Peacehaven & District Chamber of Commerce is a thriving modern membership organisation and is the responsible voice of business in the local area.
Run by business owners for business owners, the Chamber is the only organisation in Peacehaven, Telscombe Cliffs and East Saltdean committed to promoting the interests of the local business community. By joining the Chamber, your business voice is heard. Find out more.
Lewes & District Enterprise Expo
The Lewes & District Enterprise Expo – LDEX – will be held at Lewes Town Hall on Thursday, March 20, from 10am to 4pm.
This B2B event will have two full exhibition halls with 79 different businesses represented. In addition, the council chamber will be the venue for a series of talks and seminars on subjects as diverse as innovation and ingredients for success.
Entry for visitors is free, with just a small charge for the afternoon’s speed networking run by Sussex Business Bureau.
It is advisable to register on the LDEX website at www.lewesenterprise.co.uk, especially to attend a talk and essential to participate in the speed networking.
Make a name for yourself with the Chamber Members’ Directory
Planned for the spring is a Peacehaven & District Chamber of Commerce Members’ Directory. Ten thousand will be printed and it is planned they will be distributed to every home in Peacehaven and Telscombe Cliffs.
Each member will be listed and there will be a brief description of their business plus their contact details. You have to be a member of the Chamber to be included in the directory and we feel this publication will add even more value for money to your membership.
For us to produce, print and distribute this publication it will cost around £2,200 and we are looking for members to help the Chamber mitigate some of the costs by taking a page of advertising.
Each full page of advertising will be just £250 with the Chamber picking up the rest of the production and distribution costs.
Find out more from Phil Merry at Focus Media on 01273 583879 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bumper night of networking
The Alliance of Chambers in East Sussex – known as ACES – is holding a joint Sussex chambers networking event at Cooden Beach Hotel, Bexhill-on-Sea, on Tuesday, March 25, from 6pm to 8pm.
The event will be hosted by the owner of the hotel, James Kimber, who is also president of Bexhill Chamber of Commerce. The speaker will be Monsieur Thomas Philippe, KPMG regional manager for Northern France, who will talk about business links between East Sussex and his region.
The event is free to ACES members which include all Peacehaven Chamber members. Numbers are limited. To find out more and book a place, click here.
Free digital skills course
Sussex Downs College is offering a free 13-week course to small businesses who want to improve their web-based image and also produce high-quality print images.
The course will help delegates get to grips with manipulating digital photos and learn how to use Photoshop and Illustrator. The course is two-hour sessions twice a week in Lewes.
You will be able to meet other like-minded business people who want to promote their brands, work on a creative project for your business and gain a qualification in graphic design.
You can start as soon as you like.
To find out more or register email email@example.com
Masterclass in innovation
Pera Training is hosting free masterclasses in Brighton on March 17 and May 19 and Chamber members are offered the opportunity to attend to learn about training available for eligible SMEs with fewer than 250 staff. Employees must be aged 19 or over and working a minimum of eight hours a week.
The masterclasses will give a taste of the fully funded training available to eligible SME businesses through the European-funded Skills Support for the Workforce programme and will provide useful information on how innovation and creativity through leadership and management can enable business growth.
The Skills programme gives an opportunity for employed individuals to update their skills and knowledge and for SME employers to plug their skills gap at no extra cost.
To register, go to the website www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/innovation-in-action-pera-training-5870859343
Further details are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
MP speaks at Breakfast Club
Mr Kirby, MP for Brighton Kemptown, spoke about Government initiatives, his campaign for a new hospital in Brighton and answered questions about MPs’ pay, the fire service strikes and the horrors of rail commuting.
Seahaven Business Awards
Nominations are now open for the Seahaven Business Awards 2014 being presented by Peacehaven Chamber in conjunction with Newhaven Chamber of Commerce and Seaford Chamber of Commerce.
The awards, now bigger and better than ever, recognise businesses which have shown tremendous commitment, innovation and success over the past year.
Nominations are free.
Find out more by clicking here or on the link on the left of the page.
Shopping in Peacehaven
More than 30 Chamber members, retailers and business people attended the Chamber’s first Shopping in Peacehaven event.
The event at the Meridian Centre was organised by the Chamber’s recently appointed business ambassador, Nigel Enever, and jointly sponsored by Chamber members Focus Media and Jarlands Estates. It was chaired by Gary Maskell and featured three speakers who discussed the current retailing situation in the town.
Town Clerk Kevin Kingston gave a trading overview and reported on a meeting he had had with the Co-op regarding its plans for the Meridian Centre. The next speaker was Richard Pyne, a partner in Stiles Harold Williams, which is responsible for lettings in the Meridian Centre, and the meeting concluded with Rob Blackman, Lewes District Council cabinet member with responsibility for business development and tourism in the area.
“I am most impressed by the enthusiasm and vision of the Chamber over the last year. The Chamber has a key role to play in bringing businesses together in these difficult times providing a voice for business, but also to encourage local purchasing and supply.RICHARD EXCELL, EXCELL DESIGN Find out more
This is a vital and essential organisation for any local businesses.”