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This page contains a selection of news items. Details of funding opportunities and grant-making bodies can be found in the Support section.

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.gov.uk.

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

    West Sussex County Council opens the second round of the Apprenticeship Funding application process from 1 August 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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