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  • 25 October 2017 11:03 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Lookfantastic Training are a government funded training provider they deliver Warehouse and Customer Service/ Business Admin NVQ's for City & Guilds

    the government are offering a £1000 incentive to any employer that takes on an apprentice that is 16-18 years old and fully funds their apprenticeship including Maths and English if the apprentice did not achieve the desired GSCE grades.

    these qualifications are also available for 19+ learners who are existing employees that wish to take a qualification in their specific area

    All training is on the job so we meet all the business needs.

    To find out more click on the links below:

    Introduction lbp.docx

    Employing an apprentice lbp.docx


  • 24 October 2017 9:41 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Worthing’s MPs Tim Loughton and Sir Peter Bottomley have welcomed a positive response from Transport Secretary Chris Grayling about future options for the A27. This follows a meeting they held with the Secretary of State straight after Highways England announced its limited single option proposal constrained by the indicative budget allocated to the project. Subsequently the proposal met with universal rejection and the A27 Working Group, set up by the MPs, wrote formally to reject what was on offer.

    The MPs have consistently argued for options that involve grade separation at the major junctions if the online option is the only way ahead after a full blown bypass was earlier rejected as unworkable and unaffordable. This would involve underpasses or bridges at key pinch points widely seen as the major obstacle to proper traffic flow. Earlier this month they met the lead officials from Highways England working on the project to discuss ongoing work on options once the consultation responses have been processed. An announcement is expected by January.

    The letter from Chris Grayling confirms that the single option from Highways England has very little support and therefore he has asked for a review of ‘viable alternative options…including a grade separation option…to give a full perspective of the alternatives in terms of funding and environmental factors.’

    Tim Loughton & Sir Peter jointly commented:

    “This is very good news and we are delighted that Chris Grayling has listened to the very real concerns we preened from our constituents who have universally rejected the inadequate and underfunded single option.

    "It is essential that Highways England is now permitted to look at the grade separation options which are referred to in the consultation document and new effective solutions can be put forward to local people next year. This is the only way that we stand any chance of achieving significant improvements to traffic flow on our stretch of the A27.

    "We will continue to work hard to achieve the additional funding required. That will certainly not be anything less than the amounts that have been earmarked for the Arundel section, which is still on track. This may delay the work a little but it will be worth it rather than compromise on a costly white elephant which only offered ‘tinkering at the edges.”

    A full version of Chris Grayling’s letter can be downloaded here.

  • 28 September 2017 11:05 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    EAGLE HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS LIMITED
    UNIT 2 CROWN BUILDINGS 33 CHARTWELL ROAD
    LANCING BUSINESS PARK LANCING W SUSSEX BN15 8SP
    TEL; 01903 751494 FAX; 01903 751522 EMAIL; eaglehydraulic@btconnect.com

    We have been trading on the Lancing Business Park for over 25 years supplying many of the local Companies with their hydraulic requirements.

    We can offer a design, build and installation service for any Hydraulic Power Pack requirements you may have. Our Engineer has been in the hydraulics industry for over 35 years and has gained a wealth of knowledge. We are always available to help with any enquiries/breakdowns/service you may have in house or in the field.

    We also have a trade counter and can source a wide range of Filters, Motors, Pumps, Cylinders, Fittings, Tube and any loose items. We try to stock a wide range of parts. All Hydraulic repairs undertaken.

    We can also make up hoses to Customers requirements while you wait.

    Give us a Call First.

  • 28 September 2017 10:59 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Exporting with confidence - Member benefits

    By Stuart Austen, Head of Trade Credit for Sutton Winson, one of the UK’s leading independent Insurance Brokers and Risk Management providers.

    A business may face greater risks when exporting overseas than when it sells within the UK, as exporting brings new commercial, political and economic considerations.

    The company may have little or no previous experience of dealing with either overseas customers or the political or economic uncertainties in those countries.

    Credit insurance offers security and comfort to enable companies to export. It also provides access to an extensive information network, which acts as an effective early warning mechanism for

    adverse customer trends. Once credit insurance is taken out, the relationship between the insurer and the business remains fluid until a claim is made, as the credit provider will be there to support the business.

    Throughout the lifetime of the policy, the credit insurer will inform the business of any changes that might impact the financial health of their customers, and therefore their ability to pay for goods or delivered services. The business can then establish a plan with their customer to mitigate the risk.

