Partnership reaction to Rishi’s Summer Budget

"Yes, Rishi Sunak’s mini-budget has rightly been welcomed for its potential to restart the economy. And yes, we at the Coastal West Sussex Partnership certainly are pleased to see some good news for hospitality and tourism businesses; young people, particularly those...

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Take on apprentices to bolster local economy, SMEs told

Sussex SMEs are being urged to take on apprentices to help mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on youth unemployment. In response to the crisis, local councils are making it easier for SMEs to access the Apprenticeship Levy. The Coastal West Sussex Covid-19 Impact Report,...

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Officially outstanding: Chichester college group

Amidst the current economic downturn there is a beacon of hope for our region in the shape of Chichester College Group, which has received an Outstanding Ofsted rating across the board. Chichester, Worthing, Crawley and Brinsbury colleges are all part of the group,...

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Sunak’s dangerous hints for South East

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s long-awaited budget was laced with not-so-subtle hints for the South East. Peppered with asides to the north and the midlands, the budget’s spending pledges were cold comfort to our region.   Announcing a dedicated trade envoy for the North,...

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Innovation conference warns: 2020 should be a year of change

Over 100 senior decision makers from public and private organisations gathered at Ricardo’s impressive building in Shoreham last week for the second ‘Innovation’ conference organised by the Coastal West Sussex Partnership, in collaboration with Willmott Dixon, the...

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Gatwick to touchdown at Worthing College

Gatwick Airport will hold an action-packed event at Worthing College on Wednesday 25 March 2020. Over 40 employees and partners from the airport will showcase the vast range of STEM related careers available at the airport. Students from across the area will be able...

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#Chichester Business Improvement District @ChichesterBID has launched a new app to help promote #localbusinesses through loyalty schemes. Great initiative!