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  • The STEP-UP Programme extended by 3 months
    23rd July 2021

    The STEP-UP Programme as been extended for three months, and applications have re-opened until mid September 2021.

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  • Brighton and Sussex universities join forces to support SME innovation in the region
    13th July 2021

    A new business innovation project launches this week to help West Sussex enterprises innovate using expertise from the universities of Brighton and Sussex.

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  • Calling all SMEs! - Become a UK Business Climate Leader
    17th June 2021

    2021 is the year of climate action - start your net zero journey today

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  • South East small businesses encouraged to apply for Brexit Support Funding before 30 June deadline
    16th June 2021

    With two weeks to go before the deadline, SME businesses in the South East are being encouraged to apply for funding to help them adapt to new customs and tax rules.

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  • One month left to join VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme
    21st May 2021

    Businesses that deferred VAT payments last year have one month left to join online to pay in monthly instalments under the VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme.

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  • Peer Networks - free support for your business
    12th May 2021

    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.

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  • Workshop: management Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
    28th April 2021

    Coastal West Sussex Partnership and University of Chichester presents Workshop: management Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

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  • Find out how your local Business & Intellectual Property Centre can support you
    13th April 2021

    Increase your chances of business success and find out how your local Library BIPC can help

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  • SME Brexit Support Fund opens for applications
    25th March 2021

    From 15 March 2021, smaller businesses can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to help them adapt to new customs and tax rules when trading with the EU

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  • Register to order free rapid lateral flow coronavirus tests for your employees
    23rd March 2021

    You must register by 11.59pm on 31 March 2021.

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  • Rapid Recovery Network - can your organisation help?
    22nd March 2021

    Nesta is calling on organisations from across the UK to join the Rapid Recovery Challenge (RRC) Network. The network will support individuals and communities most affected by the economic impact of COVID-19.

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  • Help to Grow - Gov launches new SME growth support
    16th March 2021

    Take your business to the next level with the government's new Help to Grow programme.

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  • Horsham Enterprise Park: development partner is appointed
    15th March 2021

    National urban regeneration specialist, Muse Developments, has been appointed to lead the works to develop Horsham Enterprise Park.

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  • Step-Up - fully-funded internship programme for SMEs
    10th March 2021

    Step-Up is a new internship and training programme for SMEs in the C2C LEP region, where you can access talented graduates to help sustain and grow your business through fully-funded graduate internships.

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  • Post Brexit Transition Webinars
    4th March 2021

    Coast to Capital is working with Enterprise M3 and Thames Valley Berkshire and KPMG to deliver three specialist webinars covering the key topic areas related to Post Brexit transition

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  • Clean Energy for Business Parks - FREE webinar
    4th March 2021

    West Sussex businesses looking to make the transition to clean energy and reduce their operating costs can get help through a free online seminar.

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  • Innovative marketing course launched in Bognor Regis
    23rd February 2021

    A free, digital learning programme aimed specifically at helping businesses crack the marketing code is set to launch through The_Track in Bognor Regis.

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  • Post EU Transition - Understanding the new rules
    22nd February 2021

    Join this catch-all virtual event covering all aspects of the EU transition with the aim of helping you understand the new rules.

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  • Preparing you for a post Brexit World - FREE webinar
    19th February 2021

    Join this FREE webinar aimed at guiding you and your business through the post Brexit world.

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  • Experience Development workshop for tourism businesses
    18th February 2021

    Find out how to create and promote your own unique visitor experiences

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  • WSCC Public Health Lunch & Learn: Food Sector Covid-19 Safety
    15th February 2021

    Food sector COVID-19 safety for growers, packagers and employment agencies

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  • Post EU Transition support from the Coast to Capital Growth Hub
    4th February 2021

    Find out what support you can get for your business.

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  • West Sussex Recover & Rise - more workshops added!
    2nd February 2021

    West Sussex Recover & Rise is a series of online events designed to help small businesses recover and grow in 2021.