    As a provider of credit insurance, Sutton Winson brings experience and expertise to help Lancing Business Park members mitigate the risk of exporting. As we understand the local customs and legal environment, we can help you to export with knowledge and confidence.

    T +44 (0)7469 855815

    stuart.austen@swib.co.uk

    www.suttonwinson.com

  • 26 September 2017 3:11 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Please be advised that the Inter-trade expo planned
    for Thursday 28th September has been cancelled.

  • 21 September 2017 11:37 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    I write as a business owner of Parafix Holdings Ltd whose Head Quarters are on the Business Park along with owners of other large companies who represent the Park on the A27 Working Group, namely Sussex Transport Ltd and Rabbit Waste Management Ltd.

    Having read the Highways England proposal and attended the very many presentations, we reject outright their proposal, we are businesses that genuinely want to continue to operate from Lancing but our strong view is that the proposal will give us 2 years of chaos resulting in a loss of income and growth potential for a questionable benefit.

    The haulage and transport firms on the Park believe if we are unable to achieve the obvious resolution to this challenge of tunnelling under the Downs, the only effective solution would be grade separation.

    We as business owners are called to make capital expenditure decisions, recognise the additional cost but when we make such a call it has to be fit for purpose, even if the pay back is longer but sustainable.

    Consideration must also be taken into account if the solution does not resolve the issue the larger companies will move away.

    This proposal is seen as a cheap sticking plaster option. Please go back to the Government and restate the case for the budget to give us what we need.

    We offer ourselves available to discuss this urgent matter further.

    For your information, Lancing Business Park is a B.I.D. with 290 buildings, 250 companies employing 3,000 people.

    Michael A Punter

    Chairman

    Lancing Business Park Ltd

    mpunter@parafix.co.uk


  • 21 September 2017 10:13 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)


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  • 21 September 2017 10:04 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Invitation

    We would like to invite you to a reception at Ropetackle Arts Centre on Thursday 26th October at 6pm, to mark the launch of our exciting new Business Friends scheme.

    I attach details of the scheme, which is open for membership now.

    We are delighted to be joined by several key speakers at the reception, including:

    • ·         Tim Loughton MP
    • ·         Andrew Comben (CEO of Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival)
    • ·         Alex Bailey (Chief Executive Adur-Worthing Councils)
    • ·         Rodney Lunn (CEO Shoreham Port Authority)

    The reception is kindly supported by Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce.

    RSVP to: ropetacklebusinessfriends@gmail.com

    A request for support.

    As part of our 2016 funding negotiations, Adur Council commissioned an ‘economic impact’ report which showed that expenditure in the local economy, by those attending Ropetackle, amounts to c£900,000 per year, in addition to the range of other benefits which Ropetackle provides to the area and the community.

    In relation to our 2018 bid, the Council requires additional evidence of Ropetackle’s value.

    We are hoping therefore, to get some statements of support from local businesses, yourselves included. In particular, we would love to hear whether you feel Ropetackle is a valuable asset to the local area and economy, and, if your business derives any direct or indirect benefit from it.

    Can I ask you therefore, if you would kindly complete the attached short questionnaire, and return it to Ropetackle Centre, or alternatively, complete it online at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2WNQD93

    I very much look forward to welcoming you to Ropetackle, and to our new community of Business Friends.

    Martin Allen

    Chairman – The Ropetackle Trust

    Click here to download the ROPETACKLE - Business Friends Prospectus 2017


  • 07 September 2017 4:38 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Based in Burgess Hill, Sutton Winson Insurance Brokers & Risk Managers are well placed to provide insurance services to Lancing Business Park members.

    They offer something different: attention to detail, transparency and ability to help our customers grow their businesses. They offer the following services: Commercial Insurances, Personal Insurances (Household, Motor & Travel), Trade Credit Insurance (Excise bonds, asset finance etc) Employee Benefits/Healthcare and Risk Management services. They are able to tailor their services to your specific business needs.

    They also provide various Health & Safety training, their most popular courses are IOSH Managing Safely (4 Days) and Working Safely (1Day) that run throughout the year. They are able to deliver these courses at your premises. This will be dependent on the number of attendees.

