Women in Innovation Award 2024/25 – funding competition

Recently announced the Women in Innovation Award 2024/25, is a funding competition from Innovate UK. The competition offers women in SMEs the chance to win a grant of £75,000 and bespoke business support to develop their innovative idea, solving a range of pressing societal, environmental and economic challenges. See link for further info: Competition overview – Women in Innovation Award …

Create Growth Fund Competition 3

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing approximately £3 million in innovation projects in the creative sector. This funding is from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) Create Growth Programme and has a regional focus across 12 regions. The aim of this competition is to provide a package of targeted support to high-growth creative businesses …

New online training course for small businesses launched

Essentials is the latest addition to the government’s Help to Grow campaign: a one-stop shop for SMEs. The course is suited for leaders of newer or smaller SMEs, or those who are looking to explore the principles of business growth and management. Business leaders can access the course through the Help to Grow website.  

MSDC Business Bulletin Spring 2024

New partnerships and support for our local economy. It has been a busy start to 2024, with lots to update on as we welcome in Spring and the warmer and hopefully drier weather. This issue includes important news about the visitor economy with exciting opportunities and emerging partnerships for Sussex. The Council is keen to raise the profile of Mid …

Let’s Go! Net Zero – West Sussex Sustainable Business Showcase

Date and location: Tue, 25 Jun 2024 11:00 – 14:00, Aldingbourne Country Centre, Blackmill Lane, Westergate, PO18 0JP Booking link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/west-sussex-sustainable-business-showcase-tickets-881854158527?aff=oddtdtcreator Summary Join Let’s Go! Net Zero at the stunning Aldingbourne Country Centre on 25 June for a celebration of sustainable business and to hear how it’s done. This event is for any West Sussex business that is interested in …

Government Weekly updates

We have been sent the following Government updates, please read the full details below. HMRC email updates, videos and webinars for employing people Learn more about getting started as an employer or running a small business including registration, payroll, tax returns, tax bills and payments. Change made: Live webinar links for submitting forms P11D and P11D(b) online, employee travel, travel …

Is your business being asked to obtain Cyber Essentials Certification?

As cybercrime rockets, and looks set to continue its unprecedented upward trajectory, an increasing number of insurance companies are asking clients to be Cyber Essentials Certified as a mandatory requirement. Larger companies are also increasingly demanding that their smaller suppliers demonstrate a commitment to cybersecurity by completing the Cyber Essentials Certification, in a bid to protect their supply chain. Obtaining …

Has your business been asked to complete it’s Cyber Essentials Certification?

Larger businesses must now demonstrate their commitment to cybersecurity throughout their supply chains. Many now require their smaller suppliers complete the Cyber Essentials Certification—an initiative developed by the UK Government. If you’ve been asked to complete this certification, you might not know what’s involved or where to start. At Sussex Tech Support, we’ve demonstrated our true commitment to Cyber Security …

Iconic Digital Free SEO Webinar – The Future of Search Engine Optimisation

Do you want quality traffic to your website? As experienced players (or marketers) will tell you, initial moves in SEO make all the difference to a company’s online performance, brand recognition and overall reach. With more companies tapping into SEO than ever before, we’re hosting a complimentary webinar so you can begin improving your strategies when it comes to using …

FREE WORKPLACE HEALTH WELLBEING SERVICE

Our Workplace Health is a funded service, providing a resource for local businesses to support employee’s wellbeing. Research has found that businesses who support employee wellbeing see improved engagement, retention, and productivity. We deliver support at your workplace, from advisors trained in lifestyle and behaviour change. We offer:   WELLBEING TALKS  – 45/60min talks on Teams or delivered in the work …

Be our monthly featured member or newsletter sponsor

I wish to highlight our sponsorship opportunities to you. We have the monthly featured member spot on our website homepage, which is £60 per month. Every day for a whole month, you can have your logo and company details prominently displayed on our homepage with links back to your website. With hundreds of visitors, it’s an excellent place to be …

