Latest Park News

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.
  • 28 February 2013 1:00 PM | Tracie Davey

    Factory space to let

    Approx 6500 sq ft., but could be split
    Use of large yard and parking spaces for several cars
    All securely fenced and building alarmed.
    For more details or to view please contact:
    Maurice Lee 
    Downlands Packaging Ltd
    Tel: 01903 756611
  • 28 February 2013 10:44 AM | Tracie Davey
    Metal theft is one of the biggest issues facing businesses at present. Nationally, the cost associated with it is in the millions and affects companies large and small, impacting on your profits due to the increased costs for your business.

    The Government invested £5 million into a special task force to combat this UK wide issue, but due to cuts, it's likely to be withdrawn and the task force disbanded.

    Since the formation of the taskforce, metal theft in some areas has plummeted to its lowest level since 2006, without the task force and preventative measures it is logical we may witness a rise again in the number of UK metal thefts.

    If your or kegs are stolen would you know what you're covered for? Does  your policy have a condition which stipulates minimum security measures that must be taken to prevent the loss in the first place? If it doesn't, would a potential claim be covered? According to Metropolitan Police the whole problem of metal theft is estimated to cost the UK economy £1 billion a year.

    We understand that you need to run your business and juggle priorities to make it safe and profitable. We also understand you might not have enough time to consider all the aspects that may impact upon it. Your current broker should be in touch with you offering valuable risk management advice to combat metal theft and reduce the likelihood of a claim. This in turn will help reduce claims and associated insurance costs.

    Samuel Ashby Cert CII | Development Executive | Sutton Winson Ltd
  • 24 January 2013 10:29 AM | Tracie Davey
    FREE! CPD SESSIONS - Driver Road Safety Awareness

    Book Now as places are filling fast
    Centenary House, Worthing

    The Sussex Safer Roads Partnership are offering a free one-hour
    session Continuing personal or Professional Development looking at road safety responsibilities and issues
    when driving for work and business.

    Topics Covered
    • Speed
    • Mobile Phone Use
    • Seat belt law
    • Vehicle and driving licence documentation and checks
    • Implications of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act
    Managers and Employee sessions available

    For more information or to book visit -    - Spaces are strictly limited.

  • 13 December 2012 10:57 AM | Tracie Davey
    Scope is a well known charity who assist people of all ages to overcome their disabilities and try and help them to lead a normal life.  One aspect of their work is to try and find workplaces both for work experience and also full time employment, and if you feel that you can offer either of these, Scope would like to hear from you.

    Following your initial call Scope will send a representative to view your premises and discuss with you if it is suitable to progress further.  They will arrange free work trials so you can see if the individual is right for the role by letting them do the job for a few days, and then if both parties are happy seek to make the arrangement permanent.  They will continue to offer support for both the employer and employee for as long as it is necessary.
    If you feel that your company can offer a position, please call Liz Byrne on 07854 704816 or the office on 01273 622434

    Your call could make a significant difference to the life of another.  Please think about it.
  • 15 November 2012 12:23 PM | Tracie Davey
    BOOK NOW for the next Team Sport Karting Challenge Lancing Grand Prix
    Monday 3rd December 2012.

    The Teamsport Lancing Karting Grand Prix is back for the final time in 2012.

    Parafix are the reigning champions after a superb drive last time saw them narrowly pip Fox & Sons with Carpenter Box third.

    The event will be staged on Monday 3rd December at 7pm at the usual price of £99/team (of up to 4 drivers). 

    The format will be an extended 30 minute Practice/Qualifying session followed by a 1½ hour flat out race with drivers only stopping for driver changes and penalties. 

    To book please email , these events are usually very popular so book soon to avoid disappointment!
  • 15 November 2012 9:39 AM | Tracie Davey
    The Recycling Trial undertaken by Lancing Business Park for wood collection is due to finish on 28th November 2012.  This has been a popular service with some very encouraging results and is assisting UK Central Government target of generating electrical energy from renewable sources.

    Adur & Worthing Council Services will continue to offer the service but charges will be made to the individual business for the amounts of wood collected.  The price for pallet collections are set out below.  For all other requests, prices will be quoted on an individual basis.

    For efficient logistics of the collection round, all requests will need to be submitted accurately via email to  If in doubt, please contact the Commercial Waste Team for further advice on 01273 263050.  The price will be agreed prior to collection or a visit will be arranged to give a non obligatory quote.  

