Ride the Wave


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Ride the Wave is a series of accessible business support events, funded and led by Brighton & Hove City Council, and designed and delivered by Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce.

The sixth Ride the Wave programme ran from May to November 2017, building on the success of the previous five programmes.

Ride the Wave provides pre-starts, start-ups, social enterprises and growing businesses based in Brighton & Hove with practical business support targeted to their needs. Sessions aim to help businesses improve performance, grow and create employment.

The programme is inclusive, with all training, workshops and mentoring offered free or at very low cost. All businesses can benefit from Ride the Wave’s varied programme, designed to inspire innovation and build growth.  

Ride the Wave 2017 was highly successful, with 254 businesses taking part and a 100% satisfaction rate over all. One hundred per cent of those who completed feedback also rated the event they attended good or excellent.

Series six of Ride the Wave covered topics to support:

  • Pre-start businesses.
  • Start-up businesses.
  • Established, growing businesses.
  • Businesses looking to improve their bidding.
  • Specific sector themes.  

As well as attending the workshop, attendees could choose a relevant mentor from among a group of experts, with the mentoring acting as a follow-up from the workshop they attended, driving them towards their goal of either starting or growing their business.

We also offered subsidised tickets to low income attendees and a podcast was available to those who could not attend the pre-start workshop.

Many thanks to all those who made Ride the Wave 6 a success - including our bsuiness experts, trainers and facilitators. 

Ride the Wave will be back for a seventh series - sign up to our mailing list to stay up to date. 

If you have any questions, email us at ridethewave@businessinbrighton.org.uk

Read the full report here: PDF icon Summary report of Ride the Wave 6 2017.pdf

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Previous Ride the Wave reports

PDF icon Summary report of Ride the Wave 5 2016.pdf

PDF icon Summary report of Ride the Wave 4 2014-2015.pdf

PDF icon Summary report of Ride the Wave 3 2014.pdf