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£900 raised for the Hillcrest Community Centre
Seahaven Business Awards 2014 winners
Energy Recovery Facility
Chamber RNLI Lifeboat trip
Vietnamese Embassy visit
Big Ben guided tour
Royal visit to Newhaven
Newhaven Chamber of Commerce attend lavish celebrations with Prince Andrew
Pop-up energy advice in Newhaven
Cultural Seaford
Buckingham Palace Trip
Ferry in crisis talks
Energy Recovery Facility
Chamber RNLI Lifeboat trip
Newhaven’s Christmas Shopping Extravaganza!
Presidential Grand Gala Christmas Dinner
Newhaven Chamber of Commerce attend lavish celebrations with Prince Andrew - HRH The Duke of York
Revitalised street Market awarded £10,000
Ho Chi Minh experience!
Coastal Communities 2150
Coastal Futures Group
CTEC commissions revolutionary heat recovery system to boost engine efficiency levels
Charity abseil
A University Technical College specialising in Marine & Environmental Engineering
Economic Intervention and Capital Funds

 

Lewes Ladies RFC triumph in the cup final!

Lewes Ladies won the National Junior Cup in fine style at Royal Wootton Bassett on Saturday.

They battled hard against Reading Abbey, alternating between crunching tackles and fast, open play. The Ladies had put in extra training and it certainly showed: their determination to overcome a penalty before half-time paid off and a superb try by Nicola Minchell, followed by another towards the end by Rosie Neal, converted by Josie Nelder secured the win. The squad looked really professional in their team hoodies, sponsored by Mike Shorer Fine Jewellery and Mike was with their very vocal supporters, who helped lift the Ladies to a magnificent 12 : 3 win.

 

A26 Newhaven to Beddingham

Dear Sir

Highways England response – A26 Newhaven to Beddingham
Thank you for your email of 22 March about the condition of the carriageway on the A26 between Newhaven and Beddingham.

Thank you for taking the time to get back in touch with your concerns, and please accept my apologies for the delay in replying to you. I’m pleased to advise that I am now able to furnish you with the updated programme moving forward to address the poor condition of the road:

The Cobbe Place full resurfacing works have been moved back and will be undertaken around the weekend of 22 April over two nights, though I’m unable to provide the exact dates at this time. This slight delay is allowing us, whilst the road is closed overnight to plan and extent our works along the rest of the A26 with patching to repair potholes considered to be a priority.

We’ve previously advised that the full resurfacing scheme planned between Tarring Neville and Itford was extended to incorporate the stretch between Itford Farm and the Lay and scheduled for the latter part of 2017/18. Acknowledging that this timeframe is unacceptable to road users, we are working hard to bring these works forward to be completed by the end of 2017.

Furthermore, we’ve sought additional funding to carry out full resurfacing works on other compromised sections of the carriageway and are aiming to have 75% fully resurfaced by the end of the year.

In the meantime, safety inspections are carried out every 28 days and safety defects are addressed with 24 hours and made safe with permanent repairs within 28 days.

I trust this helps clarify our current position, with I hope a more positive outlook for all users of the A26 and please be assured that this continues to remain a high priority. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time for further updates, by either calling 0300 123 5000 or emailing info@highwaysengland.co.uk
 
Kind regards
 
Sue Moss
On behalf of Tracey Arnold
Customer and Stakeholder Liaison Assistant
Working on behalf of Highways England

 

Breakfast today with MP Maria Caulfield

Wed 5th April

We were pleased that our local MP Maria Caulfield could join us for breakfast today. Lots of positive news with Newhaven becoming an Enterprise Zone from 1 April which should open up new business opportunities for the town and keep retail business rates low. Interest has been expressed in some of the empty retail outlets and, hopefully, there will be signs of take-up soon.

Maria also announced that the rail service had improved (82%) although there was still much room for further improvement as this area remains behind the rest of the country on 98%. Plans to cut congestion on the A259 between Bishopstone through #Newhaven with, hopefully, some solutions in the pipeline.

Do join us for breakfast on any Wednesday at 7am at Peacehaven Golf Club - good networking opportunities and great company.

