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  • 23 November 2017 12:06 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Rampion announces £4 million community fund

    • £3 million fund for local projects to benefit the Sussex community
    • £800,000 investment in Rampion Visitor Centre to be located in Brighton
    • £100,000 donation to local RNLI stations who help save lives at sea

    Rampion has announced it is to launch a £4 million Community Fund, which is set to benefit communities across Sussex.

    As well as incorporating a £3.1 million community benefit fun to support local community groups, charities and not for profit organisations, £800,000 will be invested in a Rampion Visitor Centre to be located in the seafront arches just east of the i360 in Brighton. A charitable donation of £100,000 is also being made to the local RNLI stations. 

    The Rampion Fund at Sussed Community Foundation has been made available to support the local community, from Littlehampton Habour in the west, to Beachy Head in the east and up to the A272 near Twineham in the north close to the wind farm's onshore substation. It is designed to help fund local projects particularly those with links to the environment and ecology, climate change and energy, as well as those that work to improve community facilities.

    Chris Tomilnson, Development and Stakeholder Manager for the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, said: "We are delighted to be able to launch the Rampion Fund being managed by the Sussex Community Foundation. Our aim is to make a real difference to people living in the area surrounding the wind farm and we hope many organisations will apply to the fun to support their local Sussex projects.

    "We're also happy to be able to announce the location of the Rampion Visitor Centre, due to open later next year. The newly refurbished seafront arches in Brighton were chosen due to their view of the wind farm, high football location and excellent public transport connections, as well as their size of floor space, which will allow us to house exhibitions and interactive displays for visitors to learn more about wind energy and discover the whole Rampion story.

    To read more click here


  • 23 November 2017 12:01 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Care For Veterans Christmas Bazaar

    Annual Christmas Bazaar at our Boundary Road, Worthing facilities on Saturday 2nd December, 1.30pm – 4.00pm.  Come along for stalls selling Christmas presents, decorations and cards, mulled wine and mince pies, cakes and crafts and all sorts to keep you entertained.  Santa will be in his grotto and there will be a choir singing.  We are also selling real Christmas trees (Nordmann non-drop variety) at very competitive prices, with all profits going to the care and rehabilitation we provide to physically disabled ex-Servicemen and women.

  • 23 November 2017 11:58 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

    What is GDPR?

    This new set of regulations will have an impact across many areas of your business including IT, HR, Marketing, Sales and Compliance. GDPR is designed to provide safeguards to individuals’ data and asks questions, surrounding how you manage, store and process personal data. They supersede the UK’s Data Protection

    Act and harmonise the various laws within each of the EU member states. The UK will retain these obligations despite exit plans from the EU.

    Businesses will need to document and evidence the decisions that they make, have processes in place that properly seek permission to contact consumers and other businesses, be aware how they capture data, where this is stored and demonstrate their security features to prevent network or data breaches. The Regulations come into effect on 25th May 2018 and your business not being ready could lead to significant fines.

    What do you need to do?

    There are 5 key steps to help you start the review process:

    Nominate

    Nominate senior person(s) that will be accountable, normally a Board member, and allocate responsibility including a Data Protection Officer where applicable.

    Audit

    Carry out an information audit to ascertain where your data comes from, how you store it and why it is used. At the same time, review your privacy notices and the process for deleting personal information or setting up a common format for responding to requests.

    Supervision

    If your organisation operates in more than one EU member state (i.e. you carry out cross-border processing), you should determine who your lead data protection supervisory authority is.

    Consent

    You should review how you record and manage consent and whether you need to make changes. You need to be able to verify a person’s age and to obtain parental consent as required.

    Detection

    You should make sure you have the right procedures in place to detect, report and investigate a data breach.

    Insurance implications

    As of November 2017, there are elements of GDPR still in consultation. This includes, for example, guidance on the contractual responsibility between Processor and Controller, which could impact Professional Indemnity and Cyber policies.

    Although insurers have yet to set out their stall, there could be 3 major implications:

    1. We can expect insurers to be asking for more information about your business processes and procedures. This is because many clients now buy Cyber 3rd Party Liability and related 1st Party insurance (costs of notifying the data subjects or having to provide credit-monitoring services, for example). In addition, many policies now cover ‘Civil Fines’ imposed by Regulators, which could all result in increased exposure under your insurance policy.

