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Important announcements and general Business Park news will be regularly posted on this page. The very latest information will also be available in various places around the website and on facebook & twitter.
  • 04 May 2017 12:43 PM | Tracie Davey

    WCHP Upcoming Events in 2017


    This Thing Called Love  with Reading Phoenix Choir – Saturday 6th May 7.30pm

    St George’s Church, St George’s Road, Worthing, BN11 2DS

    Come and hear this internationally acclaimed choir sing a varied and beautiful selection of choral music from memory. Featuring Rachmeninov, Brahms, Vaughan Williams, Billy Joel, Queen and many more!

    Tickets are £6 and are available from our shops in Worthing and Shoreham or by ringing us on 01903 680740 ext. 212

    Caribbean Evening – Friday 19th 7.30pm – 10.30pm

    Join the Worthing Friends Group for an evening of tropical fun!

    The evening will include Caribbean food and a free soft drink. Music will be provided by Worthing Steel Band. There will be a bar available selling wine, beer and soft drinks.
    Tickets are £15 and are available from 117 Montague St, Worthing, BN11 3BP or call 01903 680740.


    Clothes Swap – Friday 19th 7pm – 7pm

    Organised by the Horsham Friends Group the event takes place at the Salvation Army, 1 Booth Way, Horsham, RH13 5PZ

    Join us for a fabulous clothes swap in Horsham, for men and women's clothes. Bring your friends and have a fun evening updating your wardrobe!

    How it works: Bring your good quality, pre-loved clothes to swap for a fresh wardrobe.
    One token = one item of clothing.
    Exchange each item of clothing you bring for a token. You can buy additional tokens for £1 each!

    £5 entry + 1 free token


    Skydive – Saturday 20th 
    Sponsored event held at Skydive Netheravon – email for more information!


    Worthing Artist Open Houses – Weekends 17th - 18th and 24th – 25th 
    The theme of this year’s Worthing Artist Open Houses is “Safe Spaces”, held at Colonnade House in Worthing – email to get involved either as an artist or to contribute your own description of a safe space.


    Worthing Artist Open Houses – Weekend of the 1st – 2nd  
    The final weekend of this year’s event.

    Littlehampton Flag Day

    Street Collection in Littlehampton with musicians. Please get in touch if you would like to help out by collecting on this day!

    Worthing Summer Busk and Street Collection – Saturday 22nd
    Street collection in Worthing, with musicians. Please get in touch if you would like to help out by collecting on this day!


    Car boot Sale at Broadwater Green – Saturday 5th August

    Shoreham Street Collection – Saturday 12th

    Street collection in Shoreham


    Thames Path Challenge – Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th 

    Walk, jog or run 100, 50 or 25km from Putney Bridge to Henley. More than 3,000 challengers will take on the main Thames Path Challenge following England's greatest river. Visit for more information and to sign up!


    Taylor Maid musical evening – Saturday 14th from 7pm

    Organised by the Goring Friends Group, held at the Warren Ballroom. Tickets TBC


    Christmas Tree Festival – Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd

    Our annual Christmas Tree Festival will be held at St Mary de Haura Church in Shoreham.

    For further details of our events please contact the Fundraising Team on 01903 680740 ext. 242 or email 

    If you would like help at any of our events please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator on 01903 680743 or email

    Please visit our website or follow us on social media @WCHPnews      Charity No: 1027832

  • 04 May 2017 12:34 PM | Tracie Davey

    University of Chichester Employer Briefing: The New World of Apprenticeships

    14th June 2017 - 5.30pm to 7.30pm

    Whether you are a levy-paying employer or not, the apprenticeship reforms and the introduction of the apprentice levy provide an opportunity for you to develop new and existing talent to meet the needs of your organisation.

    Join us for a free event on June 14th to find out what it could mean for you, find out about Degree Apprenticeships offered by the University of Chichester and hear first hand from an employer and a degree apprentice about their experiences.




