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The Horsham District is made up of 23 picturesque rural market towns and villages with the tastefully developed historic market town of Horsham at its commercial and administrative centre.

News from Think Horsham

Local IT business goes from strength to strength

How one business is flourishing in the Horsham District. ...more

Christmas Fayre in support of Age UK Horsham District

Between 10am and 2pm on Saturday 21 November, Age UK Horsham District volunteers will once again be organising their popular annual Christmas Fayre with all proceeds going to the charity. ...more

Faster Broadband Funding available for C2C LEP area businesses.

Need to get faster broadband? - £3,000 vouchers are available to help towards costs for businesses. ...more

Energy Efficiency Grants for Small Businesses

There is up to £6,000 for small businesses to be able to install energy efficiency measures such as LED lighting, Boiler upgrades, heating controls and insulation. ...more

Coast to Capital Grant Funding open for applications

Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, in partnership with West Sussex County Council, has now launched its Business Grants programme and is looking for small and medium sized businesses that are looking to expand and create new jobs. ...more

Coast to Capital Growth Equity Fund Now Investing up to £200,000

The FSE group has recently completed another two deals for the Coast to Capital Funding Escalator and continues to invest in the region's ambitious businesses. ...more

University of Brighton base in Manor Royal, Crawley

The University of Brighton has set up a new base in the Manor Royal business district in Crawley to work alongside businesses and community partners in the Gatwick Diamond area. ...more

Horsham Time Well Spent

Horsham District Council has launched its new official source for Horsham Town Centre news! ...more

Trade and Export Support for UK businesses

The Coast to Capital region is a thriving location for inward and outbound trade, but research shows that only 21% of businesses here trade overseas. ...more

Sustainable Business Network – Breakfast and Case Study Visits

The Sustainable Business Network’s summer programme includes breakfast networking in Crawley and site visits to so renewable energy generators and sustainable buildings. ...more

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships can help you get ahead

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is a government-funded programme that enables businesses and universities to work together on a six month to three year strategic project. ...more

Lynda Spain - Economic Development Officer for the Rural Area

A newly appointed Economic Development Officer for the Rural Area of the Horsham district is now in post at Horsham District Council ...more

University of Brighton withdraws campus plan for Horsham

The University of Brighton has had to withdraw plans to open a Horsham campus on the Novartis site in Wimblehurst Road. ...more

GraduateOn subsidises internships for Chichester University students

The University of Chichester is subsidising 50% of the pay cost for summer internships for students and recent graduates with businesses, charities and public sector organisations. ...more

Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyer - 7 July 2015, Arora Hotel Gatwick/Crawley

Meet the Buyers is your unique opportunity to meet and sell to a selection of high quality buyers such as Balfour Beatty, Gatwick Airport, HSS Hire, Morgan Sindall and many more. Now in its 14th successful year, this is the annual sales event you can’t afford to miss. ...more

New Food and Drink Portal for the South Downs area

A new local produce portal is being created by Natural Partnerships Community Interest Company (CIC) with the support of the South Downs National Park Authority and the Southern Co-operative. ...more

Workshop Programme on Selling to Buyers

As part of the lead in to their “Meet the Buyers” event, Gatwick Diamond offering a FREE workshop programme to help businesses increase their skills and win new business. ...more

VARILIGHT Receives the Queen's Award

Faygate-based electrical wiring accessory and dimmer switch manufacturer Doyle & Tratt Products Ltd has won its second Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the UK’s highest accolade for business success. ...more

Bringing the herds to Horsham for an ‘Elephantastic’ spectacular

Horsham Rotary Club is inviting local businesses to adopt and decorate a model elephant as part of its new campaign. ...more

Primary Authority scheme partners businesses with local councils

The Primary Authority (PA) scheme is a statutory scheme run by the Better Regulation Delivery Office (BDRO). It enables businesses to form a statutory partnership with a single Local Authority. ...more

Many rural businesses get Better Connected to faster broadband

Rural businesses in Horsham district are amongst the 36,000 more homes and businesses now able to connect to better, faster broadband across West Sussex. ...more

LEADER programme grants funds for job creation and rural growth

Rural businesses across Sussex get the chance to apply for their share of £3.2m in EU and Government funding this summer. ...more

Upcoming Sustainability events from the Green Growth Platform

The Sustainable Business Network, part of the University of Brighton’s Green Growth Platform, has some upcoming events. ...more

Office furniture for sale

Does your business need some extra office furniture? ...more

Enter the Set4Success Sporting Challenges 2015

Are you the organisation with the best all round Sporting capabilities in the Horsham area? Are you winners? Do you just love a challenge and a bit of fun? ...more

Never forget the Rotary Club’s Elephant Trail

Following the enormous success of Horsham’s Giraffe Trail in 2013, Horsham Rotary Club is currently planning the follow up project - Horsham’s Elephant Trail. ...more

Don't miss Piazza Italia this Easter

If you aren’t involved in this year’s Piazza Italia yet, now’s the time, as the best Italian Festival in the South gets even better. Use #PiazzaItalia in your social media to join the conversation. ...more

All your business needs – and more - in one place, on one day!

Saturday 14th March, 2015 – It’s a date in the business calendar that no small business owner or anyone thinking of starting a business can afford to miss. ...more

JP South Business Matters Awards

Entrepreneurs and members of the local business community are invited to the launch party of the 2015 Business Matters Awards. ...more

Changes to the way we procure

On 26th February 2015 the most significant changes to procurement legislation in a decade come into force. Read on for some of the changes. ...more

Automotive trade 'Meet the Buyer' event

This year’s annual automotive Meet the Buyer event is on Tuesday 12 May in central London. Apply by Friday 13 March to be considered for an invite. ...more

Community Safety Partnership - How COSTS can save money and lives

Do you drive for work? Did you know that across Sussex, nearly 30% of all collisions which leave someone dead or seriously injured involve people who were driving for business purposes. ...more

Looking to grow your business overseas?

Gatwick Airport have teamed up with the Government's Business is GREAT campaign and Barclays to put on a morning of inspiring and useful content to help you grow. ...more

Awards success for Horsham District Food and Drink producers

Horsham District's food and drink industry took home more than half of the prizes on offer at the 2015 Sussex Food and Drink Awards. ...more

Brighton University plans Horsham campus

The University of Brighton is planning to open a facility housing 3,500 students and supporting local small business and start-up growth. ...more

District and County Councils oppose second runway at Gatwick

Both Horsham District Council and West Sussex County Council voted last week to make objections as part of the Airports Commission’s public consultation on airport expansion plans. ...more

Case Studies determine the return on energy efficiency investment

Energy efficiency measures aren't just about protecting the environment - they're also genuine money savers. A case study comparison shows how quickly different schemes pay for themselves. ...more

National Awards for Responsible Businesses

Entries close on Saturday 31st of January for the inaugural National CSR Awards, celebrating Corporate Social Responsibility in sustainability, carbon offsetting, community development, staff welfare and education. ...more

Expand your customer base with an Access Audit

Horsham District Council is keen to help local shops and restaurants open up their business to disabled people by offering them an access audit which will establish how accessible their premises are. ...more

Alcohol Advice and Training in the Workplace

Horsham Wellbeing is offering free Alcohol specific Identification & Brief Advice training for workplaces, tailored to your business in design and delivery. ...more

Digital Skills for Horsham District

Horsham District businesses can sign up for a set of free Digital Skills workshops for high street businesses, funded by Coast to Capital LEP. ...more

MAS Accelerator Launches

The Manufacturing Advice Service and the Growth Accelerator have merged to form the Business Growth Service. ...more