£20 million in new grants to boost recovery of small businesses

Thousands of smaller businesses in England are set to benefit from £20 million of new government funding to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government has today (30 July 2020) announced. Small and medium sized businesses will have access to grants of between £1,000 – £5,000 to help them …

Freshmill Upgrade Your Workspace!

Freshmill has extended its re-opening for co-working and are delighted to announce that from Monday 3rd August we will be open for day passes Monday to Thursday’s. We have worked closely with our H&S team to ensure that the building complies with all the regulations and is Covid-19 secure. We have our day pass option for £15 plus VAT per day …

FLEXIBLE is the new working normal – is your business equipped?

With a recent employee survey revealing that more than 9 in 10 working parents want their workplace to retain flexible working indefinitely* and another reporting that 28% of employers believe the increase in homeworking has increased productivity**, COVID-19 has shifted the working pattern mindset to flexible. The enforced period of homeworking has shown how effective working from home can be …

Kickstart Job Scheme

Following the Mini-Budget 2020: The government has introduced a new scheme offering to pay 100% of the wages of employees aged 16-24, if an organisation chooses to hire them on a six-month job placement. Employers can claim back the cost of the national minimum wage of £6.45 for employees aged between 18 and 20 year and £8.20 for 21 to 24-year-olds …

Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

Please support our local HHBA members who have already signed up to the scheme they include; The Birch Hotel, The Bay Tree, Cote Brasserie HH, Orange Square and Savannah Cafe Bar. #buy local #shoplocal #supportlocalbusinesses Use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme at a participating establishment: to get a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks to eat or …

Help for local businesses

If you are facing hardship or financial difficulty in paying your business rates to Mid Sussex please contact us at revenue@midsussex.gov.uk or by calling 01444 577564. Business Grants – if your rateable value is up to £15,000 and you get Small Business Rates Relief you can qualify for a small business grant of £10,000. If you receive Expanded Retail Discount …

Hand Picked Hotels – Welcome Back

We are looking forward to welcoming you back to our hotels and have been working hard to ensure you can enjoy your Hand Picked experience comfortably, and safely, as travel and social restrictions ease. The health, safety and wellbeing of our guests and team members is paramount, and we can assure you that your priorities regarding social space, cleanliness, care and …

Bluebell Digital

Bluebell Digital are delighted to announce that their owner, Barney Durrant is now a Fellow of the Institute of Data and Marketing. The IDM is part of Direct Marketing Association (DMA) and exists to nurture the next generation of data-led marketers. Bluebell Digital can help you reach your customers online by improving your existing digital marketing or by helping your …

Tourism impact Data collection for West Sussex / Tourism South East

Experience West Sussex Partnership and Tourism South East  are working to understand the full impact that COVID-19 has had on the regional visitor economy. We would like to conduct a short survey to qualify the impact and aid planning as the region looks to rebuild its visitor economy. EWSP have joined forces with Tourism South East and other destinations across …

Freshmill has re-opened

Freshmill has re-opened on Monday’s and Thursday’s to provide the much needed coworking space for small businesses, freelancers and remote workers. We have worked closely with our H&S team to ensure that the building complies with all the regulations and is Covid-19 secure. We have our day pass option for £15 plus VAT and our permanent hot-desking package for £225 …