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  • Join the UoB online conference - Building the future with Degree Apprenticeships
    27th January 2021

    Join the University of Brighton on Wednesday 10 February, as they explore how higher and degree apprenticeships can help organisations to develop their future workforce efficiently.

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  • Foundation supports young people through the pandemic with virtual programme
    26th January 2021

    The LoveLocalJobs Foundation is to offer their 2021 'Be the Change' programme to young people in a virtual format.

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  • Planning to start a business?
    15th January 2021

    Join the Startup Club for an 8 week programme to help you get going

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  • Try a Virtual Headspace Day with The Track
    15th January 2021

    Join The Track this January for a virtual coworking experience to kickstart your year

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  • West Sussex Recover & Rise in 2021
    22nd December 2020

    West Sussex Recover & Rise is a series of online events designed to help small businesses recover and grow in 2021.

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  • New guide to help prepare the food and drink sector for January 1 2021
    18th December 2020

    As the UK nears the end of the EU transition period, the UK food and drink sector will need to be ready to operate effectively from 1 January 2021.

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  • How can WSX Enterprise support your business
    1st December 2020

    WSX Enterprise provide practical, expert and independent support to businesses and entrepreneurs across the south.

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  • West Sussex Library Service launches Business Start-up Support
    30th November 2020

    From Spring 2021 West Sussex libraries will be part of the British Library Business and IP initiative.

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  • Creative Business Support Programme launches in Bognor Regis
    16th November 2020

    A free, online support programme aimed specifically at helping people start creative enterprises is being launched through The_Track in Bognor Regis.

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  • Adur & Worthing Councils launch new 'Help to Work' initiative for the unemployed
    12th November 2020

    A new resource has been launched to support the residents of Adur & Worthing who are at risk of unemployment due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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  • The latest 'Snapshot' of the West Sussex economy is now available
    4th November 2020

    View the latest 'Snapshot Report' from West Sussex County Council.

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  • Post EU Transition - Are you ready?
    3rd November 2020

    Join Sussex and Surrey Chambers of Commerce and a team of specialists to prepare for the new era as we enter 2021.

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  • New Restrictions introduced from 5 November
    3rd November 2020

    The Government has announced new national restrictions to reduce the spread of Coronavirus across the UK.

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  • Building Resilience - New Tourism webinar series launched
    15th October 2020

    The series is aimed at supporting the tourism sector to survive and flourish. The sessions will focus on identifying the challenges faced by the sector and on delivering practical solutions and advice for those in the industry looking to rebuild.

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  • The Skills Toolkit
    13th October 2020

    Free online courses to help you develop your digital, numeracy, employability and work-readiness skills.

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  • Coastal West Sussex presents: Rebuilding the Workforce for the Future webinar
    13th October 2020

    For many businesses and employers the future of their workforce in unclear.

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  • UK Transition Business Webinars: Prepare your business for new rules from January 2021
    9th October 2020

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  • British Chambers of Commerce launch the "Countdown to Change" webinar series to help you prepare for leaving the EU
    21st September 2020

    Don't miss these brand new events hosted by the British Chambers of Commerce aimed at helping you prepare for the end of the EU Transition period.

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  • Coast to Capital launches new 'Business Recovery Grants'
    15th September 2020

    Coast to Capital have launched their new £2.1 million grant scheme aimed at supporting businesses in the area recover and grow from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • New business to business portal launched with the aim of helping businesses recover from Covid-19
    7th September 2020

    Area in Action is a new business to business portal designed with the sole purpose of helping Sussex businesses bounce back as quickly as possible from the impact of Covid-19.

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  • Coast to Capital Growth Hub launches Peer Networks programme
    27th August 2020

    Peer Networks is a national peer-to-peer networking prgoramme for small business leaders that want to grow and develop their organisation for future success.

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  • Cabinet Minister visits tourism venues to hear of COVID-19 challenges
    24th August 2020

    Cabinet Minister Oliver Dowden visited West Sussex visitor attractions on Tuesday 18 August to hear the challenges faced by the tourism industry and to highlight the Enjoy Summer Safely campaign.

