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.
  • 06 July 2017 9:39 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Rabbit Waste Management Ltd would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the temporary storage of materials on the former Graham Wood site following the fire we suffered at our facility on 11th June.

    From Monday 3rd July we are increasing the number of vehicles employed in clearing the material and expect this to take approximately 7 days and apologise for any continued inconvenience caused during this period of time.

  • 29 June 2017 11:08 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Head First Acrobats

    Pavilion Theatre | Friday 21 July 8pm

    Your summer just got hotter.
    Head First Acrobats are back in the United Kingdom with their internationally acclaimed circus show, Elixir. They've delighted audiences all over the world and are ready to take Worthing by storm.

    Click here for more info and booking


    Despicable Me 3 (U)

    Connaught Cinema | From Friday 30 June

    Gru and the loveable Minions are back!
    Gru faces off against Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who has grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the '80s, while also getting into sibling rivalry with his long-lost, more successful twin brother Dru, who wants to team up with Gru to steal a diamond...

    Click here for more info and booking


  • 29 June 2017 11:02 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home are holding their 2nd Glitter Ball at The Hilton Avisford Park Hotel, Arundel. Guests will be treated to a drinks reception, sumptuous three course meal, dancing to a fabulous live band, plus spot prizes, fundraising games and an auction. We’ll even take you home afterwards on our vintage bus!

    Where: The Hilton Avisford Park Hotel, Arundel
    When: Saturday 18 November 2017
    Tickets: £55 each (includes welcome drink, three course dinner, a half bottle of wine per person and entertainment)

    Tables are for parties of 8 to 12 guests. Parties smaller than 8 will be asked to share a table.

    For more information, or to book tickets, contact Sam on 01903 218444 or email:

  • 29 June 2017 11:01 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Lancing Business Park in conjunction with 5Rings their CCTV provider would like to announce their recent success stories on the business park.  One of the companies was the victim of fly tipping and another a robbery with goods stolen.  Through our upgraded CCTV system the Police were provided with footage of the offenders and their vehicle registration numbers, a great success.  A further CCTV upgrade by 30% is taking place by the end of June 2017. So next time you visit the business park smile because you’re on CCTV !

  • 29 June 2017 10:59 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    The West Sussex Health and Life Sciences Cluster June Update

    Welcome to the latest news update, keeping you informed about the health and life sciences initiatives we are progressing, highlighting relevant sector events and opportunities, and updating you on the exciting things that are happening in the county.

    Workforce Skills and STEM

    webinarListen to the latest Apprenticeship Skills Reform information from your office on August 3rd.

    On August 3rd we will partner with Cogent Skills, the sector skills body for the science industries, to stream a free webinar for Cluster companies. The webinar starts at 2pm and the agenda includes:

    • What the apprenticeship reforms mean 
    • The apprenticeship levy and how the funding works for levy-paying and non-levy-paying employers 
    • The transition from frameworks to standards and the requirement for independent end-point assessment 
    • Using apprenticeships for workforce development, realising the potential of existing employees 

    To book your place and access the webinar, please use

    Please note: this webinar is for employers only

    CoastalCoastal STEMFest: 'Setting the Course for Careers in STEM'.

    Coastal STEMfest ran between February and March for a second consecutive year. The purpose of the festival was to inspire local students to pursue careers in STEM. The festival included college STEM evenings, university taster days, in school activities, site visits and the Big Bang@Butlins. 

    Cluster members including GSKInpress Plastics, and Electronic Temperature Instruments Ltd took part in the festival, helping to make it a success. 

    Have you ever wondered what a Big Bang actually is? This short video captures both the excitement of the event and the benefits to students and industry alike.

    If you would like more information on Coastal STEMfest and would like to get involved, please go to the Coastal STEMfest website.

    Crawley STEMfestCrawley STEMfest now in its sixth year

    The highly successful Crawley STEMfest is back for its sixth year. The festival launched with an enjoyable and informative evening at Cluster member Welland Medical's facilities in Crawley.

    Crawley STEMfest aims to enthuse and inspire the next generation of young people. The programme matches schools and businesses to develop the tools and techniques that will drive the economy of the future. Included within the programme of events are in-school interactive activities, workshops, a public town centre event, site visits and the Big Bang Fair South East in Ardingly which over 9,000 students will attend.

    For more information and to get involved, please visit the Crawley STEMfest website.

    ConnectionsGetting Scientific with STEM- Raising the Profile of STEM in the County

    Many of you with West Sussex residential addresses will have recently received the latest edition of West Sussex Connections. Page 3 demonstrates our intentions to raise the profile of STEM further to parents and residents. The article provides a summary of some of the exciting things being delivered across the county as we work together to increase the 'science capital' of students and encourage them to consider careers involving these important subjects.

    Thank you to everyone that has been involved in delivering activities across the County.

    For those who have not received a copy of the Connections, you can access the online version here


    Innovate UKInnovation UK Feasibility Funding

    UK businesses can apply for a share of £8.5 million to fund feasibility studies in infrastructure systems or health and life sciences.


    Full details can be found here.


    The deadline for registration is midday June 28th and applications need to be submitted before July 5th.

    Leader logoLEADER Grants available to rural businesses

    LEADER grants are available to small businesses and community groups based in qualifying rural areas of West Sussex, Lewes district and Hayling Island.

    The LEADER funding programme supports job creation and business growth in rural communities.

    Small businesses based in rural areas can apply for grants towards capital investments including purchase of equipment and machinery plus the development of premises.

    Click here to read the full story.

