Business and Retail

Google Trusted Photographers announce virtual business tours for Brighton

Google launch their new interactive virtual tour ‘Google Business Photos’ in the Brighton and Hove area, appointing two Google Trusted photographers. Following the success of Google Street View, Google are introducing a new service to the site, providing users with Street View functionality for the interiors of businesses. Google Trusted Photographers Charles Mansfield-Osborne and Neil [...]

Friday Media Group to host Summer Recruitment Day

Friday Media Group to host Summer Recruitment Day

Fast-growing Friday Media Group is hosting a Summer Recruitment Day on 28 June 2012, from 2pm to 7pm, to attract the brightest and best multimedia talent. In line with ambitious future growth plans, the company is looking to recruit enthusiastic salespeople, digital marketers, and IT developers who have a passion for the web. Visitors to [...]

Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce Green Chamber Collective launches

After a series of consultations and workshops the Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce has re-launched it’s sustainability-focused sub-group. With a strengthened focus and long-term ambition, the Green Chamber Collective has a clear strategy to cultivate sustainability in the city. The group of like-minded Brighton and Hove businesses has committed to volunteer time and resources [...]

Eastside development wins against Railway Quay plans – new Asda for Newhaven

Eastside development wins against Railway Quay plans - new Asda for Newhaven

Wednesday 23 May saw the Lewes District Council Planning Committee decide on the best of the two multimillion pound plans to regenerate part of the east side of the key port town. Asda and Barrett Homes were given permission by majority vote to create a supermarket, 14 commercial units and 190 homes including 48 ‘affordable [...]

Brighton’s Moshi Moshi wins a PETA award for taking the fish out of fish


Brighton’s Moshi Moshi nabs a proggy for putting out the welcome mat for vegans. For teaming up with The Redwood Wholefood Company to add even more vegan options – including the delicious faux-fish udon and stir-fried noodles – to its menu, Moshi Moshi, Brighton’s most popular sushi restaurant, has won PETA’s Proggy Award for Progress. [...]

Brighton’s Brewin Dolphin garden wins Best in Show at Chelsea Flower Show


Brewin Dolphin, with offices in Trafalgar Place, Brighton, appointed Cleve West to be the designer for its first show garden at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, and he has been awarded Best in Show for the second consecutive year and yet another gold medal for his Brewin Dolphin garden. Jamie Matheson, Executive Chairman at Brewin [...]

Brighton-born student set to storm BBC3′s ‘Be Your Own Boss’

Brighton-born student set to storm BBC3

Brighton-born Gabriella Colasurdo, a 22-year-old student graduating from the University of East Anglia, is one of 500 hopefuls left in the running for BBC Three’s Be Your Own Boss (BYOB). Having passed through the initial selection process, Gabriella has now been given £100 and must return with a profit, in the hope of becoming one [...]

QueenSpark secures ‘Robots’ artist for Alt-Brighton project

QueenSpark Secures ‘Robots’ Artist for Alt-Brighton Project

Community publisher QueenSpark Books is delighted to announce that Brighton & Hove based graphic artist Paul Collicutt has been chosen as the lead artist and mentor for its ALT-Brighton graphic novel project. Paul Collicutt is a respected graphic artist and joins QueenSpark to work in collaboration with 12 volunteer graphic artists to help bring the [...]

Brighton and Hove’s Lagoon Watersports expands into the Solent

Lagoon Watersports, firmly established in Brighton & Hove since the 1980s, has expanded and now offers sailing opportunities on the Solent too. New for 2012 Lagoon Watersports has opened an RYA Centre at Gosport Marina, an ideal location for RYA courses, bareboat charter and racing in the heart of the Solent. Customers can make use [...]

Brighton’s i360 Viewing Tower development could be back on

Brighton’s i360 Viewing Tower development could be back on

Thanks to potential government and council loans totalling £17m, Brighton’s planned tourism magnet, the 175-metre i360 viewing tower, could be back on track. The new Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership has just agreed a £3m loan to the project from its Growing Places Fund. The government set up the fund specifically to beat the [...]

Caroline Lucas MP launches innovative ‘City Skills & Jobs’ shop

Caroline Lucas MP launches innovative ‘City Skills & Jobs’ shop

Caroline Lucas MP was the guest of honour recently at the official launch of an innovative new ‘skills shop’ in Brighton, City Skills & Jobs. The shop has been established by City College Brighton and Hove to be a vibrant and welcoming ‘one stop shop’ to facilitate connections between employers and their potential employees while providing information and support [...]

Drought advisory meeting for Brighton and Hove businesses

Drought advisory meeting for Brighton and Hove businesses

The hosepipe ban may only be currently affecting Brighton and Hove residents but businesses in the area have been warned that this could change if the situation continues to deteriorate. An open meeting to brief businesses in Brighton and Hove on how they can best operate during the drought is to be held on Thursday [...]

Duke of York’s and Komedia Brighton to join forces to create new North Laine cinema

The Duke of York’s Picturehouse is to open a brand new, three screen cinema above Komedia in the North Laine in Brighton. The two iconic venues will work together to develop the Gardner Street site, with construction due to start this summer and planned completion in December 2012, just in time for the CINECITY Brighton [...]

Brighton and Hove enterprises offered opportunity to join responsible business scheme

A national standard for responsible business practice – the Responsible Business Standard – is being offered to Brighton and Hove enterprises. The scheme recognises achievements by organisations for environmental and social responsibility. It promotes enterprise activities which conserve natural resources and support community development projects. Hove and Portslade MP Mike Weatherley said: “We have unique [...]

Calling all employers to invest in young Brighton and Hove

This week, a new campaign has been launched in partnership with Brighton & Hove City Employment and Skills Plan (CESP) and The campaign is an online survey: Investing in Young Brighton & Hove. The survey focuses on encouraging Brighton and Hove’s employers to support young unemployed people by giving them an insight into their [...]