    2. Insurers are likely to require policyholders to declare, to the best of their knowledge, that they have taken all reasonable steps to be compliant with GDPR. Failure to fairly represent how the organisation is managing their risks could allow an insurer to a void a claim.

    3. If existing or potentially new insurers are not satisfied that their client has demonstrated an acceptable level of GDPR compliance, they could put the premium up or even decline to quote.

    Sutton Winson has entered a joint venture with legal and security specialists to create ‘the SME Cyber Alliance’. This alliance will help you get started and implement the right procedures and processes in place in order to comply with

    GDPR.

    If you would like more information, please email marketing@swib.co.uk


  • 23 November 2017 11:53 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Adur & Worthing Business Awards Press Release And Award Winners

    On Friday 10th November the winners of the 10th Adur & Worthing Business Awards were announced at The Pavilion Theatre, Worthing.

    The sell-out event was attended by over 370 guests all representing local businessesand included the town’s Mayor, Alex Harman and Mayoress, The Rt Hon, Baroness Virginia Bottomley as well as other distinguished guests and Council delegates.

    The Adur & Worthing Business Awards is one of the most prestigious events in the local business calendar and over 750 entries and nominations were received, making this a record breaking year.

    Now organised under the umbrella of the Adur & Worthing Business Partnership (AWBP) as a not-for-profit organisation, the Adur & Worthing Business Awards are organised by a committee of successful local business people from organisations including Electronic Temperature Instruments Ltd, JSPC Computer Services, Seagull Travel, Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce and Adur & Worthing Council.

    James Stoner, Managing Director of JSPC, commented “This has been a special year as it marks the 10th anniversary of the Awards and the first year that the event has been run for the businesses by businesses. The calibre of entries was of a particularly high standard which gave the judging panel a tremendously difficult task. However, after careful deliberation, we knew the right winners had been selected.”

    The winner of the coveted The Overall Business of the year award went to The Gemini Print Group.  Judges awarded the dedicated and innovative print company this title as they deemed them, the organisation who had shown the most enterprise, passion and drive in taking their business forward. The company has expanded significantly without compromising on their outstanding customer service, showing themselves a force to be reckoned with in the world of print.


    This year Sue Dare MBE was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her work within the Further Education sector for more than 35 years.  This accolade is awarded to an individual who has had a major impact on their business and the area over a number of years. Sue held the title of Principal of Northbrook College from November 2009 until March this year and under her guidance it has become England’s third highest performing college. Over the years Sue has also been involved with the Sussex Learning Network, Adur & Worthing Business Partnership and was integral in setting up the Greater Brighton Economic Board.

    In addition to recognising some of the top business talent in our local area, this year’s awards also supported Love Your Hospital, a dedicated charity for Western Sussex Hospital NHS Foundation Trust who raise vital funds Worthing, Southlands and St Richard’s Hospitals.   A fundraising raffle courtesy of Darren Crabb was held during the awards ceremony resulting in £ 1,925 being raised for this fantastic cause.

    Peter Webb MBE,

    Managing Director of Electronic Temperature Instruments Ltd commented; “I would like to personally congratulate all of the award winners, runners up and finalists, for their exceptional achievements over the past year. The Adur & Worthing Business Awards & Gala dinner is an unmissable event for local businesses and I’m delighted that the evening was such a great success”

     

    A full list of winners can be found below:

    • ·         Start-Up (Sponsored by: Adur & Worthing Council)

    Freedom Works Ltd

    • ·         Small Business, up to 9 employees (Sponsored by: Adur & Worthing Business Partnership)

    Wall Bros Carpet & Flooring

    • ·         Medium Business, 10 to 49 employees (Sponsored by: Allergy Therapeutics)

    5 Rings Group & Spicer International Ltd

    • ·         Large Business, 50+ employees (Sponsored by: Worthing Pier Southern Pavilion)

    The Gemini Print Group

    • ·         Business Personality (Sponsored by: The Martlet Partnership)

    Sharon Clarke

    • ·         Manufacturing & Engineering (Sponsored by: Carpenter Box)

    Allergy Therapeutics

    • ·         Young Achiever (Sponsored by: Lancing College Preparatory School at Worthing)

     Ben Griggs

    • ·         Customer Service (Sponsored by: Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce)

     Prosperon Networks

    • ·         Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure (Sponsored by: Southern Water)

