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  • 30
  • May

NatWest Entrepreneur Meet Up

  • 13:00:pm - 16:00:pm
  • Entrepreneurial Spark.

NatWest’s Entrepreneur Meet Up, together with Entrepreneurial Spark will bring together the best Entrepreneurial talent, leading business experts and mentors across the ecosystem. Whether you're an entrepreneur who wants to learn more, an expert who is interested in mentoring entrepreneurs or someone who would like to network with like minded people, this event is for you.

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  • 06
  • Jun

Free Business Planning Workshop

  • 18:00:pm - 20:00:pm
  • Irwin Mitchell Office Belmont House.

Whether you’re starting out or looking to grow, listen to the experts and learn to write the best business plans! Speakers include experts in the field from solicitors,Irwin Mitchel, Coast to Capital Business Navigators and Business Doctor Chris Sowerby. Make the most of your time and stay for drinks and networking. Book your FREE place now: economic.development@crawley.gov.uk 01293 438519 https://crawleybusinessplanning.eventbrite.com

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  • 07
  • Jun

Meet the Buyers workshops

  • 09:30:am - 13:00:pm
  • Canon (UK) Ltd.

Pitching, Presentation and Networking: Capitalise on "Meet the Buyers" events Attendees of this seminar will benefit from expert advice on how to prepare for a meeting with a public or corporate buyer, how to improve and tailor your pitching skills to the business opportunity and how to build networking skills to ensure any 'down time' between buyer meetings is maximised.

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Construction Forum - Shoreham Port
  • 07
  • Jun

Construction Forum - Shoreham Port

  • 10:00:am - 12:30:pm
  • Shoreham Port.

SOLD OUT - Our next Construction Forum is being held at Shoreham Port, which is a thriving Commercial Port on the south coast. There will be a presentation by Tim Hague the Director of Property and Development. Tim has been responsible for the Port’s commercial property since joining Shoreham Port in 2010. Since 2017 he has been leading major development schemes and directing the future of the Port’s estate. This event includes a boat trip around the harbour.

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Business Networking Lunch - June
  • 08
  • Jun

Business Networking Lunch - June

  • 12:00:pm - 14:30:pm
  • University of Chichester.

Meet potential customers at our June Business Networking Lunch at the University of Chichester (Bognor Regis campus). Our first guest speaker for this event will be: Michel Leseure, Senior Lecturer - University of Chichester Business School Our second guest speaker will be: Rob Warwick, Reader in Management and Organisational Learning - University of Chichester A two course buffet lunch and there is payable car parking available. Please book your place today.

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  • 09
  • Jun

Plus Accounting - Business, Tax & VAT Advice Surgery – How can we help you?

  • 09:00:am - 16:45:pm
  • My Hotel.

Plus Accounting are offering free 45 minute advice sessions. These sessions are aimed at businesses wanting guidance and advice with regard to tax planning and VAT as well as the possible implications on the business owner's personal tax. For more information - please see the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/business-tax-vat-advice-surgery-how-can-we-help-you-tickets-33584350697

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Evening Reception - Chandlers Brighton
  • 12
  • Jun

Evening Reception - Chandlers Brighton

  • 18:00:pm - 19:30:pm
  • Chandlers Garage Ltd.

Join us at the impressive showroom at Chandlers Garage in Portslade, Brighton for an evening reception and the unveiling of the new BMW 5 series. Come along - it’s a great way to meet new people and network. Drinks and canapés will be provided and there is a FREE PRIZE DRAW, so bring plenty of business cards. Come along - it’s a great way to meet new people and network. This is a FREE event so please book your place today.

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  • 14
  • Jun

Meet the Buyers workshops

  • 09:30:am - 12:30:pm
  • Denbies Wine Estate Ltd.

Effective Sales Processes & Practices (1) This seminar is being delivered by two Sussex based business owners; Tim Rylatt of ActionCOACH business coaching, and Henry Laker from marketing firm Growth by Design. The seminar will help businesses to refine their sales processes and practices using an understanding of the psychology of customers, how people buy and how your marketing and sales teams can respond to customer behaviours.