    For standard sized pallets the following prices apply:

    Up to 5 pallets  = £12
    5 to 10 pallets   = £25
    11 to 30 pallets = £65
    30 to 45 pallets = £105 (this equates to a full transit load)

    These prices are subject to change, should the tariff for wood disposal vary.

    For charges for other items or general enquires please do not hesitate to contact the Commercial Waste Team. 

  • 08 November 2012 1:08 PM | Tracie Davey
    Please find some information below regarding preventing thefts of catalytic converters

  • 27 September 2012 9:32 AM | Tracie Davey

    We’re 40...but we don’t look it!

    Parafix Tapes and Conversions Ltd are delighted to be celebrating their 40th year of providing bespoke solutions for industries such as electronics, automotive, aerospace, military & defence, renewable and healthcare. Celebrations are being held next month at Pangdean Barn in Pyecombe. A barn dance and hog roast are being provided for Parafix’s 50+ employees and friends of the company.

    Parafix was formed in 1972 on the South coast of England where the company has grown in both size and capability. Parafix were quickly appointed as a 3M preferred distributor for the local area and over the following years a strong relationship was built, resulting in the current status of being one of only 12 Global Preferred Converters for 3M. Other strong relationships were built and are enjoyed by Parafix; including Preferred Converter status with Rogers and Laird.

    Manufacturing has faced many difficulties over recent years, but Parafix’s commitment to continuous improvement, providing excellent customer service and focus on employee development are examples of their response to the challenging economic climate; which is why, despite the recession, the company has seen steady growth.

    Playing an active part in supporting the local community has also been important to the company and is one of Parafix’s core values; they are keen sponsors of local charities, including the Chestnut Tree House and also sponsor local sports activities including golf, Sussex County Cricket Club and Brighton & Hove Albion FC.

    Their community and business efforts have been recognised on a number of occasions, including winning Manufacturer of the Year at the 2010 Worthing Business Awards, winning the Company of the Year trophy at the 2011 Sussex Business Awards and being recognised in the Manufacturer of the Year category at the 2011 Southern Business Awards.

    Steve Barwick, Sales and Marketing Manager, says of their work: “We have a variety of applications and customers we work with at Parafix, there’s always something new and exciting. We have high hopes for the future and perceive us to be just as strong throughout the next 40 years”.

    For more information about Parafix’s history please visit:




  • 20 September 2012 10:31 AM | Tracie Davey
    Thank you to HR Smart for producing the newsletter with some very useful employment information.

    Please click image to download

  • 20 September 2012 10:06 AM | Tracie Davey

    Volunteers needed to deliver Lancing youth centre vision

    LANCING-BASED charity Electric Storm Youth (ESY) is continuing with plans to build a multi-purpose youth and community centre in the heart of Lancing and is calling for volunteers to help out.

    Local resident Marion Peskett launched ESY after being inspired to make a difference to her community at a Christian conference. It was led by a team from Legacy XS who had established a youth facility and skate park at Benfleet, Essex.

    ESY was formed with a board of directors before East Worthing and Shoreham MP,Tim Loughton agreed to be the group’s Patron.

    Now the group is calling for public support to create the youth and community centre on the site of the former Freshbrook School in the heart of Lancing.

    Seven years on, representatives from ESY are regularly meeting with councillors and officers of the parish, district and county councils to advance the project following the granting of planning permission in August 2011.

    Regular sessions with a growing group of young people continue at Lancing Youth Centre on the first Saturday of each month. These are great fun and include a mix of activities from sport, games, cooking and crafts. The next aim is to employ a youth worker to develop this work and other activities for young people in Lancing and Sompting. This will take place alongside a move to existing premises on the Freshbrook site in North Road, Lancing.

    Fundraising continues with a mix of events taking place including silent auctions, garage sales, car boot sales and concerts featuring a range of local musicians and music groups. ESY has also been successful in receiving grants from organisations including Adur District Council, West Sussex County Local Committee for Adur and Sussex Community Foundation.

    Anyone who would like to find out more about the project, or offer their support can contact Marion Peskett by calling 01903 752842 / 07964 914613 or sending an email to

    If you can’t get involved with any of the above but still want to help you can volunteer to help at a fundraising event or make a cash donation to ESY. You can donate online at using your credit or debit card or make a cheque payable to Electric Storm Youth and send it to 34 Seaside Avenue, Lancing, BN15 8BY.

    Further information can be found on

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