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  • 15 September 2021 2:01 PM | Anonymous

    Yesterday started with the mantra ‘Don’t look down’ and within seconds of arriving at the I360 on Brighton seafront it quickly changed to ‘Don’t look up’.

    No wonder it’s reported as the highest controlled descent in the UK, the structure affectionately known as The Donut is sky-scraping, with 531ft of sheer drop! Thoughts immediately turned to ‘I’m the Donut here, for agreeing to do this on behalf of Lancing Business Park!’

    No time for second thoughts though as both Lancing & Sompting Food Bank and Care for Veterans are facing a very hard winter and need all the support they can get. Numbers needing the support of the Food Bank have soared recently and the Food Bank are concern how they will meet this year’s demand. The current economic climate has resulted in a major drop in donations for Care for Veterans, leaving a very worrying hole in their budget and concern over how they will continue to provide all their services for our dear veterans.

    Greeted by Martin Bloomfield of Seaside Creative Ltd, who kindly agreed to photograph the event for posterity and a whole raft of supporters offering stiff drinks to set me on the way. Unfortunately having to rain check the drink offers until after, as definitely needed a clear head to embark on this adventure (ok honestly, the event had a strict no alcohol policy and couldn’t risk jeopardizing the funding).


    After a day of awful rain, the clouds disappeared and the wind dropped to provide the most perfect clear night, with no excuse not to descend. Matt Clifton-Bowley from UK Pick & Pack and I joined the fourteen other adventures on the long journey to the top. We both agreed that going first would be a foolish move, especially considering the previous event delay whilst safety equipment was sourced from Germany. We watched as the first descended, grateful to be slightly later in the proceedings.


    Matt took the leap ahead of me with real confidence, which helped settle my concerns. Pure concentration required to ensure that my accident-prone nature did not surface and to conquer the initial emergence from the pod. I must say I’m not keen to ever do that bit again, as I swung like a rag doll at 531ft from the ground, very proud not to have screamed and to quickly have regained control! Then onto the descent, which was breathtaking, emerging from the clouds to witness the beauty of Brighton’s illuminated skyline. Halfway down even managing to release my desperate grip on the rope, to wave at the spectators below.

    It was all going so well until the ground approached quicker than expected, leaving me as the only abseiler to land on their bum! Oh well, I tried my best!

            


    To view a video of the descent please click here


    And then to quickly pass our learnings to Alex Pulford of Sussex Transport, who stepped into the breach at the last minute to fill a vacant slot in the preceding group. ‘Empty your pockets, it’s important that you focus when instructed how to emerge from the pod and try your hardest to hide that you’ve drunk a couple of pints!’ Well done Alex, you descended like a star!


    I’m still in shock that I actually did it and very proud to represent LBP in helping to raise £1,984, to be shared by these two worthwhile local charities. LBP and myself would like to say a huge thank you to the following businesses for their kind donations and as always for the wonderful support of my family and friends:


    For further information or to donate please click here

    Many thanks

    Suzy Bastable, BID Manager for Lancing Business Park

  • 26 August 2021 4:51 PM | Anonymous
             

    Fine Cut has re-launched their shop where you can order industrial labels online. 

    The shop includes:

    and more…

    The online ordering system cannot be easier and the refined search feature makes labels easy to find. 

    Visit Fine Cut’s website by clicking here

    Wholesale options are available

    Please email for further details by clicking here


  • 12 August 2021 10:30 PM | Anonymous

    Damian Pulford, Chairman of Lancing Business Park (LBP) and MD of Sussex Transport has been based on the park for more than 20 years. During this time Damian has developed relationships with many of the businesses based here and appreciates the benefits this can bring to your business. LBP is an active community, with the BID committed to encouraging inter-park trading to support business based on the park and help cut carbon emissions.

    Damian said ‘The past 18 months have been difficult for us all, whether it be dealing with impact of the lockdowns, changes in European trade and logistics or identifying additional staff and materials for surges in demand, it has definitely not been business as usual! The BID has been working behind the scenes connecting businesses on the park to help solve issues and meet demand, but we do not want it to stop there.

