Crowborough & District Chamber Of Commerce - To promote and protect the commercial, retail, professional and general interests of businesses in Crowborough.

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C/O Nethania House

Figg Lane

Crowborough

East Sussex

TN6 2PD

secretary@crowboroughchamber.co.uk

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Crowborough Chamber News

Dementia Friends Information Session

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24th October at 2pm at, Heather View, Beacon Road, Crowborough.

This Dementia Friends Information Session, which is suitable for business owners, their staff and those involved in organisations within the community, will be 45 minutes and followed with refreshments.

During this friendly and interactive Session you will increase your understanding of dementia, and think about the small things that you can do to make a difference to people affected by dementia in your community.

If you wish to attend this FREE session please contact The Secretary or Caroline Thomas at Heather View.

Added 17/9/19

CPD Training Event for Accountants

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09.00 - 11.00
Thursday 7 November 2019

Crockstead Farm Hotel, Eastbourne Road, Halland BN8 6PT

This free introductory breakfast talk about the Let's Do Business Group and their services will allow you to consider what is available beyond traditional business planning and funding streams for your clients.

The talk will cover the various services, many of them at no charge, that the group can offer to you and your clients.

For more information and to book please click HERE

Added 16/9/19

Care for the Carers 30th Anniversary Grand Raffle

Care for the Carers

Care for the Carers is running a special countywide raffle, to celebrate 30 years of supporting unpaid carers locally and raise vital funds to continue their work.

Tickets for the Grand Raffle cost £1 each.

1st Prize: £1,000 cash
2nd Prize: One weeks holiday with Park Holidays
3rd Prize: Spa package at Grand Hotel, Eastbourne
4th Prize: Luxury Jempsons Hamper
...and many more runners up

For more information and to purchase your raffle ticket for just £1 please click HERE

Added 16/9/19

Emergency First Aid at Work Course

Hendall Manor Barns Tuesday 15th October, 10am - 4.30pm.

The course is for companies that require someone with First Aid training or if they need to renew their qualification (First Aid certificates last for three years from their date of issue).

Learners will develop the skills and confidence to help someone who is: unresponsive and not breathing, including how to use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), unresponsive and breathing, having a seizure, choking, bleeding heavily, suffering from shock, burnt

The course also includes information on: assessing a casualty, monitoring a casualty, where to get help, accident recording and reporting.

This course is run by an external, accredited First Aid company. The cost per person is £75 (VAT not applicable) and will include E-Certificate (upon successful completion of the course), lunch, tea/coffee refreshments and secure free parking, set in Hendall's lovely, rural venue.

For more information regarding the course please contact Peter or Nicola at Hendall

Added 12/9/19

Crowborough Chamber Supporting Local Charities

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Chamber President Jeremy Woolger, was delighted to present Janet Downes and Kay Birch of Citizen's Advice with a cheque for £1,000 from money raised on The Fun Day.

Thank you to the Crowborough public for their donations allowing us to support such an important organisation.

Added 05/9/19

East Sussex Funding News - September 2019

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Please click HERE for ESCC monthly funding newsletter with information on training courses and details of forthcoming funding opportunities for East Sussex organisations.

Added 05/9/19

Getting Ready For Brexit, Business Advice

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Please follow the links below to see the current information and advice from Government regarding Brexit preparations for Brexit.

"Getting Ready for Brexit" www.gov.uk/brexit

"Brexit Preparations" www.wealden.gov.uk

"Import & Export of Foodstuffs" www.food.gov.uk

Added 05/9/19

Hospices of Hope's Gardens and Guerillas Lunch at Buxted Park

Hospices of Hope

Monday 25th November at 12 noon.

Tickets cost £35 and include a drink on arrival, a two-course lunch with a glass of wine, coffee and mints.

Plantsman Tom Hart Dyke is the special guest speaker.  He will talk about growing up at Lullingstone Castle in Kent, his time in captivity in Colombia and fulfilling his dream of creating a World Garden!

Funds raised at the event help support hospice care in south east Europe.

For more information and to book please click HERE

Added 06/9/19

Cheese & Wine Evening

Crowborough Chamber is delighted to have Wine Expert Tom Surgey join us at our Cheese & Wine Evening on Wednesday 27th November at The Crowborough Rugby Club.

Tom, a rising star on the wine scene due to his work with Ridgeview & the Three Wine Men (Oz Clark, Olly Smith and Tim Atkin MW), will share his valuable knowledge with us and will be joined by Master of Cheese William Cohen.

More details and booking information will follow soon

Added 29/8/19

The Latest Issue of SBT is out now.

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The latest edition of the Sussex Business Times is availble to view on line HERE

Added 30/7/19

Networking Lunch - Buxted Park Hotel

Sussex Chamber

Weds 18th September 12:00 - 14:30 pm

Going For Growth: UK Company Growth Strategies To 2021 The guest speaker for this event will be Jake Standing - Kreston Reeves

Jake will talk about the results of Kreston Reeves nationwide research project which explores the hopes and aspirations of businesses towards growth. He will discuss how privately owned UK businesses grow, the barriers to growth they encounter and where they are looking to expand.

Three main reasons to attend:
Understand the primary barriers to growth
Plan and prepare for future uncertainties
Identify local, national and international opportunities

There will be a two course lunch with refreshments.

Please book your place through Sussex Chamber either HERE or by calling the office on 01444 259259.

You will have the opportunity to network with other like-minded businesspeople, so take along plenty of business cards.

