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Brighton and Hove is a coastal city in East Sussex, in South East England. The neighbouring towns of Brighton and Hove formed a unitary authority in 1997, and in 2001 were granted city status by Queen Elizabeth II

Our Growth Relationship Manager for Brighton and Hove is Ryan Davies.

 

 

 

According to NOMIS there are 15,920 enterprises based in Brighton and Hove.

 

The most represented sectors are:

  • Retail (3395)
  • Professional, scientific and technical (2800)
  • Information and Communication (1920)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation and other services (1250)
  • Business administration and support services (1190)
  • Accomodation and Food (1065)

Key businesses registered or based in Brighton and Hove include:

  • NMC Health
  • EDU UK
  • Star Racing
  • Riverside Corporate
  • Change Grow Live
  • Brighton and Hove Football Club

 

There are currently 140,400 people employed in Brighton & Hove, working in 15,800 businesses. Brighton & Hove accounts for 35% of all employment in the Greater Brighton City Region and 16% of employment in the Coast to Capital LEP.

 

Brighton & Hove generates a GVA of £7.1bn per annum, which equates to £65,400 per FTE worker. At a headline level, this is comparatively low compared to sub-regional and national average. The City’s productivity gap compared to the City Region is currently around 10%.

 

The City’s four largest employment sectors account for over two thirds of all jobs:

  • Public admin, health and education – over 40,000 jobs, accounting for around a third of the economy
  • Prof and financial services – around 20,000 jobs
  • Visitor economy activities – around 18,000 jobs
  • Retail – around 16,000 jobs

The City’s business base is spread across a broader range of sectors, reflecting the large number of small businesses which characterise the City. At the headline level, the structure of the Brighton & Hove economy is similar to the national average, with only three stand out specialisms in terms of concentration of activity:

  • ICT and Digital – 1.4 times more concentrated locally than nationally, with around 7,000 jobs
  • Creative activities – 1.4 times more concentrated locally than nationally; around 4,000 jobs
  • Visitor economy activities – around 1.3 time more concentrated locally, with around 18,000 jobs.

Growth has been experienced across a broad segment of the City’s economy in recent years, and has been particularly strong in higher value ICT, Creative and Prof & Financial activities. Despite this there has been some contraction in manufacturing and the visitor economy.

 

This is a link to the 2018 Brighton and Hove Economic Strategy: Evidence Base Executive Summary

 

 

 

GROWTH HUB SERVICES

 

The Coast to Capital Growth Hub team provides fully funded advice, support, investment and strategic leadership to help small and medium sized enterprises drive sustainable business success and regional economic growth in Brighton and Hove.

 

We do this by:

 

  • challenging, encouraging and enabling strategic change
  • connecting you to business support programmes, experts, peer business leaders and funding opportunities
  • helping you develop national and international opportunities

 

 

The Growth Relationship Managers

 

The Growth Relationship Managers provide you with long term free and impartial support. As part of their support they can undertake analysis to diagnose key areas of business improvement, helping you to unlock potential in your business operations.

 

Growth Champions

 

The Growth Champions are a network of consultants, all experts in their respected fields. The network can provide specialist support for businesses to unlock further growth. Coast to Capital are able to fully fund a day of specialist support from this Network.

 

GROWTHmapper Diagnostics & DNAsix

 

The Growth Relationship Managers can provide comprehensive business diagnostics through GROWTHmapper which includes a set of assessment questions designed to underpin coaching and advice, as well as a digital coaching programme ‘DNAsix’ that can help your business survive, compete and ultimately thrive in today’s digital marketplace.

 

Investment in the Coast to Capital area

 

The Growth Hub supports investment enquiries and opportunities in partnership with the Department for International Trade and local partners. The team help identify solutions and support for existing and potential investors including those from overseas.

 

 

INVESTMENT IN THE COAST TO CAPITAL AREA

 

The Growth Hub supports investment enquiries and opportunities in partnership with the Department for International Trade and local partners. The team help identify solutions and support for existing and potential investors including those from overseas.

 

 

 

Providers of business support

Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce provides business advice, information and networking events to firms in Brighton and Hove.
www.businessinbrighton.org.uk

Brighton & Hove City Council provides signposting to sources of advice, support and information for start ups and small firms. It also provides an online database of commercial land and premises available to rent and buy in Brighton and Hove.

For further information about the support available, go to:
www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/business-and-trade/support-businesses

For further information about the commercial premises available, go to:
https://brightonwestsussex.pps.tractivity.co.uk

The Business & IP Centre supports start ups, inventors and small firms in Brighton and Hove to research, protect, develop and commercialise their ideas.
www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/leisure-and-libraries/libraries/business-intellectual-property-centre

Community Works provides advice, support and training to new and established social enterprises in Brighton and Hove.

https://bhcommunityworks.org.uk

 

Get Exporting 2 provides advice, support, training and grants of up to £3,000 to support firms in East Sussex to start exporting and expand into new markets.
www.southeastlep.com/project/get-exporting

Green Growth Platform provides specialist support, expertise and grants to help firms develop low-carbon products and services and reduce their environmental impact.
www.brighton.ac.uk/business-services/green-growth-platform/index.aspx

KEEP+ provides access to knowledge and academic expertise to help small firms grow their businesses through innovation.
https://keepplus.co.uk

The Manufacturing Growth Programme provides specialist support, training and grant funding to help manufacturers make improvements to their business and boost their competitiveness.

www.manufacturinggrowthprogramme.co.uk

Networking in Brighton runs monthly networking events for businesswomen in Brighton.
www.networkinginbrighton.co.uk

The Samuel Wilson's Loan Trust provides loans of up to £50,000 to help disadvantaged people under 40 start a business in East Sussex.
www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/business/support-promotion-and-advice/supporting-small-businesses/accessing-finance/Pages/Samuel-Wilsons-Loan-Trust.aspx

The Skiff provides co-working space in Cheapside for start ups and small firms.
www.theskiff.org

Sussex Chamber of Commerce provides business advice, information, networking events and international trade services to firms across Sussex.

www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk

Sussex Innovation Centre, which is managed by the University of Sussex, provides specialist support, advice, workspace and incubator space for innovative start ups and growing firms. It also provides start-up support, funding, training and workspace to students and graduates.