    South Downs Leisure

    • ·         Innovation (Sponsored by: Kreston Reeves)

    The Protein Ball Co

    • ·         Training & Development (Sponsored by: MET - Greater Brighton Metropolitan College)

    Egalite Care Ltd

    • ·         Green Business (Sponsored by: Sussex Transport)

    Proto Restaurant Group

    • ·         Retailer (Sponsored by: Worthing Town Centre Initiative)

    Gardner & Scardifield Ltd

    • ·         Place to Eat and/or Drink (Sponsored by: Bennett Griffin Solicitors & Notaries)

     CrabShack

    • ·         Building & Construction (Sponsored by: Gardner Scardifield)  

    ECE Architecture

    • ·         Business in the Community (Sponsored by: Bowers & Wilkins)

    Whitebox UK

    • ·         Lifetime Achievement (Sponsored by: JSPC Computer Services)

     Sue Dare MBE

    • ·         Overall Business of the Year (Sponsored by: Electronic Temperature Instruments Ltd)

    Gemini Print Group



  • 09 November 2017 1:57 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Start-Up – Sponsored by: Adur & Worthing Council

    Here & Now Media Ltd

    Freedom Works Ltd

    Refsix Ltd

    Vertex Joinery Ltd

    Vanilla Pod Beauty

    Freedom Works Ltd

    Refsix Ltd

    Vertex Joinery Ltd

    Vanilla Pod Beauty


    Small Business (up to 9 employees) – Sponsored by: Adur & Worthing Business Partnership (AWBP)

    ColourFull Kitchens Ltd

    GoGecko Recruitment

    Hit Refresh Marketing

    Priavo Security

    The Beauty Island Sanctuary

    Wall Brothers Carpets & Flooring


    Medium Business (10 to 49 employees) – Sponsored by: Allergy Therapeutics

    5 Rings Group

    Prosperon Networks

    Proto Restaurant Group

    Spicer International Ltd

    The Protein Ball Co


     (50+ employees) – Sponsored by: Worthing Pier, Southern Pavilion

    Egalite Care Ltd

    Gardner Scardifield Ltd

    South Downs Leisure

    The Gemini Print Group

    Worthing Homes


     Business Personality – Sponsored by: The Martlet Partnership

    Keren Lewis

    Lauren Tapp

    Sandra Crathern

    Sharon Clarke

    Steve Cropper


     Manufacturing & Engineering – Sponsored by: Carpenter Box

    Allergy Therapeutics

    Nordell Ltd

    The Protein Ball Co

    Vertex Joinery Ltd


     Young Achiever – Sponsored by: Lancing College Preparatory School at Worthing

    Abbie Kimber

    Ben Griggs

    David Kemp

    James MacDonald

    Jodie Rogers


     Customer Service – Sponsored by: Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce

    Prosperon Networks

    Spicer International Ltd

    Towbex Ltd

    Wall Brothers Carpet & Flooring

    Warnes Projects Ltd


     Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure – Sponsored by: Southern Water

    RopeTackle Arts Centre

    South Downs Leisure

    The Egremont Public House

    The Hummingbird Restaurant

    Worthing Rugby Club

    Worthing Town Centre Initiative


     Innovation – Sponsored by: Kreston Reeves

    ColourFull Kitchens Ltd

    ECE Architecture Ltd

    Jacks & Jones Estate Agents

    Refsix Ltd

    The Protein Ball Co


     Training & Development -Sponsored by: MET - Greater Brighton Metropolitan College

    Egalite Care Ltd

    Innavision

    Proto Restaurant Group

    Ricardo

    Worthing & Adur Chamber of Commerce


    Green Business – Sponsored by: Sussex Transport

    A Greener Alternative

    Kenads Printers

    Nature Shop

    Proto Restaurant Group


    Retailer – Sponsored by: Worthing Town Centre Initiative

    Gardner & Scardifield Ltd

    Shore Being Natural Foods

    The Garden Pantry

    VJG Jewellery

    Wall Bros Carpet & Flooring


     Place to Eat and/or Drink – Sponsored by: Bennett Griffin Solicitors & Notaries

    Ami Bistro

    CrabShack

    Food Restaurant

    The Egremont Public House

    The Hummingbird Restaurant


    Building & Construction - Sponsored by: Gardner Scardifield

    ECE Architecture

    Empire Construction Group Ltd

    Roberts & Co Construction Ltd

    Warnes Projects Ltd

    Vertex Joinery Ltd


    Business in the Community - Sponsored by: Bowers & Wilkins

    5 Rings Group

    ECE Architecture

    Gardner & Scardifield Ltd

    Robert Luff & Co

    Whitebox UK


    Lifetime Achievement – Sponsored by: JSPC Computer Services

    To be announced on the night!