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  • 16
  • Jun

JOINT CHAMBER LUNCHEON 2017

  • 12:30:pm - 15:00:pm
  • Arora International Hotel.

Join Crawley & Gatwick Chamber of Commerce at the Arora Hotel on Friday 16th June. This is a great opportunity to meet other Chamber Members from around Surrey & Sussex The guest speakers: Henry Smith MP for Crawley Alison Addy – Gatwick Airport Head of Community Engagement Joint Chamber Lunch £35 per Ticket. (all bookings to be paid for in advance, closing date Fri 9th June 2017) For more information see the link below: http://crawleychamber.co.uk/joint-chamber-luncheon-

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Breakfast - The UK Water Market - Financial Planning & Data Management
  • 20
  • Jun

Breakfast - The UK Water Market - Financial Planning & Data Management

  • 08:00:am - 10:30:am
  • Buxted Park Hotel.

Meet potential customers at our June Business Networking Breakfast which is being held at the Buxted Park Hotel, Buxted. Our guest speaker for this event will be Mark Chipol – Managing Director – Eden Utilities. The water market in England and Wales is opening up to businesses in 2017. Matching what has happened in Scotland. What does this mean for businesses in Sussex (and beyond) and what can businesses do about it?

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An Exporting Journey of a Global Market Leader
  • 21
  • Jun

An Exporting Journey of a Global Market Leader

  • 08:00:am - 10:30:am
  • Barnsgate Manor.

Join us at our next Sussex International Trade Forum at Barnsgate Manor, Uckfield. We are delighted to announce that our guest speaker will be Matt Kemp, Sales and Marketing Director at Scentifica. Scientifica currently exports to 44 countries around the world, making up 75% of their sales. These sales have grown four-fold in the last five years. Please book your place to hear more about this inspiring exporting company. Continental Breakfast will be served and there is FREE car park

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  • 22
  • Jun

BUSINESS PULSE NETWORKING RACE DAY - LINGFIELD PARK RACECOURSE

  • 15:45:pm - 21:30:pm
  • Lingfield Park.

Business Pulse Networking Race Day in aid of Dame Vera Lynn Children's Charity Please book tickets before 28th April 2017, as hospitality numbers need to be confirmed with Lingfield Race Course by then, and a maximum of 80 tickets can only be sold...A percentage of each ticket sold will go directly to the Charity. Price per Person - £114 inc. VAT per person. Please see the following link for more information: http://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/article/business-pulse-networking

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Influencing economic growth in Sussex - June
  • 23
  • Jun

Influencing economic growth in Sussex - June

  • 09:00:am - 11:30:am
  • The Hove Club.

This event will offer you the opportunity to raise your concerns via The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) with Westminster, Whitehall and in Brussels. Working together with the chamber network, the BCC works with decision-makers to influence policy decisions ensuring the interests of businesses are represented. Our guest speaker for this event will be: Peter Kyle - MP - Hove & Portslade More information will follow shortly. Please book your place today.

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  • 24
  • Jun

Midsummer Ball - A Night at the Musicals

  • 18:30:pm - 23:55:pm
  • Hilton Brighton Metropole.

We are delighted to announce that Chailey Heritage Foundation has been selected as one of the beneficiary charities for The Midsummer Ball – A Night at the Musicals, a fantastic event being held at Hilton Brighton Metropole on Saturday 24th June. Please see the link for more details: http://www.chf.org.uk/MidsummerBall2017.html

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Business Leaders Conference - June
  • 29
  • Jun

Business Leaders Conference - June

  • 12:00:pm - 18:00:pm
  • Jury's Inn Brighton Waterfront Hotel.

We are pleased to announce our inspirational speakers for this conference will be: • Roger Black MBE • Angela Lamont • Anthony Stears To hear these inspiring and thought provoking presentations, book your place today. If you are booking more than one place there are discounts available. Buffet lunch is included at this event.