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  • Works completed at The Track Bognor Regis
    18th August 2020

    Local businesses, entrepreneurs and freelancers are invited to book a tour of The Track Bognor Regis, so they can learn more about how they can benefit from working locally.

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  • Webinars to help you plan ahead - Sussex Chamber of Commerce
    14th August 2020

    Sussex Chamber of Commerce are hosting a number of webinars to help you and your business plan and prep for the future.

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  • SDNPA launches small grant scheme for Visitor Economy
    5th August 2020

    South Downs National Park Authority are launching a recovery small grant scheme aimed at helping tourism businesses and cultural organisations affected by Covid-19.

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  • Small Business Leadership Programme and Peer Networks launched by Gov
    4th August 2020

    The Small Business Leadership Programme and Peer Network scheme aim to enhance resilience and recovery from the impact of Covid-19, and enable SMEs to develop their potential for future growth and productivity.

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  • Hot House - Funding, Finance & Franchising fortnight
    31st July 2020

    Across the next fortnight, the Hot House support programme will be focusing their support.

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  • FastFutures Programme launches
    29th July 2020

    A new digital skills programme backed by leading global employers has launched to help prevent a lost generation of education leavers.

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  • Getting the West Sussex economy moving
    27th July 2020

    Priorities and partnerships are key to the county council’s draft Economy Reset plan in response to the economic impact of COVID-19.

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  • Step Up - New fully-funded graduate intern scheme launched
    22nd July 2020

    A new free fast-track training pogramme culminating with the opportunity to recruit for a fully-funded 6-week graduate intern.

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  • BRITE - a new business growth and innovation programme for businesses across Sussex
    21st July 2020

    A new business growth and innovation programme called BRITE (Brighton Research Innovation Technology Exchange) aimed at supporting ambitious businesses located in the Coast to Capital region has been launched.

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  • Partner sought to help make Horsham Enterprise Park vision a reality
    7th July 2020

    “This is an exceptional opportunity to join with the council in making our vision for one of the most exciting development sites in the county a reality"

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  • Green light for 21km of temporary cycleways in West Sussex
    29th June 2020

    Funding for all seven temporary cycleway schemes in West Sussex has been approved by the Department for Transport.

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  • Broadband boost for rural homes and businesses as councils announce additional funding for Government voucher scheme
    29th June 2020

    Residents and small and medium-sized businesses in rural areas of West Sussex can now benefit from the fastest and most reliable broadband connectivity if they choose to ‘go gigabit’.

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  • VisitEngland launch new business recovery webinar programme
    19th June 2020

    This free webinar programme has been developed with businesses at its very core

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  • University of Chichester introduces executive portfolio of online short courses
    12th June 2020

    The University of Chichester announces its executive portfolio of online vocational, practical and in-depth short courses available from August 2020 onwards.

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  • Apply for apprenticeship training funding
    10th June 2020

    Applications are now open for West Sussex based businesses to apply for funding for apprenticeship training from West Sussex County Council.

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  • Chichester College launches free talks as part of the Festival of Learning
    8th June 2020

    Chichester College is hosting a series of free online talks as part of the Festival of Learning.

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  • The Startup Club
    4th June 2020

    A new startup support programme has been made available for businesses in Bognor Regis

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  • South Downs tourism sector pulls together for recovery preparations
    28th May 2020

    The South Downs National Park Authority is working with partners on recovery plans to help revive the region’s important tourism sector.

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  • Sussex Innovation: Survive & Thrive Weekly Webinars
    18th May 2020

    How to survive and thrive during a pandemic.

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  • Business Resilience and Recovery Webinar Series
    15th May 2020

    A free webinar series responding to the emerging themes in the road to business recovery has been launched.

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  • FREE support webinars for local tourism businesses - REGISTER NOW!
    7th May 2020

    'Tourism in the time of Coronavirus: Survive, Revive and Thrive' is a series of dynamic webinars for the Sussex tourism sector.