    Overall Business of the Year – Sponsored by: Electronic Temperature Instruments Ltd

    To be announced on the night!


  • 09 November 2017 10:35 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)
    Free Head and Shoulders Photos for people's LinkedIn profile


    Martin Bloomfield from Bloomfield Digital and Julian Tate from Image 1 are holding an open day on Friday the 24th of November 2017 11am-4pm at Lancing Business Park, Studio 12, Triangle Business Centre. If you want a high resolution photo, its asked that you donate £10 to care for veterans, Lancing Business Parks Charity of the Year. 

    There are also nibbles provided by Peter Wood from Eat Food Love Food.


  • 25 October 2017 11:17 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    'A concert for a cure' 
    Thursday 2nd November.
    Tickets are £5 for adults and £3 for concessions 
    all proceeds go to Cancer Research UK.
    Click here to book now.

    Christmas quiz night
    Friday 24th November.
    Tickets £5 per person.
     
    Fundrasing for the SRWA Kenya Trip 2018.

  • 25 October 2017 11:14 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Connaught Theatre | Thursday 16 & Friday 17 November
    Stunning new show from pioneering dance company Motionhouse.

    Prepare for a futuristic experience that will immerse all of your senses in awe. This electrifying new production combines film projection and interactive expanding screens with fast-paced choreography. A unique collaboration between science and nature, you have to see it to believe it! 

    Click here to book your tickets now



  • 25 October 2017 11:03 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Lookfantastic Training are a government funded training provider they deliver Warehouse and Customer Service/ Business Admin NVQ's for City & Guilds

    the government are offering a £1000 incentive to any employer that takes on an apprentice that is 16-18 years old and fully funds their apprenticeship including Maths and English if the apprentice did not achieve the desired GSCE grades.

    these qualifications are also available for 19+ learners who are existing employees that wish to take a qualification in their specific area

    All training is on the job so we meet all the business needs.

    To find out more click on the links below:

    Introduction lbp.docx

    Employing an apprentice lbp.docx


  • 24 October 2017 9:41 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Worthing’s MPs Tim Loughton and Sir Peter Bottomley have welcomed a positive response from Transport Secretary Chris Grayling about future options for the A27. This follows a meeting they held with the Secretary of State straight after Highways England announced its limited single option proposal constrained by the indicative budget allocated to the project. Subsequently the proposal met with universal rejection and the A27 Working Group, set up by the MPs, wrote formally to reject what was on offer.

    The MPs have consistently argued for options that involve grade separation at the major junctions if the online option is the only way ahead after a full blown bypass was earlier rejected as unworkable and unaffordable. This would involve underpasses or bridges at key pinch points widely seen as the major obstacle to proper traffic flow. Earlier this month they met the lead officials from Highways England working on the project to discuss ongoing work on options once the consultation responses have been processed. An announcement is expected by January.

    The letter from Chris Grayling confirms that the single option from Highways England has very little support and therefore he has asked for a review of ‘viable alternative options…including a grade separation option…to give a full perspective of the alternatives in terms of funding and environmental factors.’

    Tim Loughton & Sir Peter jointly commented:

    “This is very good news and we are delighted that Chris Grayling has listened to the very real concerns we preened from our constituents who have universally rejected the inadequate and underfunded single option.

    "It is essential that Highways England is now permitted to look at the grade separation options which are referred to in the consultation document and new effective solutions can be put forward to local people next year. This is the only way that we stand any chance of achieving significant improvements to traffic flow on our stretch of the A27.

    "We will continue to work hard to achieve the additional funding required. That will certainly not be anything less than the amounts that have been earmarked for the Arundel section, which is still on track. This may delay the work a little but it will be worth it rather than compromise on a costly white elephant which only offered ‘tinkering at the edges.”

    A full version of Chris Grayling’s letter can be downloaded here.

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