Mid Sussex to promote 70 hectares of employment space at UKREiiF

Opportunity Mid Sussex, the inward investment platform of Mid Sussex District Council, will promote 70 hectares of employment space at one of the UK’s premier real estate, investment, and infrastructure shows. Representatives from Mid Sussex District Council will attend UKREiiF in Leeds from 21-23 May 2024 to promote and showcase the area to investors, building on the many strengths of …

FREE BIPC EVENTS IN MAY

The Business & IP Centre (BIPC) Sussex with its Regional Centre BIPC Brighton & Hove at Jubilee Library and its BIPC Local at Crawley Library, supports entrepreneurs, inventors, and small businesses across Sussex, from that first spark of inspiration to successfully launching and developing a business. As well as being a hub for entrepreneurs to network and attend events, it …

Be our monthly featured member or newsletter sponsor

I wish to highlight our sponsorship opportunities to you. We have the monthly featured member spot on our website homepage, which is £60 per month. Every day for a whole month, you can have your logo and company details prominently displayed on our homepage with links back to your website. With hundreds of visitors, it’s an excellent place to be …

Updates, events and opportunities from the University of Brighton

Here are some of April’s highlights for our regional businesses and beyond, including some of the ways we can support your business this Spring. If you would like to find out more about how the University of Brighton could work with your business, get in touch at . Female entrepreneurs over 50% on Help to Grow Help to Grow has sponsored and …

Latest updates and events from BIPC Sussex

DCMS Creative Growth Fund – Innovate UK – Find out how UK registered micro and small businesses in the creative sector can apply for funding of up to £30,000 for innovation projects to grow their business. The Create Growth Programme is a DCMS supported programme delivered by Innovate UK that aims to support high-growth creative businesses in English regions. The aim of …

Enhancing Event Experiences: The Role of Visitor Management Systems

Love Luxury Events have discovered how the role of the visitor management system can not only replace traditional, paper-based visitor books often found on reception desks with its state-of-the-art personalised touchscreen system, but it can also be used within the corporate event realm too. Creating seamless experiences In the bustling world of business events, creating seamless experiences for attendees is …

Adult and Child First Aid courses

Confidence, knowledge and skills – three things that come from a First Aid course. Oh and a lot of fun! I regularly run both adult and child first aid courses which you are able to book on to. The next ones available are: MINI MEDICS – a fantastic course for children aged between 8-11 years to learn the basics of …

Government news and updates

We have been sent the following Government updates, please read the full details below. Download the HMRC app Page summary: How to download and access the HMRC app on a mobile device to get information about your tax, National Insurance, tax credits and benefits. Change made: You can now use the HRMC app to make a Simple Assessment payment, check …

Hybrid Cloud: Realising the Best of Both Worlds with Azure Stack

The cloud is an important technology for businesses, with unparalleled benefits. However, using a single cloud-based solution is not always the best option for some businesses.  A hybrid cloud solution, however, utilises on-premises and cloud-based environments (public and private), allowing you to take advantage of both. Azure Stack is Microsoft’s hybrid cloud solution that will help ensure you’re getting the …

Invitation to a Taster session for the Profitnet Innovation Programme – University of Brighton

Dear Haywards Heath Business Association Members, We are excited to extend an invitation to you for a unique opportunity offered by the University of Brighton: the Profitnet® peer-to-peer action learning programme. This initiative is dedicated to fostering innovation within your business and something members asked for in our recent member survey. Profitnet® has been described by past participants as akin …

Open to all employers – Menopause Awareness for businesses 8th May 12-1.30pm

Haywards Heath Business Association in partnership with Mid Sussex District Council are delighted to be co-hosting this Menopause Awareness event for businesses. Menopause specialists from Myla Health will be speaking about how menopause might affect you, your colleagues or employees in the workplace. They will discuss simple strategies for supporting employees, raising awareness and creating a workplace culture which is open …

Celebrating 3 Years of Cybility

Running a small business is like navigating a daily obstacle course, and we get it – your budget is tight. However, skimping on cybersecurity can lead to a game-over situation. In 2023, 50% of UK  businesses faced cyber incidents (source: Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2024, DCMS, UK Government). Sure, you might have an IT provider with technical defences in place, …