Brighton business: Brighton Guitar Academy

The below is posted by Brighton and Hove Free Press contributor, holtondan. Brighton and Hove is notorious for it’s thriving music scene and breathtaking array of new and original music. As I musician myself I know that I came down to Brighton in order to pursue a music career, confident that Brighton was the right music [...]

Brighton Marathon 2012: A marathon effort from Spokenfor for Chestnut Tree House

Brighton based contact centre, Spokenfor Ltd, joined the 18,000 runners in this year’s Brighton Marathon and raised money for its 2012 charity of choice, Chestnut Tree House. Attracting sponsorship from local businesses, family and friends, Spokenfor’s System Development Manager, Nick Lorman-Hall raised over £400 for his efforts on Sunday 15 April. Spokenfor, a contact centre [...]

FDM Group features in The Guardian UK 300

FDM Group

The international IT services provider, FDM Group, has been placed at 233 in the prestigious Guardian UK 300, beating household names such as Logica, Vodafone and Fujitsu. This is the first time that FDM has been featured in the list, which is compiled by Trendence, one of Europe’s leading recruitment research consultancies, with the assistance [...]

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 [...]

Brewin Dolphin Brighton: Last minute checks before new tax year begins

In the article below, David Pegler, Divisional Director of Brewin Dolphin Brighton, offers us his list of things to check before the beginning of the coming tax year. Things you should have done this tax year or should do now: Large pension pots should apply for fixed protection before 6 April, to get a personal [...]

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 [...]

FDM Group’s Sheila Flavell sweeps ‘Leader of the Year’ at Everywoman in Technology Awards

FDM Group’s Sheila Flavell sweeps ‘Leader of the Year’ at Everywoman in Technology Awards

FDM Group’s Chief Operating Officer, Sheila Flavell, has won the ‘Leader of the Year’ award at Thursday’s (29 March 2012) Everywoman in Technology Awards, held at The Savoy, London. This is the second annual Everywoman in Technology Awards show, which acknowledges inspirational women in the technology industry who demonstrate that women can enjoy highly successful [...]

Brighton business: Feel Fantastic special occasions in Brighton

Party with us in Brighton for a night out with the girls, Hen Party, Birthday or just an affordable day/night out. Cocktail making, Still life drawing, pole fun and games with prizes, Karaoke fun and lots more….. Visit the Feel Fantastic website or call Natalie for more infomation 01273583279 / 07557873663 Dont miss out on [...]

University of Sussex Professor says coherent industry strategy “lacking” in UK

Mariana Mazzucato, Professor of Economics and Chair in Science and Technology Policy at the University of Sussex, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that a coherent industry strategy, supporting innovation and productivity, has been “lacking in the UK” in the last 10 years. Professor Mazzucato stressed that it is not about the government “picking winners” [...]

Brighton’s FDM Group Celebrates International Women’s Day at the University of Nottingham

International Women

The UK’s largest IT graduate employer, FDM Group, has been invited to the University of Nottingham as a panel member in order to raise the profile of successful women in the corporate world in honour of International Women’s Day. FDM, which is based in Brighton, is openly dedicated to encouraging more women to pursue a [...]

Brighton event: Chamber Inspirational Breakfast @ Carluccio 30 March 2012

Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce

Sponsored by: The ‘Business of Being a Charity’ Breakfast Robert Griffiths is Fundraising Director of the Martlets Hospice and a member of the Hospice’s Senior Management Team. Robert has a degree in Hotel Management, worked in Advertising and PR industries for 17 years and prior to joining the Martlets in 1998, spent several years working in [...]

Brighton event: The ‘Spotlight on LinkedIn’ Supper @ The Hove Kitchen 21 March 2012

Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce

Are you LinkedIn? For some of us having a profile on LinkedIn is just another marketing box we feel we need to tick. But for others LinkedIn is the way we build useful networks and generate the majority of our business. If you are interested in how to make LinkedIn a useful tool rather than [...]

Brighton event: ‘Bite-sized’ Learning: seven tips to manage your email better @ The Chamber Rooms 19 March 2012

Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce

“The greatest saving of all is better utilisation of our time. This directly affects practically every phase of the business in terms of expense and profits.” [Leo Burnett] You can’t avoid the fact that more and more communication is done by email. Hundreds of emails land in our Inboxes every day. If you don’t deal [...]

Brighton event: Chamber Inspirational Breakfast @ Carluccio 16 March 2012

Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce

With Guest speaker Aroop Tanna, Director of Magnified Learning. Am I bovvered? You need to be … because Generation Y needs you! Caricatures like Catherine Tate’s Lauren, Harry Enfield’s Kevin and Perry and Little Britain’s Vicky Pollard can affect young people’s career opportunities and value to the business community. This next generation of employees/customers has [...]

Brighton event: Business Brunch with @ Terre a Terre 9 March 2012

Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce

What Lies Behind The Whitehawk Inn? Frances Duncan is Director of The Whitehawk Inn, a company & charity that has helped change the lives of individuals, families and the community of Whitehawk and across Brighton & Hove. Frances first became involved as a volunteer advising on the use of space and colour. Through many twists [...]