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Grow Your Connections - July
  • 04
  • Jul

Grow Your Connections - July

  • 08:30:am - 10:30:am
  • The Brickwall Hotel.

Join us at our informal monthly purely networking event. These events are designed to give you a regular opportunity to meet other businesses, share best practice, grow your connections and widen your own network of customers and suppliers. Continental Breakfast will be available. Please book your place today.

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  • 06
  • Jul

Business & Education Summit

  • 09:00:am - 17:00:pm
  • etc. venues.

We think it is vital to increase collaboration between the business community and education providers to improve young people’s transition from schools, colleges and universities into the workplace. The Business and Education Summit is an inspirational and interactive forum to explore these issues and provides the opportunity for delegates to make new connections and engage with latest best practice through expert speakers, panel debates and informative breakout sessions.

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  • 07
  • Jul

Meet the Buyers workshops

  • 09:30:am - 12:30:pm
  • East Sussex National Resort.

Effective Sales Processes & Practices (2) This seminar is being delivered by Sussex based business owner Tim Rylatt of ActionCOACH business coaching, and Joanna Storer from marketing firm Growth by Design. The seminar will help businesses to refine their sales processes and practices using an understanding of the psychology of customers, how people buy and how your marketing and sales teams can respond to customer behaviours.

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Business Networking Lunch - Overview & outlook for the UK economy
  • 11
  • Jul

Business Networking Lunch - Overview & outlook for the UK economy

  • 12:00:pm - 14:30:pm
  • Holiday Inn.

Meet potential customers at our Business Networking Lunch, our speaker for this event is Florence Hubert - Deputy Agent for Central Southern England - Bank of England. Florence will discuss recent developments in the UK economy and the Monetary Policy Committee’s forecasts for economic growth and inflation. She’ll explain what that is expected to mean for interest rates, and answer questions on that or other economic topics. A buffet lunch is included, so please book your place today.

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British Gold Cup Open Polo Championship & Summer Buffet
  • 19
  • Jul

British Gold Cup Open Polo Championship & Summer Buffet

  • 11:30:am - 17:00:pm
  • Cowdray Park Golf Club.

Following last year’s successful event, we are pleased to announce we have secured a number of tickets for this year’s Jaeger-LeCoultre Gold Cup Semi-Finals. A delicious Summer Buffet Lunch will be served at Cowdray Park Golf Club, together with an enjoyable afternoon watching the Semi-Finals. If you would like to book to attend this event please either book online or alternatively, please email debbie.grundy@sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk and Debbie will be pleased to arrange this for

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Food and Beverage Forum - July
  • 25
  • Jul

Food and Beverage Forum - July

  • 15:00:pm - 17:00:pm
  • Crowne Plaza.

Join us for our Food and Beverage Forum, which is being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Gatwick Airport. Our first guest speaker for this event will be Sam French - The Gingerbread Man from Sam's Kitchen. Sam is an award winning young entrepreneur behind Sam's kitchen, who produce gingerbread men that wear fashionable clothes. Our second guest speaker will be confirmed shortly. Light refreshments will be available. Please book your place today.

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Business Networking Breakfast - July
  • 26
  • Jul

Business Networking Breakfast - July

  • 08:00:am - 10:30:am
  • Random Hall.

Join us for our July Networking Breakfast at Random Hall, Slinfold, West Sussex. Our guest speaker for this event will be Sophie Scragg – Senior Community Outreach Officer from The Houses of Parliament. Are you influential? Get your voice heard in the UK Parliament . A full English buffet breakfast will be available and there is FREE car parking.

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Speed Networking with Local Chambers
  • 02
  • Aug

Speed Networking with Local Chambers

  • 12:00:pm - 14:30:pm
  • Hilton Avisford Park Hotel.

Speed Networking with local Chambers – Sussex Chamber, Bognor Regis Chamber, Chichester Chamber, Brighton Chamber and Worthing and Adur Chamber. Make new contacts quickly, expand your business, have fun! Always a hit and back by popular demand and now expanded to 5 Chambers ............ We are pleased to invite you to this cross-Chamber event for 2017 which offers networking with a difference. Book Now as spaces are limited and we expect this to sell out quickly!

