The Duke of Richmond, Patron of the Aldingbourne Trust, declared the Trust’s Quarry Building officially open at a celebration and ceremony at the Aldingbourne Country Centre on Thursday. The Duke’s family have supported the Aldingbourne Trust for many years - the Duke’s father had opened the Centre’s wood recycling project in 2006 - some of this wood is now powering the Quarry Building. The Duke said, “The Quarry Building is
Published 14:43 on 27 Aug 2019
The Queen's Award for Enterprise is awarded annually and can bring significant benefits to your business. For 2019 the submission date is 10th September 2019. A 2019 winner in West Sussex said: "We were honoured to receive The Queen's Award for Enterprise for International Trade and then for Innovation in the following year. They have undoubtedly enhanced the reputation of our company. Whoever we talk to - whether
Published 13:08 on 27 Jul 2019
2019 marks the Stonepillow's 30th anniversary. We are hosting a Community Thank You event to commemorate 30 years of operation and to show our appreciation to the community who have supported us throughout the years. The event will take place in the Bishop's Private Garden in Chichester on Saturday 7th September 2019. We would like to invite all members of the local community to join us in saying thank you.
Published 11:21 on 27 Jul 2019
23 August 2019 If you're looking for that perfect outfit for the Goodwood Revival, or just something special for your wardrobe, you won't want to miss our annual Retro & Vintage Affair. The event has grown in popularity over the years and is now a highlight of our fundraising calendar. The Retro & Vintage Affair will be held at the Assembly Rooms in North Street, Chichester on Friday 23rd
Published 10:55 on 27 Jul 2019
Making Tax Digital for VAT requires VAT registered businesses with taxable turnover above the VAT registration threshold to keep records in digital form and file their VAT Returns using software. Who must comply with MTD? If your business is currently registered for VAT and its turnover is over the registration threshold of £85,000 then from 1April 2019 you are required to maintain electronic accounting records and file VAT returns using compliant software.
Published 00:00 on 15 Jul 2019
I recently presented a 'tongue in cheek' review of 7 Epic HR Failures at the Chamber's Business Breakfast and it got me thinking about how HR and PR are so closely aligned. I chose examples of big brands that had hit the headlines over the past few years. You may remember "BBC still failing women over equal pay" and Byron Hamburgers with their alleged 'fake staff meeting'
Published 00:00 on 15 Jun 2019
Dementia is an increasingly hot topic of conversation and with advances in medical science continuing unabated, coupled with the promotion of healthier lifestyles, average life expectancy is likely to keep on rising. I was particularly touched by the recently reported story of Dean Smith, the manager of Aston Villa FC, who explained that his father, Ron, a lifelong Villa fan and former steward at the club has no idea that his son is
Published 00:00 on 20 May 2019
Once protected by our privileged position, Chichester's shopping streets are now showing signs of the changes that have been sweeping the world since the arrival of the smart phone. Shops are finding it difficult to make ends meet as consumers abandon bricks and mortar but rents and government taxation levels fail to take into account the resulting fall in their revenues. Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) have become the fashionable option for local
Published 00:00 on 15 May 2019
As I write these few words I am about to embark on an exciting (and somewhat daunting) new challenge as CEO of the Chamber. It is always hard to follow in the footsteps of one's predecessors and in this case I have not one, but two pairs of shoes, to fill. So, we bid a fond and grateful farewell to Julie Harrison and Sue Garman who have skillfully led the Chamber over the last
Published 00:00 on 15 Apr 2019
Ebenezer Scrooge, from Charles Dickens' story 'A Christmas Carol', was an inconsiderate, miserly and very demanding boss. His drive for results is legendary and, unfortunately, this came at the expense of his only employee, Bob Cratchit. Bob had to work long hours in a cold, dark and lonely office with only basic equipment (a quill pen and ink). He was required to work overtime at short notice and had little time with his family,
Published 09:00 on 27 Dec 2018