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Series of Virtual Events

We understand the instruction to reduce face-to-face contact in order to reduce the spread of infection – we also recognise that businesses need the ability to continue in some form.


During the pandemic we are vowing to be a source of pragmatic, practical and valuable guidance so our business community is able to fight the fight.


Join our series of interactive webinars to support your business and employees as we navigate the coronavirus crisis. We will be joined by an expert from within our membership to provide key insights into topical subjects and ensure your business questions are addressed.


As a community, we must stick together to protect ourselves, our businesses and our workforce.





Upcoming Events


Regular events

Cyber & Digital Technology Forum

09:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us for our Cyber & Digital Technology Forum.

This special online event will provide information and useful tips to keep your data safe.


In Conversation with ... Frances O'Grady General Secretary of the TUC

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join Hannah Essex, British Chambers of Commerce Co-Executive Director in conversation with Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the British Trade Unions Congress for our Global Insights Leaders Programme virtual event.

Hannah and Frances will discuss the likely long-term changes in the economy, future demands of the employment environment and the balance between the right education, expectations of Industry 4.0 following the global pandemic crisis


Gatwick Airport Update

14:00 PM - 15:00 PM

Join us to hear the latest update on airlines and destinations and measures taken by Gatwick to ensure that everyone can keep healthy, keep safe and keep flying by Alison Addy - Head of Community Engagement Gatwick Airport.


Sussex Chamber of Commerce present Future Business Risks Post-Covid-19

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

The webinar will provide some concise advice on how to go about creating effective Business Continuity Plans to protect your organisation against future adverse events.  It will also briefly discuss a range of potential future risks that many will have to face as we move through and eventually out of, the coronavirus pandemic, and touch on one or two consequential opportunities that might be overlooked.

Our speaker will be Martin Coppard, Director at Sutton Winson Consultancy Services Ltd.


Manufacturing & The Post Lockdown Economy: Liquidity & Finance

09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us for our latest virtual Manufacturing and Engineering Forum webinar, which will give updates on financial issues and concerns facing this sector.

Our speakers will be:

Daren Booth – Manufacturing Growth Programme
Darren Hurdle – Kreston Reeves
Gareth Sear – Business Hot House
David Shore - Chairman, Manufacturing and Engineering Steering Group will give an update


Businesses invited to Queen's Award's for Enterprise 2021

14:00 PM - 15:30 PM

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are awarded to businesses for outstanding achievement.

Hosted by Ana Christie, CEO of Sussex Chamber, join our online launch webinar to learn more about how winning one of the UK’s most prestigious awards can benefit your company in recognition of:

International Trade
Sustainable Development
Enterprise Promotion

Deputy Lord Lieutenant of West Sussex, Peter Webb, MBE, will launch the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise virtually on Monday 27th July.

You will hear from a representative from the Queens Award Office in the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy as well a former Sussex winner.

By attending this online launch event you will learn about the benefits of taking part in the Awards. With entries judged solely on merit, there is a very wide variety of enterprises which can enter and win, with companies varying in size from large international companies to small businesses with just a couple of employees.


Construction Forum - Business Readiness

09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Join us for our latest virtual Construction Forum, which will cover the financial standing and stability facing the Construction sector.

Our speakers will be

Craig Silver - Close Brothers
Nicola Tilbury - Potter Rapper
Speaker - TBC


The 5 Golden Rules for Business Social Media

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Discover the 5 golden rules to using social media for business and see your engagement grow. Social Media expert, Kelly O'Haire Director at Seaside Creative, will share her top 5 tips on exactly what to do when running a business social media.

This webinar includes:

Why LinkedIn is important
Why you should have a company page
The difference between a company page and a personal profile
What voice needs to be used
Types of posts
Actions to take following the session


Global forum - essential updates

14:00 PM - 15:00 PM

Join us for our latest virtual Global Forum, which will cover essential updates facing the Global sector.

Our speakers will be announced shortly.


Business Webinar

12:00 PM - 14:30 PM

Our Speaker will be Dr Angus Cameron, Academic Operations Director – Roffey Park Institute Ltd

Angus manages all aspects of Roffey Park’s teaching, learning, and research activities. His primary role is to enhance Roffey Park’s reputation for creating innovative, engaging, and challenging programmes relevant to a rapidly changing organisational environment. 


Maximise Your Membership - Members Only

08:00 AM - 11:00 AM

To help ensure you are getting the most from your membership, we are pleased to announce we are holding a Maximise Your Membership event.

We will be joined by representatives from our Affinity Services:

Steve Charles - Quest
Lynn Pearce  - Westfield Health
John Sawyer - Moneycorp
Clive Willcocks - The AA
Simon Wilson - AXA


Business Contracts - how to avoid the common problems

12:00 PM - 14:30 PM

Our guest speaker will be Dean Orgill - Partner - Mayo Wynne Baxter

Contracts are everywhere, hopefully never to be noticed or looked at.

But when there is a need to refer to them you will want them to work for you not against you. We will look at common issues and how they might be avoided.


Construction Forum - The Importance of a Talented and Diverse Workforce

09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Please note this event is now being held as a webinar.

Guest Speakers

Nick James – Partnerships Director – The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
Paul Scrivens – Commercial Director – The LoveLocaljobs Foundation C.I.C


Business Webinar

12:00 PM - 14:30 PM

Please note this event will now be a webinar.

Join us to hear from 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 they need to consider and in some cases avoid.

Also speaking will be Amber Lilly - Corporate Fundraiser - Chestnut Tree House

Amber will be speaking about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy and why businesses  should get involved in the charity sector


Construction Forum - Achieving Carbon Net Zero

07:45 AM - 11:00 AMAmex Stadium

We are delighted to announce we will holding our June Construction Forum at The American Express Community Stadium, Brighton.

Our first guest speaker confirmed is - Duncan Baker-Brown - Senior Lecturer at The School of Architecture & Design University of Brighton & Director of BBM Sustainable Design

More information will follow shortly.


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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