 

£900 raised for the Hillcrest Community Centre

Seahaven Business Awards 2014 winners

Committee members of Newhaven Chamber of Commerce present a cheque for £900 to the Hillcrest Community Centre - a self-funded organisation in Newhaven. The money was raised from the proceeds of a raffle and the auction of two airline tickets to Vietnam (kindly donated by Vietnam Airlines) which took place at the Seahaven Business Awards on May 9th. The cheque was received by Joan Rhodes, the Treasurer for the Hillcrest Community Centre. She thanked the Chamber for their kind donation and said that they are planning to spend the money on improving the acoustics in the main hall at the Hillcrest Centre.

 

Seahaven Business Awards 2014 winners

Seahaven Business Awards 2014 winners

There was a record turnout this year for the Seahaven Business Awards - now in its 12th year - over 1100 nominations were received from 74 companies across the Seahaven area for the 6 categories and there was a full house of 100 guests for the President’s Grand Gala Awards Dinner held on May 9th at Woody’s at Peacehaven Golf Club. The judging panel included M.P. Norman Baker, the ex-Mayor of Newhaven Julie Carr and the Presidents/Chairmen of the Newhaven, Peacehaven and Seaford Chambers of Commerce.

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Energy Recovery Facility

Energy Recovery Facility

In April 2014 Chamber members enjoyed a guided tour of Newhaven's Energy Recovery Facility courtesy of Veolia Environmental Services who have recently become members of the Chamber. Everyone was impressed at the efficiency of the plant and in particular how little human imput is now required to keep the plant functioning on a daily basis. Our thanks to Allan Key and Phil Preece of Veolia for such an interesting and informative tour.

 

Chamber RNLI Lifeboat trip

Newhaven Chamber RNLI Lifeboat trip

Chamber members enjoy a day out at sea with our fearless, hardworking and dedicated lifeboat crew! Many thanks to all the crew who looked after us and let us all drive the lifeboat. Sunday March 8th 2014

 

Vietnamese Embassy visit

His Excellency, the Vietnamese Ambassador with chamber member Mike Shorer and Chamber President Annie Lorys

15 Chamber members enjoyed a fantastic trip to London yesterday. The day started with a visit to the Vietnamese Embassy in Kensington where we were met by His Excellency Vu Quang Minh, the Vietnamese Ambassador to the UK.  We received a very warm welcome from the Ambassador and his staff and their Commercial Counsellor, Nguyen Thi Hong Thuy gave a short presentation about Vietnam and economic opportunities in their country and some hot off the press photographs of Newhaven Mayor Julie Carr’s visit to Vietnam. We also presented His Excellency with a piece of commemorative glass to celebrate our newly forged links. The piece was sculpted from optical glass; overlaid with pure gold leaf and inlaid with coloured enamels and shows the Newhaven Chamber logo and the Vietnamese flag. The piece was made for the Chamber by Chamber member, goldsmith Mike Shorer.  The visit ended with lunch – a delicious Vietnamese style baguette provided by the Embassy.

Newhaven Chamber Vietnamese award

 

Big Ben guided tour

Following our Embassy visit we headed to Big Ben for our guided tour.  We had a really brilliant, knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide, Catherine Moss, who made the history of Big Ben come alive.  We climbed 334 steps to the belfry just in time to hear Big Ben strike 3 o’clock – we were standing just a couple of feet away from the 13 tonne bell, but fortunately we were issued with ear plugs! We then admired the panoramic views over London and viewed the inner workings of the world famous clock before beginning our descent. As a bonus we were then able to sit in on two debates in the Palace of Westminster – one in the House of Commons and one in the House of Lords. Then it was off to the pub for some liquid refreshment before making our way back to Newhaven on the coach. One of our members made the following comment about the trip: ‘thanks to all for making it great mixture of fun, culture, history and socialising (boozing).’  I think that just about sums it up...

 

Royal visit to Newhaven

Annie Lorys meets the Queen

Annie Lorys, President of the Newhaven Chamber of Commerce meeting HRH The Queen in Newhaven on 31 October 2013 photo: Sussex Express)

Please click on link www.sussexexpress.co.uk where there are lots more photos of the Queen's visit.

The Queen visits Newhaven
The Queen visits Newhaven

HRH the Queen visited Newhaven this morning (31st October 2013) and was greeted by a crowd of hundreds, despite the rain.

Her Majesty visited Bickerstaff’s wet fish market and was met by Julie Carr, Mayor of Newhaven, our very own President, Annie Lorys along with other representatives of local groups.

The rain eventually held off long enough for Her Highness to collect flowers and gifts from local children.

Annie Lorys presented personal gifts to the Queen and Prince Phillip which were kindly donated by Mike Shorer of Mike Shorer Historic Jewellery.

