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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.
  • 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

  • 10 August 2012 11:33 AM | Tracie Davey
    Please click here to download newsletter detailing forthcoming work on the A27.

    It is due to start from 17 September to 20 December, and involves improving the drainage system between Dankton Lane and the Adur Viaduct in Lancing, West Sussex.

    We will be repairing defective pipes as well as installing new drainage.  The flooding has contributed to the deterioration of the road surface in some areas, and so drainage improvements will mitigate this.  At the same time, we will also carry out small areas of resurfacing west of Manor Road Roundabout to Busticle Lane, and some technical repairs that are needed.

    We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused by these improvements, and will be working both during the daytime and overnight to complete them as quickly as possible.

    We would appreciate it if you are able to share this information both within your organisation and with customers if possible.  Hard copies of the newsletter are available through replying to this email address to confirm how many you would like, and the address for them to be sent to.

    The programme of works is complex and subject to change, and so we would like to provide email updates to residents and businesses throughout the works to ensure that you have clear information on what will happen when.  This will also give details of what arrangements we are making to ensure that access is maintained for you, and give the contact numbers for our staff on site to help with any queries that you have relating to access.

    If you would like to receive this information, please reply to this email and we will add your email address to our distribution list for updates.

    In addition, if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Care Line on 0845 6000414, or write to us at either or Highways Agency, c/o Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald, 10 Kings Hill Avenue, Kings Hill, Kent, ME19 4AR.

    Communications Team
    On behalf of the Highways Agency

  • 26 July 2012 9:42 AM | Tracie Davey
    The HMRC’s R&D Tax Credit scheme is a many splendoured thing. By incentivising companies to undertake research and development to improve the products and services they supply, it paves the way for more and more companies to benefit, helping to generate a stronger UK economy.

    The trick is not to put off dipping that first toe in the water. Which is where you come in.

    It’s a common misconception that R&D Credits are just for companies that have developed groundbreaking new products. Not true! The fact is that any activity which a company carries out to improve an existing product, process or service makes it eligible for an R&D Tax Credit.

    Take the successful claim made by mens’ hire business ACS Clothing Ltd, based in Glasgow. The claim was based on their investment in developing new computer software to improve product handling. The software helped accelerate the speed at which garments were brought in, cleaned and then re-distributed, providing a better service to their many clothing-retailer clients throughout the UK. But it didn’t end there…

    The advances ACS Clothing made with one piece of processing software had a knock-on effect that stretched far beyond Glasgow, leading to efficiency improvements in the many UK-based clothing companies that they supply.

    That’s typical of how the organic process we call progress works and demonstrates just how important a role small, efficient companies play in creating a stable economy. No wonder HMRC allows SMEs to claim Tax Credits at a better rate than larger companies.

    Who is eligible?

    The Government's R&D tax credits scheme isn't just for companies with R&D departments and men in white coats.

    Indeed, you may be surprised to discover that any company that spends money trying to improve a product or service through a technological advance, using qualified staff and appropriate project controls, and where there's doubt about the project's success, is likely to be eligible.

    Over 6,600 SMEs and 1,760 Large Companies are already claiming more than £980m each year in R&D tax relief from HMRC, but many more thousands aren't. Is your company one of them?

    To find out more about R & D tax credits and how may be able to claim, please contact Auditel in Brooklands House, Marlborough Road for a no obligation discussion on 01903 680002.

  • 19 July 2012 1:07 PM | Tracie Davey
    This week saw the start of preparations for the Sussex County F.A. 2012-2013 Senior Cup competition with draws taking place for the first two rounds.

    It heralds the start of a three year sponsorship deal that will rename the trophy as The Parafix Sussex Senior Challenge Cup.  Colin Wills, a director at Parafix, carried out the draw along with Ken Benham, Chief Executive of the Sussex F.A. and said “We are very proud to be associated with such a long standing and respected football competition within Sussex.  Many of our own staff and those from our customers and suppliers will have the opportunity to play in it or support their local teams.  I look forward to watching as many of the matches as I can, throughout the season.”

    For the first time, the draw was reported live on Twitter as the balls were pulled out of the bag.  There were many positive comments from the clubs and supporters who were waiting to hear the fate of their teams.

    For details of all the fixtures, please go to

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