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  • 08 December 2011 11:50 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Join team wadars in the 2012 Brighton Marathon! 

    If you are interested in having one of our charity places in the 2012 Brighton Marathon and fundraising for us, please complete our registration form and return it to us as soon as possible.  To join team wadars as a charity place runner you are required to pay a £30 non-refundable registration fee and to pledge to raise £500 for our work recuing wildlife and rehoming domestic animals.

    Your fundraising efforts will support the work of our Animal Rescue Officers who respond to over 15,000 calls each year and make over 5,000 visits.

    Do you already have your own place and want to fundraise for wadars?

    If you have already secured your own place in the Brighton Marathon we would love you to run for team wadars. Please email tony.thorn@wadars.co.uk once your place has been confirmed, giving your full postal address and telephone number.

  • 08 December 2011 11:48 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Parafix named Sussex Company of the Year to cap successful 2011

    Lancing-based manufacturing firm Parafix has been named Company of the Year in the Sussex Business Awards.

    Parafix, a UK leader in the adhesive tape industry, converting and cutting filmic tape, beat dozens of entries to win the coveted title at an awards ceremony in Brighton.

    The award caps a successful year for the firm in which growth has been strong despite difficult economic challenges.

    The company has continued to invest in state of the art technology to ensure it remains at the cutting edge of the adhesive tape sector.

    And it has demonstrated its on-going commitment to staff training by helping half its UK workforce to gain NVQ certificates, a strategy that impressed judges on the awards panel.

    In total, 26 employees at the firm’s Lancing factory have successfully gained NVQ qualifications in Business Improvement Techniques since 2009 despite a cut in Government funding for NVQ programmes.

    Managing Director Mike Punter said: “It was an honour to accept the Sussex Company of the Year award on behalf of all the team at Parafix. They all played a vital role in winning the title. 

    “For me, investing in our people is crucial. By helping them to grow and learn, so the company has grown. I believe it is this ethos that has seen us through the recession to become a strong and proud Sussex manufacturer.

    “We pride ourselves on not only engaging our staff but also delivering exceptional customer service, and we believe this makes Parafix a role model for manufacturing in the region; as strategists, responsible employers and innovators.” 

    Parafix converts and cuts filmic tape to incredibly accurate specifications for use in sectors such as electronics, healthcare and engineering.

    Since 2009, Parafix has invested £350,000 in market-leading equipment helping to improve productivity and efficiency, and as a result was able to expand, adding a factory in Russia to its already successful overseas operations launched in Hungary.

    The firm stayed focused on customer satisfaction, scoring an 80% repeat business rate and an increased new business win rate, using an advanced online product selector to help customers choose the right product.

    As a result of the company’s commitment to its staff and customers, it remained profitable for 2009 and 2010 and has now returned to pre-recession sales.

  • 08 December 2011 9:48 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Glamtech’s award winning professional Japanese steel hairdressing scissors provide the ultimate tools whilst expressing a unique style.

    With ranges aimed at young, new stylists through to the most experienced, Glamtech provide unrivalled quality, sharpness, balance and performance whilst daring to stray away from predictability and be different.
  • 01 December 2011 12:50 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Welcome to Team Sport Indoor Karting

    For serious adrenaline junkies of all ages, TeamSport Brighton, the new state-of-the-art go kart experience, is now open here on Lancing Business Park. The circuit boasts one of the longest indoor tracks in the country.  Now with 11  tracks around the UK, TeamSport is Europe’s biggest and most successful indoor kart operator.

    The centre’s brand new, full size 200cc petrol karts, each worth a whopping £3000, tear round like rockets.  They can reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour, but at just two inches off the floor it can feel like twice that!   The 450 metre track has challenging bends, plenty of overtaking opportunities and an amazing corkscrew flyover for the ultimate grand prix buzz.

    Facilities at TeamSport Brighton include a trackside restaurant,  briefing rooms and comfortable changing rooms.  Precision electronic timing systems, plus smart new racing suits and helmets are also part of the deal.  Friends, family and colleagues can take in the action from the first floor viewing gallery.

