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  • 27 April 2017 12:41 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)


    Sir Robert Woodard Academy Business Breakfast - 12th May REGISTER NOW  


    There's still time to let us know if you are joining us at our next Business Breakfast on 12 May. 

    We invite you to join us at 7.30am for a 7.45am start in the Academy’s Alan Strong Theatre. The event is scheduled to finish at 8.45am.

    We will be sharing a range of successes within the Academy. As usual, there will be networking opportunities with our expanding business community and opportunities to grow partnerships with the Academy. There is also the chance to present about your own business if you wish.

    We would love for you to join us. If you've never attended, we think you will be pleasantly surprised.
    It is an event of which we are very proud.

    Click the "Register Now" button to send your registration for the event. If you would like to make a presentation during the breakfast please let us know in your registration message.

    We continue to develop our links with business, so if you have colleagues or contacts you would like to invite, click the 'Forward to a Friend' link below. You can also find the event on Eventbrite.

    We look forward to welcoming you to the Academy soon.

    www.srwa.woodard.co.uk


  • 27 April 2017 12:33 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    LBP Charity of the Year Revealed - The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home


  • 27 April 2017 12:27 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    ‘FORGET THE NORTHERN POWERHOUSE, GIVE US THE SOUTHERN ACCELERATOR’

    The Greater Brighton Economic Board (GBEB) met on Tuesday April 25, 2017, to discuss a packed agenda focused on bringing more investment into the region, which extends from Worthing in the west across to Newhaven and up to East Grinstead. After overseeing his last meeting as GBEB Chairman, Councillor Daniel Humphreys, shares his personal reflection on the progress that’s being made

    You've probably heard of the Northern Powerhouse. You may have heard of the Midlands Engine. But very soon I expect you will also know more about the Southern Accelerator.

    This is the banner under which the Greater Brighton Economic Board hopes to drive growth throughout our areas.

    The term has been universally supported within the Board’s response to the Government's Industrial Strategy.

    The idea is simple - using our power as civic, education and business leaders to focus our energy to propel the region forward.

    This was my last meeting as Chairman of the Board. In the last 12 months I have seen first-hand the impact that a joined-up approach can deliver.

    From Worthing to Newhaven, Brighton up to East Grinstead, across the region we already have so many of the ingredients needed for an economy that delivers better outcomes for everyone.

    We have a highly qualified workforce, we have the will from leaders, and we are very well connected.

    What we need now is to put the foot on the accelerator to enable us to compete alongside the likes of London on a national and international stage.

    The timing for jump-starting our economy has never been better. The regional economy is strong. Business growth rates are improving. Plus the government is willing to give the provinces more power and, more importantly, funding to deliver real change.

    Investment in housing, transport and supporting further and higher education could make all the difference to the region as a whole, especially if we brand it under a single banner.

    That's why I'm delighted to say that Whitehall officials are already showing an interest in the idea and are willing to visit to find out more to take the proposal forward.

    It is yet another example of how Greater Brighton is making great strides in such a short space of time.

    Recent months has seen the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership provide over £58 million towards infrastructure and regeneration in Greater Brighton.

    This includes projects such as building office space at Adur Civic centre to keep 400 jobs in the area; transport and roads improvements in the Burgess Hill area; and funding towards delivering a new £99 million Life Sciences building at the University of Sussex’s Falmer campus.

    In time these schemes, and others, will unlock hundreds of thousands of square metres of employment and housing space, creating jobs, homes and business space for those in our communities.

    We are also seeing some major projects come to conclusion. Building work on the Construction Trades Centre at The GB Met further education college in east Brighton is now complete; while the tidal walls scheme at Shoreham and flood alleviation scheme at Newhaven are moving along quickly.

    Greater Brighton is also getting bigger, Crawley Borough Council and Gatwick Airport Ltd will be invited to join the board.  With their co-operation we can strengthen the existing growth corridor from the coast up to the fringes of the capital.

    It means we able to pull in more investment and focus on key infrastructure needs, such as increasing capacity on the Brighton mainline, which is the cause of so much misery to thousands of commuters in our area.

    And finally, it would only be right to say a massive congratulations to Brighton and Hove Albion for their promotion to the Premier League.

    The Seagulls, in some ways, represent everything that’s good about Greater Brighton - working together across traditional district boundaries to deliver places for our wider communities to thrive while showcasing all that is good on the national stage.

    The Albion's reach extends to the Greater Brighton's boundary and beyond. The fantastic stadium complex at Falmer straddles parts of Brighton & Hove and Lewes; the state-of-the-art training ground is in Adur; not forgetting that fans flock from every corner of the county to watch Chris Hughton's team in action.

    With the club now competing on the elite stage, it's a chance to put our region on the national and global map.

    It will be a privilege to be part of the civic parade through Brighton and Hove on May 14 to celebrate with all the Seagulls fans.


  • 27 April 2017 12:26 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)
    Your round-up of the latest manufacturing news

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    Your round-up of the latest manufacturing news

    UK and EU manufacturers call for 'pragmatic' brexit deal

    A manufacturing organisation which represents more than 200,000 companies across Europe has called for the UK and EU to negotiate a Brexit deal that supports trade and reduces the risk of economic shocks.