    It is uncertain how long the recent lifting of restrictions will last, but in the meantime we have a real chance to transform supply chains, to help safeguard businesses going forward regardless of whether there will be any restriction in the Autumn. Why wait months for supplies or services from elsewhere in the country or Europe, when a business on the park may be able to help you, substantially reducing delivery times and often at a discounted rate.’

    The BID website offers a free Member Directory, which lists all the companies on the park who are keen to promote their products and services, many with discounts for businesses based on the park. We ask that you please review your listing to make sure it displays your current information and if you find your business is not listed, then please complete the quick Member application so you can add your company details free of charge. This is really worthwhile, as the LBP Member Directory is on public display and is visited by thousands of businesses a year, so you will not only be promoting your business on the park, but nationwide and internationally. Don’t just take our word for it, please see below the email LBP received from Lawrence Boon, MD of Fizz Creations in Commerce Way.

    Lawrence said ‘I thought I would take a minute to say a few words about our Business Park and how lucky we are to be part of such a varied and vibrant business community. After 10 years in an isolated unit in Shoreham, to be part of such a well-run park is a real pleasure. The more you look and become involved then the more you find and the greater the benefits.

    Just in the past recent period Fizz has had:

    • Multiple large deliveries professionally fulfilled by Sussex Transport
    • Supplies of skin care products from Pasante Health Care
    • Our drains cleared by Ist Clearflow
    • Some excellent re-upholstery from TL Burtenshaw
    • Our IT requirements well provided by 5-Rings, especially important during the transition to homeworking
    • Storage and co-working with Parafix & Ruhrpumpen
    • Gym classes & facilities provided by South Coast Gym
    • Our offices beautifully fitted by Phoenix Systems
    • Car serviced and MOT’d plus tyres from Setyres
    • And car fantastically repaired and resprayed by Wheatleys Accident Repair Centre, great friendly service.
    • Fantastic clearance and demolition work by Rabbit as well as provision of our waste services
    • Our HR needs well & studiously fulfilled by HR Smart
    • Our cleaning done by Core Cleaning who started their business on the park

    Then I have to say a massive thanks for the great work the BID does with the LBP  Committee who are excellent, to keep us all together, providing excellent support and advice through the pandemic, and beyond. The relationships the BID develops and maintains with the Council, the Police, Traffic, Environment Agency, Worthing & Adur Chamber and so many more help and benefit us all and keep the wheels turning, thank you.

    I think as a business park we need to pat ourselves on the back, realise the fantastic opportunities we have and where possible continue to look within for our business partners.’


    To view the Member Directory please click here

    For businesses based on the park - to complete the free Member Application please click here


  • 09 August 2021 1:14 PM | Anonymous

    LBP are pleased to confirm that the company operating the I360 IDrop charity event has received the part from Germany and the equipment is now fully operational.

    The new date has been agreed and Suzy will be in Brighton making the 531ft descent on:

    Tuesday 14th September at 7pm

    LBP would like to thank our sponsors for their patience whilst the equipment issue was addressed and we will update you once the descent has taken place.

    If you would like to help LBP raise more funds for Lancing & Sompting Churches Food Bank and Care For Veterans by kindly sponsoring, please click here 


  • 13 July 2021 12:28 PM | Anonymous

    We are very pleased to announce that Jago Recruitment have confirmed their sponsorship of Lancing Business Park BID.                                .

    Please click here to view how Jago Recruitment can help your  business.


  • 25 June 2021 6:00 AM | Anonymous

    For years we have heard phrases like 'Net Zero', 'Cut carbon emissions' and 'Go green', but for businesses this is a potential minefield, especially after having to navigate the COVID19 nightmare for more than a year.

    The government made a G7 pledge to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035; end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030 and is asking businesses to exchange polluting vehicles for clean ones. In the current economic climate, businesses are understandably cautious when it comes to new expenditure, electing to safeguard their business survival over investment in green technology. We all appreciate that things need to change, but for businesses it is crucial that change is in line with operational needs, with carefully managed steps towards Net Zero.

