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  • 18 December 2014 10:57 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)
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    Plan ahead... Stock up for January before the Festive break...


    Hi ,

    I hope your well and having a good week. I just wanted to remind you of our trading arrangements over the forthcoming Christmas and New Year Period. 

    With this being such a busy time of year, we would ask that you double check your cupboards and stock up on everything as soon as possible before the break. This will ensure your business is not affected by any stock issues in the initial weeks of 2015.
    When we are open...
    • Final orders of 2014 can be placed on Tuesday, 23rd December and delivered on Wednesday, 24th December (morning only)
    • Orders placed after 5pm on Tuesday, 23rd December will be delivered on Monday, 5th January 2015.
    • Online orders placed between 1pm Wednesday, 24th December and Friday, 2nd January will be delivered on Monday, 5th January.
    • Sales and customer service operations will close on 1pm on Wednesday, 24th December re-opening on Friday, 2nd January 2015
    Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries regarding these arrangements.

    On behalf of all the team, thank you for your continued support during 2014 and we very much look forward to continuing our partnership into 2015. 

    Kind Regards

    Sam Bond
    Director

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  • 18 December 2014 10:30 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

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  • 18 December 2014 10:29 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

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    Thank you to all our clients
    for another successful year.

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    time this Christmas.
     

     

     CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR OPENING 

     We will close 24th December
     and we will be back on 5th January 2015.

  • 18 December 2014 10:28 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

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    Many companies are beginning to realise that today’s supply chain demands mean that offshoring production isn’t as great as it once was. Originally moved to countries such as China, India and the Philippines to reduce costs, businesses are now seeing their cost savings narrow, due in part to escalating labour costs, as well as environmental and political risks.

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    Are you considering changing your shoring strategy?

    Have you closed your facility to offshore and don't want to incur the cost to build the capabilities again?

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    If you would like to join us, or if you know someone who would, give us a call on 01903 855465 to find out more, or forward your CV to recruitment@tenkay.co.uk to apply.

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  • 18 December 2014 10:23 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

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    IEP Winter newsletter

    Have you seen our winter newsletter?

    We are pleased to offer you our winter newsletter so you can keep abreast with what’s happening in the financial world. Our newsletter includes information on Auto Enrolment, making the most of your investments and what investment risks looks like, Lasting Power of Attorneys and making the most of your ISA. Finally, pensions estates have become more attractive in estate planning thanks to the recent confirmation from The Chancellor of tax treatment of death benefits.
     

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    Key changes from the financial year

    Key changes from the financial year

     2014 has been an incredibly busy year within The Financial Services industry and regulatory and budget changes from The Chancellor have certainly kept us all at IEP Financial on our toes.

    Key changes throughout the year have included:
     

    • Effective from April 2015 major changes to pensions including scrapping the 55% death charge (prior to age 75)

    ·         Much more flexibility in the way pensions can be accessed and passed on

    ·         Significant changes to Stamp Duty which mean 98% of house buyers will be better off

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    Wills and Investments

    Could a Stocks and Shares NISA be better for you?

    Cash ISAs currently offer disappointing returns and many savers are looking to the stock market to boost their savings.

    A NewISA (NISA) invested in Stocks and Shares can be a good option if you are willing to take risk in the hope of better returns. But which is best for you?

    One of the main considerations is your time frame. When will you need access to your savings? If it's within the next five years, you might be better off leaving your money in cash.

    Cash ISAs protect your capital, which means you will not lose any of the money you have put in. The trade-off for this security is that your money is likely to grow at a much slower pace.

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  • 18 December 2014 9:42 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Further Success at Wickers Gymnastics Club

    Wickers Gymnastics Club has had a brilliant year with the building of the foam landing pit, the Annual Club Championships, Wickers Invitational, 2014 Awards Evening and the success of our Squad gymnasts.

    Wickers has accomplished great success during this year’s competition season. The season kicked off with the Woman’s Artistic Regional Championships held on the 19th and 20th of September2014.  Though very tough competition the girls did fantastically well, and the Wickers gymnasts managed to get a 5th place in their Modified level 3 group as well as their prep 6 girls who are only 7 years old grabbing 3rd place Team winners.

     Chichester Floor and Vault competition held on the 28th of September for General Gymnastics squads was next up on the list. For some gymnasts this was their first competition and they all held their nerve and performed exceptionally well, winning over 30 medals!

    On the 4th of October 2014 both Woman’s Artistic and higher level General Gymnastics squads were entered into the Sussex Championships. Wickers came out victorious with Four Sussex Champions. A massive well done to Lottie Barton who won a trophy for the highest general floor score of the day.

    On the 19th of October it was the General Gymnasts turn to compete in the Regional Championships. Wickers entered 13 gymnasts, all gymnasts received top ten places and 9 received medals for top 3 places in their age groups and competitive level.

    The final competition for the year was the Southbourne Beam and Vault Championships for Woman’s Artistic and General Gymnastics. This was held on the 23rd of November 2014 and as usual everyone had performed brilliantly. Wickers won almost every category they entered and managed to receive a total of 32 medals, 14 Gold, 11 Silver and 7 Bronze.

    Katy Hodgson commented ‘We are extremely proud of all of our gymnasts, those who competed for the very first time, those who keep achieving every year and those who do it for fun and keep improving. We would like to thank the coaches, volunteers and parents who make it all happen and would like everyone at Wickers to keep up the hard work.   We are looking forward to another successful year in 2015, and all that it may bring!’

