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  • Cluster Progress
      The Accelerator   What do we mean by ‘Accelerator’? The Accelerator we are planning will be a Venture Capital (VC) -backed...
    • Regulatory
      Regulatory We are currently looking into the regulatory provision within our area and have had a number of very positive discussions with key organis...
    • Workforce and Skills
      Workforce and Skills   We have reached out to our four excellent universities: Surrey, Sussex, Brighton, and Chichester. The universities have ...
    • The Temperature Controlled Facility/Cold Chain Initiative
      The Temperature Controlled Facility/Cold Chain Initiative   West Sussex County Council, supported by KPMG continue to take forward a propositio...
    • July's Launch Event
      Please click here to view July's launch event....

  •  Students still seeking placements – 24/05/16   West Sussex Male student, East Grinstead Seeking a placement in Microbiology, For...
  • The Big Bang Fair
    The fifth annual Big Bang Fair South East, on 29th June, will be attended by 8,500 students and their teachers from almost 200 schools across the regi...
  • Technology and Innovation in the Care Sector – Get involved!
    The University of Chichester is currently developing a proposal for funding from Coast to Capital to run a collaborative 3 year project covering the C...
  • West Sussex Infrastructure Studies
    In 2015, West Sussex Chief Executives from WSCC and the seven other district and borough councils, agreed that a high level study into infrastructure ...

  • “There has been such positive feedback – from schools and their students and from the employers involved – that we have had no hesit...

  • OBN, a leading membership organisation supporting the UK’s innovative life sciences companies, and the West Sussex Health and Life Sciences...

  •     Scheduled for Wednesday, 28th June at the South of England Showground, attendance is expected to top 2016’s record of 8,400 9-...

  • To do this, Crawley STEMfest uses a series of in-school interactive activities, workshops, a public town centre event and site visits to engage young ...

  • Luke Waddell and Luke Davison, from Sackville School, were runners-up in the Junior Science category at the regional heats of the Big Bang UK Young Sc...

  • The six-strong team from Worthing College were runners-up in the Senior Engineering category of the regional heats of the Big Bang UK Young Scientists...