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    Jaguar Land Rover reveals record-breaking sales

    Jaguar Land Rover has revealed record-breaking annual global sales of its vehicles, smashing the 600,000 barrier for the first time in the company’s history.

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    Telensa moves IoT manufacturing to UK after review of world facilities

    Telensa is moving its manufacturing of IoT products to the UK from Asia after a ‘strategic review’ of world facilities – offering a vote of confidence on the day the country notifies the EU of its decision to leave the bloc.

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    UK manufacturing sector still optimistic despite slowing growth

    The latest Index posted at 54.2 in March 2017, lower than February’s figure of 54.6; displaying a slowdown in output and new order growth since the record results seen at the end of 2016.

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    Aircraft orders increase tenfold in a year in boost for UK manufacturing

    The global aerospace industry enjoyed a surge in aircraft orders in February, putting it on track for another record year of deliveries and boosting the UK economy.

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  • 13 April 2017 1:47 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Small Business Grant (and Apprenticeship Grant) Funding

    Adur & Worthing Councils, in partnership with Adur and Worthing Business Partnership, are pleased to announce a new grant scheme for Small Business grants and Apprenticeship grants for micro and small businesses in the Adur and Worthing area.

    Small Business Grants

    The Small Business Grant is available to local micro businesses of up to 10 employees and the Councils are offering grants of up to £2,500 which you will need to match fund. For example, if you want to purchase some equipment that costs £1,500 you can apply for £750 from the grant fund and source the additional £750 needed from your own funds.

    You must be able to demonstrate how the project will develop or establish your business and what difference it will make.

    First - read the grant criteria information:

    Then if you meet the criteria:

    Apply for a Small Business Grant here

    Apprenticeship Grants

    The Apprenticeship Grant is available to small businesses of up to 50 employees and the Councils are offering grants of £1,500 to match funding currently available from the Government.

    First - read the grant criteria information:

    Then if you meet the criteria: 

    Apply for an Apprenticeship Grant here

    About these grants

    The scheme is being delivered by the Adur & Worthing Business Partnership and businesses will be on the Awards Panel, helping to decide which applications are successful.

    If you would like to discuss either of the above grants please contact:

  • 13 April 2017 12:47 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Ocean Press April Special Offer

    Roller Banners Just £59 + VAT

     

     

    Perfect for Exhibitions

    Roller banners roll up into neat, easy to carry cases and open up to a height of two metres on a pre-fitted stand.  This makes them ideal for taking to trade fairs, exhibitions or anywhere you'd like your brand to be seen.

    They also look great in reception areas, meeting rooms and shop fronts to promote special offers, extra services and individual products.

    Our banners are made of an environmentally friendly 300mic polypropylene and have a finished size of 800 x 2000mm.

    Usually priced at £69 + VAT, we are offering them at the discounted price of £59 + VAT for the month of April only.

    Provide your own artwork or we can produce it for you for an additional fee.

     

     

     

    Business Printing Services

    As well printing roller banners, we also print all the usual business essentials such as leaflets, headed paper, carbonless sets, pads, business cards and brochures.

    Call us now on  01903 755571 for a highly competitive quote and excellent service.

     

  • 13 April 2017 12:45 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Waste News

    April 2017

    Charges have been suspended with immediate effect at 
    Household Waste Recycling Sites.

    On Monday this week, Andrea Leadsom MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, issued a statement that it is the Government’s intention to review its guidance with regard to the charges that can be made at local civic amenity sites and the specific reference to the disposal of DIY materials generated by householders.

    HWRS front viewWe have suspended our charges
    In order to avoid any potential confusion for our residents in West Sussex we have decided to suspend all charges for DIY type of materials until the review by the Government has been concluded (by end of 2017).

    From 11 April therefore householders visiting any West Sussex amenity site will no longer be charged for the deposit of material which results from the sort of work householders would normally carry out on their homes – what most people would refer to as DIY waste. 

    Once the Government’s review has been concluded – expected by the end of 2017 - the County Council will look at the matter again.

    HWRS containersWas charging wrong?
    We don't believe so. Its very complex. Increased demand for essential services, coupled with reduced government funding, means West Sussex County Council has to reduce its spending. 

    This led to our decision on 1st October 2016 to charge for residents’ “Non-Household” wastes - including DIY waste. 

    Introducing these charges at our West Sussex Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRSs) enabled the council to make critical savings while still maintaining a comprehensive service for residents. 

    The reason the charging is complex, is all waste is coded, and the government’s classification of DIY waste in their Litter document labels it as household waste.

     This is at odds with the classification under the official Waste Regulations, followed by all waste disposal authorities, where these chargeable waste streams are classified as industrial or construction and demolition waste.

    For this reason, and following Ms Leadsam's statement, we are waiting along with every other authority to understand what the review's conclusions will be.

    Worthing HWRSWhat has changed?
    We have changed the daily opening hours at all sites to 10:00am to 7:00pm in summer and 10:00am to 5:00pm in winter. Our sites are now following their summer schedule.