    A suite of stylish, fully equipped new conference rooms complete a comprehensive corporate offer for up to 60 delegates, making TeamSport Brighton perfect for awaydays, team-building or the best work Christmas party ever!  Driving experience gift vouchers are also available – a perfect present for the man (or woman) who has everything. Visit Team Sport at www.team-sport.co.uk/brighton
  • 01 December 2011 12:45 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)
    Since, 1982, we have been producing high quality specialist joinery, furniture and shopfittings on time, and cost effectively, for a wide range of commercial and private clients.

    Our highly skilled and versatile team manufactures in a wide variety of materials, including stone, glass, metal, plastics and laminates as well as MDF and solid timber. 
  • 01 December 2011 11:46 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)
    ROAD REPAIRS - UPDATE

    All of the resurfacing work has now been completed and the disruption was minimal.  Work on repairing the cracked joints will commence on Monday 5th December and again this work will take place overnight. 

    As a lot of these ‘joints’ are in the middle of the road it is likely that there will be a rolling programme of road closures for safety reasons and as before these will be properly managed by the highway authority.  The plan is for all of this work to be completed before Christmas and we should be left with a very acceptable set of roads!  

    Thank you all for your cooperation whilst this essential work was carried out, and your anticipated cooperation over the next two weeks.
  • 03 November 2011 9:37 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)
    I have been informed by West Sussex County Council that they are hoping to bring forward the road repairs to week commencing 21st November.  This is obviously good news although this still has to be confirmed.

    The intention is to carry out the majority of the work overnight in order to minimise disruption however this will have an impact on businesses that operate outside normal working hours.  To facilitate these repairs road closures are inevitable, so could any business that would normally expect to operate between the hours of 19.00 hrs and 06.00 hrs, please contact me by   email so that arrangements with WSCC can be discussed to avoid any unnecessary problems.

    Please ensure that your message includes details of who should be contacted within your business and obviously their direct contact information. 

    Please keep an eye on the website where general information and updates on the road repairs will be placed.

    Ken Green
  • 20 October 2011 10:45 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)
    D.V.L.A. registered Create-A-Plate are now on Lancing Business Park producing D.V.L.A./ M.O.T. compliant vehicle registration plates for cars and motorbikes. They can also supply show plates. Other items ideal for promotions etc they can supply are button badges, keyrings and fridge magnets etc...with NO MINIMUM ORDER. Create-A-Plate will offer discounts on all their products to all businesses on the park. Contact Martin at createaplate@ymail.com
  • 20 October 2011 10:05 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Russell New hosts second 'Trustees Week'

    The end of this month sees the second ‘Trustees Week’ and we will again be helping our charity clients and contacts with their Trustee recruitment.

    If you are curious about the role of a charity trustee or wish to consider becoming one – why not come along to our relaxed wine reception to find out more.

    Our event is taking place at our offices in The Courtyard at 4.30pm on 3 November. The idea of the evening is for you to hear a short presentation on the role of trustees and then to meet a few charities who are currently recruiting Trustees.

    Each of the charities present will speak for five minutes to give you an idea of their work and if you are interested to learn more, without obligation, or possibly to volunteer your services as a trustee, there will be ample opportunity to chat while we serve wine and canapés for an hour or so after the presentations.  We anticipate that the reception will end around 7.30 pm.

    Charities currently attending cover a wide range of activities, helping young people with difficulties community interpreting, translation and communication services, helping children in Africa, community training, residential and nursing care for older people, supporting the resettlement offender in the community and an independent school.   Although these charities may not be based locally to you, provided you are comfortable with the location for travel to trustee meetings, you do not necessarily need to reside here yourself.

    We very much hope that you will consider joining us.  You are welcome to bring a guest or to pass this invitation on to any of your friends and family who may be interested to learn more about becoming a Trustee.

    RSVP by 27 October to Natalie Wiggins by phone on 01903 816699, by post or by email to  Natalie@russellnew.com   Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, so please reply quickly.

    Please note this venue is on the 1st floor where access is via stairs only.
  • 13 October 2011 12:23 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)
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