    Location: Greenacre Court, Station Road, RH15 9DS

    IOSH Managing Safely (4 Days) 

    • ·         Day 1 - 2nd October
    • ·         Day 2 - 3rd October
    • ·         Day 3 - 12th October
    • ·         Day 4 - 13th October

    IOSH Working Safely (1 Day)

    • ·         11th October

    Emergency First Aid @ Work (1 Day)

    Lancing Business Park members can receive 10% discount per person (quote Member10)

    • ·         18th October 
    • ·         31st January (2018)

    Safety for Directors (1 Day)

    • ·         3rd November

    To reserve a place on one of the courses, or to find out cost and more information, please email riskmanagement@swib.co.uk  or visit https://www.suttonwinson.com/news/events1.html


  • 07 September 2017 4:30 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)
     
    September Update
     
     
    Events   /   News   /   Contact   /   Website   
    Welcome to the Coastal West Sussex Partnership’s September newsletter; giving you a brief summary of activities happening across the area and an update of what’s been going on over the last few months.
     
     
     

    The Big Bang at Butlin's



    A bigger and better BigBang@Butlin's for 2018!
     
    Preparations are already underway for theBigBang@Butlin's, Bognor Regis in March 2018 as part of the Coastal STEMfest.

    With the aim of enthusing the Scientists, Technologists, Engineers and Mathematicians of the next generation the
    BigBang is looking for more companies from across the area to get involved.   
     

    Addressing the STEM skills gap is a real priority for businesses nationally and locally. So, working with partners, the CWS Partnership Board is really keen for more local business to get involved.


    If you feel you could help then just get in touch.

     

    Find out more at
    www.coastalstemfest.co.uk.
     
     
     
    #ThisIsLiving
     
    The Coastal West Sussex area is an exceptional place to live, work and invest; it’s a cost competitive location with a great natural environment.

    Our recent 
    We Have a Great Story To Tell report (part funded by Coast to Capital) shows just how popular the region (which includes Chichester, Bognor Regis, Worthing, Littlehampton and Shoreham-by-Sea) is and offers exceptional places to live and work.

    Key Findings:
    • The Coastal West Sussex area has a commuter pool of 3.5 million people
    • £35 million has been invested into higher education
    • Our local economy is worth £9 billion
    • £1.5 billion has already beeninvested into the region
    • Over 17,500 new homes are planned
    • We have over 18,700 businessesthriving in the area
    The full report can be viewed here.
     


    Bognor Regis Beach ©TJ Boardhire and Sussex by the Sea



    Worthing



    Chichester
     








     
    Our Thoughts on the A27 Consultation
     
    Over the last few years, the CWS Partnership Board has championed the need for the whole stretch of the A27 in West Sussex to be developed for improved and more reliable journey times. As the main arterial route along the West Sussex coast, it is the most important transport connection between Portsmouth and Brighton so it is imperative that the A27 works effectively for the benefit of both the local, regional and national economy. 

    Consultations are now taking place on 2 sections of the route; 


    In Lancing and Worthing, the current option being consulted appears to fall short of offering any real long term improvement.  Read more about our thoughts on the Lancing and Worthing consultation and learn how you can have your say 
    here.
     

    The consultation for the A27 Arundel bypass – which aims to relieve congestion by means of a new dual carriageway bypass has just started and the CWS Partnership looks forward to having an opportunity to consider the options over the next few week. Find out more 
    here.
     
     
     
     
    Experience West Sussex
     
    Promoting all there is to see and do along the coast and across West Sussex,Experience West Sussex’s campaign aims to showcase the best of the region and encourage people to visit and make the most of the beautiful countryside and coastline.

    Experience West Sussex are currently running a 
    photography competition with exciting themes such as ‘New Experiences’, ‘Back to Nature’, and ‘Cultural Encounters’. Not only will entrants be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes, but also have their winning photos displayed in County Hall, Chichester. Be quick though – entries close on 9th September!  
     
     





     
     

    5th - 9th September
    BRITISH SCIENCE FESTIVAL - Europe's longest standing science festival will be coming to Brighton, bringing an exciting programme of daytime and evening events to venues across the city. Find out more here.

    26th September 
    GROW YOUR CONNECTIONS - an opportunity to meet other businesses, share best practice, grow your connections and widen your own network of customers and suppliers
    Register your interest here


    Throughout September & October
    A27 PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS - have your say on the A27 proposals between 
    Lancing and Worthing (until 12th September) and theArundel Bypass (until 16th October) at various events throughout the region. Find out more here