Chichester Chamber Blog
Thursday, March 30, 2017
On 22 March, I attended a community stakeholder workshop about the A27 improvements in Chichester as a representative of the Chamber, and a local resident. It was locally organised by West Sussex County Council, hosted at Chichester College in response to the news that the proposed £28m s ..
Thursday, August 04, 2016
When I first started working in Chichester around 25 years ago, one of its distinguishing and really attractive features was the number of independently owned shops in the centre of the city. There were butchers, fishmongers, green grocers, hardware stores, antique shops and more. In fact, wit ..
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Much has been published about the impact of Brexit on bigger businesses, with the FTSE 100 acting as the litmus test of economic reaction. But as an owner/director of my own company, supporting smaller businesses around Chichester, I see a very different situation. The simple fact is the FT ..
Thursday, July 07, 2016
Some CCCI members comments and articles following the EU Referendum... Brad Ainsworth, Cathedral Wealth Management Market Bulletin - Uncharted waters The UK’s referendum result may have unleashed political mayhem, but stock markets have been more measured. Sometimes even ..
Friday, December 18, 2015
I’ve said before: all organisations - private, public and charity sector - need to constantly evolve or they will stagnate and get left behind. And this is no less the case for Chichester Chamber of Commerce and Industry. As with any business, it is vital to our existence that we look ..
Thursday, August 13, 2015
The recent Budget Review signposted the introduction of the national living wage (£7.20 in 2016 rising to £9.35 in 2020). The introduction of the living wage is foremost a reflection of the core values of a business and there is little to criticise. Introducing it from the first ..
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Since starting as Business Development Manager at Chichester Chamber of Commerce and Industry 11 years ago, there have been some incredible changes. Gone are the days that a local Chamber of Commerce is just involved in recruiting members, running events and dealing with local issues, (altho ..
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Businesses in Chichester, as everywhere else, pay Business Rates to the local authority. The level of business rates is staggering – in many businesses it is the biggest overhead following rent and salaries. So what do businesses get for their money? Surely they get their bins empti ..
Friday, February 27, 2015
The Business Navigator scheme is helping businesses across the area, and it’s not just for start-ups. Established family business Game Set and Match has also found invaluable guidance and support. Run by Rebecca Stemp, her brother and father, the company specialises in the manufacture and ..
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Do you want free PR for your business? Do you want to raise your company profile? Do you want to recognise the brilliant contribution made by your staff? Do you want to tell the world how great your company is? If your answer is ‘yes’ (and of course it is), then I have a simple a ..