For further information about the support available for business, go to:
www.sinc.co.uk

For further information about the support available for students and graduates, go to:
www.sinc.co.uk/university-enterprise

The Werks Group provides serviced office, co-working and maker space for creative start ups and small firms at locations across Brighton and Hove.
www.werksgroup.org.uk

Westergate Business Centre provides office space near Brighton city centre for start ups and small firms.
www.westergatebusinesscentre.co.uk

Wired Sussex provides signposting to sources of events, training and workspace for start ups and small firms in the tech, media and digital sectors.
www.wiredsussex.com

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Together for Our Planet

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A business opportunity like no other
Businesses of all sizes around the UK are committing to do their bit to cut carbon emissions and protect the planet.

The UK government has partnered with business owners and respected climate groups to help you join them today.

(COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do

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Coronavirus restrictions remain in place. Find out what you can and cannot do.

The Business Hothouse - Finding Finance and Funding

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Understanding how to access business funding and learning how to write and submit funding applications, could provide the investment you need to start or to grow your business. This free support is aimed at all business owners who want to raise funding to start, or to grow their business.

The Business Hothouse - How To Start A Start-up

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If you've ever dreamed of starting your own business, or if your business is still at an early stage, we can provide all the advice and guidance that you need to get that business idea going.

The Business Hothouse - Invest4 Grant Funding

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Invest4 grant funds are available to both pre-start and to growing established businesses. The type of grant fund offered is known as 'match-funding', where a business must agree to provide 60% of the required investment to which the funding body will then 'match-fund' the 40% balance.

Business grants from £2,000 to £170,000 can be secured and will be awarded through the Invest4 program managed by Brighton & Hove City Council.
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Brexit Transition: Moving goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland

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The UK has left the EU and new rules now apply. If your business moves goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland act now to keep your goods moving.

Coronavirus Restart Grant

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The Restart Grant scheme supports businesses in the non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, personal care and accommodation sectors with a one-off grant, to reopen safely as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Innovate Edge

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Innovate UK EDGE is a key part of the UK innovation agency’s investment in the innovative businesses that drive economic growth. It complements Innovate UK project funding with intensive, specialist-led support for such ambitious businesses.

Each high-potential, innovative business in our portfolio benefits from the objective perspective of a dedicated innovation and growth specialist local to them. Our specialist considers a business in the round and, working closely with its leadership, identifies the most productive ways to accelerate its growth.

Internationalisation Fund

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Grant funding is available now via the new Internationalisation Fund for eligible businesses in Coast to Capital.

Recovery Loan Scheme

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A new loan scheme to support access to finance for UK business as they grow and recover from the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic.

SME Brexit Support Fund

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Apply for a grant to help small and medium-sized businesses new to importing or exporting

Sussex Chamber International Trade Support

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Information pages available on the Sussex Chamber website

Sussex Chamber | EXPORT DOCUMENTATION SERVICES

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All UK exporters will at some point need export documentation. The accredited Chamber is licensed to certify and arrange legalization of export documentation. They will also assist exporters throughout the process of completing the documentation; from choosing the right documentation to ensuring it is correctly filled in.

GOV.UK | Post Brexit

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New rules apply to things like travel and doing business with Europe. Use the Brexit checker to get a personalised list of actions for you, your business and your family.

The Business Hothouse - Developing Leaders and Managers

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Developing effective leadership and management skills within your business is critical to the success of your growth strategy. This area of free support is aimed at all businesses that want to learn how to develop their team of people. At a series of free conference-style events - delivered by the University of Chichester - you will learn a range of management techniques and leadership skills. Until the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, these events will be held remotely.

Webinars and videos for organisations that trade with the EU

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Covering:

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Webinars for moving goods between Northern Ireland and Great Britain
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Brexit Trade and Cooperation Agreement

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Agreements reached between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the European Union

Coronavirus Grant due to National Restrictions (for closed businesses)

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Businesses that were open as usual, but then required to close due to national restrictions imposed by government may be eligible for the LRSG (Closed) Addendum schemes:

- from 5 January 2021 onwards
- between 5 November and 2 December 2020

Helping innovative high-growth SMEs through COVID-19 and beyond

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A walk through of how Innovate UK EDGE has supported high-growth businesses through coronavirus and beyond

Peer Networks

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Peer Networks is a national peer-to-peer networking programme which brings together SME business leaders that want to grow and develop their organisations for future success.

Delivered locally by the Coast to Capital Growth Hub, we create diverse cohort groups of individuals to collaboratively work through common business issues. Through interactive peer learning, we enable you to discuss your own challenges, gain and reflect on valuable feedback and implement practical solutions to overcome them.

Post Brexit - Providing Services and Travelling for Business

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Providing Services and Travelling for Business to the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein

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Rules of Origin: Check your goods comply to trade tariff-free with the EU

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With a trade deal in place, UK businesses can trade tariff-free with the EU from 1 January if their products meet agreed Rules of Origin.

Videos about trading with the EU

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The linked videos cover what businesses need to know about exports and imports, customs, commodity codes and controlled goods.

The videos cover:
• Exporting And Sending Goods Outside Of The UK
• Importing And Bringing Goods Into The UK
• The Customs Clearance Process
• Commodity Codes
• Controlled Goods

Additional Restrictions Support Grants

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The Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) provides local councils with grant funding to support businesses that are severely impacted by restrictions, and that may or may not be in the business rates system.

Local councils can determine which businesses to support and determine the amount of funding provided from the ARG scheme.

Staying in the UK if you're an EU citizen

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Continuing living in the UK after 31 December 2020 if you're from the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland. Use this tool to find out what to do and when.

