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

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secretary@crowboroughchamber.co.uk

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Crowborough Chamber News

Crowborough Chamber Facebook Page

Crowborough Chamber

The Crowborough Chamber has a Facebook page HERE where we will be sharing details of upcoming events and Chamber news.

Please like and share the page and feel free to add your comments to posts.

We have also launched the Crowborough Business Forum where members can start their own converstations and share promotions. Please join HERE

Added 03/3/20

Advice for Shop, Office and Other Premises Reopenings

Crowborough Chamber

Please follow the links below to see guidance regarding the opening of businesses.
Shops and stores HERE
Restaurants offering takeaway or delivery HERE
Offices and contact centres HERE
Factories, plants and warehouses HERE

Added 27/5/20

Small and Medium Size Business Bounce Back Loan Launch

Crowborough Chamber

This scheme helps small and medium-sized businesses affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) to access loans of up to £50,000. For more information and to apply please click HERE

To see all Government support for business please click HERE

and to search what help is available specifically for you or your business please click HERE

Added 04/05/20

Coronavirus Advice

Crowborough Chamber

Please follow the link HERE to see the range of government business support available to UK businesses & the self employed.

Find out how to access the support, who is eligible, when the schemes open & how to apply

Added 24/3/20

Coronavirus Support Finder

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Covid19 support is available to employers & the self-employed.

Make sure you are aware of all the help available for yourself & your business with the Government's Support Finder HERE

Added 30/4/20

Small Business Grants

Crowborough Chamber

Please follow the link HERE to see information regarding grants for Wealden businesses 

The application form for the COVID-19 Business Support Grant can be found HERE

Added 30/3/20

New UK wide FSB Covid 19 business survey

Crowborough Chamber

The FSB has launched a survey which is open until 9.30am on 30th April 2020. This FSB survey wishes to capture the experiences of business owners towards the roll out of Government support for Businesses in these difficult times.

To complete the survey please click HERE

Added 24/4/20

East Sussex Funding News - Covid19 Special Edition

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ESCC’s funding news team has put together a special Covid19 edition of Funding News available online HERE

Added 24/4/20

Coronavirus closure advice for businesses

Crowborough Chamber

Please click HERE to see Government guidance regarding business closures and a list of essential and non essential services.

Please respect the guidance, please follow the rules, please keep yourself, your workers & the community safe.

Added 17/3/20

Crowborough Chamber Events & Coronavirus

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In line with Government advice regarding non essential gatherings The Chamber is postponing all of our networking events and meetings until advice changes. 

The Crowborough Chamber will be sharing Government advice and news of support through email, Twitter, Facebook and Linked In.

Added 17/3/20

Government to grant permission for pubs and restaurants to operate as takeaways

Crowborough Chamber

The Government is to grant permission for pubs and restaurants to operate as takeaways as part of coronavirus response

Planning rules will be relaxed so pubs and restaurants can operate as hot food takeaways during the coronavirus outbreak.

Relaxation of planning measures will be introduced as soon as possible and will apply for a limited period. Currently planning permission is required for businesses to carry out this change

The government has confirmed the relaxations to planning rules will be put in place as soon as possible to provide reassurance to businesses and enable them to start providing takeaways to people quickly.

Added 20/3/20

Coronavirus UK Community Support

Crowborough Chamber

Crowborough Town Council is asking for all local support centres and businesses that are open and can help people during the measures introduced by the Government to contact them as they are building a list of these amenities on their website. Details are pinned to the top of their website HERE

The Town Council and Chamber will also be liaising throughout this situation to try and connect those in need with those who can help.

Added 19/3/20

Postponed

In line with current Government guidance The Crowborough Chamber Expo has been postponed. We will aim to reschedule when we can.

Crowborough Business Expo

Showcase your business to local people
Network with other businesses
Meet & engage with potential clients & suppliers
Get advice & support from a wide variety of local businesses in a single convenient location

BOOK NOW!
Limited Availability

The Crowborough Business Expo organised by The Crowborough and District Chamber of Commerce offers you the opportunity to do all of this and more. Whether you are a sole trader or national company, a start up or long established business, exhibitor or visitor - The Crowborough Business Expo will be of interest to you.

For more information and to book please see our dedicated Expo page HERE

Added 15/1/20

Latest news from the BML2 Project

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Lewes MP Maria Caulfield last week submitted the BML2 bid to the DFT as part of its ‘Restoring Your Railway Fund’ for 1960s lost links.

Latest news from the BML2 Project can be found HERE

Added 10/3/20

The Impact of Business Crime

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Around 50% of small firms have been a victim of at least one crime in the past two years. The most commonly reported crimes affecting businesses are robbery and burglary, theft and criminal damage.

It is therefore crucial to check your insurance accurately covers your business. Check out the Blog from FSB Insurance Service for more information.

Added 03/3/20

Wealden Chambers Summer BBQ
Postponed

Crowborough Chamber

Wednesday 3rd June Crockstead Farm Hotel 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm

Join fellow chamber members from across Wealden including Crowborough, Hailsham, Heathfield and Uckfield for a summer, social BBQ.

Cost £8.  This is a members only event.

For more information and to book please click HERE

Added 20/2/20

East Sussex Speed Networking - Postponed

Crowborough Chamber

Tues 9th June Uckfield Civic Centre, 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm

Network with Sussex, Crowborough, Peacehaven, Seaford and Uckfield Chambers of Commerce £7. This is a members only event.

For more information and to book please click HERE

Added 18/2/20

Quarterly Economic Survey

Crowborough Chamber

The BCC's Quarterly Economic Survey is the largest independent business survey in the UK and a significant economic indicator.

To complete the survey please click HERE

Added 17/2/20

The Girls' Network

Girls Network

The Girls' Network works with corporate organisations to create bespoke and mutually beneficial partnerships, with the ultimate aim of securing unlimited futures for all young women. They urgently need mentors; women who run their own business or who have a good career and could mentor a teenage girl. Full training is provided.

For more information please click HERE

Added 17/2/20

Crowborough Armed Forces Day

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27th June 2020 Crowborough Town Centre

Crowborough Branch Royal British Legion is once again organizing an Armed Forces Day event at Crowborough Social Club and is looking for sponsors.  It is estimated that the whole event will cost in the region of £1,000 and the Legion is looking for a number of sponsors to contribute.  In return, your company will be on posters and fliers including social media and local press.

If you are interested in finding out more please contact The Chamber Secretary for an email contact.

Added 03/2/20

Open Doors Workplace Project

Open Doors is a workplace based project run by East Sussex County Council and supported by Skills East Sussex. School pupils across East Sussex are given the chance to visit workplaces and hear from employers about the range of jobs that you offer, and the career paths into them.

This gives pupils essential knowledge and experience to shape their own futures and provides employers with the opportunity to engage with young people who could form their future workforce. Businesses have offered apprenticeships, work experience placements, and built relationships with local schools.

For more information please click HERE

Added 06/11/19

Brexit Guidance for Small Businesses

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To help small firms and the self-employed to prepare for Brexit, the FSB has created an information hub. This is now live and is designed to provide business with and signpost them to practical information to help them get ready. To access the hub please click HERE

In addition to the information hub, the FSB has also recorded an informative webinar 'Brexit: What businesses need to know and how to prepare’

Added 29/10/19

Self-employed Support

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HMRC has updated its series of videos, webinars and online courses aimed at the self-employed. The resources cover registering for Self-Assessment, filing tax returns, handling expenses and a host of other subjects.  Please click HERE for more information.

Added 01/10/19

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

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

Added 05/9/19

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