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Sussex Chamber of Commerce business networking events brings you face to face with some of the brightest business minds both counties has to offer. Build your connections through our 100+ annual events which will get you shaking hands with the right people.

 

At the Sussex Chamber, we realise that now more than ever our role in supporting and leading businesses to grow is of vital importance. To inform and drive the growth of Sussex businesses, we are pleased to offer the following events in order for you to grow your business connections.

 

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Business Networking Breakfast

07:30 AM - 09:15 AMThe Highlands Inn

Join like-minded local businesses for a networking breakfast – open to both Chamber members and non-members alike.

We return to the popular Highlands Inn for a cooked breakfast on Friday 23 August. Some networking stops over the holiday months but not everyone is away during the school holidays!

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Economic Update

08:00 AM - 10:30 AMChichester Yacht Club Ltd

Our guest speaker for this event will be Cllr Louise Goldsmith, West Sussex County Council

Louise Goldsmith is the Leader of West Sussex County Council, and portfolio holder for the economy. The County Council is committed to helping to create the conditions for businesses to thrive. The session will provide an update on the County Council’s key plans, initiatives and activities to support economic growth and local businesses.


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Connect with Sussex Chamber - Non-Members only - Burgess Hill

09:00 AM - 10:30 AMSussex Chamber of Commerce

Can you spare some time to meet Richard from our Membership Executive Team?

Would you benefit from meeting leading businesses from across Sussex at our networking events?

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Clean Growth UK - Profitnet First Session

09:30 AM - 12:30 PMUniversity of Brighton

First session: 10 September 2019, Brighton It’s lonely at the top. As a business leader you make decisions that can shape your future every day. How do you know you’re on the right path? Profitnet is a business growth programme developed by the University of Brighton that provides you with a group of peers – seasoned business leaders just like you – to bounce ideas off, share challenges and work out solutions, together.

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Clean Growth UK - Strategy on a Page

09:30 AM - 17:00 PMUniversity of Brighton

Every business needs a strategy, particularly when you’re growing. At this workshop, you’ll get the opportunity to pause and reflect on what you and your business have achieved so far, and work out what you want to move forward with. Under the guidance of experienced business advisors, you’ll distil your business strategy onto one page using the BGI Strategy on a Page canvas. The end result will be clarity on your next steps and a crystal-clear plan that you can communicate easily to your team, stakeholders and investors.

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Going for Growth: UK company growth strategies to 2021

12:00 PM - 14:30 PMBuxted Park Hotel

Join us at our networking lunch which is being held at the Buxted Park Hotel.

Our guest speaker for this event will be Jake Standing - Kreston Reeves

Jake will talk about the results of Kreston Reeves nationwide research project which explores the hopes and aspirations of businesses towards growth. He will discuss how privately owned UK businesses grow, the barriers to growth they encounter and where they are looking to expand.


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Stratus Coaching Ltd - From red to blue: performing under pressure

08:30 AM - 11:00 AMHotel Du Vin

During the session we will have a look at mental health and what we can do in the workplace to support people from surviving to thriving.

In business, sport and education high performers thrive on pressure. But no matter how good we are, have a threshold. Things can overwhelm us, and it’s hard to focus on anything at all let alone prioritise. It can feel like everything is beyond our control. In this short session we will cover some tools that can help you to deal with the pressures, stresses and challenges of everyday life. Helping you learn and improve some fundamental mental skills. This tried and tested formula called Red2Blue has helped people in the boardroom and the sports field stay on task and perform to the highest level. Red2Blue will help you think clearly, feel in control and perform under pressure providing the Structure, Skillset and Mindset that increase your threshold for pressure and allow you to perform at your best.

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South East Counties TMA group

16:30 PM - 19:30 PMIrwin Mitchell

This event is the first for the South East Counties region.

It will be a great opportunity for those operating within the turnaround community in Kent, Surrey and Sussex to meet and network with your contacts.

The guest speaker for the evening will be Phil Eckersley - Bank of England

Phil’s presentation will be “An off the record look at the UK economy, drawing on the most recent Bank of England Inflation Report, published in early August 2019"

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Free Custom Knee Open Evening - hosted by BMI Goring Hall Hospital

19:00 PM - 20:00 PMBMI Healthcare

If you’re looking for more information on knee pain, join us for a free talk hosted by Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr James Lewis, on Thursday 19th September at BMI Goring Hall Hospital.

This is a great opportunity to speak directly to our consultants, ask questions and receive helpful advice.

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The value of niching your business and why it will improve profitability by Plus Accounting

09:00 AM - 10:30 AMMy Hotel

Join us on 24 September for our Workshop 'The value of niching your business and why it will improve profitability'

Are you a sole trader, freelancer or growing business that wants to be heard in a crowded market?