Travel to Europe from January 2021

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Travel to the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein will change from 1 January 2021. There are more things to do if you're travelling for business. For example, going to meetings and conferences, providing services (even with a charity), and touring art or music.

UK Nationals Living in the EU

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Official information for UK nationals moving to and living in Europe need to know, including guidance on residency, healthcare, driving and the Withdrawal Agreement.

Better Business for All - Sussex

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A Better Business for All (BBfA) programme has been developed in East and West Sussex to help businesses easily access support from regulators.

Brighton Research Innovation Technology Exchange (BRITE)

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Working to overcome difficulties drives businesses to become more creative and innovative than ever before. Using research-based insights to strengthen entrepreneurship, undertake effective innovation management and build high-performing, agile organisations has proven to be an effective approach.

Eligible SMEs can now gain access to leading innovation research, expertise and support in developing new skills and in planning the implementation of an open innovation strategy through the BRITE programme.

Business Recovery Support Sessions

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The Coast to Capital Growth Hub is providing, through our network of experts, FREE and impartial one hour 1-2-1 advice on topics to support businesses as you return to work and implement recovery plans.

Business Support Request Form

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Complete the linked form and a member of the businesses support team will get back to you.

ChamberCustoms | Customs Declarations

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Customs Declarations - through the British Chamber network we have developed the ChamberCustoms advisory training and brokerage service which is delivered by the Chamber network.

There is specialist advice, training and the Chamber network is currently training and developing teams to handle Customs Declarations. These declarations will require certainty in calculating VAT and Duty liability for imports.

Coast to Capital LEP

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We are the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). There are 38 LEPs across England. They are local business led partnerships between local authorities and businesses and play a central role in determining local economic priorities and undertaking activities to drive economic growth and the creation of local jobs.

Coast to Capital Property Search

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The Coast to Capital property search tool helps businesses find properties across the Coast to Capital area.

Contracts Finder

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Contracts Finder lets you search for information about contracts worth over £10,000 with the government and its agencies.

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK's biggest public service department it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 20 million claimants and customers.

Disability Confident

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Guidance about signing up for the Disability Confident scheme, and how it can help your business.

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

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Monthly and quarterly forecasts for estimated committed Domestic RHI expenditure for the next 12 months.

DRIVA Arts DRIVA

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DRIVA Arts DRIVA (Digital Research & Innovation Value Accelerator) is a free programme set up to combine the skills, assets and resources of creatives, technologists and data scientists to generate new business growth in the Coast to Capital region.

FutureMap

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No matter how insightful or exciting the vision for your business may be, it is only ever the getting there which determines your success.

Growth Champions

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The Growth Champion Network is a collection of consultants, all carefully curated as experts in their respected fields.

The Champions support can be used to help businesses scenario plan for COVID-19

Help to Grow: Digital

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Take your business to the next level with the government’s new Help to Grow programme. The programme will help small and medium sized businesses across the UK learn new skills, reach new customers and boost profits.

You could get:

an Executive Development programme that could help you improve business performance and growth potential through Help to Grow: Management
free online advice and money off software that could help you save time and cut costs through Help to Grow: Digital

Help to Grow: Management

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Take your business to the next level with the government’s new Help to Grow programme. The programme will help small and medium sized businesses across the UK learn new skills, reach new customers and boost profits.

HM Revenue & Customs: Educational

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In line with the Government's Digital Strategy, HMRC now provides Small and Medium Enterprise education services through digital products. These educational products include e-learning packages, both live and pre-recorded webinars, bite sized tax information videos on HMRC's You Tube page as well as providing the SME Tax Widget, key messages and editorials.

Innovate UK

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Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government.

We drive productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas, including those from the UK’s world-class research base.

Innovate2Succeed

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The Innovate2Succeed programme is designed to stimulate innovation, improve competitiveness and reduce the risks of and improve the efficiency of launching a new product or service.

Lloyds Bank - International Portal

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A powerful insight platform, with practical support that helps you trade internationally with your chosen market.

National Careers Service

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Information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

New employability programme provides support for local job seekers.

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A new programme has been launched across the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) region to support both unemployed and economically inactive local people progress to job search readiness or move into paid employment.

Overseas Business Risk

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Information for UK businesses on how to identify and mitigate security and political risks when trading overseas.

Shadow Foundr

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Raising Funds for Your Business through Equity Crowdfunding

SINC - Monetising Innovation

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Building Products Customers Crave

Now more than ever, ambitious organisations need to build products that customers can't live without. The global pandemic is changing our world: how people work, travel, socialise, create, find purpose, educate, exercise and entertain themselves. Explore how your business will tap into insight, knowledge and trends to respond to the challenge - from here and now to far beyond 2020 - with a new programme of research, consultancy and support from Sussex Innovation.

Small and Medium Business Hub

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Centralised guidance for SMEs and departments on government’s commitment to support start-ups and small businesses via government procurement, and commit to paying them on time.

Sussex Chamber Training Courses

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Sussex Chamber of Commerce provides a wide range of high quality training courses across the Sussex region. Training courses are ways of improving the effectiveness of your current workforce, but they are also attractive benefits for ambitious people.

Tech Nation support programmes

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Over the last few years, we’ve worked with hundreds of the UK’s leading tech companies and had the opportunity to hone our growth programme offering, to ensure the companies involved have the support, advice and connections to help your company thrive.

Whether you’re an early-stage founder trying to get things off the ground, or a late-stage CEO steering a much bigger ship, we have the perfect growth or sector programme for you.

The Business Hothouse - Commercialising Innovation

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Exploiting a new idea, a new product or a new service can lead to increased business productivity and growth. These free workshops are aimed at businesses who intend to create growth through researching, developing or using innovation.

The Business Hothouse - Overview

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The Business Hothouse offers free support to pre-start and established businesses in the Coast-to-Capital area. From workshops to grant funding, we provide the expert guidance to get your business growing.

The Business Hothouse support program is run by a consortium of expert delivery partners based in the Coast-to-Capital area, and is funded through the European Regional Development Fund and Local Authorities.

