Brighton has long been a popular tourist destination on the South coast and is known by many as London-By-The Sea. Whilst tourism is a major part of the local economy, Brighton is fast becoming one of the UK’s leading hubs for digital and technology based start-ups with the highest number of start-ups per capita outside of London.
So what’s so special about Brighton?
Last year a deal for £170m of investment in the Greater Brighton area was announced with the intention of making Brighton a major centre for creative and digital businesses dubbed ‘Silicon Beach’. This was made up of £6.7m from central government, £9.8m from local public sector and £155m of private investment as part of the Greater Brighton City Deal.
With 2 universities, the University of Brighton
and the University of Sussex
– there are over 35k students in the City which not only provides a diverse talent pool for employers but also a number of entrepreneurs in the making.
There are a number of organisations operating in Brighton that create a valuable support network for start-ups such as Wired Sussex
and the Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce
as well as various networking events such as Brighton Business Curry Club and Juice Breakfast.
At Plus Accounting
we often host events and seminars to provide accounting and finance advice to business owners. We run a series of workshops every other month, starting in January, on topics such as Alternative Finance, Cyber Crime, Tax Reliefs and Incentives, Marketing & Sales and Selling or Buying a Business. We believe that these topics will ensure that local businesses are equipped with all the necessary knowledge and skills they need to succeed and grow their business in the thriving and competitive business community.
If you are a business owner or looking to start a business please contact us at Plus Accounting on 01273 701200 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation on how we can help you and your business.
Thank you to Andrew Blake, Senior Accountant at Plus Accounting for writing this blog post.