 15 years of wrangling, 31 homes have been delivered on a site once earmarked for 100 1 November 2016
New strategy for Brighton University 28 October 2016
An industry in crisis [again] but maybe L&G has the solution 28 October 2016
Uber launches in Brighton today. 27 October 2016
New runway at Heathrow gets the go-ahead. 19 October 2016
Renewed plans to build homes on South Downs border. 19 October 2016
One Public Estate [OPE] project gets £597,000 of government funding. 18 October 2016
Brighton day tripper numbers decline markedly 18 October 2016
Preston Park Hotel to be converted into flats. 17 October 2016
City College Brighton and Northbrook College to merge 17 October 2016
Rent Smart Website launched to support city tenants 12 October 2016
Domestic & General announce 29 new jobs 7 October 2016
A high-rise debate on high growth 30 September 2016
Recruit Ability celebrates first success at launch event 30 September 2016
FDI boost 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