The program offers free expert business knowledge support and access to government grant funding. It is open to pre-start and established businesses and will run until September 2022.

The Manufacturing Engineering and Technology Alliance (METALL)

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METALL is a well established forum for manufacturing, engineering and technology businesses in the geographical area stretching from South Surrey down to the South Coast and encompassing the so called Gatwick Diamond.

Useful Brexit Helpline Numbers

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Helplines covering a range of areas related to post Brexit advice and support

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

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These 14 guides cover a range of different types of work. Many businesses operate more than one type of workplace, such as an office, factory and fleet of vehicles. You may need to use more than one of these guides as you think through what you need to do to keep people safe. Priority actions are outlined at the top of each guide.

Be the business | Digital

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Be the business is a not-for-profit organisation set up by the government to support SMEs. Their website is dedicated to helping small businesses make better use of technology to drive improvements in performance

British Business Bank - Finance Hub

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The British Business Bank is a Government-owned, independently-run development bank that's helped more than 74,000 growing businesses find the right finance option to help them reach their next ambition.

British Business Bank - General Overview

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The British Business Bank is a government-owned business development bank dedicated to making finance markets work better for smaller businesses.

Whether you're looking for finance to start a business, grow to the next level, or stay ahead of the competition, we're delivering greater volume and choice of finance.

British Business Bank Scale Up

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Are you looking to expand rapidly, having achieved positive growth over the last 12 months?

Our SCALE UP partners could be able to help you.

British Chamber - Trade Hub

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The British Chambers of Commerce is committed to supporting both national and international trade to enable businesses to survive and thrive in the future.

The linked Trade Hub provides useful information

COVID-19 GOV.UK Financial Support Finder for Businesses

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Find coronavirus financial support for your business through using this Gov.uk business support finder

Create a COVID-19 NHS QR code for your venue

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Use this service to create a QR code for display in your venue.

Delaying Declarations For EU Goods From 1 January 2021

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Check if you can record goods in your own records and give HMRC the information up to 6 months later.

Exporting is GREAT

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A National Government portal for business support to help you Start, Grow or Accelerate

Funding Options

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Funding Options is a business finance matchmaker. Find the right finance from more than 50 of the UK's leading lenders, whether you want to raise £1,000 or £10 million. If you're looking for growth finance, business loans for working capital, commercial mortgages, invoice finance, asset leasing or something else, we can help you find it. It's completely free and no-obligation to see your funding options.

Get Someone To Deal With Customs For You

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How you can hire a person or business to deal with customs for you.

Contents
- Getting help
- Get someone to act directly
- Get someone to act indirectly
- Changes from 1 January 2021

Ingenuity - Impact through enterprise

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Ingenuity has been established to drive the UK's recovery, and the discovery of sustainable business solutions, to help rebuild a more inclusive economy, society and environment following Covid-19.

Knowledge Transfer Network funding round-up

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The funding landscape can be complex, so Knowledge Transfer Network's Emerging and Enabling Technologies teams have created a list of some of the latest relevant funding calls for the Emerging Technologies and Quantum sectors, as well as for the Electronics, Photonics, Sensors and ICT ones.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) are designed to build long-lasting and mutually beneficial collaborations between the working and learning worlds.

National Business Support Helpline

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You can contact the government's Business Support Helpline for free advice.

Business Support Helpline
enquiries@businesssupporthelpline.org
Telephone: 0800 998 1098
Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm

Primary Authority

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Primary Authority is a means for businesses to receive assured and tailored advice on meeting environmental health, trading standards or fire safety regulations through a single point of contact. This ensures start-ups get it right at the outset and enables all businesses to invest with confidence in products, practices and procedures, knowing that the resources they devote to compliance are well spent.

Primary Authority is based on legal partnerships between businesses and individual local authorities. Businesses can set up their own partnership or belong to a trade association (or other type of group) with an existing partnership.

Primary Authority - Trading Standards

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At Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards we understand the risks that businesses face. In particular, having another enforcement authority challenge you (even though you think you have done the right thing) can be worrying, costly and damaging to your public image.

Sign up for the Trader Support Service

Sign up for the Trader Support ServiceCloseSign up for the Trader Support Service

If you move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland the Trader Support Service will guide you through any changes due to the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Start-up Business Loans

Start-up Business LoansCloseStart-up Business Loans

Loans go up in £500 increments, with a typical loan around £2,500 but can be higher.

The Good Business Club

The Good Business Club CloseThe Good Business Club

The Good Business Club is an alternative business network fostering collaboration, connection and confidence for small, good business owners and freelancers who want to make a difference, as well as a living.

Trade Credit Reinsurance Scheme

Trade Credit Reinsurance SchemeCloseTrade Credit Reinsurance Scheme

The Trade Credit Reinsurance Scheme ensures that trade credit insurance coverage and credit limits are maintained during the coronavirus pandemic, helping businesses to trade with confidence.

Trade Tariff | Commodity Codes, Duty and VAT Rates

Trade Tariff | Commodity Codes, Duty and VAT RatesCloseTrade Tariff | Commodity Codes, Duty and VAT Rates

Find a commodity code to classify your goods and look up duty rates, reliefs and quotas.

UK Export Finance

UK Export FinanceCloseUK Export Finance

UK Export Finance is the UK's export credit agency. They help UK exporters by providing insurance to exporters and guarantees to banks to share the risks of providing export finance. In addition, they can make loans to overseas buyers of goods and services from the UK. UK Export Finance is the operating name of the Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD).

Workplace Pensions Employer Toolkit

Workplace Pensions Employer ToolkitCloseWorkplace Pensions Employer Toolkit

Your workplace pension questions answered - new toolkit available

Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce

Brighton & Hove Chamber of CommerceCloseBrighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber is the voice of Brighton & Hove's business people. It's a voice that helps its members build successful businesses and be part of this great city's community and economy.

Brighton & Hove Energy Services Co-operative

Brighton & Hove Energy Services Co-operativeCloseBrighton & Hove Energy Services Co-operative

A green energy services social enterprise, offering advice on making businesses as energy efficient as possible and project managing the installation of technology to lower a business' carbon footprint.