    LBP has therefore been working with Rivervale Leasing to identify an initial change that could help set a business on the route to Net Zero. Rivervale Leasing has provided the data to calculate the true cost of choosing electric over fossil fuels when considering your next company lease car and the data is surprising!


    It is not just the savings you can achieve by charging rather than refuelling, there are also several tax benefits that mean electric vehicles can provide substantial savings when compared to their Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) equivalents. Did you know that by choosing a Tesla over a petrol E Class Mercedes you could save £25K over three years?

    Electric vehicle batteries have leapt forward in recent years, now providing around 250 miles per charge on a larger vehicle, taking round 40 minutes to fully recharge at a rapid charging point. The roll-out of public charging points has commenced with garages, supermarkets and Council’s providing this vital infrastructure, along with mobile apps to map the locations and book slots. Alternatively, you can even charge without a charging point being installed, as you can just plug into your mains connection when you get home and by the morning your battery will be replenished, or if it is an option, you could plug in at work.

    Rivervale Leasing has provided data to compare a small, mid-range and executive electric car option with their fossil fuel ICE equivalent, to help explain the savings from leasing, fuel, benefit-in-kind payments and charging times. 

    To view this savings data please click here.


    In addition to the savings calculated, electric cars also enjoy:


    For more information regarding making your switch to an electric car lease and how to benefit from these savings please click here


  • 27 May 2021 5:58 PM | Anonymous

    LBP appreciate the last year has been extremely difficult for local charities and we are therefore happy to participate in an extreme charity event, actually we mean nominate Suzy to do this! 

    Yes, you've read correctly, Suzy will be abseiling off the I360 in Brighton at 7pm on Thursday 8th July (weather permitting). 

    This 531ft wire drop is the highest controlled descent in the UK!

    In return for this amusing spectacle, we ask for your help in raising much needed funds for Lancing and Sompting Churches Food Bank, LBP's nominated charity of the year and Care For Veterans who were last year's LBP nominated charity.

    Please note that the first £300 raised will go to Care For Veterans and all proceeds over £300 will be split 50/50 between the two charities.

    To support this event and help two extremely deserving local charities through a very difficult time please click here

    Please give generously to make this ordeal worthwhile! 


  • 14 May 2021 9:16 AM | Anonymous

    Scout Shore have a surplus M.J. Maillis Strapping Machine available for sale and are open to offers!

    The machine is in good condition and has been fully serviced until last year. 

    For further details please contact:

    Robert Szabo-Laborcz,  Facilities and Maintenance Manager, Scout Store

    Mobile: 07395 832461  Email:  Robert Szabo-Laborcz@scoutshops.com



  • 16 April 2021 6:00 AM | Anonymous

    This week LBP completed a full audit of all the potholes, road cracks and pavement hazards across the park.

             

     

    Many of the public highways on the park consist of a concrete base covered with a tarmac surface. When the tarmac breaks up it exposes the concrete causing shallow potholes to form.

    The County Councils Safety Plus Policy states that potholes must exceed a depth of 40mm (golf ball) and a width of 150mm to qualify for repair. Unfortunately due to the concrete base, some of the potholes on the park do not exceed the depth requirement and therefore currently do not qualify for repair.

    LBP has reported all the issues which appear to meet the County's requirements, along with seam cracking and pavement trip hazards. LBP has forwarded photographs of each issue for West Sussex Highways to consider.

    West Sussex Highways have confirmed that they will be sending out a Highways Steward to review each of the issues reported and will raise repair works in accordance with their policy.

    To read more about West Sussex Highway's policy please click here

  • 15 April 2021 8:46 AM | Anonymous

    Please be aware that the temporary traffic lights on the bridge in Western Road are currently not working.

    Please approach with real care to help avoid any incidents.

    LBP has reported this issue to SGN who are sending someone to resolve this quickly.




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