    For further information, eligibility criteria and details on how to apply, visit the Business West Sussex website.

    Or if you would like to discuss your interest first-hand, call the LEADER team on 03302 228001. 

    Activities in the County

    Fisher ClinicalFisher Clinical becomes a chartered Toastmasters Club

    We’re delighted to congratulate Fisher Clinical, Horsham as their corporate Toastmasters Club has been recognized as an official club (chartered). Toastmasters is an international organization promoting low-cost, high value employee skills development in leadership and communication.


    For more information on clubs across West Sussex click here.


    For information on Horsham Toastmasters click here

    eyeNew ‘centre of excellence’ for eye care opens in Shoreham

    A brand new purpose-built ophthalmology department opening in Shoreham will provide access to some of the best ophthalmic assessment and surgical facilities in the country.

    Western Sussex Eye Care | Southlands is a new service being launched at Southlands Hospital on Tuesday 27 June, following a multimillion pound investment by Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

    The full press release can be found here

    Sector News/ Opportunities

    Innovate 2016Showcase your innovative business for free at Innovate 2017

    Innovate UK is offering the opportunity to some highly innovative businesses to showcase their innovation for free in November at Innovate 2017.

    Hosted by Innovate UK, Innovate 2017 is the UK’s leading innovation conference, exhibition and networking event dedicated to innovative UK businesses and features a packed two-day programme that will stimulate opportunities for innovation, export and investment for the UK’s most innovative companies.

    Visit the site for more details.


    The Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry have launched ABPI LINC (Library of Initiatives for Novel Collaborations) which is a useful tool that allows academic researchers to search for open opportunities for collaboration with the biopharmaceutical industry.

    To access ABPI LINC click here.

  • 29 June 2017 10:57 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Final Salary Pension Advice

    In 2015 the Government implemented changes to how those saving for retirement could take their benefits. This new legislation was widely referred to as Pension Freedoms. 

    These changes did not apply to those whose retirement benefits were held in a Defined Benefit (DB) arrangement, commonly called a Final Salary Pension Scheme.

    As a result there has been huge interest from people with DB benefits in transferring these to a Defined Contribution (DC) arrangement that they can then use to take advantage of Pension Freedoms. There are reports that the number of requests for transfers has tripled since the introduction of pension freedoms. Typical examples of DC arrangements are personal pensions and stakeholder pensions.

    We understand this can be a little daunting and so we’ve put together a summary to help you understand the sorts of things you need to consider carefully before deciding if transferring your DB benefits is right for you.

    Anyone who has DB benefits with a transfer value over £30,000 is required by law to take financial advice before they can transfer to a DC arrangement.

     click here to read more

    Lisa savers reject pensions but could have been mis-sold

    A LISA is a life time saving account which was launched on the 6th of April 2017. Being offered by only a few providers, the LISA is a tax free package that lets you save up to £4,000 every year. This can be cash savings or a stocks and shares version. 

    Read more here
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    Key Information About Inheritance Tax

    Here are some important Key Information about Inheritance Tax

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  • 29 June 2017 10:44 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Spencer Wells of Fizz Creations is undertaking a sponsored slim for charity

    The money raised will be split 50/50 between the estate charity The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home for ex-servicemen and the Royal Marsden in Sutton who treated my Grandaughter for leukaemia when she was 6 months old and are literally life savers.

    The forfeit should I fail to reach the 3 stone target will be to have all my body hair waxed on Facebook live.

    The event lasts until December at which time I will be re-weighed at the south coast gym who will also monitor my progress.

    Dig deep please for these worthwhile causes.

    You can help spencer wells raise money for this great cause by donating directly to their fundraising page -

  • 22 June 2017 12:24 PM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Summer of Circus 2017 - Premiere of RISE

    Last Friday, the 2017 Summer of Circus officially launched.
    The sold out evening was spectacular, with standing ovations atInline images 1 the end of the KIN performance.

    For all of you who joined us thank you, and if you missed it, then we have something extra special coming up next month.

    We have the stunning world premiere of RISE at the Pavilion Theatre on Tuesday 18 July at 7.30pm. 

    The show combines tightwire, live music and rich romantic imagery and is going to be brilliant.

    We will have an exclusive post show Q&A in the Pavilion Cafe Bar too, and tickets for the evening are just £10 when you quote CIRCUSCARD online, on the phone or in person.

    Come along and join us and if you can make it please let me know and I can reserve you some of the best seats in the house before they go -

    Full details here:

  • 22 June 2017 10:11 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

    Tenkay Electronics Ltd

    Manufacturers call for Brexit strategy rethink

    The government should rethink its Brexit strategy, following last week's election, according to the engineering industry organisation, the EEF.


    Aston Martin calls for investment clarity after inconclusive UK election

    British luxury car maker Aston Martin called on politicians to quickly provide rapid reassurances to business so they can continue to invest after a snap election gave no political party an overall majority in parliament.


    Manufacturing managers hope for red tape cut after Election

    A specialist business lending bank has released a survey showing a high majority of factory managers will vote in the June General Election.


    Late Easter hits UK car production

    UK car production fell by 18.2 per cent last month after being affected by the late Easter bank holiday, according to the latest figures.


    Manufacturing leading other sectors for digital transformation

    More than three-quarters of manufacturing managers see digital transformation as the major driver for achieving future business growth, a new international study has revealed.


    Will British Manufacturing Survive The Next Few Years?

    A look at the history books will quickly show how much pride the British had in their massive manufacturing sector. 


  • 22 June 2017 10:10 AM | Tracie Davey (Administrator)

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