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Business Networking Breakfast - August
  • 16
  • Aug

Business Networking Breakfast - August

  • 08:00:am - 10:30:am
  • Cisswood House Hotel.

Join us for our August Business Networking Breakfast at the Cisswood House Hotel, Horsham. Our guest speaker will be Alison Addy - Planning & Stakeholder Engagement Manager, from Gatwick Airport Ltd. More information will follow shortly. A Full English breakfast is included. FREE car parking is also available. Please book your place today.

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Wine and The Global Market
  • 18
  • Aug

Wine and The Global Market

  • 15:30:pm - 18:00:pm
  • Ridgeview Wine Estate.

Ridgeview was established in 1995 by the Roberts family in the South Downs of England dedicated to producing the highest quality sparkling wine from traditional Champagne varieties and methods. This event includes: • A brief introduction and the history of Ridgeview • A vineyard tour including a tour of the state-of-art winery and equipment • An insight into the sparkling wine process • Tasting of the current releases and appetisers Places are strictly limited for this event.

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Business Networking Lunch - August
  • 30
  • Aug

Business Networking Lunch - August

  • 12:00:pm - 14:30:pm
  • Stanmer House.

Join us for our August Business Networking Lunch at Stanmer House, Stanmer Village, Brighton. Our guest speaker for this event will be announced shortly. A two course buffet lunch and FREE car parking is available. Please book your place today.

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Putting for Success
  • 13
  • Sep

Putting for Success

  • 08:30:am - 11:30:am
  • Mid Sussex Golf Club.

Fancy yourself as the next Henrik Stenson? Or perhaps you are new to the game. Come and join us at our next Above Par Golf Networking event being held at the beautiful Mid Sussex Golf Course, Ditchling. All handicaps are welcome, beginners through to scratch. Don’t be afraid to book, players will be matched according to their ability. This event includes a full English breakfast and 9 holes of Golf. Please book your place today.

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A Telemarketing Masterclass
  • 19
  • Sep

A Telemarketing Masterclass

  • 12:00:pm - 17:00:pm
  • The Kings Church.

This workshop will be led by Anthony Stears aka "The Telephone Assassin". Anthony will show you how to generate great leads over the phone with ease, and will cure any feeling of “phone phobia”. Everyone is given special attention throughout the afternoon to ensure each participant makes a significant breakthrough when it comes to making calls. It will be an interactive afternoon of learning and experience but be prepared to laugh at yourself and accept some of your demons.

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Member's Summer BBQ
  • 22
  • Sep

Member's Summer BBQ

  • 16:00:pm - 19:30:pm
  • Lindfield Golf Club.

Come along and join the staff and fellow member's of the Sussex Chamber of Commerce for a delicious BBQ at the Lindfield Golf Club. This is a great networking opportunity to meet the staff and network socially with other member's. There is a charge of £10.00 + vat per person, which covers the cost of a soft drink, the BBQ, dessert and Tea/Coffee (please note Vegetarians will be catered for). Please book your place today and make this a great social occasion.

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Grow Your Connections - September
  • 26
  • Sep

Grow Your Connections - September

  • 09:00:am - 11:00:am
  • Look & Sea Centre.

Join us for our Grow Your Connections event, at the Look and Sea Visitor Centre overlooking Littlehampton harbour. These events are designed to give you a regular opportunity to meet other businesses, share best practice, grow your connections and widen your own network of customers and suppliers. Come along - it’s a great way to meet new people and network. Please book your place today, a Continental breakfast is included. There is payable car parking nearby.

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  • 05
  • Oct

Brighton Business Expo

  • 10:00:am - 16:00:pm
  • Brighton Racecourse.