              The University of Chichester

              The Dome

              Bognor Regis Campus

              Upper Bognor Road

              Bognor Regis

              PO21 1HR


    5.30pm       Networking and refreshments


    6.00pm       Welcome and introduction to the new world of apprenticeships

                      Sandra Coley, Head of Employer Engagement


                      University of Chichester Degree Apprenticeships 

                      Andrew Adams, Business Development Manager


                      Why employers should get involved

                      Guest Speaker - Simon Pringle, Co-Founder, Red River Software


                      What the Degree Apprenticeship means to me 

                      Guest Speaker – degree apprentice (to be confirmed)


                      Q & A


    7.30pm       Close

  • 04 May 2017 11:56 AM | Tracie Davey

    West Sussex Small Business Grants - Funding Still Available

    Funding for small businesses is still available in areas of West Sussex

    Looking to develop website?
    Need new office equipment?

    • Does your business need to pay for training?

    You can still apply for up to £2,000 to help develop or establish your business. 

    Funding still available through the following areas:-

    • Crawley Borough Council
    • Adur & Worthing Borough Councils
    • Mid Sussex District Council

    The Business Navigator service has helped over 2,000 businesses since January 2016 and the team attend over 40 events last month alone.The team can research potential funding options, help you find a business mentor/adviser, help with recruitment, find support to help with website development, and much more.

    For further information please call 0800 977 4146 for free and impartial guidance from the Navigator team.

    For more information

  • 27 April 2017 12:41 PM | Tracie Davey

    Sir Robert Woodard Academy Business Breakfast - 12th May REGISTER NOW  

    There's still time to let us know if you are joining us at our next Business Breakfast on 12 May. 

    We invite you to join us at 7.30am for a 7.45am start in the Academy’s Alan Strong Theatre. The event is scheduled to finish at 8.45am.

    We will be sharing a range of successes within the Academy. As usual, there will be networking opportunities with our expanding business community and opportunities to grow partnerships with the Academy. There is also the chance to present about your own business if you wish.

    We would love for you to join us. If you've never attended, we think you will be pleasantly surprised.
    It is an event of which we are very proud.

    Click the "Register Now" button to send your registration for the event. If you would like to make a presentation during the breakfast please let us know in your registration message.

    We continue to develop our links with business, so if you have colleagues or contacts you would like to invite, click the 'Forward to a Friend' link below. You can also find the event on Eventbrite.

    We look forward to welcoming you to the Academy soon.

  • 27 April 2017 12:33 PM | Tracie Davey

    LBP Charity of the Year Revealed - The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home

  • 27 April 2017 12:27 PM | Tracie Davey


    The Greater Brighton Economic Board (GBEB) met on Tuesday April 25, 2017, to discuss a packed agenda focused on bringing more investment into the region, which extends from Worthing in the west across to Newhaven and up to East Grinstead. After overseeing his last meeting as GBEB Chairman, Councillor Daniel Humphreys, shares his personal reflection on the progress that’s being made

    You've probably heard of the Northern Powerhouse. You may have heard of the Midlands Engine. But very soon I expect you will also know more about the Southern Accelerator.

    This is the banner under which the Greater Brighton Economic Board hopes to drive growth throughout our areas.

    The term has been universally supported within the Board’s response to the Government's Industrial Strategy.

    The idea is simple - using our power as civic, education and business leaders to focus our energy to propel the region forward.

    This was my last meeting as Chairman of the Board. In the last 12 months I have seen first-hand the impact that a joined-up approach can deliver.

    From Worthing to Newhaven, Brighton up to East Grinstead, across the region we already have so many of the ingredients needed for an economy that delivers better outcomes for everyone.

    We have a highly qualified workforce, we have the will from leaders, and we are very well connected.

    What we need now is to put the foot on the accelerator to enable us to compete alongside the likes of London on a national and international stage.

    The timing for jump-starting our economy has never been better. The regional economy is strong. Business growth rates are improving. Plus the government is willing to give the provinces more power and, more importantly, funding to deliver real change.

    Investment in housing, transport and supporting further and higher education could make all the difference to the region as a whole, especially if we brand it under a single banner.

    That's why I'm delighted to say that Whitehall officials are already showing an interest in the idea and are willing to visit to find out more to take the proposal forward.