 

Newhaven Chamber of Commerce attend lavish celebrations with Prince Andrew - HRH The Duke of York

Vietnamese dancers

Newhaven Chamber of Commerce President Annie Lorys attended a lavish reception at the Cadogan Hall, London last Thursday night 5th September as a special guest of the Vietnamese Ambassador to the UK, Vu Quang Minh. The event was a celebration of the National Day of Viet Nam and the 40th Anniversary of the Establishment of Viet Nam – UK Diplomatic Relations.

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Pop-up energy advice in Newhaven

Pop-up energy advice in Newhaven

Chamber members met with the Rt. Hon. Ed Davey MP Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he visited Newhaven to open a pop-up energy advice centre in Newhaven High Street. Community Energy South is using the shop to help Newhaven residents and businesses with energy bills.

From left to right: Paul Boswell (Chamber Secretary), Keith Kinsbrook (Landlord and Chamber member), Ed Davey MP, Norman Baker MP, Annie Lorys (Chamber President) and Ollie Pendered (Ovesco).

 

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Above: The Rt. Hon Sajid Javid MP with Jason Hall (left) Annie Lorys (centre) and Nick Mallinson (right) at Seahaven FM studios.

Below: Jason Hall (far right) and Annie Lorys (second from right) with The Rt. Hon Sajid Javid MP (second from left).

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Cultural Seaford

Chamber member Jason Hall of Seahaven FM invited Chamber President Annie Lorys to meet The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on Monday in Seaford. Mr Javid was making a flying visit to Seaford where he was given a tour of Seahaven FM studios in Seaford which included recording an interview with Jason Hall for his Drive Time programme. Mr Javid also visited Seaford Town FC before heading back to London.

 

Newhaven - Dieppe Ferry

Buckingham Palace Trip

Chamber members enjoyed a leisurely day out at Buckingham Palace last Saturday with a visit to the State Rooms which are furnished with many of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection, including paintings by Van Dyck and Canaletto, sculpture by Canova, exquisite pieces of Sèvres porcelain, and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world. This was followed by a snack in the Buckingham Palace café before a guided tour of the most remarkable features of the famous garden, including the beautiful Herbaceous Border, the wisteria-clad summer house and Rose Garden, the enormous Waterloo Vase and the Palace tennis court, where King George VI and Fred Perry played in the1930s.

The tour finished at 1.30pm giving everyone the chance to explore London’s drinking holes before heading back to Newhaven by coach in the early evening. A good time was had by all!!

 

Newhaven - Dieppe Ferry

Ferry in crisis talks

Newhaven Town Council and Newhaven Chamber of Commerce attended a meeting in Rouen last Wednesday called at the last minute by M. Rouly, President of the Conseil Generale de Seine-Maritime to discuss the long-term future of the Newhaven-Dieppe ferry line. The meeting was also attended by all the major stakeholders in the Newhaven-Dieppe ferry line including the Dieppe Town Council, Dieppe Chamber of Commerce, DFDS Ferries (who operate the line) , the Trade Unions, Transmanche Users Group, consultants Ernst and Young and businesses from the Dieppe region. Newhaven Town Council was represented by Jacky Cole, Newhaven Town Clerk and the Newhaven Chamber of Commerce was represented by Annie Lorys, President and two Chamber members, local businessmen, Mark Beaumont and Marek Lorys.

The ferry line currently runs at a huge loss and is heavily subsidised by the Seine-Maritime Council as it is seen as a huge asset to the Dieppe region of France – and further afield - providing jobs and income for businesses and provides an important public service.

In addition, there are many new challenges: new emission regulations come into force in Ferbruary 2015 which will means that the ferry will have to invest in new technology to reduce pollution - costing millions of euros. Also, the competition commission is flexing its muscles over unfair competition in the cross-channel market. It has just ruled that MyFerry Link will have to close – it is not clear yet whether this will be a positive change for Newhaven and bring more business to the existing ferry lines or whether this will result in simply directing more traffic to Eurotunnel.

Cote-D'Albatre

L-R: Annie Lorys, President Newhaven Chamber, Jacky Cole from Newhaven Town Council, Capitain Conquer of the Cote D'Albatre and Mark Beaumont.

Speakers discussed many of the issues surrounding the line including the huge annual subsidy for its role as a public service; the change in emission regulations and the need to modify engines/fuel used, problems of overcapacity in the cross-channel market resulting in cut throat pricing and consequent losses being made by nearly all operators and the possible impact that all this may have on the future of the Newhaven-Dieppe service.