Business Knowledge Network

Business Knowledge NetworkCloseBusiness Knowledge Network

the Business Knowledge Network, which is aimed at all businesses and organisations who would like to meet other local businesses and organisations.

Clean Growth UK

Clean Growth UKCloseClean Growth UK

Clean Growth UK catalyses clean and green innovation through access to university expertise and facilities and commercialisation and investment support.

We’re a one-stop shop for green business growth.

Through our three university hubs, we provide and broker support focused on developing innovations, commercialising ideas, and securing funding for businesses on a mission to protect the planet for future generations.

We offer in-house support, as well as connecting you with innovation and growth support available through other organisations. All of our in-house support is either free or part-funded.

To work with us, you must be a member. Membership is free, and you get access to a suite of downloadable business resources, a regular newsletter highlighting the latest regional green business opportunities and the opportunity to apply for our free and part-funded support.

Commercialising Innovation

Commercialising InnovationCloseCommercialising Innovation

Exploiting a new idea, a new product or a new service can lead to increased business productivity and growth. These free workshops are aimed at businesses who intend to create growth through researching, developing or using innovation.

COVID-19 Mortgage Payment Holidays

COVID-19 Mortgage Payment HolidaysCloseCOVID-19 Mortgage Payment Holidays

A guide to coronavirus mortgage payment holidays
Mortgage lenders have announced support if your income has been affected by the coronavirus outbreak, including a repayment holiday of up to a maximum of six months. The deadline for applying for a repayment holiday is 31 March 2021.

Department for International Trade (DIT)

Department for International Trade (DIT)CloseDepartment for International Trade (DIT)

The Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export and grow into global markets. They provide practical support to UK businesses at home and overseas and help overseas companies locate and grow in the UK.

Through UK Export Finance they help to ensure no viable UK export should fail for lack of finance or insurance.

Google Garage

Google GarageCloseGoogle Garage

Google Garage offers free training to gain new skills for the digital world. You can: explore how websites work, build a strong online strategy, manage your time effectively, create a long-term social media plan and much more.

Green Growth Platform

Green Growth PlatformCloseGreen Growth Platform

The University of Brighton's Green Growth Platform supports a thriving and innovative green sector in Sussex through an exciting network of environmentally focused businesses.

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)CloseHealth and Safety Executive (HSE)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is Britain's national regulator for workplace health and safety. It prevents work-related death, injury and ill health. HSE is also contributing to cross-government work being coordinated by the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) to prepare the United Kingdom (UK) for exit from the EU.

HSE is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Lead Out of Lockdown sessions by Sussex Innovation Centre

Lead Out of Lockdown sessions by Sussex Innovation CentreCloseLead Out of Lockdown sessions by Sussex Innovation Centre

A purpose-built programme of virtual workshops, original insight briefings and agile decision-making tools, facilitated by our expert advisors to help you and your team adapt to the new normal

The Association of Disabled Professionals

The Association of Disabled ProfessionalsCloseThe Association of Disabled Professionals

The ADP was formed in 1971 to provide a forum for disabled people to share both their problems and their experiences of successful personal development and valued work, as well as to help create conditions for other disabled people to realise their full potential.

Visit Britain/Visit England COVID 19 Advice

Visit Britain/Visit England COVID 19 AdviceClose     Visit Britain/Visit England COVID 19 Advice

A link to a round-up of the latest announcements and guidance updates from the last week as provided by Visit Britain/Visit England.

Catalyst Team

Catalyst TeamCloseCatalyst Team

Catalyst was formed to support growth and jobs by providing a flexible resource to action the to-do lists of growing companies.

Facebook Blueprints

Facebook BlueprintsCloseFacebook Blueprints

Facebook is a powerful marketing tool for businesses of every size. Don't miss your opportunity to take full advantage of the platform with these free online courses and training.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK Programme

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK ProgrammeCloseGoldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK Programme

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK programme is designed to provide high-quality, practical education and business support to leaders of high-growth small businesses and social enterprises across the country

Innovate UK - Business Basics Fund

Innovate UK - Business Basics FundCloseInnovate UK - Business Basics Fund

A second competition has now launched by BEIS under the Business Basics fund, with a further £2 million of funding to test innovative ways of encouraging SMEs to adopt productivity-boosting technologies and management practices.

Sussex Chamber of Commerce

Sussex Chamber of Commerce CloseSussex Chamber of Commerce

Sussex Chamber of Commerce is one of only 52 Chambers in the UK to be accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) was established 150 years ago in 1860 and is the national body for a powerful and influential Network of Accredited Chambers of Commerce across the UK - a network that directly serves not only its member businesses but the wider business community.

Accredited Chambers of Commerce exist to make a difference to your business, through ensuring your views are heard within Government, opening new business opportunities in local, national and international markets, or providing critical business advice, services and skills development. High on the BCC's agenda is helping British business thrive, so the BCC works with Government to shape policy affecting businesses. It also focuses on key areas of activity including International Trade, Skills Development and Business Services.

Accountant Directory

Accountant DirectoryCloseAccountant Directory

Accountant Directory is a recently launched website which aims to provide the public with access to professional support and all of the information they need to make smart financial choices. As well as providing a hub of industry information and news - our nationwide directory enables you to find someone whose professionalism has been verified in accordance with our policy.

Alternative Business Funding

Alternative Business FundingCloseAlternative Business Funding

At alternativebusinessfunding.co.uk we provide a free and easy way for SMEs to find alternative business funding.

The on site tool is designed for businesses with a turnover of £100,000 or more - especially those with an interest in the non-bank business funding sector.

By providing links to other websites, Coast to Capital does not guarantee, approve or endorse the information or products available on these websites

Angel CoFund

Angel CoFundCloseAngel CoFund

The Angel CoFund is a £100m investment fund with objectives to back promising UK businesses and help develop the important business angel investment market.