Exhibiting at our Expos will give you the opportunity to: • Generate genuine leads for your products and services • Boost your business and brand visibility locally and regionally • Access all types of businesses, from sole-traders to large corporations • Build your database of local business contacts • Network with other Exhibitors • Plus, fill your diary with high quality appointments Further information contact mike@monkmarketing.com Tel: 01273 286133

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Business Networking Breakfast - October
  • 10
  • Oct

Business Networking Breakfast - October

  • 08:00:am - 10:30:am
  • Hydro Hotel.

Join us for our October Business Networking Breakfast which is being held at The Hydro Hotel, Eastbourne,. The hotel has one of the finest sea views in Eastbourne. Our Guest Speaker for this event is Ian Fletcher-Price CEO at Posturite (UK) Ltd. Ian founded Posturite in 1991, and currently employs 185 staff. More information will follow on Ian's presentation shortly. There is payable car parking along the seafront. A full English buffet breakfast will be available.

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Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers
  • 18
  • Oct

Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers

  • 09:00:am - 18:00:pm
  • Arora International Hotel.

Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers brings local, regional and national buyers together with local businesses in the region. Now in our 17th year, Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers creates new business for those that take part. Over £22.5m of business is estimated to have been created since 2010 In 2017, there will be more than 2,000 sales meetings at the Meet the Buyers event in October

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Business Networking Lunch & AGM
  • 26
  • Oct

Business Networking Lunch & AGM

  • 12:00:pm - 14:30:pm
  • Hilton Avisford Park Hotel.

Meet potential customers at our Business Networking Lunch and AGM at Avisford Park, Arundel. We are delighted to announce our guest speaker for this event is Dr Adam Marshall. Adam was appointed Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce in October 2016. His principal role is to represent and champion the interests of accredited Chambers of Commerce and their tens of thousands of business members – covering every size and sector of business, and employing over five million peo

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Premier Member's Gala DInner
  • 03
  • Nov

Premier Member's Gala DInner

  • 18:30:pm - 23:55:pm
  • Hilton London Gatwick Airport Hotel.

A date for your diary We are delighted to announce that our Premier Member's Gala Dinner is being held at The Hilton London Gatwick Airport Hotel. Please note, each Premier Member is entitled to four places at this Black Tie event. More information will be available shortly.

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  • 16
  • Nov

Sussex Economic Forum 2017 - Gala Dinner

  • 18:30:pm - 23:00:pm
  • Hilton Brighton Metropole.

This two-day conference will open on Thursday 16th November 2017 at the Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel with the Gala Business Dinner. The keynote speaker will be one of UK’s top business magnate, investor and philanthropist, the dinner will include several cabinet politicians, local MP’s, heads of the local county councils, chambers of commerce and many of the top local businesses. Please see the link for more information: :http://sussexeconomicforum.com

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  • 17
  • Nov

Sussex Economic Forum 2017

  • 07:30:am - 17:45:pm
  • Hilton Brighton Metropole.

Sussex is a vibrant county with a rapidly growing population offering great business opportunities with great strength in construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, retail, tourism and shipping. Sussex is home to one of the busiest airports in the UK that at present help take over 41 million passengers to 220 destinations every year. Please see the link for more information: http://sussexeconomicforum.com

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Grow Your Connections - November
  • 22
  • Nov

Grow Your Connections - November

  • 08:00:am - 10:00:am
  • Sussex Downs College.

Join us for our Grow Your Connections event, at Sussex Downs College, Lewes. These events are designed to give you a regular opportunity to meet other businesses, share best practice, grow your connections and widen your own network of customers and suppliers. Come along - it’s a great way to meet new people and network. Please book your place today, a Continental breakfast is included. There is FREE car parking available.

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Business Networking Breakfast - November
  • 28
  • Nov

Business Networking Breakfast - November

  • 08:00:am - 10:30:am
  • Field Place Manor House.

Join us for our November Business Networking Breakfast at Field Place Manor House, Worthing. Our guest speaker for this event will be announced shortly. A full English Buffet breakfast will be available at this venue and there is FREE car parking. Please book your place today.

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