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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 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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Explore Membership - Non Members Only - 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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Business Networking Breakfast – Mental Health & Wellbeing at Work

08:00 AM - 10:30 AMCrowne Plaza Felbridge

Join us after the Christmas festivities at our first networking event of 2020.

Our guest speaker will be Anna Golawski - Stratus Coaching Ltd

Please bring plenty of business cards as there will be time for networking.

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Business Networking Lunch – Championing Female Entrepreneurs

12:00 PM - 14:30 PMBrighton Racecourse

The UK has one of the most vibrant entrepreneurial communities in the world, but only one in three of our entrepreneurs is female - we need to be more ambitious and find ways to unlock the huge untapped potential. The launch of the Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship provides the routes for how we, business, public sector and Government, can achieve this together. 

Speakers


Vicky Stevens - Coast to Capital Banker in Residence - Vicky is extremely passionate about supporting female entrepreneurs and she is delighted to have been given the exciting opportunity to work on this secondment project with Coast to Capital. 
Martin Carruthers - Access to Finance Growth Manager - Grant Thornton - will give an update on funding opportunities.
Gareth Sear – The Business Hot House Programme Manager – University of Chichester – will talk about the exciting new £11m part EU funded business support programme.



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Understanding the basics of Digital Bookkeeping (29/01)

09:00 AM - 10:30 AMMy Hotel

Join us on 29 January for our workshop ‘Understanding the basics of Digital Bookkeeping’.


About this Event As a small business owner understanding the financial position of your business is extremely important. In order to do so, you need to be aware of the basics of accounting and bookkeeping and in this workshop, Emma Hardwick from our Plus Advisory team will demonstrate how digital accounting software, such as Xero can be used to help achieve this.

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New Members Welcome Breakfast

08:30 AM - 10:00 AMSussex Chamber of Commerce

FREE event for New Members Only

This breakfast event will be hosted by Ana Christie our CEO and our Membership Team. Aimed at providing a better understanding of your membership and finding out more about the work of Your Chamber. Networking opportunities available over breakfast.

Please call Sussex Chamber of Commerce to book your place - 01444 259259

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Business Networking Lunch – A New Approach to Procurement

12:00 PM - 14:30 PMChichester Park Hotel

Our speaker Ros Thompson, Business Development Manager at Quills Group will take you through a new process in procurement and purchasing.

The aim of this event is to demonstrate a succinct and different way of looking at making savings within your company, in a cost effective way whilst providing long term guarantees and saving costs all round.

This new approach is vital in such a highly competitive market.

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Plus Accounting - Business Start Up Surgery

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

Description Plus Accounting have 6 free 45 minute advice sessions available.

These sessions are aimed at those wanting to know more about starting a business, anticipating high growth with an annual turnover in excess of £100,000; Business plans Registering with HMRC for Tax and National Insurance VAT Registration Appropriate trading status i.e. sole trader, partnership or limited company Record Keeping

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Stratus Coaching - 1-day MHFA Champions course

09:00 AM - 17:00 PMBarclays Eagle Labs

Stratus Coaching - 1-day MHFA Champions course

The one day mental health awareness and skills course qualifies you as an Adult MHFA Champion.

MHFA Champions have:

• An understanding of common mental health issues

• Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness

• Ability to spot signs of mental ill health

• Skills to support positive wellbeing

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Stratus Coaching - Half day MHFA Refresher course

09:00 AM - 13:00 PMBarclays Eagle Labs

Stratus Coaching - Half day MHFA Refresher course

The four hour Refresher course will support your Mental Health First Aiders and MHFA Champions by:

• Renewing their skills • Updating their knowledge of mental health supports

• Giving them the chance to practice applying the Mental Health First Aid action plan Enabling your Mental Health First Aiders and MHFA Champions to refresh their skills, the same way your physical first aiders do, is a great way to demonstrate your organisation’s commitment to treating mental health and physical health equally. Investing in the course will give you the confidence that your Mental Health First Aiders and MHFA Champions are performing their role safely and effectively.

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Explore Membership - 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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Business Networking Breakfast – Improving your Credit Control Legally

08:00 AM - 10:30 AMBannatynes Hotel

Join us for our February breakfast event taking place at the Bannatyne Spa & Hotel.

Our guest speaker is Dean Orgill - Partner - Mayo Wynne Baxter

Understand key legal principles that may affect how you do business, take simple practical steps and learn from other businesses.

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Explore Membership - 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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British Chambers of Commerce Annual Conference 2020

09:00 AM - 17:00 PMQEII Centre

The conference will bring together the UK Chamber Network and the wider business community for a day of inspiring keynote speeches and stimulating panel debates, focussing on the issues most relevant to UK businesses.