The conclusion of the meeting was that the line is probably safe until the end of 2015 but a lot of thinking , planning and changes will need to be carried out over the next 12 months in order to make it possible for the line to continue after that time. Some of the changes suggested included reducing staffing levels, changes in the timetable, re-introducing a second ferry and increased promotion.

Following the meeting, Annie Lorys, President of the Newhaven Chamber of Commerce said, ‘We are pleased that the ferry line has been given a reprieve until December 2015, but it is obvious that the way the ferry is currently run needs to change. We hope that a solution is found as we consider the ferry to be an important part of Newhaven’s identity and character as well as an important contribution to the local economy. We very much hope that this iconic ferry line continues to run well into the future.‘

 

 

Energy Recovery Facility

Energy Recovery Facility

In April 2014 Chamber members enjoyed a guided tour of Newhaven's Energy Recovery Facility courtesy of Veolia Environmental Services who have recently become members of the Chamber. Everyone was impressed at the efficiency of the plant and in particular how little human imput is now required to keep the plant functioning on a daily basis. Our thanks to Allan Key and Phil Preece of Veolia for such an interesting and informative tour.

 

Chamber RNLI Lifeboat trip

Newhaven Chamber RNLI Lifeboat trip

Chamber members enjoy a day out at sea with our fearless, hardworking and dedicated lifeboat crew! Many thanks to all the crew who looked after us and let us all drive the lifeboat. Sunday March 8th 2014

 

Hundreds of people enjoy the glittering, festive atmosphere at Newhaven’s Christmas Shopping Extravaganza!

Newhaven Christmas Shopping Extravaganza 2014

Hundreds of people attended the Christmas Shopping Extravaganza in Newhaven High Street on Saturday December 14, organised jointly by Newhaven Chamber of Commerce and the NCDA. There was a record number of stalls – 40 - selling everything from Christmas gifts, clothes, homeware, cards, home made cakes, mulled wine, exotic meats, to mince pies and hot chestnuts. Trade was brisk and several of the traders said that they had their ‘best day since the market opened’ back in August.

The event was attended by the Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex and his wife, who were piped in to ‘Sussex by the Sea’ played magnificently by the Glynde, Lewes and Beddingham Brass Band. The Lord Lieutenant came to support the event and to talk to the regular market stall holders who attend the High Street Market every Thursday and Saturday, come rain or shine.

Newhaven Christmas Shopping Extravaganza 2014

Market manager Gillian Smith said, ‘The whole day went very well and it was wonderful to have the Lord Lieutenant and his wife here at our Christmas market event. He was very encouraging and supportive of the market and all our traders really enjoyed meeting him and his wife. It was really great to see so many people here today at this Christmas event but I would like to say to all the wonderful people of Newhaven – please don’t forget that the market is here every Thursday and Saturday of every week selling lots of different things – our market is for life, not just for Christmas!!!’

 

Presidential Grand Gala Christmas Dinner

Newhaven Presidential Gala Dinner

The Chamber held its regular Christmas Dinner event at Woody’s on 13 December. 40 members attended and drank copious amounts of bubbly before dining on turkey with all the trimmings, roast beef, Christmas pud, cheesecake and chocolate mousse before a good work-out dancing to the Andy Jackson Trio. The raffle was as popular as ever with gifts donated by Co-op Funeral Care and Mike Shorer Fine Jewellery.

 

Newhaven Chamber of Commerce attend lavish celebrations with Prince Andrew - HRH The Duke of York

Vietnamese dancers

Newhaven Chamber of Commerce President Annie Lorys attended a lavish reception at the Cadogan Hall, London last Thursday night 5th September as a special guest of the Vietnamese Ambassador to the UK, Vu Quang Minh. The event was a celebration of the National Day of Viet Nam and the 40th Anniversary of the Establishment of Viet Nam – UK Diplomatic Relations.

Following a presentation in May of this year by the Vietnamese Ambassador in Newhaven of a statue and a marble plaque on the West Quay to recognise the town's links with Ho Chi Minh who worked on the Newhaven to Dieppe ferry, Newhaven has been continuing to forge diplomatic and trade links with Viet Nam.