Added 28/8/19

Jobcentre Plus help for recruiters

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There are a range of recruitment services that can help an employer available through Jobcentre Plus, these include recruitment advice, work trials, advice on work experience and apprenticeships, for more information please visit their website HERE

Added 13/8/19

Mental Health at Work Conference – Wednesday 16th October

ESCC

1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their life and 1 in 6 adults has a mental health problem at any one time, three out of five employees report experiencing mental health issues because of work. Attend this conference to better understand mental health and the impact of poor mental health at work. The conference is hosted by East Sussex County Council (and partners) and is being held at the new Welcome Centre at Devonshire Park, Eastbourne. More information is available HERE

Added 13/8/19

Free Business start-up workshop in Heathfield – Wednesday 18th September

Edeal

Edeal (Eastbourne and District Enterprise Agency Ltd) is working in association with Wealden District Council to deliver free business start-up workshops, the next workshop is in Heathfield and will cover the fundamental points of starting a business including; writing a good business plan, sourcing finance, managing cash flow, legal obligations, taxation & VAT and marketing.

For more information please click HERE or contact EDEAL on 01323 641144

Added 13/8/19

Sponsorship Opportunity - Hospices of Hope

Hospices of Hope

Hospices of Hope is holding a charity event at Bar Trend, Crowborough on 5th December and they are looking for a sponsor for the event.

The sponsorship would include logo on the flyers and posters and on social media and also a mention at the event, they are looking for £250 so that they can cover the costs of the event which will enable them to send more of the money raised to their beneficiaries.

Taking place on Thursday 5th December, the night will start with a brilliant cocktail making demonstration for two different cocktails. After this, you will have the chance to make your very own cocktail. As well as the two cocktails, the night will also include a welcome drink and nibbles!

For more information please contact Jay Finch: jay@hospicesofhope.co.uk

Added 08/8/19

ACES East Sussex Business Awards

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Held on the 26th of September at the East Sussex National Hotel, and organised by ACES (The Alliance of Chambers in East Sussex) with support from East Sussex County Council, the East Sussex Business Awards will showcase those businesses that have shown exceptional growth, are supporting the development of their teams and have shown commitment to the region.

Nominations are now open for the ACES 2019 East Sussex Business Awards. This is your opportunity to nominate your business or a third-party business that has impressed you. There are ten categories to choose from including SME Business of the Year, Outstanding Team of the Year and Business Person of the Year. To complete the application for yourself or another Chamber business please click HERE 

Nominations close at 11pm, Friday 23rd August 2019

To book tickets for The Gala Awards night on Thursday 26th September 2019 at The East Sussex National please click HERE 

Added 09/7/19

How to Build a Powerful Business Plan That Works

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Wednesday 25th September 2019, 9.30am to 12.30pm
Basepoint, Pine Grove Enterprise Centre, Pine Grove, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 1DH

Whether you’ve been running a business for a while or you are just starting up, this event could transform your level of success.

This Pro-actions Business Seminar will explore how to go about building your business plan into a powerful piece of clear thinking that charts your map to success. This planning process will encourage you to take the time to think thoroughly about your business and how to make it work for you.
In this Pro-actions Business Seminar you will explore:
Why you need a business plan
Who your plan is intended for
What you need to include in your plan, why it’s important and what it means
How often you should review and update your plan

Booking is essential as there are limited places. Don’t delay and use the three hours to make a real difference to your future!
To book and for more information please click HERE or call Leon Banks on 07818 061189

Added 22/7/19

Crowborough Town Christmas Fair

Crowborough’s Christmas Fair, organised by the Town Council, is scheduled to take place on Friday 22nd November.

The Fair will start at 4.00pm and will finish at approximately 6.00pm when the Christmas lights will be switched on by a celebrity from this years’ Tunbridge Wells Panto. There will be a road closure in place from 1.00pm and stall holders will have staggered access to their stalls from 2.00 - 3.00pm onwards.

Stalls will be available to businesses at £15.00 per stall and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

If you would like to book a stall please contact the Town Council HERE

Added 29/7/19

Business Consultants and Trainers Needed

Edeal

Edeal has 13 business consultants used for business advice but they need more general business consultants and trainers who can deliver start-up workshops.

Edeal already has several marketing, graphic design, HR and social media consultants but have great demand for general advice and more consultants who can help with:

Business Planning
Cash Flow Forecasts
Franchising
Retail
Hospitality
Creative

If you are interested in these paid roles please contact The Chamber Secretary, your details will then be passed on to Edeal and you will be invited to an assessment morning.

Added 05/7/19

Business Support for Ambitious Creative, Cultural or Digital Businesses

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South East Creative is a newly launched programme from the South East Creatives Cultural Digital Sector (SECCADS) that includes fully-funded specialist mentoring support aimed at businesses in the Creative, Cultural or Digital Sectors, which have significant growth potential. Specialist mentors will be matched to eligible business to work alongside you to achieve your growth potential. There are four strands of support available including workshops and training, business growth, grants and interns support. For more information visit the South East Creatives website HERE

Added 04/7/19

Enhancing the Competitiveness of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

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The MHCLG has recently launched a European Regional Development Fund focused on enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs. The funding aims to promote entrepreneurship, support the creation of advanced capacities for products, services and development and to support the capacity of SMEs to grow into regional, national and international markets. There is budget of approx. £10m to be allocated with bids expected to be for £500K and above. The funding round closes on 30th September 2019 with projects being delivered by June 2023. For more information please visit the .gov website HERE

Added 04/7/19

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