Video Testimonial – Nasser from Business Pulse

We have to say a big thank you to Nasser from Business Pulse for the Testimonial he’s recorded for us in lockdown. Testimonials like this let us know that what we’re doing by keeping you informed is helping to keep local businesses informed and running as smoothly as they can! We look forward to catching up with Nasser post-lockdown if you …

Grants Discretionary Fund

The Government published the updated guidelines on the discretionary grants yesterday.  The major change in this update is that you are not excluded from these grants if you are also eligible for the Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) The new guidelines are at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/887239/Local_Authority_Discretionary_Grants_Fund_-_guidance_for_local_authorities_-_version_2.pdf. I also hope in the next week to advise you of the Mid Sussex local …

Managing Team Dynamics Webinar

How well do the people in your team get along? Do they trust each other? Do they work collectively? Lunch and Learn with the Chichester College Group on Tuesday 2 June 12:00 – 12:45pm via Zoom to understand how to manage your team’s dynamics and recognise the abilities of your team members to achieve maximum performance. It’s free to join, …

£50 million boost to support the recovery of high streets

The Reopening High Streets Safely Fund will help councils in England introduce a range of safety measures in a move to get people back to work and customers back to the shops. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/50-million-boost-to-support-the-recovery-of-our-high-streets?utm_source=a66dbfa1-4808-44f7-94d9-56af80c1f2c2&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_content=immediate New £50 million fund for councils across England to prepare for the safe reopening of high streets and other retail spaces This new money will support practical …

Business Grants-Mid Sussex District Council

So far Mid Sussex DC has paid to nearly 1,850 local business nearly £23.5m of business grants. But many business grants are still unclaimed. The Government introduced business grants of £10,000 or £25,000 to support small businesses during the present uncertain times caused by COVID19. These are one off payments, based on business rates liability at the 11th March 2020. …

HOW YOU CAN RESPOND – RECOVER – THRIVE

Join our next zoom meeting and Meet the Experts : Post Lockdown Revival 28th May 9am – Your chance to ask the Experts any questions you have. Say it quietly but local businesses are starting to think about how they might re-start and part of that thought process will be about making their workplace, large or small, safe, flexible and …

The Bureau publishes Factsheets that are free to download

The Bureau publishes Factsheets that are free to download on a range of topics concerning our work, including Website design, Web server security, email and social media marketing, cyber security and strategies, cyber awareness training, creating strong memorable passwords, email encryption, cyber insurance, and incident response methods. There are over 28 published Factsheets in the series with more on the …

£40m boost for cutting-edge start-ups

Where innovative businesses and start-ups are set to benefit from a £40 million government investment to drive forward new technological advances. £40 million of government funding to support the UK’s next generation of innovative businesses projects to benefit from the funding include virtual reality training platforms for surgeons, virtual farmers’ markets and other innovations borne out of the coronavirus pandemic …

Apply for the Coronavirus Future Fund

The Future Fund will provide UK Government loans to UK-based companies ranging from £125,000 to £5 million, subject to at least equal match funding from private investors. The fund will be open for applications from Wednesday 20 May 2020. These convertible loans may be a suitable option for businesses that typically rely on equity investment and are unable to access other government business support …

Southern region: Sussex route

Welcome to the May newsletter for the Sussex route at Network Rail. Our teams continue to work at home where possible. Of course many roles in the industry are front-line and roles are not able to be undertaken remotely. Our signalling staff and teams, track workers and maintenance departments continue to work around the clock to keep the country moving. Because of …