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  • New webinars to boost support for SMEs during coronavirus
    4th May 2020

    The Department for International Trade to host a series of coronavirus webinars, free for SMEs across the UK.

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  • New FREE online learning platform to boost workplace skills
    29th April 2020

    UK Government has launched a new online platform, The Skills Toolkit, to help boost the nation's skills whilst people stay at home.

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  • Callout to West Sussex businesses for PPE
    29th April 2020

    West Sussex County Council is calling on local businesses who may be able to supply or donate PPE during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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  • Local growers donate well-being garden to Nightingale Hospital
    20th April 2020

    Local West Sussex growers, Biotecture, have pulled together a fantastic project to install a temporary well-being garden for NHS staff working at the Nightingale Hospital in London.

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  • Arts Council applications now open
    9th April 2020

    Two Emergency Response Funds: the fund for individuals and the fund for organisations outside of the National Portfolio are now open for Round one.

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  • Check if your employer can use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
    7th April 2020

    Find out if you’re eligible, and how much your employer can claim if they put you on temporary leave ('furlough') because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

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  • Extra protection for businesses with ban on evictions for commercial tenants who miss rent payments
    1st April 2020

    Commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent because of coronavirus will be protected from eviction.

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  • Now open: Coast to Capital Backing Business Grants
    31st March 2020

    The Coast to Capital Backing Business Grants is a £2 million fund that has been set up to provide grants to small businesses and social enterprises in our area who have been affected by COVID-19.

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  • Keep empty buildings safe during COVID-19
    31st March 2020

    West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (WSFRS) is urging business owners to undertake some simple checks on their buildings to ensure they remain safe during the coronavirus outbreak.

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  • Free workshops and meet-ups for Creative Digital Businesses
    4th March 2020

    A series of free workshops and facilitated networking sessions aimed at creative digital businesses are now available along the coast of West Sussex.

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  • Free export masterclasses for SMEs
    26th February 2020

    Designed to help SMEs expand into overseas markets, this series covers key topics that are essential for successful international trade.

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  • Association of Town & City Management - Upcoming Conferences and Events 2020
    25th February 2020

    The Association of Town & City Management (ATCM) have a number of upcoming events and conferences.

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  • Open4Business in Mid Sussex
    12th February 2020

    Mid Sussex District Council brings back its ‘Open4Business’ event on 26 March 2020 at the South of England Showground, Ardingly from 3.00pm to 6:30pm (7.00pm for networking). Bookings are now being taken for companies to exhibit or attend as delegates.

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  • #AWGetDigital Breakfast event
    5th February 2020

    Join this breakfast networking event and discuss the interaction between Innovation and Digital Skills.

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  • Calling all Horsham businesses and entrepreneurs!
    4th February 2020

    Don't miss the chance to visit the free to attend business drop-in event for businesses on Tuesday 18 February 2020 at Horsham District Council’s offices.

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  • New Pop Up Shop Initiative open for business in Chichester
    3rd February 2020

    Chichester District Council is calling for local entrepreneurs to take part in an exciting Pop Up Shop Initiative, which is being launched this week to help support small and start-up businesses in the district.

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  • Final call for EU Capital Rural Grant Funding
    23rd January 2020

    Food and drink producers, businesses and farmers, visitor attractions and accommodation providers, community organisations and public bodies in rural West Sussex learn about capital grant funding opportunities.

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  • NatWest Business Growth and Start-up Workshop
    6th January 2020

    Thinking of starting your own business?

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  • Capital Grant Funding Opportunities Workshop
    16th December 2019

    For food and drink producers, businesses and farmers, visitor attractions and accommodation providers, rural community organisations and public bodies in the Coast to Capital LEP area.

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  • National experts spark Talk About Our Towns
    29th November 2019

    West Sussex is home to a wonderful and diverse range of towns

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  • Employers for Carers
    18th November 2019

    Did you know that one in nine people in every workplace care for someone who is older, disabled or seriously ill and this number is set to rise as our population ages?