Angel Investment Network

Angel Investment NetworkCloseAngel Investment Network

Thousands of startup entrepreneurs submit business pitches to our platform hoping to raise funding and capital from business angels that they need to grow their companies. Connect with angel investors both locally and internationally.

Angels Den

Angels DenCloseAngels Den

Angels Den Connects Investors With Awesome Businesses

Be The Business

Be The BusinessCloseBe The Business

A group of business leaders today issued a rallying call for British businesses to engage with solving the UK's poor productivity at the launch of 'Be the Business', a movement which will inspire businesses to be the best they can be, providing practical tools to assist them and be a catalyst for change.

Better Business Finance

Better Business FinanceCloseBetter Business Finance

Better Business Finance provides impartial information and support to businesses and entrepreneurs looking to develop and grow; whether the business is seeking finance, or starting out or exporting abroad, BBF is here to help.

Brighton & Hove City Council

Brighton & Hove City CouncilCloseBrighton & Hove City Council

Brighton & Hove City Council offers a range of support services to businesses, such as information and contacts relating to starting a business and support with regulation.

Brighton Farm

Brighton FarmCloseBrighton Farm

The Brighton Farm is a networking group for web designers, developers and people with related new media skills who live in Brighton and the surrounding areas. We meet weekly in different venues around Brighton and Hove.

Business Companion

Business CompanionCloseBusiness Companion

Business Companion provides information for businesses and individuals that need to know about trading standards and consumer protection legislation. This service offers free, impartial legal guidance for businesses that sell goods and/or supply services to consumers.

Business Finance Finder - FINPOINT

Business Finance Finder - FINPOINTCloseBusiness Finance Finder - FINPOINT

More lenders. Less hassle.

Comparing business finance made easy.

Finpoint in partnership with Coast to Capital Growth Hub, we make it easy for businesses to access finance from the UK’s largest panel of lenders.

Business in the Community

Business in the CommunityCloseBusiness in the Community

Business in the Community is the Prince's Responsible Business Network. Our members work together to tackle a wide range of issues that are essential to building a fairer society and a more sustainable future.

Business Propeller

Business PropellerCloseBusiness Propeller

Business Propeller offers the ambitious business owner the opportunity to gain knowledge, share experiences and grow influential networks from seasoned professionals, who have all owned, started and led their own multi-million pound businesses.

Buy With Confidence

Buy With ConfidenceCloseBuy With Confidence

The Buy With Confidence scheme has two primary aims: to promote and support good, reliable, local businesses; and to improve consumer protection by providing the public with a choice of businesses they can trust.

Carbon Trust - Capital Grants

Carbon Trust - Capital GrantsCloseCarbon Trust - Capital Grants

Carbon Trust Launches £7 Million Green Business Fund (Great Britain)

The Carbon Trust's new Green Business Fund is intended to help small and medium-sized companies in Great Britain with a financial contribution towards energy saving initiatives.

CBI South East

CBI South EastCloseCBI South East

The CBI is the UK's premier business lobbying organisation, providing a voice for employers at a national and international level.

City Business Library

City Business LibraryCloseCity Business Library

City Business Library is a public reference library specialising in business information.

Climate-KIC

Climate-KICCloseClimate-KIC

Climate-KIC is Europe's largest public-private innovation partnership, working together to address the challenge of climate change.

Commonwealth Trade Platform

Commonwealth Trade PlatformCloseCommonwealth Trade Platform

A business and trade platform designed to facilitate trade between the UK and the rest of the Commonwealth

Construction Industry Training Board

Construction Industry Training BoardCloseConstruction Industry Training Board

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is the Sector Skills Council and Industry Training Board for the construction industry. It works with construction companies to improve skills, increase competitive edge and respond to the many challenges employers face.

COVID 19 Job Retention Scheme

COVID 19 Job Retention Scheme CloseCOVID 19 Job Retention Scheme

Claim for some of your employee's wages if you have put them on furlough or flexible furlough because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended until 30 September 2021. Find out more about how the scheme is changing.

You can no longer submit claims for claim periods ending on or before 31 October 2020.

Creativeskillset

CreativeskillsetCloseCreativeskillset

Creative Skillset empowers the Creative Industries to develop skills and talent; we do this by influencing and shaping policy, ensuring quality and by securing the vital investment for individuals to become the best in their field and for businesses to grow.

Crowdcube

CrowdcubeCloseCrowdcube

Crowdcube is a leading investment crowdfunding platform where you can handpick the businesses you want to back and invest anytime, anywhere.

Design Council

Design CouncilCloseDesign Council

The Design Council champions great design. For us, that means design that improves lives and makes things better.

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)

Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)CloseEnterprise Europe Network (EEN)

Enterprise Europe Network was launched by the European Commission in 2008 and it is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized (SMEs) with international ambitions. It helps businesses across more than 65 countries worldwide to innovate and grow on an international scale.

Innovate UK EDGE, along with 600 member organisations, brings together over 3,000 business innovation specialists.

Member organisations include:

Innovation support organisations
Universities and research institutes
Technology organisations
Regional development organisations
Chambers of commerce and industry
Innovate UK EDGE builds on the capacity and capability of Enterprise Europe Network experts to understand the local business environment in which they are operating and offer a targeted and tailored service to SMEs to access:
International partnerships – expertise, contacts and events to connect companies with international partners
Advice for international growth – expert advice for growth and expansion into international markets

The Network includes expert groups covering key economic sectors from healthcare to agri-food and from intelligent energy to fashion and textiles.

Enterprise Nation

Enterprise NationCloseEnterprise Nation

Business support for the price of two cups of coffee

Business owners have often asked us why business support can't be delivered on the same basis as cloud software and subscription movies; paid for on a monthly basis and accessed 24/7.

We've listened and acted.

You can now tap into modern business support from Enterprise Nation for only £4 per month.

Friends of the Albion

Friends of the AlbionCloseFriends of the Albion

Friends of the Albion provides one of the most exciting networking opportunities in Sussex for businesses of all sizes and is Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club's established networking group, which offers members the opportunity to showcase their business at the American Express Community Stadium.