  • The evening, which will be hosted by Steve Sawyer from Manor Royal BID, will be an excellent opportunity to network with friends and colleagues from i...
  • Information & Support
    There are a range of business networks and organisations in the county, including chambers of commerce and specialist networks, including for Social E...
    • West Sussex County Council
      West Sussex County Council is committed to supporting businesses and the local economy through: Engaging effectively with local businesses, to bett...
      • Economic Growth
        The Economic Growth Team is involved in leading and delivering a broad range of activities, including:  Supporting business - E...
      • Procurement & Contracts
        In total we spend around £400 million on bought in goods and services, including highways, property, construction and social care. This spe...
      • Highways & Roads
        West Sussex County Council is responsible for maintaining all of the roads in West Sussex except the A27 and M23/A23 (motorways and trunk roads), whic...
      • Skills & Workforce
        We are committed to ensuring that our residents have the specific and higher level skills that businesses need and in reducing the proportion of resid...
        • 2018 Apprenticeship Graduation
          Apprentices from across the county celebrated their achievements at a special ceremony at Chichester Cathedral.   Around 80 graduates attended ...
        • 2017 Apprenticeship Graduation
          Around 65 graduates gathered at Chichester Cathedral in their gowns and mortarboards. They were awarded a ceremonial pin and certificate, having compl...
        • 2016 Apprenticeship Graduation
          On Tuesday 15 March the hard work and achievements of apprentices in West Sussex were celebrated at the county's first ever graduation ceremony. More ...
      • Broadband
        Businesses need fast and efficient broadband connections to help them innovate and grow. Funded by West Sussex County Council, the government and BT t...
      • Planning
        As a County Council, our responsibilities include: planning applications for minerals, waste and our own development; minerals and waste policy, w...
      • Business Fire Safety
        What we do: We know that a growing economy supporting businesses can be confident that their customers and employees are safe, because they are sup...
        • Fire Safety Training for Businesses
          Fire Safety Training We can assist you in meeting the requirements of the Regulatory Reform Order by providing you and your staff with fire safety tr...
      • Workplace Health
        To find out what you can do as an employer to promote a healthy workplace, visit the Wellbeing Works pages. These pages include: Checklists to iden...
      • Your Energy Sussex
        Your Energy Sussex, formerly the Sussex Energy Saving Partnership, is making maximum use of Government schemes such as Green Deal, the Energy Company ...
      • Library Business Resources
        There are many different ways the Library Service can help. Our business resources page will provide you with lots more details Our libraries also ha...
    • Grants & Funding
    • Taste West Sussex
      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 sup...
    • WSSEN
        If you are running a social enterprise, would like to set one up, or would just like to know more about social enterprise, then this site is f...
      • The Spark Project
        The Spark Project enables social enterprises to develop and deliver more sustainable and high impact innovations leading to increased growth. We are...
      • About Us
        We promote and raise the profile of social enterprise amongst funders, statutory bodies and potential customers and seek to identify all social enterp...
      • Information & Resources
          Information is available in the form of Case Studies, Fact Sheets and presentations from past events. Please click the links on the right for ...
        • Case Studies
        • Fact Sheets
          Please click on the fact sheet tabs below to view the information....
        • Resources and Information
          What do charity leaders think about social investment – A survey by ACEVO, the charity leaders body, and social investment promoters Big Society...
        • Useful contacts & links
          West Sussex Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership WSCC (Main corporate site) West Sussex Sustainable Business Partnership   Loca...
      • Finance
          What is Trading income ? Trading occurs when an organisation voluntarily undertakes exchanges goods or services with another on a regular bas...
        • Crowdfunding
              Organisations and entrepreneurs typically use a crowd funding website such as Kickstarter or Crowdcube as an intermediary, where pot...
        • Community Ownership
          The ownership is structured through use of community shares, a unique form of share capital where shares are sold in enterprises serving a community p...
        • Funding Sources
          Big Potential BIG Lottery Fund grant fund which will deliver approx. £10m of grant funding over 3 years to eligible VCSE organisations with the ...
      • Public Sector & Social Enterprise
        Social enterprise policy An understanding of local and national policy objectives and priorities is a great way to further knowledge of the sector an...
        • Commissioning & Procurement
          Procurement & Social Enterprise Accessing contracts with either private or public organisations can be a way for a social enterprise to expand th...
        • Moving Assets & Services Into Social Enterprise
          Developing spin outs and moving assets into community ownership and/or into social enterprise. Many assets held for the benefit of the public and the...
      • Balancing Financial and Social Objectives
        The event was held on 27th march 2013 at Billingshurst Community and Conference Centre and was well attended by Social Enterprises in West Sussex. &n...
      • WSSEN Directory
        This directory serves as a place to find out what other social enterprises are operating locally that you may wish to visit, network with, contact or ...
      • News
        We endeavour to keep this page up-to-date but if you know of a piece of news that would be useful to share, please email social.enterprise@westsussex....
      • Video Library
        If you have your own clip that you would like featured on this page please email social.enterprise@westsussex.gov.uk. Energy4All Ltd provides suppo...
    • Business Networks & Support
      Effective business support and networking are central to the success of growing and developing your business. Below you will find information on our k...
    • Business Rates
      Businesses pay business rates to the Treasury but local District and Borough councils are responsible for the collection of the fees. They are referre...
    • Invest West Sussex
      West Sussex is a unique business location. It has an exceptional blend of innovative, international and national companies that deliver world-class pr...
    • Trading Standards
      The County Council Trading Standards Service provides a range of business support services which have been designed to help businesses with legislativ...
    • Coast to Capital
      Coast to Capital was founded in 2011 and was designed to determine local economic priorities and stimulate job creation within the local region, worki...
    • WSHLSC
      The Health and Life Sciences sector is one of the fastest growing sectors globally and, as the average lifespan of people lengthens, more medical inte...
      • Business Directory
        Find out more about the businesses in the West Sussex Health and Life Sciences Sector including a summary of their expertise.   Click here to d...
