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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

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

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

Wealden Chambers Summer BBQ

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

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

Business Workshop Programme Free Taster Session

Pro Actions

Thursday 5th March 8:00 – 10:00 Basepoint Enterprise Centre

A Pro-actions Business Workshop Programme is like having your own board of directors; a pool of experienced colleagues there to help you, guide you and assist you in growing your business. This Business Workshop free taster session will explain what the programme includes and how it can help you and your business and will include some of the programme content and exercises for you work through.

For more information and to book please see click HERE or call Leon Banks on 07818 061189 or Mike Wenham on 07712 002920

Added 03/2/20

Basepoint B2B - Networking Event

Pro Actions

Tuesday, 25 February 07:30 am – 9:00 am
Basepoint Enterprise Centre

Guest speaker Chris Dowling

Basepoint B2B Networking events are free to attend. Tea, coffee and a touch of breakfast will all be provided free of charge.

Chris Dowling is business consultant and mentor with over 35 years of hands-on business experience.  He will providing a free question and answer session for start-ups and business owners.

For more information and to book please click HERE

Added 20/02/20

East Sussex Marketing Expo

Crowborough Chamber

5th March, 2020
Uckfield Civic Centre, Uckfield TN22 1AE

Early Bird Conference:
7:30am - 9:30am - £11+VAT Per Person - Guests
Business Tradeshow: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Venue: Uckfield Civic Centre, Uckfield TN22 1AE

For more information and to book please click HERE

Added 10/2/20

East Sussex Funding News - February 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 10/2/20

Are you ready for 2020? – Finance Workshop Crowborough

Business East Sussex

19th February 9:00 am - 12:00 pm StonesThrow Cowork, Crowborough

This free workshop brought to you by the Business East Sussex team will help you understand how to benefit from improved cashflow, reduced stress and the best options to fund your business growth in the new decade.

For more information and to book please click HERE

Added 6/2/20

Are you ready for 2020? - People/HR Workshop

Business East Sussex

4th March 9:00 am - 12:00 pm StonesThrow Cowork, Crowborough

This free workshop brought to you by leading local HR experts will not only help you understand how to recruit, retain and develop the best staff for your business, but, also to think about and define what are the skills and talent that you need to drive your business to success in the new decade.

For more information and to book please click HERE

Added 6/2/20

Are you ready for 2020? - Marketing Workshop

Business East Sussex

25th March 9:00 am - 12:00 pm StonesThrow Cowork, Crowborough

This free workshop brought to you by marketing expert Gavin McWhirter of Digital Islands will help you to lay the foundations of a successful marketing strategy and plan that will allow you to access and benefit from the opportunities that come with change.

For more information and to book please click HERE

Added 6/2/20

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

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

New Member 2 Member Offer

Member 2 Member

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

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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