    Wickers also has an Adult Gymnastics group, who train on Thursday and Sunday mornings and are very excited to be hosting their first in-house competition on the 21st of December. Good luck to everyone competing at this Christmas Competition.

    Wickers is holding some Christmas activities, before the new term re-starts in January, please visit the website www.wickersgymnastics.co.uk to book into our fantastic holiday programme for children of all ages. Children do not have to be members of Wickers to join in the fun. If you are looking for a gymnastics party or information on classes for parent and child, preschool, junior or adult sessions please also visit the website. Please be aware that parties can be booked up very fast and we can take booking up to 6 months in advance.



  • 04 December 2014 11:57 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)
    What’s it all FORS ? Sussex Transport Are Awarded the SILVER Accreditation!

    The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is an accreditation scheme that aims to improve fleet activity in London and throughout the UK and beyond.

    As a FORS accredited company, not only are we now recognised as a forward-thinking operator, but accreditation will give us that all important competitive edge. FORS is graduated into three levels enabling companies to demonstrate to customers and other companies, progress through the FORS journey.

    According to the FORS website, ‘’Silver and gold FORS accredited companies are high-quality operators that are committed to becoming safer, greener and more efficient. Gold is the highest FORS award, followed by silver and then bronze. To progress an operator must meet all the requirements of lower awards. Progression to silver or gold accreditation is not mandatory but may help complying with more rigorous procurement conditions. Silver requirements are based primarily around putting in place the systems for improvements, and gold requirements primarily involve enacting those improvements. Silver and gold FORS operators shall provide an annual submission of data to their certification body for review. Variations in approach to a requirement are acceptable provided that they meet its general ethos and are agreed with the certification body’’


     

    We are very proud of our progression from Bronze to Silver today.

    For more information on what we can do to help you – please feel free to email us at info@sussextransport.com or call us on 0800 915 23 23
  • 04 December 2014 10:39 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Grants Available - Be the Business programme for 2014-2015

    Following the success of the first round of the Be the Business start and grow grants, West Sussex County Council are pleased to announce that they have invested further in the Be the Business programme for 2014-2015. A pot of £180,000 is available to help businesses to start-up and to grow in West Sussex.

    This programme is for start-ups, early-stage companies (1-2 years) and for established and growing businesses in West Sussex where, if applicable, the business rates are/will be paid. Businesses planning to relocate in West Sussex are also eligible but if successful, the grant will only be paid after relocation has taken place. The programme is open to micro and Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) in West Sussex.

    Applicants will be required to provide at least 50% of the total project costs as match-funding. The business proposal must be linked to the creation or safeguarding of jobs in West Sussex.

    This year, 50% of the funding available will be dedicated to specific sectors we wish to encourage to come forward with their ideas, particularly to submit bids with other businesses in the same sector to address problems they have in common.

    These sectors are:

    • Manufacturing, particularly linked to healthcare, aviation or marine industry
    • Low carbon and renewable technologies
    • Tourism and local food
    • Care
    • Land based businesses

    The remaining 50% of the fund will be open to applications from all sectors. Please note we reserve the right to change these allocations depending on demand.

    The maximum amount of grant that can be requested for any individual project is £25,000. The maximum amount that can be requested for any sector project submitted in consortium is £75,000. Only sector projects can be submitted in consortium.

    The list below gives some examples of the type of activities which could be eligible for grants:

    • Purchase of machinery and equipment
    • Premises refurbishment/expansion
    • Feasibility work relating to business expansion
    • Development and implementation of business strategies to improve sales and commercial performance
    • Knowledge transfer-related activities
    • Product development
    • Efficiency improvements

    For more information please visit www.bethebusiness.org/grants/

  • 04 December 2014 10:20 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Rabbit Waste Management Ltd would like to inform fellow business park members we will be storing wood in part of the former Graham Woods site on a temporary basis  for use over the Christmas period. At the end of this period it will be reinstated to its former condition the week commencing  5th January 2015. All the necessary exemptions have been put in place with the Environment Agency.

    Mandy Bridson 

  • 04 December 2014 9:59 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Tim Loughton - Parliamentary Newsletter - November 2014


    Dear Constituent,
     

    The most important news in this newsletter is that the A27 improvements at Arundel and Worthing/Sompting/Lancing are to be included in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. At long last they are back on the radar but there is a lot of work still to come as I detail below.

    We are also awaiting imminently the interim report commissioned by the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Worthing Hospital about the potential impact of the MSK contract proposals. I will post further on this when they are out but we had a useful meeting with the CCG recently too.

    Together with Sir Peter Bottomley I also had a meeting last month with Roffey to discuss their plans for a rather large block of flats on the Aquarena site and I have detailed below my reasons for opposing what I see as an inappropriate over-development.

    Many thanks for the flood of survey responses on both the future of our relationship with the EU and the regeneration of Southwick. Keep them coming and I will then report back on the substantive findings in the New Year when the trickle dries up.

    Finally, I would like to say thank you to Reverend Gail Souppouris who is retiring from Shoreham Beach Church of the Good Shepherd and whose packed farewell service at St Mary’s I attended on Sunday.

    Best wishes,


    Tim Loughton MP


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