the Business Forum and
the Economic Partnership
in Brighton & Hove
Homepage    BCRP Intranet    Funding    Events    Knowledgebase    Links    About us     Contact us
Key projects



Workforce development 


Business &

Property &
Development sites




Consultation opportunities

Brighton & Hove Business Forum
8-11 Pavilion Buildings, Brighton, BN1 1EE
Tel: 01273 735442
Email: info@brighton

© Brighton & Hove
Business Forum

News - 19 February 2010
Thousands enjoy World Food Fair 2009

City’s Economy gets Market Boost

It’s fair to say that in Brighton & Hove we love two things; our food and our planet. To celebrate our ecological and epicurean credentials, the Business Forum has created a yearlong package of events to enthral locals and visitors, tempt taste buds and inspire us over the coming months.

Kicking off on the weekend of 22-23 May is the Spring Food Fair . For two days, Hove Lawns will be awash with ideas to kick start your year. A grow your own section will offer help and advice on how to get started, and some superb ideas on how to cook delicious meals straight from the garden. Add to that a huge array of stalls selling everything from preserves to panna cotta, live performances from the Sussex Morris men and some cuddly spring animals - and spring will have most definitely sprung!

After that, from 12–13 June in New Road in the City Centre, it’s the Green Wave Eco Festival. Now in its third year, this event hosts exciting workshops, demonstrations, gadgets and products, plus live music entertainment and both locally sourced and Fairtrade food.

Hot on its heels, Hove Lawns aims to repeat the unprecedented success of 2009s Food Festival Finale with the World Food Fair on 25- 26 September. Coinciding with the last weekend of the hugely popular month-long Food and Drink Festival, the 2009 event pulled in crowds of over 10,000. For 2010, we will have over 100 stalls selling a myriad of delicious treats; great British crowd pleasers and unusual exotic surprises. With live entertainment, cocktails, beers and wine, you can indulge yourself for two days, soak up the late summer sun and celebrate the Food Festival Swan Song with us.

Rounding off the year in glittering style it’s the Christmas Crackers Market on New Road over the weekend of 27-28 November. Mulled wine, festive cheer and a mind-boggling array of stalls to really help you get in to the Christmas spirit. And if that isn’t enough, with the Theatre Royal lights switch on ceremony, modern toe-tapping entertainment and the traditional Salvation Army band to help you on your way, Christmas 2010 already looks to be a cracker.

All of these events are free to enter, and don’t forget, peppered throughout the year, the city will also play host to the popular French and Continental Markets on Hove Lawns. For a full rundown of all the planned events, see below.

Gavin Stewart, Hove Town Centre Manager said, ’With such a great mix of retail already in the city, Markets are the cherry on the top. With this fantastic line up, we hope to make 2010 a year to remember.’

The Business Forum’s Assistant City Centre Manager, Maddy Carr, added, ‘Brighton and Hove is becoming well known for its free admission events, which give a real boost to the local economy. But the best family day out is when parents see their children taking an active part in an event.'

‘This year schools across the city have been invited to showcase their gardening skills at the Spring Food Fair, and for the under-16s there will be a grow-your-own Cress Head competition for some real fun with prizes for all entrants to encourage children to have a go!’

‘We are also offering schools the opportunity to display or sell their eco-friendly ideas or produce alongside businesses and charitable organisations at the city’s Green Wave Eco Festival in June.’

To download a list of planned events, click on the link below (Microsoft Excel Workbook 17.5KB or 17,8920 bytes).

For more information about participating in these events, and details of the Cress Head competition, contact Maddy Carr at the Business Forum by e-mail: or call 01273 735442.

Click here to download

Read related items on:
Green Wave Eco Festival
Brighton & Hove City Forum
New Road
Hove Lawns

Browse our business Knowledgebase or search by keyword


15 December 2017
Brighton is among the best places to start a business due to their strong growth factors
15 December 2017
GTR consultation ends 20th Dec 2017 13 December 2017
Ethical Food StartUp Programme - Idea Generation Workshop 12 December 2017
Utilise Plus launch programme of energy efficiency grants and business support for SMEs 11 December 2017
City Centre Vacancy Rates Drop Slightly From Sept 5 December 2017
Innovate UK Announces Sector Competitions in Manufacturing and Infrastructure Systems 5 December 2017
GDPR, steps to early compliance 1 December 2017
The 29th Sussex Business Awards 2017 Winners Announced 1 December 2017
Old tech gear? Give IT a new lease of life 29 November 2017
Driving for Better Business Campaign launches 29 November 2017
ARKA Funerals sponsor Burning the Clocks 2017 with 'In Memory' lanterns 27 November 2017
Govia Thameslink launches third consultation phase on once-in-a-generation timetable restructure 23 November 2017
Coast to Capital Launches Brighton Mainline Alliance 22 November 2017
Calling all UK companies that have transport, parking and commuting issues to address 15 November 2017
Start-up Challenge Business Competition Offering £10,000 Investment to Young Entrepreneurs 15 November 2017
IUK Announces £10 Million Innovation Loans Infrastructure Systems Funding Competition for UK SMEs 15 November 2017
Sussex Food and Drink Grand Finalists Celebrate Success 10 November 2017
Meaning conference confirms speaker line-up: breeding a new army of business activists 10 November 2017
Positive body image documentary screening at Hove school 8 November 2017
Material Practices: Painting and Printmaking at the University of Brighton - Private View 8 November 2017
Economic Partnership kick starts city strategy consultation 8 November 2017
GTR respond to positive ASLEF referendum result 7 November 2017
350th employer signed up to the Brighton & Hove Campaign 7 November 2017
Rampion announces £4 million community fund 6 November 2017
The First Gamification Conference comes to Brighton 3 November 2017
Shoreham Port Welcomes New Commercial and Operations Director 2 November 2017
Burning the Clocks launches Crowdfunder for 2017 2 November 2017
The Gatwick Diamond Business Awards are now open for Entries 31 October 2017
Brighton Based Paxton Open New Centre for Technology & Innovation 27 October 2017
Adventures in risk taking for high growth businesses 27 October 2017
Can your business benefit from offering a 'world of work' experience? 27 October 2017
The Small Business Saturday Bus Tour launches across the UK for its fifth year 24 October 2017
Business Networking & Case Study Visit with the Sustainable Business Partnership 24 October 2017
Could you use an Energy Saving Workshop? 17 October 2017
Peter Blake raffle raises £2,290 for Middle Street School 17 October 2017
AMEX named major sponsor of city's bike share scheme 16 October 2017
Ropetackle Business Friends scheme 4 October 2017
BTN BikeShare: a successful first month 3 October 2017
PLATF9RM open at Hove Town Hall