Summer BBQ at HH College 9th June

Join our free summer BBQ which is kindly being hosted by the Chichester College Group and The Business Hothouse on Thursday 9th June from 5pm. There will be plenty of time to network with fellow business owners and make new contacts in order to build those vital relationships between local businesses. Book Your Tickets Here Gareth Sear from The Business Hothouse will highlight the free business …

The Micro Business Grant Scheme has returned for 2022

The Micro Business Grant Scheme has returned for 2022. Building on the success of previous years, funding has been secured for business grants that aim to support small local businesses in their growth and development. This year Mid Sussex District Council has £71,000 available. Grants of up to £2,000 are available for businesses with a project idea that will contribute …

Helping employees with the cost of living

As you’re aware, the cost of living continues to be a concern for many people and this includes employees. Apart from increasing their salaries, what affordable initiatives can you take to help alleviate your employees’ cost of living increases? Salary Sacrifice For Pension Contributions 👏 It might surprise you to learn that instead of increasing salaries, one technique is to decrease …

The hidden business cost of not maintaining your website

It’s typical to look at what your business is achieving, but not quite so commonplace to look at what you aren’t getting – what you are missing out on. If you’ve recently launched a new website, you’ll likely have seen good new gains from it – ranking more highly in the search engines, more traffic to the site and more …

Business Funding Post Government Supported Loans

Business Funding Post Government Supported Loans The last 2 years has been extremely difficult for all businesses. Uncertainty about the future and managing the company finances were unsurprisingly among some of the biggest concerns for small to medium enterprises. To help counter some of the financial issues, the government introduced The Coronavirus Business Interruption Scheme (‘CBILS’) and The Bounce Back …

Cycle the Dalmatian Coast

Cycling is a great way to see a destination and explore the local sites whilst working up an appetite to enjoy the local food and produce.  Croatia is a superb spot and this brilliant trip will leave you with lots of wonderful memories. Why book this trip? Explore the beautiful Dalmatian coast by bike from Split to Dubrovnik. Visit medieval …

Hybrid Working – Tips For Employers

Hybrid Working – Tips For Employers The term “hybrid working” captures a lifestyle where people are working from the office some days of the week or month and at home or elsewhere,  the rest of the week or month. It also includes the other end of the spectrum where people work 100% remotely. Read our latest Blog: https://www.associate-planet.com/blogs.shtml

Gatwick Business Update

I thought you might be interested in follow up on Gatwick Airport’s current operations & plans for 2022. Once again, I recently attended the quarterly meeting of GATCOM, the Gatwick Consultative Committee, as an observer and am happy to attach a Gatwick Business Update.  Highlights include: 1: Numerous new & returning routes are building passenger numbers (additional information on increased connections …

LSIP – Digital Sector Deep Dive

As you may know as part of our continuing work on the Local Skills improvement Plan and associated Future Skills Sussex Improvement Framework, we’re commencing Deep Dives into our Key Sectors and have recently launched a Digital Sector Deep Dive and we need your help. As part of the project, we want to gather the view of Digital businesses in …

West Sussex Transport Plan 2022-2036 adoption

On 1 April 2022, the County Council adopted the West Sussex Transport Plan 2022-2036 (WSTP).  The WSTP updates the County Council’s approach to strategic issues and sets out a new vision, objectives and priorities.  The WSTP will guide the County Council’s approach to the improvement and maintenance of the transport network in West Sussex. The final version of the WSTP …