We look at how niching can help you look different to your competition and to be more visible to your target customers.

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Connect with Sussex Chamber - Non-Members only - Eastbourne

09:00 AM - 11:00 AMHydro Hotel

Can you spare some time to meet Richard from our Membership Executive Team?

Would you benefit from meeting leading businesses from across Sussex at our networking events?

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Clean Growth Innovation - Two Day Workshop - Day 1

09:30 AM - 16:30 PMThe Kings Church

Tuesday 24th September and Wednesday 23rd October 2019

This free two-day workshop delivered in conjunction with Green Growth Platform, will give you an insight into what the opportunities are in your business, and how to implement them.

Growth Innovation is the development of any new and improved product, process, business model or service that reduces your impact on the environment.

Reducing your environmental impact isn’t just about protecting the planet for future generations. It drives down costs, increases profits, improves employee morale and gives your marketing a new angle.

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Construction Forum - September

06:45 AM - 09:00 AMThe South of England Showground

Join us for our Construction Forum taking place prior to the South East Construction Expo 2019.

Guest Speakers

Tim Norwood - Director of Corporate Affairs, Planning and Sustainability - Gatwick Airport

Michaela Wain - BBC Apprentice Runner Up 2017

Owner of Design and Build UK, Vantage Utility Connections,  
We Connect Construction and 3D Custom Coverings 

There will be a Full English Buffet Breakfast available and FREE car parking.

Please book your place either online or by calling the office on 01444 259259.


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South East Construction Expo 2019

09:00 AM - 22:00 PMThe South of England Showground

South East Construction Expo 2019 is the Premier Exhibition and Conference which will help to build and maintain long-term business relationships with business leaders across the construction industry.

Construction Expo is an innovative business-to-business event, dedicated to the construction sector that brings together clients, contractors, developers, consultants and other related industries across the UK.

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Connect with Sussex Chamber - Non-Members only - Burgess Hill

09:00 AM - 11:00 AMSussex Chamber of Commerce

Can you spare some time to meet Richard from our Membership Executive Team?

Would you benefit from meeting leading businesses from across Sussex at our networking events?

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Self Assessment & Personal Tax Surgery by Plus Accounting

09:00 AM - 16:45 PMPlus Accounting Chartered Accountants

Description Plus Accounting are offering free 45 minute advice sessions.

We are holding a one day Personal Tax Surgery at Preston Park House on Friday 4 October between 9.00am and 4.45pm.

These sessions are open to everyone and if you have a friend, family member or colleague that you think would benefit from one of these, please pass on our details.

If you or someone you know would like to arrange a session with us, please book today.

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Connect with Sussex Chamber - East Grinstead

09:30 AM - 11:30 AMJubilee Community Centre

Can you spare some time to meet Richard from our Membership Executive Team?

Would you benefit from meeting leading businesses from across Sussex at our networking events?

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Stratus Coaching Ltd - World Mental Health day

08:45 AM - 12:30 PMMy Hotel

As part of a World Mental Health day this workshop is aimed at Directors, Business Leaders and HR professionals whose priority is people in the workplace and who have a responsibility for their wellbeing.

The session will look at mental health and wellbeing, identifying how productivity and results can be improved by focusing on employee wellbeing. We have an amazing line up of speakers and presenters tackling the subject from different angles. The day includes breakout sessions and plenty of time for questions and networking with other delegates. All proceeds from the event will go to Albion In The Community, the official charity of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club improving the health and wellbeing, education and the aspirations of our community.

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Connect with Sussex Chamber - Non-Members only - Hastings

10:00 AM - 12:00 PMHastings Centre

Can you spare some time to meet Richard from our Membership Executive Team?

Would you benefit from meeting leading businesses from across Sussex at our networking events?

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Clean Growth Innovation - Two Day Workshop - Day 2

09:30 AM - 16:30 PMThe Kings Church

Tuesday 24th September and Wednesday 23rd October 2019

This free two-day workshop delivered in conjunction with Green Growth Platform, will give you an insight into what the opportunities are in your business, and how to implement them.

Clean Growth Innovation is the development of any new and improved product, process, business model or service that reduces your impact on the environment.

Reducing your environmental impact isn’t just about protecting the planet for future generations. It drives down costs, increases profits, improves employee morale and gives your marketing a new angle.


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Grow Your Connections - Harwoods Land Rover Jaguar

18:00 PM - 19:30 PMHarwoods Jaguar Land Rover Crawley

Join us at this informal 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.