      • Cluster Map
        This is a map showing the businesses in the Cluster, broken down by sub-sector.   Click here to download....
      • Events
        Developing employees for opportunities in uncertain times - how to develop them to grow your business The competitive environment looks challenging b...
      • Latest News
        University of Brighton, Healthy Futures Showcase Event - Thursday 5th July 2018   This is a one-day showcase event where speakers will present,...
      • LinkedIn Group
        This group is a closed group to allow cluster members to have open discussions. Visit the group...
      • Novartis site
          The purchase of an 18.6 acre site in Horsham, formally owned by global health care company Novartis, has been finalised, meaning plans to tran...
      • Industry Profile
        The Industry Profile is a high level overview of the Cluster ecosystem, and highlights some of the ground breaking work going on within the Cluster as...
      • Skills
        Innovative and ground breaking Health and Life Sciences companies need access to talented individuals that possess the correct skills. The right skill...
        • STEM Skills
          There are more than 40 secondary schools in West Sussex with over 45,298 young people of secondary school age (2015). STEM is a priority in West Susse...
          • Coastal STEMfest November 2015 - May 2016
              Coastal STEMfest Business Meeting   55 STEM businesses attended the Coastal STEMfest Launch meeting in November 2015, here they learned...
          • Mid Sussex Science Week 13th- 17th June
              The objective of Mid-Sussex Science week was to inspire primary school pupils to enjoy and pursue science, technology, engineering and maths...
          • Crawley STEMfest May and June
            Crawley STEMfest is a series of interactive activities, workshops and demonstrations that take place in schools, companies and throughout the commun...
          • The Big Bang Fair South East June 29th
            8,500 students and their teachers from almost 200 schools across the region attended the South East Big Bang Fair at Ardingly on the 29th. Over 160 ...
          • Get Involved - Businesses
            Coastal STEMfest Coastal STEMfest aims to enthuse the next generation to study and build careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)...
          • Nuffield Research Placements
            What is a Nuffield Research Placement? Over 1000 UK Year 12 students are offered funded Nuffield Research Placements each year. The students gain an ...
        • Accessing HE/FE
          The county benefits from the presence of strong further education providers and the wider region from four excellent universities. The Universities of...
          • University of Sussex Offer
            The University of Sussex, is internationally recognised for its world-class research across many subjects. University staff work regularly with a rang...
            • Professional and Industrial Placements
              Placements provide benefits for students, industry and the University. Take a look at the diagram showing some of the benefits for your company. All U...
            • Research Projects
              Research Projects There are numerous company benefits for placing real projects into universities. A few of the benefits are displayed in this diagra...
            • Events at Sussex
              You could use this platform to spread your workplace knowledge and experience, and inspire the next generation to pursue a career in Health and Life S...
            • Research & Knowledge Exchange
              Research   The University of Sussex is well known as a highly successful, research-intensive university. There are numerous opportunities for t...
          • University of Brighton Offer
            The University of Brighton is a leading university for the professions, particularly medicine, nursing, engineering, pharmacy, biomedical science and ...
            • Placements and Internships
              Student Placements   Undergraduate Placements drive talent into your business. The Undergraduate Placement Scheme offers solutions to a wide ra...
            • Student Projects & Case Studies
              Student Projects and Case Studies   In addition to placements and internships, companies can benefit from student input through case studies, p...
            • Events at University of Brighton
              Pharmacy Careers Fair   A Pharmacy Careers Fair takes place in March enabling pre-registration pharmacy students and prospective employers to n...
            • Research & Knowledge Exchange
              Research   The University of Brighton can provide access to world-leading experts in a variety of sectors. Our research and development project...
        • Toastmasters International
          The key to Toastmasters is clubs, which provide a supportive learning environment. Members learn by doing, through which they develop communication ...
        • Skills and Business Support Survey
          In an attempt to better understand the needs of businesses in the West Sussex Health and Life Sciences Cluster, the University of Brighton and Marketi...
    • Information for businesses offering work experience
      There is vast potential for learning through work experience. The use of placements in business and industry can help young people to develop the skil...
    • Gigabit Broadband for Businesses Scheme
        Optical fibre-based broadband is here now and getting ready for a gigabit speed is a key step for most businesses. A national Gigabit Broad...
  • Business Intelligence
    West Sussex offers a unique business location and on these pages you can find out some of the key information about the economic profile of county as ...
    • Key Facts & Figures
      The information on this section provides numbers and figures on key economic indicators ranging from employment statistics to VAT registered businesse...
    • Archive
        BRES Profiles 2014 Business Register Employment Survey (BRES) 2014: The documents below are summaries of the employment profiles of each Loc...
  • Contacts & Partners
    If you have a general query or would like more information on any of the content on this website please send an email to business.support@westsussex.g...
    • Key Partners
      We work with a range of key partners from the local District and Borough councils, to educational institutions and other key area partners. Below you ...
  • LEADER Grants
    The LEADER scheme is part of the Rural Development Programme for England which is managed by the Rural Payments Agency and funded by the European Agri...
    • LEADER Grants 2015-20
        Who can apply? Applications can be made by farmers, growers, foresters, small rural businesses and rural community organisations that are in ...
    • Grants Approved Update
      Examples of projects funded so far include:   Farm productivity  Robotic milking units for R D Renwick Ltd to increase milk yield and...
    • How to apply
      Expression of Interest stage There is currently a very high demand for Central Sussex and Sussex Downs & Coastal Plain LEADER funding and the num...
    • Sussex Downs & Coastal Plain Local Action Group
        Sussex Downs & Coastal Plain Local Action Group The Local Action Group is made up of local volunteers from across the private, public and...
    • Central Sussex Local Action Group
        Central Sussex Local Action Group The Local Action Group is made up of local volunteers from across the private, public and community sectors...
    • Contact Us
      For further information and advice please contact the LEADER Delivery Team:   Richard Chalk, Delivery Team Manager Leading on projects in Hors...
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