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Crowborough Chamber News

Crowborough Business Expo Tuesday 31st March 2020
Crowborough Community Centre
10.00 am - 2.00 pm

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

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

Crowborough Chamber Networking Event

Crowborough Chamber

Tuesday 24th March from 5.30 pm.
StonesThrow Cowork, April Court, Sybron Way, Crowborough, TN6 3DZ

Our networking evenings are relaxed, no pressure events designed to allow businesses the chance to promote themselves and services to other companies as well as socialise with others in an informal atmosphere.

This event is open to both members and non members. Non members will be charged £5.  Please contact The Secretary if you wish to attend.

Thank you to Stonesthrow Community Working for joint hosting this event with The Chamber, for more information on their co working space please see their website HERE

Added 23/1/20

Recruitment know how for business owners

Thursday, January 30th at 12:00 pm GMT at Basepoint Crowborough - working lunch provided courtesy of Basepoint.

NatWest and IQ4 Business invite you to this free event on Recruitment Know-How for Business Owners

Discussing:

Designing the role, Marketing the role to attract the right people, Developing a robust & effective recruitment process, Interview tips and techniques, Dealing with conflict resolution in the workplace, Having a 5* induction

Chris Lyle of NatWest Bank will be sharing a short presentation on Mentor:

For more information please click HERE

Added 21/1/20

Hospices Of Hope’s Beer Tasting Event In Crowborough

Hospices of Hope

Crowborough Cross on Thursday 27th February at 7pm.

The charity has once again teamed up with local Sussex Brewery, Bedlam. The brewery will be introducing their products and offering everyone the chance to sample a variety of different beers.

Tickets cost £15 and include the tasting and a burger. Tickets can be booked through the charity’s website HERE.

Added 21/1/20

Acorns for CRUK - Sponsorship Request

Cancer Research UK

Acorns for CRUK are working hard to find sponsorship in the form of auction items, raffle prizes or help with wine for the table for their quiz evening due to be held in April at Fairwarp Village Hall.

If you are able to support the event please contact them through Twitter or Facebook or contact The Chamber Secretary for an email address.

Added 21/1/20

FREE Energy Audits and Energy Efficiency Grants for Businesses

The LoCASE programme is a unique opportunity for small to medium size businesses in East Sussex to improve their energy efficiency and overall performance.

With FREE energy audits and grant funding of up to £10,000, businesses can cut overheads, gain a competitive edge, and enhance the brand – improved energy efficiency means much more than just environmental benefits. Achieve all of this with support from Carbon Smart – selected by East Sussex County Council to deliver the LoCASE project.  For more information please click HERE

Added 14/1/20

East Sussex Funding News - January 2020

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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 14/1/20

New Member 2 Member Offer

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Davis Facilitator Elizabeth Shepherd is offering a discount of 10% to Chamber Members on any Davis Programme  - for adult or child.  For more information please see the Mastering Dyslexia listing on the membership page HERE

Chamber members benefit from exclusive 'Member to Member' offers adding considerable value to membership. Look out for the logo on the individual members listing pages for participating businesses.

To see a full list of current offers please click HERE.

Added 14/1/20

Growing with Confidence

Are you confident you understand the law about accepting returns and giving refunds?

Find out when you must offer a full refund and when you don't, what rights your online customers have and if you can ask your customer for a proof of purchase HERE

Added 12/12/19

Crowborough Chamber Supporting Charities

Chamber President Jeremy Woolger was delighted to present £500 to the Crowborough Branch of the Royal British Legion's Nigel Allison at the November Chamber meeting. The donation came from monies raised at the Fun Day & follows on from the £1,000 donated to Clued Up in Sept.

Photograph by Rober Bloxham

Added 21/11/19

Chamber Member Angela Ward Running The Brighton Marathon

Chamber member Angela Ward from Angela Ward Media is running the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 19 April 2020 in memory of her daughter, Naomi, who would have been 21 next year. Naomi died from the childhood cancer Neuroblastoma on 1 January 2004, less than a month after her 4th birthday, so Angela has decided to raise money for the charity Neuroblastoma UK, which is doing a huge amount to fund vital research, raise awareness and care for families.

If you felt you could support Angela, here's the all-important link: justgiving.com

Added 21/11/19

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

Federation of Small Businesses

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

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 11/10/19

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

FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards

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FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2020 are free to enter and are open to all small business owners and the self-employed. The Business & Product Innovation Award is where bold, new business models and innovative products delivering dramatic results can shine, those who are shortlisted will be invited to attend the prestigious award ceremony at The All England Jumping Course, Hickstead.

For more information and to enter please click HERE

Added 09/10/19

Business Basics Fund

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The third round of the Business Basics Fund is now open for Expressions of Interest.

The fund provides resources for trials which build evidence around how best to encourage smaller businesses to adopt productivity-boosting technology and management practices. Full information and how to apply can be found HERE.

Added 09/10/19

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

"Brexit Preparations" www.wealden.gov.uk

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

Added 05/9/19

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