ICAEW Business Advice Service

ICAEW Business Advice ServiceCloseICAEW Business Advice Service

The ICAEW Business Advice Service (BAS) provides professional advice for owner-run businesses, startups and SMEs.

we enable businesses to receive an initial consultation at no charge from an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.

Institute of Directors - Sussex

Institute of Directors - SussexCloseInstitute of Directors - Sussex

Here at IoD you can find the expertise and resources to reduce the burden of your workload. Whether you need up-to-date information on your competitors or one-to-one advice on board disputes.

Institute Of Export

Institute Of ExportCloseInstitute Of Export

Institute of Export can offer your business a unique range of individual and business membership benefits and a world renowned suite of qualifications and training.

Institution of Engineering Technology Sussex

Institution of Engineering Technology SussexCloseInstitution of Engineering Technology Sussex

We are the local network of the IET, organising events and seminars and promoting engineering in schools and businesses across the county.

Invest in People

Invest in PeopleCloseInvest in People

Invest in People is a national quality standard which sets a level of good practice for improving an organisation's performance through its people.

Invest in People is based on three key principles:

1. Developing strategies to improve the performance of an organisation - PLAN
2. Taking action to improve the performance of the organisation - DO
3. Evaluation of the impact on the performance of the organisation - REVIEW

MDHUB

MDHUBCloseMDHUB

MDHUB is the premier peer to peer business growth network for Managing Directors and their Senior Board Directors in the South of England.

mentorsme.co.uk

mentorsme.co.ukClosementorsme.co.uk

mentorsme.co.uk is Britain's first online gateway for small and medium-sized enterprises looking for mentoring services.

The free site offers businesses access to a list of quality-assured business mentoring organisations across Britain. An easy-to-use search engine allows businesses to refine their searches according to the life stage of their business and their location in Britain.

Our objective is to help businesses find a mentoring organisation to suit their needs in a fast and easy way.

Prowess - Women in Business

Prowess - Women in BusinessCloseProwess - Women in Business

Prowess is the online hub for women-friendly business support, inspiration and information. Our vision is an environment where women in business can flourish; we help women and professional advisers to gain the knowledge and tools to make that possible.

Start Up Donut

Start Up DonutCloseStart Up Donut

Please note the Donut sites are supported by adverts, site and topic sponsors and partner organisations.

The Donut series providers do not offer a phone advice service.

Sussex Innovation (SINC) - Falmer and Croydon

Sussex Innovation (SINC) - Falmer and CroydonCloseSussex Innovation (SINC) - Falmer and Croydon

At Sussex Innovation, we help you realise your ambitions for rapid growth by supporting you through the growing pains that all businesses experience. This includes areas such as new business strategy, infrastructure, recruitment and establishing new industry relationships. We'll give you the confidence, direction and skills you need to take your business to the next level.

The Happy Start-Up School

The Happy Start-Up SchoolCloseThe Happy Start-Up School

We run transformational programs and events for founders, leaders and teams from 1 day workshops to 3 month programs. Get in touch if you have any questions about any of the things we do or if you'd like to invite us in to speak or help bring your ideas to life.

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO)

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO)CloseThe Intellectual Property Office (IPO)

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the official UK government body responsible for intellectual property (IP) rights including patents, designs, trade marks and copyright.

The Knowledge Transfer Network

The Knowledge Transfer NetworkCloseThe Knowledge Transfer Network

The KTN is the UK's innovation network.

The Law Society- Lawyers for Your Business

The Law Society- Lawyers for Your BusinessCloseThe Law Society- Lawyers for Your Business

Our Lawyers For Your Business service puts you in touch with a solicitor who can talk you through the legal issues you face and what you need to do next in a free 30-minute consultation

University of Brighton

University of BrightonCloseUniversity of Brighton

If you want to recruit talent, train your workforce or access expertise, we may well be able to help you. You could also collaborate with us on a joint venture, or get help with government funding.

We have a long history of working with businesses, education providers and public sector organisations. Talk to us to find out more.

University of Chichester - Executive short courses

University of Chichester - Executive short coursesCloseUniversity of Chichester - Executive short courses

University of Chichester offer an executive portfolio of vocational, practical and in-depth short courses in events management, hospitality, marketing, leadership, people management and personal development.

University of Sussex

University of SussexCloseUniversity of Sussex

The University of Sussex is a leading research university, with a worldwide reputation for innovation and inspiration.

The University of Sussex provides a range of services including Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, IP, Research and placements.

Visit Britain Business Advice Hub

Visit Britain Business Advice HubCloseVisit Britain Business Advice Hub

A non-departmental public body funded by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), VisitBritain/VisitEngland plays a unique role in building England's tourism product, raising Britain's profile worldwide, increasing the volume and value of tourism exports and developing England and Britain's visitor economy.

Association of Business Mentors

Association of Business Mentors CloseAssociation of Business Mentors

The Association of Business Mentors (ABM) is the professional association working to improve and professionalise business mentoring across the UK.

Automatic Enrolment and DC Pension Contribution

Automatic Enrolment and DC Pension ContributionCloseAutomatic Enrolment and DC Pension Contribution

COVID-19 guidance for employers

Changing your company registration from 1 January 2021

Changing your company registration from 1 January 2021 CloseChanging your company registration from 1 January 2021

The UK formally left the EU on 31 January 2020. Find out if your business will need to change its company registration from 1 January 2021, and how to do this.

Coast to Capital Jobs Fuse

Coast to Capital Jobs FuseCloseCoast to Capital Jobs Fuse

SUPPORTING INDIVIDUALS AND EMPLOYERS DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

Coast to Capital Jobs Fuse has been launched to help employers and individuals with employment challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This is a joint service created by Coast to Capital LEP, Coast to Capital Growth Hub, The Education Development Trust (a prime contractor for the National Careers Service) and the Department for Work and Pensions.