People - Creating workplaces for the future

Infrastructure - Meeting the Infrastructure for tomorrow

Trade - Keeping Britain open for business

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Breakfast & Networking with Newhaven Chamber

07:00 AM - 08:30 AMPeacehaven Golf & Social Club

In Association with Newhaven Chamber of Commerce we are holding a Networking Breakfast, at Peacehaven Golf Course.

This event will offer you an opportunity to meet new businesses, grow your connections and widen your own network of customers and suppliers, whilst enjoying a Full English breakfast.

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Stratus Coaching - 2-day MHFA First Aiders course

09:00 AM - 17:00 PMBarclays Eagle Labs

The premise of the MHFA courses is to educate managers and employees in order to de-stigmatise Mental Health and put it on the same level as physical disorders and first aid.

The Adult MHFA 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 A combination of facilitated group exercises, presentations, videos and the included MHFA workbook are all used in the course to help learning.

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Business Networking Lunch

12:00 PM - 14:30 PMRoffey Park Institute Ltd

Join us for our March networking lunch event being held at Roffey Park.

Our guest speaker will be confirmed shortly.

There will be plenty of opportunity to network so please remember your business cards.

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Construction Forum - The Importance of a Talented and Diverse Workforce

07:45 AM - 11:00 AMDevonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club

We are delighted to announce we are holding our next Construction Forum at Devonshire Park Tennis Club, Eastbourne.

Our first Guest Speaker confirmed:

Nick James – Partnerships Director – CITB (The Construction Industry Training Board)

Nick will be speaking about how to attract young people into the Construction Industry.

More information and further speakers will be announced shortly.

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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 for members only at The King’s Church, Victoria Road, Burgess Hill.

We will be joined by representatives from our Affinity Services:


Dean Hedger - The AA
Peter Hipkiss - Quest
Lynn Pearce  - Westfield Health
John Sawyer - Moneycorp

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Explore Membership - 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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Business Networking Lunch

12:00 PM - 14:30 PMSovereign Harbour Yacht Club Limited

Join us for our April networking lunch being held at Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne.

Our guest speaker will be confirmed shortly.

There will be plenty of opportunity to network so please remember your business cards.

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Speed Networking with the Neighbours

15:00 PM - 17:30 PMCrowne Plaza Gatwick - Crawley

Make new contacts quickly, expand your business, have fun! Always a hit and back by popular demand.

We are pleased to invite you to this cross- County Chamber event for 2020 which offers networking with a difference. Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey Chambers of Commerce will bring together companies from all sectors to enable them to explore new business opportunities and provide many new contacts

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Business Networking Breakfast - The Road to Financial Success

08:00 AM - 10:30 AMThe White Swan Hotel

Our guest speaker will be Mike Foster – Managing Director – SPB Business Support

The financial decisions made by SME's will have both short term and possibly long-term implications on the business, and are very important to get correct.

Most SME's have a clear insight and identified goals for their business. However, for many the financial journey is not something they have experienced before and this presentation sheds light on specific issues you need to consider and in some cases avoid.




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Future Fit - Improving business efficiencies workshop

08:00 AM - 12:30 PMBuxted Park Hotel

This event is being brought to you in conjunction with Locate East Sussex & Wealden District Council.

It’s safe to say that every company wants to run their business as efficiently as possible. Whether you’ve been faced with the task of improving a company’s overall efficiency, or if you just want to see where you can improve, this event will provide you with the knowledge, insight and tips needed to ensure your business is fit for the future. You’ll discover how you can run your business smarter by making small incremental changes that can have a major impact on your company’s productivity.

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Business Networking Breakfast

08:00 AM - 10:30 AMCrawley Town Football Club Ltd

Join us for our May Networking Breakfast at Crawley Town Football Club.

Our guest speaker will be confirmed shortly.

Please bring plenty of business cards as there will be time for networking.

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Business Networking Breakfast

08:00 AM - 10:30 AMBarnsgate Manor

Join us at Barnsgate Manor for our June networking breakfast.

Our guest speaker will be confirmed shortly.

Please bring plenty of business cards as there will be time for networking.

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Business Networking Lunch

12:00 PM - 14:30 PMCowdray Park Golf Club

Join us for our June lunch event being held at Cowdray Park Golf Club.

Our guest speaker will be confirmed shortly.

There will be plenty of opportunity to network so please remember your business cards.

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Business Networking Breakfast

08:00 AM - 10:30 AMHilton Brighton Metropole Hotel

Join us at the Hilton Brighton Metropole for our networking breakfast.

Our guest speaker will be confirmed shortly.

There will be plenty of opportunity to network so please remember your business cards.


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Business Networking Lunch

12:00 PM - 14:30 PMThe Boship Lions Farm Hotel

Join us for our August lunch event being held at The Boship Lions Farm Hotel.

Our guest speaker will be confirmed shortly.

There will be plenty of opportunity to network so please remember your business cards.


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