    We have changed the number of days 8 out of the 11 Household Waste Recycling Sites are open to 5 days each week – all will be open weekends. (Crawley, Burgess Hill and Westhampnett are required to operate Waste Transfer Stations for kerbside collection services and will therefore remain open 7 days a week).

    We no longer accepting LGV, tractor and mobile plant tyres. We charge for car and van tyres - £4 each.

    We made changes to the Mobile Household Waste Recycling Service – all Chichester District mobile HWRSs are now closed, except at Selsey and the Witterings. These two mobile recycling services will now offer waste and recycling services on a fortnightly basis, on alternate Thursdays.

    We are investing in an enforcement team to support the existing enforcement measures against fly tipping carried out by district and borough councils.

    To read our full statement and FAQs on lifting the charges go to www.recycleforwestsussex.org/changes.


  • 13 April 2017 12:43 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    New! - 360° Product Spin Photography

    360° Product photography is a great way for your customers to really engage with your products.

    360° Spins make your products look great and... what better way, than to see them in full 360 degrees!

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    Rotation and frame speeds can be adjusted, slowed or increased.

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    Two or three products make spins more interesting and more cost effective.

    Further examples & info can be found on the website

    www.image1.co.uk
    or give me a call 01903 854 920


  • 13 April 2017 12:37 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    #summeriscoming - Summer of Circus 2017 at Worthing Theatres

    Following on from our successful inaugural season, our WT Summer of Circus kicks off this June! Running right through to August, this year promises to be bigger and better then ever before.

    Not only do we have stunning shows from some of the leading circus companies in the world, we also have fantastic workshops, allowing you and your group to have a go! Spaces for the workshops are extremely limited.

    There are fantastic group rates available, with tickets starting from as little as £6.50 per person. 

    The front seats are going fast! Reserve your group today to ensure the best views and pay nothing until Friday 19 May! 

    KICKING OFF THE SEASON IN STYLE...


    Barely Methodical Troupe
    KIN
    Pavilion Theatre | Friday 16 & Saturday 17 June 7.30pm
    Group 8+ £8.50 (usually £19.50, save £11)
    Urban circus from one of the hottest circus companies in the UK today. This is circus at its most exciting. OPENING NIGHT PARTY! - We're having a bash to celebrate the opening night of the Summer of Circus. Join us from 6pm on Friday 16 June for fun, frolics and shenanigans. Tickets cost just £10 for the party and the show, quote LAUNCH when booking. More information about the pre-show fun will be coming soon, but trust us, you won't want to miss this...


    Click here to read more...


  • 30 March 2017 1:01 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Adur & Worthing Business Awards 2017 - ‘The awards organised by businesses for the businesses’ 

    The new organising committee of the Adur & Worthing Business Awards are delighted to confirm that the awards will now be independently run and organised under the umbrella of the Adur & Worthing Business Partnership (AWBP) as a ‘Not-for-Profit’ business model.  James Stoner, a member of the existing committee and category sponsor recently commented “Going forward the awards are to be organised by the businesses for the businesses and by working together with the AWBP, we look forward to the continued success of one of the most prestigious events in the local business calendar”.

    The AWBP plays a pivotal role as an independent partnership working on behalf of the Adur and Worthing business community and Adur and Worthing Councils.  The AWBP is seen as the ideal vehicle to take the Adur & Worthing Business Awards forward, securing the longevity and the future success of the event.  Peter Webb MBE a member of the AWBP commented, “In recent years the Business Awards have gone from strength to strength and looking ahead, our main priority is to continue this momentum.  I believe now it is the right time to move the awards forward and develop a not-for-profit model under the stewardship of the AWBP”

    Now in its 10th year, the organising committee are proud to announce the launch of The Adur & Worthing Business Awards 2017. The awards continue to grow and establish a solid reputation within the local business community and serve to showcase and celebrate the excellent business people and organisations we have here in the Adur & Worthing district.

    Businesses are invited to enter these awards which offer sixteen separate categories, all designed to recognise successes and achievements across various industries.  The judging panel will be led by a number of local business figures, representatives from Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce and Adur & Worthing Council who themselves, bring a wealth of industry knowledge to the awards.

    To get the Awards off to a flying start, please join us at the official launch which will run in conjunction with Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce - Chamber Chat event.  Hear more about how you can get involved in one of the biggest business events in the area by joining us for drinks, light bites and networking from 5.30pm on Wednesday 7th June at Worthing Pier, Southern Pavilion.

    You will hear about new sponsor, award categories,  our chosen charity for this year and how to enter. Sponsors and previous winners will be on hand to tell you about how getting involved benefits both your business and your team and of course there will be lots of networking opportunities too!

    Full details on the categories available and how to enter the awards can be found on the new Adur & Worthing Business Awards websitewww.awbawards.com which is now live.  The winners will be announced at a glittering black tie awards ceremony to be held at The Pavilion, Worthing on Friday 10th November 2017.  Please keep visiting the website for more information and regular news updates. 

    For all enquiries about this event pleaseenquires@awbawards.com


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