The event at Cadogan Hall was attended by over 400 guests including H.R.H. The Duke of York, Lord Astor – Parliamentary Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Defence, Lord Powell - former Private Secretary and Adviser on Foreign Affairs and Defence to Prime Ministers Thatcher and Major and the Rt. Hon. George Howarth MP who is Chairman of All Party Parliamentary Group on Viet Nam.

The evening began with a cocktail reception and buffet of traditional Vietnamese food followed by an official ceremony.

HRH Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew, H.R.H. The Duke of York was the opening speaker – he described how he had been developing and fostering diplomatic and trade relations with Viet Nam for 14 years and continues to be a regular visitor to the country. His next visit is later this month.

During the official ceremony Newhaven was mentioned several times – the Ambassador Vu Quang Minh said that it was 100 years since Ho Chi Minh arrived in the UK and that he was delighted that this event had been marked by Newhaven with a marble plaque on West Quay and this would in due course be replaced by a statue of Ho Chi Minh. Mr Le Hoang Quan, Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City’s People Committee also added that he very much appreciated the cooperation with the leaders of Newhaven and that he was very grateful for the warm welcome extended to him by everyone in Newhaven.

The evening finished with a performance of dancers and singers from Viet Nam performing traditional and modern dances and songs.

At the invitation of the Ambassador, a delegation from the Newhaven Chamber of Commerce will be visiting the Vietnamese Embassy in London on November 7th.

For more information about Newhaven Chamber of Commerce and its activities, please ring 01273 517544 or e-mail: info@newhavenchamber.co.uk

 

Revitalised street Market awarded £10,000

Newhaven street market

The chamber have been awarded £10,000 from Lewes District Council to revitalise the street market in the High Street. As you can see from the pictures, the launch on 10th August was a huge success. Anyone interested in having a stall should contact us without delay as a ‘lock – out’ clause is in force. Gillian Smith has been appointed as Market Manager and is very keen to make this initiative a huge success for the people of Newhaven. Profits from the market will be ploughed back in to help the market to grow and develop.

Newhaven street market

 

Ho Chi Minh experience!

Vietnamese Ambassador in Newhaven

Following a presentation by the Vietnamese Ambassador in Newhaven on Sunday May 19 of a statue to recognise the town's links with Ho Chi Minh who worked on the Newhaven to Dieppe ferry, a commemorative stone was also unveiled on West Quay. Later, a reception was held at Meeching Hall where the Ambassador met with organisations in the town including the Newhaven Chamber of Commerce.

Vietnamese Ambassador & Annie Lorys

Vu Quang Minh, the Vietnamese Ambassador pictured with Annie Lorys, President of the Newhaven Chamber of Commerce, said that trade links between the UK and Vietnam are very strong - the UK is currently Vietnam's 3rd largest investor and 3rd largest importer of Vietnamese goods. He said he was very keen to forge strong trade links with Newhaven, in particular with small and medium sized businesses. He invited a delegation from the Newhaven Chamber of Commerce to visit the Vietnamese Embassy in London to discuss developing trade links, an invitation that Annie Lorys was delighted to accept on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce.

 

Coastal Communities 2150
Shaping our future by the coast

Are you interested in how your local coast will change over the long term as a result of climate change, and what this will mean for you?

Come to an interactive launch event for your community on Saturday 18 May 2013 between 10.00 am and 12 noon at Tideway School, Newhaven
You can find out how you can get involved in shaping the future of your communities around Newhaven, Seaford, Lewes and Parishes of the Lower Ouse.

For more information, please contact
Paul Costelloe, Engagement Officer on 01903 703806 cc2150.newhaven@environment-agency.gov.uk
www.cc2150.eu

 

Coastal Futures Group

The Coastal Futures Group has produced its latest newsletter. The group represents Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven and the surrounding villages in Coastal Communities 2150, an innovative European partnership project led by the Environment Agency.

The newsletter is a great way to stay up to date with the events that Coastal Communities 2150 have planned for 2013. Each quarterly edition reports on the activities of the Coastal Futures Group and provides information about adaptation to long-term coastal and climate change in Seaford and lower Ouse area.

The Coastal Futures Group always wants to hear your views and to know how you would like to be involved. Please get in touch about anything to do with climate change and the coast.

Download Coastal Futures Group March 2013 newsletter (292KB)

For more information www.cc2150.eu
Email: cc2150.newhaven@environment-agency.gov.uk

 

Posted 5th April 2013

CTEC commissions revolutionary heat recovery system to boost engine efficiency levels

Heat Recovery

CTEC Energy has commissioned its first Heat Recovery unit at Swancote Energy’s 2.0MW Anaerobic Digester facility at Bridgnorth, Shropshire.