    It is yet another example of how Greater Brighton is making great strides in such a short space of time.

    Recent months has seen the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership provide over £58 million towards infrastructure and regeneration in Greater Brighton.

    This includes projects such as building office space at Adur Civic centre to keep 400 jobs in the area; transport and roads improvements in the Burgess Hill area; and funding towards delivering a new £99 million Life Sciences building at the University of Sussex’s Falmer campus.

    In time these schemes, and others, will unlock hundreds of thousands of square metres of employment and housing space, creating jobs, homes and business space for those in our communities.

    We are also seeing some major projects come to conclusion. Building work on the Construction Trades Centre at The GB Met further education college in east Brighton is now complete; while the tidal walls scheme at Shoreham and flood alleviation scheme at Newhaven are moving along quickly.

    Greater Brighton is also getting bigger, Crawley Borough Council and Gatwick Airport Ltd will be invited to join the board.  With their co-operation we can strengthen the existing growth corridor from the coast up to the fringes of the capital.

    It means we able to pull in more investment and focus on key infrastructure needs, such as increasing capacity on the Brighton mainline, which is the cause of so much misery to thousands of commuters in our area.

    And finally, it would only be right to say a massive congratulations to Brighton and Hove Albion for their promotion to the Premier League.

    The Seagulls, in some ways, represent everything that’s good about Greater Brighton - working together across traditional district boundaries to deliver places for our wider communities to thrive while showcasing all that is good on the national stage.

    The Albion's reach extends to the Greater Brighton's boundary and beyond. The fantastic stadium complex at Falmer straddles parts of Brighton & Hove and Lewes; the state-of-the-art training ground is in Adur; not forgetting that fans flock from every corner of the county to watch Chris Hughton's team in action.

    With the club now competing on the elite stage, it's a chance to put our region on the national and global map.

    It will be a privilege to be part of the civic parade through Brighton and Hove on May 14 to celebrate with all the Seagulls fans.

  • 27 April 2017 12:26 PM | Tracie Davey
    Your round-up of the latest manufacturing news

    Tenkay Electronics Ltd

    Call 01903 855455


    Your round-up of the latest manufacturing news

    UK and EU manufacturers call for 'pragmatic' brexit deal

    A manufacturing organisation which represents more than 200,000 companies across Europe has called for the UK and EU to negotiate a Brexit deal that supports trade and reduces the risk of economic shocks.


    Jaguar Land Rover reveals record-breaking sales

    Jaguar Land Rover has revealed record-breaking annual global sales of its vehicles, smashing the 600,000 barrier for the first time in the company’s history.


    Telensa moves IoT manufacturing to UK after review of world facilities

    Telensa is moving its manufacturing of IoT products to the UK from Asia after a ‘strategic review’ of world facilities – offering a vote of confidence on the day the country notifies the EU of its decision to leave the bloc.


    UK manufacturing sector still optimistic despite slowing growth

    The latest Index posted at 54.2 in March 2017, lower than February’s figure of 54.6; displaying a slowdown in output and new order growth since the record results seen at the end of 2016.


    Aircraft orders increase tenfold in a year in boost for UK manufacturing

    The global aerospace industry enjoyed a surge in aircraft orders in February, putting it on track for another record year of deliveries and boosting the UK economy.


  • 13 April 2017 1:47 PM | Tracie Davey

    Small Business Grant (and Apprenticeship Grant) Funding

    Adur & Worthing Councils, in partnership with Adur and Worthing Business Partnership, are pleased to announce a new grant scheme for Small Business grants and Apprenticeship grants for micro and small businesses in the Adur and Worthing area.

    Small Business Grants

    The Small Business Grant is available to local micro businesses of up to 10 employees and the Councils are offering grants of up to £2,500 which you will need to match fund. For example, if you want to purchase some equipment that costs £1,500 you can apply for £750 from the grant fund and source the additional £750 needed from your own funds.

    You must be able to demonstrate how the project will develop or establish your business and what difference it will make.

    First - read the grant criteria information:

    Then if you meet the criteria:

    Apply for a Small Business Grant here

    Apprenticeship Grants

    The Apprenticeship Grant is available to small businesses of up to 50 employees and the Councils are offering grants of £1,500 to match funding currently available from the Government.