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  • Businesses to get a boost through University of Chichester's £11M project
    13th November 2019

    Businesses in the south of England could be boosted by a new £11 million project from the University of Chichester Business School which will drive economic growth in the region.

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  • Sussex Food and Drink Awards 2020 Finalists Announced
    11th November 2019

    The Grand Finalists in the Sussex Food and Drink Awards 2020 have been announced.

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  • Horsham funds available to support local businesses
    11th November 2019

    Horsham District Council’s highly successful LEAP Small Business Grants programme is now open for applications until end December 2019. The current programme is targeted at the District’s small businesses and start-ups.

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  • Growth grants now available
    6th November 2019

    The Coast to Capital growth grants programme has opened for 2019-2020, with £3.5m available to businesses to fund capital grant projects.

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  • New grant funds for rural productivity and jobs launched
    4th November 2019

    A new round of Growth Programme grants has launched today to provide capital investments to create or grow micro and small businesses in rural areas. The aim is to grow the economy of rural areas and create new jobs.

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  • Horsham Enterprise Park proposals take a big step forward with outline planning permission granted
    17th October 2019

    'We can now develop these proposals more roundly and focus on how we will deliver this vision to the people of Horsham and wider'

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  • Brexit Boot Camp
    27th September 2019

    The Sussex Chamber of Commerce are holding a series of FREE practical workshops to help you prepare your business for Brexit.

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  • Funding for apprenticeship training available to local organisations
    6th August 2019

    The second round of West Sussex County Council Apprenticeship funding closes on 31 October 2019.

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  • FSB - Gatwick Airport Procurement SME Opportunities
    8th July 2019

    The FSB has been keen to engage with Gatwick Airport and their procurement team in order to ensure effective small business access to supporting their supply chain. As a result of a number of successful meetings with Gatwick Airport, FSB has been given the go ahead to co-host information events specifically for potential small business suppliers to Gatwick.

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  • Apprenticeship Levy Business Transfer
    9th April 2019

    West Sussex County Council is now accepting applications from employers seeking funding to pay for apprenticeship training.

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  • Coast to Capital Growth Hub - Brexit Week
    7th March 2019

    The Coast to Capital Growth Hub is holding a Brexit Week where there will be scheduled 1 to 1 clinics for businesses to come and discuss Brexit concerns with Account Managers and partners.

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  • Prepare your business for EU Exit
    7th February 2019

    The UK will leave the EU on 29 March 2019. Leaving the EU means your business may need to prepare for change.

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  • Smarter Business Shortlisted as TPI of the Year at the Energy Awards
    4th October 2018

    Haywards Heath energy brokers Smarter Business are thrilled to have been announced as a 2018 Energy Awards finalist in the "Third Party Intermediary (TPI) of the Year (Broker) - Over 50 employees" category.  

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  • Global Investor Snaps up West Sussex Firm
    19th September 2018

    A West Sussex-based company specialising in force and torque testing systems for quality control has been acquired by global investment firm Battery Ventures.

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  • Coast to Capital LEP Area - Growth Grant Programme 2018-2019
    11th September 2018

    The Coast to Capital LEP area Growth Grant Programme is a capital equipment (capex) grant. The grant provides last resort investment to part-fund projects undertaken by innovative, high growth small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and social enterprises in the Coast to Capital LEP area. Eligible projects will result in an increased turnover of at least 20% per annum and improved productivity in the company and wider economy.

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  • Food Industry Leaders Summit in West Sussex
    27th February 2018

    With 2018 tipped to see a growing trend in British demand for local, traceable food and drink, over 100 industry leaders debated the importance of supporting local produce in today's political and economic environment at the Taste West Sussex Food & Drink Summit at Selden Barns in Patching on 26 February.

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  • Manor Royal Business Improvement District (BID) Seeks New 5-Year Term
    19th January 2018

    The Manor Royal BID in Crawley has published an ambitious Business Plan for a new five-year term and is urging businesses on Manor Royal to vote in its renewal Ballot on 1 February.

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