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Welcome to the Chamber blog, where if you’re a member you can share your industry expertise, opinions, achievements or news with an extensive online audience. We welcome ideas on blogs and articles on all sorts of business related topics and remember that once published they’re highlighted on our Facebook and Twitter pages, too, giving your business maximum exposure.

If you’d like to contribute a blog, please get in touch.

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Our membership prices will have an annual increase from 1 April 2018.   

From 1 April 2018, membership rates will be as follows*:     

Membership Band

Organisation Size

Price per month

Small company

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Brighton businesses are increasingly gaining worldwide press attention with their high quality, creative products. From world-leading social intelligence company Brandwatch to Brighton Gin, recently named the UK’s Best Gin at the People’s Drinks Awards, Brighton is a great place to be for business owners right now.

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Brighton Chamber are supporting Coast to Capital’s campaign to upgrade the Brighton Mainline train service.

The Brighton Mainline urgently needs upgrading to allow more trains to run and to deliver major improvements in punctuality between London, Gatwick Airport and the Sussex coast.  

Coast to Capital is campaigning for significant long-term rail investment to drive growth and productivity across the whole region, protect our economic potential and support the growth ambitions of our businesses.

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Brighton Chamber is working with the University of Sussex to find businesses in our membership that would benefit from financial support to employ an undergraduate.

The University is offering £2800 to pay a Sussex undergraduate to undertake a full time internship role. The internships should commence in June or July 2018 and last for 8 weeks.

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How can developers’ money help revitalise and contribute to Brighton and Hove? A council and developer panel discussed the issues at Construction Voice.

Balancing residents’ worries about the impact of new development projects with potential options for funding to make community improvements were aired at the Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce event.

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First of all, let’s rename it – Let’s call it maximising attendance. Sounds a bit more positive and that’s what you need - a positive approach.

Every company has absences, but how you deal with them will be the answer to how you maximise your employee's attendance which relates to how you maximise your productivity and profit.

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In celebration of International Women's Day this year, we interviewed Aviatrix MD Helen Bailey to find out her thoughts on the role employers can take in promoting gender equality in business, her advice to budding female entrepreneurs, and her vision for a gender equal future in the workplace.

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Lucinda Mitchell, Project Director from First Base, talks about Section 106 agreements and how to improve public awareness of developer contributions.

Section 106 Agreements, also known as ‘developer contributions’, are a mechanism which make a development proposal acceptable in planning terms.

However, in our experience, there needs to be more public awareness of what developer contributions pay for and the benefits a development brings to local communities.

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Ahead of National Apprenticeship Week, GB Met College shares the range of services they offer across the city, as well as details on several upcoming events for anyone looking to start an apprenticeship or take on an apprentice of their own. 

We are GB Met College and for those not aware of us we are the result of a merger between City and Northbrook Colleges in 2017. Owing to the merger, we have expanded, offering of a range of services and provision across the City, including:

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Cottons Chartered Accountants and Antelope Digital Marketing and PR explain the confusing world of tax deductions for those that work on a self-employed basis.

One of the most troublesome areas for expense claims relates to what self-employed individuals can claim as travel and subsistence.

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