Come along - it’s a great way to meet new people and network.


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When Business Thrives People and Communities Thrive Too

08:00 AM - 10:30 AMMercure Brighton Seafront Hotel

Join us for our Networking Breakfast and find out how your company can benefit by having a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy

Our speaker for this event will be Peter Ackland – CEO - Charity Kangaroos

Many companies have a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy – find out why you should

Find out what your company needs to do to benefit from an active CSR programme

Be clear about the advantages to your company of CSR programmes

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Stratus Coaching Ltd - Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

09:00 AM - 17:00 PMHotel Du Vin

The course is a comprehensive and world class course that will teach your employees:

•  About the different types of mental health disorders

•  Skills to help a colleague who may be suffering with their mental health such as non-judgemental listening

•  What help and support there is in place to help someone who is struggling

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Maximise Your Membership - Members Only

08:00 AM - 11:00 AMThe Kings Church

To help ensure you are getting the most from your membership, we are pleased to announce we are holding a Maximise Your Membership event at The King’s Church, Victoria Road, Burgess Hill.

This event is ideal for members who:

Would like to meet the Sussex Chamber team to ensure you are taking advantage of every available opportunity that your Chamber membership offers?

Would like to meet and network with other Chamber members in a relaxed environment?

Would like to understand the products and services available with your Chamber membership?

Would like to meet the third-party suppliers behind some of the Chamber benefits and services e.g. AA, AXA, Moneycorp, Quest and Westfield Health?


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Connect with Sussex Chamber - Non-Members only - Burgess Hill

09:00 AM - 10:30 AMSussex Chamber of Commerce

Can you spare some time to meet Richard from our Membership Executive Team?

Would you benefit from meeting leading businesses from across Sussex at our networking events?

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Clean Growth Innovation - Two Day Workshop - Day 1

09:30 AM - 16:30 PMAldingbourne Trust

Thursday 7th November and Thursday 5th December

This free two-day workshop delivered in conjunction with Green Growth Platform, will give you an insight into what the opportunities are in your business, and how to implement them.

Clean Growth Innovation is the development of any new and improved product, process, business model or service that reduces your impact on the environment.


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Business Networking Lunch and AGM

12:00 PM - 14:30 PMHoliday Inn London-Gatwick Airport

We are delighted to announce our AGM is being held at the Holiday Inn, Gatwick.

Our guest speaker will be: Adam Marshall Director General, British Chambers of Commerce.

This event includes a buffet lunch. Please book your place online or call the office on 01444 259259.

 

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Connect with Sussex Chamber - Non-Members Only - Brighton

09:30 AM - 11:30 AMThe Sportsman

Can you spare some time to meet Richard from our Membership Executive Team?

Would you benefit from meeting leading businesses from across Sussex at our networking events?

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Economic Update by HSBC

14:00 PM - 17:00 PMHoliday Inn London-Gatwick Airport

This Economic Update event is brought to you in partnership with and sponsored by HSBC.

People and businesses in the UK have been living with uncertainty for several years. So how is the economy bearing up under the strain, and what are the future prospects and the implications for exchange rates and interest rates.

Our keynote speaker will be Mark Berrisford-Smith – Head of Economics for HSBC’s commercial banking business in the UK.


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Connect with Sussex Chamber - Non-Members only - Burgess Hill

09:00 AM - 10:30 AMSussex Chamber of Commerce

Can you spare some time to meet Richard from our Membership Executive Team?

Would you benefit from meeting leading businesses from across Sussex at our networking events?

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Connect with Sussex Chamber - Non-Members only - Uckfield

09:00 AM - 11:00 AMBridge Cottage Heritage Centre

Can you spare some time to meet Richard from our Membership Executive Team?<

Would you benefit from meeting leading businesses from across Sussex at our networking events?

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Clean Growth Workshop - Two Day Workshop - Day 2

09:30 AM - 16:30 PMAldingbourne Trust

Thursday 7th November and Thursday 5th December

This free two-day workshop delivered in conjunction with Green Growth Platform, will give you an insight into what the opportunities are in your business, and how to implement them.

Clean Growth Innovation is the development of any new and improved product, process, business model or service that reduces your impact on the environment.

Reducing your environmental impact isn’t just about protecting the planet for future generations. It drives down costs, increases profits, improves employee morale and gives your marketing a new angle.

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Christmas Lunch

12:00 PM - 14:30 PMAshdown Park Hotel & Country Club

Join us for our Christmas Lunch which is being held at the Ashdown Park Hotel and Country Club.

This is a great opportunity to relax and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

A two course lunch is included followed by Tea/Coffee and mince pies.

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