COVID - 19 - trading internationally

COVID - 19 - trading internationally CloseCOVID -  19 - trading internationally

This advice is for UK businesses that export or deliver goods and services abroad and have been impacted by the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

COVID -19 - Advice hub from Sussex Chamber

COVID -19 - Advice hub from Sussex ChamberCloseCOVID -19 -  Advice hub from Sussex Chamber

As coronavirus continues to challenge many businesses, Chambers around the network are putting together support for members.

COVID-19 Claim Back Statutory Sick Pay Paid To Employees

COVID-19 Claim Back Statutory Sick Pay Paid To EmployeesCloseCOVID-19 Claim Back Statutory Sick Pay Paid To Employees

If you're an employer, find out if you can use the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme to claim back employees' coronavirus-related Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).

- Who can use the scheme
- What you can claim
- Records you must keep
- How to claim
- Other help you can get

Find your local authority

Find your local authority CloseFind your local authority

Find the website for your local council

Your local authority can assist with a range of services including:

Business and licensing
Business rates
Health and safety
Licences and registrations
Planning
Refuse and recycling
Advice for businesses
Grants and funding
Travel and transport

Health and Safety Executive Shop Risk Assessment Tool

Health and Safety Executive Shop Risk Assessment ToolCloseHealth and Safety Executive Shop Risk Assessment Tool

This tool allows those working in small low-risk shops to do their risk assessment quickly and easily.

The Health and Safety Executive has developed this tool, in consultation with Local Government Regulation, and supports the approach for these businesses.

It enables you to produce a tailored assessment by selecting the relevant hazards and thinking about how you control them.

The assessment should take around 20 minutes.

Help and support if your business is affected by COVID-19

Help and support if your business is affected by COVID-19CloseHelp and support if your business is affected by COVID-19

Watch videos and register for the free webinars to learn more about the support available to help you deal with the economic impacts of coronavirus.

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and WalesCloseInstitute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Appointing an ICAEW Chartered Accountant or regulated firm will ensure you get someone who is qualified, committed and accountable.

International Agreements

International Agreements CloseInternational Agreements

International Agreements with Third Countries during the Transition Period

Maintaining records to support NHS Test and Trace

Maintaining records to support NHS Test and TraceCloseMaintaining records to support NHS Test and Trace

Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace

NHS COVID-19 App Information and Support

NHS COVID-19 App Information and Support CloseNHS COVID-19 App Information and Support

Download resources to support visitors at your business or organisation.

The Business Hothouse - Business Knowledge Network

The Business Hothouse - Business Knowledge NetworkCloseThe Business Hothouse - Business Knowledge Network

The University of Chichester Business School runs the Business Knowledge Network, which is aimed at all businesses and organisations who would like to meet other local businesses and organisations. There is a 'Hot Topic' slot at every meeting, where we discuss a specific and current area of business.

Applying for a Moratorium from Companies House

Applying for a Moratorium from Companies HouseCloseApplying for a Moratorium from Companies House

Applying for a moratorium under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020

How to apply for breathing space to consider a rescue plan for your company, under measures to support companies and other types of business in financial difficulty.

COVID - 19 - acas advice for employers and employees

COVID - 19 - acas advice for employers and employeesCloseCOVID - 19 - acas advice for employers and employees

Advice relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19) provided by acas.

Legal services business owners from 1 January 2021

Legal services business owners from 1 January 2021 CloseLegal services business owners from 1 January 2021

Guidance for legal services business owners on preparing for the end of the transition period.

Marine South East

Marine South EastCloseMarine South East

Marine South East supports a wide range of activities to support the strategic growth of the marine sector through consultancy projects, collaborations, European partnerships and strategic projects.

UK trade agreements with non-EU countries

UK trade agreements with non-EU countries CloseUK trade agreements with non-EU countries

Trade agreements during the transition period

Connected Energy

Connected Energy CloseConnected Energy

Cutting edge £31m energy innovation project in West Sussex

COVID 19 - Changes to notifying an option to tax land and buildings

COVID 19 - Changes to notifying an option to tax land and buildingsCloseCOVID 19 - Changes to notifying an option to tax land and buildings

Check temporary changes to the time limit and rules for notifying an option to tax land and buildings.

- Changes to the time limit
- If you are notifying an option as a business
- If you are notifying an option as an agent

EU trade marks from 1 January 2021

EU trade marks from 1 January 2021 CloseEU trade marks from 1 January 2021

Guidance for businesses and organisations holding EU trade marks at the end of the transition period.

Claim capital allowances

Claim capital allowances CloseClaim capital allowances

You can claim capital allowances when you buy assets that you keep to use in your business.

COVID 19 - NHS Guidance

COVID 19 - NHS GuidanceCloseCOVID 19 - NHS Guidance

CONTENTS

Advice for everyone
Advice for people at high risk
Symptoms and what to do
Self-isolation if you or someone you live with has symptoms
More information

Staying alert and safe (social distancing)

Staying alert and safe (social distancing) CloseStaying alert and safe (social distancing)

The government has set out its plan to return life to as near normal as we can, for as many people as we can, as quickly and fairly as possible in order to safeguard livelihoods, but in a way that is safe and continues to protect our NHS.

Commodity codes

Watch now

Commodity codesCloseCommodity codes

This video looks at how to find out the commodity code classification for your goods and why you need to use a commodity code

Controlled goods

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Controlled goodsCloseControlled goods

This video looks at the types of goods that are classed as controlled and what to do if you import or export controlled goods

H&S ABC - An easy guide to health & safety

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H&S ABC - An easy guide to health & safetyCloseH&S ABC - An easy guide to health & safety

The customs clearance process

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The customs clearance processCloseThe customs clearance process

This video looks at the customs process you will need to go through if you are bringing in goods from overseas

Your Export Journey: Packaging and Translation

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Your Export Journey: Packaging and TranslationCloseYour Export Journey: Packaging and Translation

Hear from 4 experienced exporters on how they have developed their packing for overseas markets and how they have translated important information for their overseas customers.

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