    First - read the grant criteria information:

    Then if you meet the criteria: 

    Apply for an Apprenticeship Grant here

    About these grants

    The scheme is being delivered by the Adur & Worthing Business Partnership and businesses will be on the Awards Panel, helping to decide which applications are successful.

    If you would like to discuss either of the above grants please contact:

  • 13 April 2017 12:47 PM | Tracie Davey

    Ocean Press April Special Offer

    Roller Banners Just £59 + VAT



    Perfect for Exhibitions

    Roller banners roll up into neat, easy to carry cases and open up to a height of two metres on a pre-fitted stand.  This makes them ideal for taking to trade fairs, exhibitions or anywhere you'd like your brand to be seen.

    They also look great in reception areas, meeting rooms and shop fronts to promote special offers, extra services and individual products.

    Our banners are made of an environmentally friendly 300mic polypropylene and have a finished size of 800 x 2000mm.

    Usually priced at £69 + VAT, we are offering them at the discounted price of £59 + VAT for the month of April only.

    Provide your own artwork or we can produce it for you for an additional fee.




    Business Printing Services

    As well printing roller banners, we also print all the usual business essentials such as leaflets, headed paper, carbonless sets, pads, business cards and brochures.

    Call us now on  01903 755571 for a highly competitive quote and excellent service.


  • 13 April 2017 12:45 PM | Tracie Davey

    Waste News

    April 2017

    Charges have been suspended with immediate effect at 
    Household Waste Recycling Sites.

    On Monday this week, Andrea Leadsom MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, issued a statement that it is the Government’s intention to review its guidance with regard to the charges that can be made at local civic amenity sites and the specific reference to the disposal of DIY materials generated by householders.

    HWRS front viewWe have suspended our charges
    In order to avoid any potential confusion for our residents in West Sussex we have decided to suspend all charges for DIY type of materials until the review by the Government has been concluded (by end of 2017).

    From 11 April therefore householders visiting any West Sussex amenity site will no longer be charged for the deposit of material which results from the sort of work householders would normally carry out on their homes – what most people would refer to as DIY waste. 

    Once the Government’s review has been concluded – expected by the end of 2017 - the County Council will look at the matter again.

    HWRS containersWas charging wrong?
    We don't believe so. Its very complex. Increased demand for essential services, coupled with reduced government funding, means West Sussex County Council has to reduce its spending. 

    This led to our decision on 1st October 2016 to charge for residents’ “Non-Household” wastes - including DIY waste. 

    Introducing these charges at our West Sussex Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRSs) enabled the council to make critical savings while still maintaining a comprehensive service for residents. 

    The reason the charging is complex, is all waste is coded, and the government’s classification of DIY waste in their Litter document labels it as household waste.

     This is at odds with the classification under the official Waste Regulations, followed by all waste disposal authorities, where these chargeable waste streams are classified as industrial or construction and demolition waste.

    For this reason, and following Ms Leadsam's statement, we are waiting along with every other authority to understand what the review's conclusions will be.

    Worthing HWRSWhat has changed?
    We have changed the daily opening hours at all sites to 10:00am to 7:00pm in summer and 10:00am to 5:00pm in winter. Our sites are now following their summer schedule.

    We have changed the number of days 8 out of the 11 Household Waste Recycling Sites are open to 5 days each week – all will be open weekends. (Crawley, Burgess Hill and Westhampnett are required to operate Waste Transfer Stations for kerbside collection services and will therefore remain open 7 days a week).

    We no longer accepting LGV, tractor and mobile plant tyres. We charge for car and van tyres - £4 each.

    We made changes to the Mobile Household Waste Recycling Service – all Chichester District mobile HWRSs are now closed, except at Selsey and the Witterings. These two mobile recycling services will now offer waste and recycling services on a fortnightly basis, on alternate Thursdays.

    We are investing in an enforcement team to support the existing enforcement measures against fly tipping carried out by district and borough councils.

    To read our full statement and FAQs on lifting the charges go to

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