A CTEC Heat Recovery unit captures exhaust gas from its host engine to generate electrical power – up to 12% of it’s hosts output. It can also recover a significant amount of high-grade thermal energy. This can be used in various industrial processes such as pasteurisation, heating glass-houses, drying biomass, domestic and factory heating, or powering chilling units.

CTEC first met Swancote Energy’s management team in early 2012. After extensive due diligence into the available options Swancote decided to select CTEC as the most efficient Heat Recovery unit on the market today.

Mike Burns, Managing Director at CTEC said: “Recovering thermal energy will become the industry standard for increasing the efficiency of internal combustion engines. Efficient heat transfer and working at higher temperatures enables us to generate unparalleled performance. Our units are markedly more efficient than the alternative - the Organic Rankine Cycle”.

Ian Farr, Sales Director of Edina UK, supplier of Swancote’s engines commented:
“The CTEC unit marries very well, there’s no question of additional back-pressure or any interruption to the performance of the engine. The interface of the CTEC unit with our engine unit was pre-designed and part installed before delivery so that disruption to operation was minimised. It’s a good neighbour - quiet, efficient and unobtrusive!”

Voith Turbo, Europe’s major engineering multinational, supplies CTEC with their SteamTrac expander (steam engine). Close collaboration with Mike Burns helped shape development of this remarkable steam expander. Jüergen Berger from Voith Turbo comments: “Voith is very pleased to partner with CTEC. We highly value the significant benefits available from optimising heat recovery and CTEC’s leading contribution to maximising efficiency from our jointly developed units.”

CTEC is actively exploring opportunities for its heat recovery units in the anaerobic digestion market across Europe. It has already licensed its technology to partners in France and Italy with whom it has agreed distribution deals. Response from the French and Italian markets has been swift and enthusiastic.


 

Newhaven Chamber of Commerce abseil

Posted: 28 October 2012

Charity 50ft abseil leaves four wanting even bigger challenge

Brave members of Newhaven Chamber of Commerce abseiled down 4 storeys of Eastbourne Borough Council's building in Grove Road for charity on Sunday October 21. Together Mike Thomson, John Lawrence, Annie Lorys and Darren Tullett raised almost £1300 for Lark in the Park Charity. Despite the wind and rain they strapped into harnesses and hard hats for the challenge which saw them descend 50 feet. Chamber President Annie Lorys said: 'We all found it an exhilarating experience and all agreed that we would like to do it again in a more challenging location next time'.

They were asked to take up the challenge by the Mayor of Eastbourne, who is also a member of Newhaven Chamber of Commerce. 'Lark in the Park' is the Mayor of Eastbourne's chosen charity for this year and is an Eastbourne charity for children with special needs.

 

Posted: 28 October 2012

A University Technical College ('CleanTech') specialising in Marine and Environmental Engineering - a very exciting development for Newhaven

A University Technical College ('CleanTech') specialising in Marine and Environmental Engineering – a very exciting development for Newhaven

The Aldridge Foundation and its partners are proposing to develop a University Technical College in Newhaven. UTCs are state schools for 14-19 year olds which provide the opportunity to take a highly regarded,full-time, technically-oriented course of study. They are sponsored by a university (in this case, the University of Brighton) and are equipped to the highest standard. CleanTech students will study for an engineering diploma with specialisms in Environmental and Marine engineering. Clear progression routes are offered into Higher Education or further learning in work including we hope, apprenticeships. The UTC has wide catchment area from Brighton to Eastbourne to Haywards Heath.

The UTC bid to the Department for Education is being submitted in November and is being developed with the support of a consortia of organisations including an educational charity – the Aldridge Foundation - which has sponsored a number of schools, colleges and UTCs; Lewes District Council, the University of Brighton, local schools and colleges and community and business leaders.

They really need our support in order to win the bid so please help by going on-line to their website and completing the on-line survey - www.cleantech-utc.org

 

Posted: 28 October 2012

Economic Intervention and Capital Funds - East Sussex Invest (ESI)

On Tuesday 23 October 2012 ESCC launched the 'East Sussex Invest' fund of £750,000 to create and safeguard local jobs.

Our East Sussex Invest (ESI) fund can provide financial incentives to:

  • companies relocating to East Sussex and creating local jobs
  • local companies moving within the county to grow and create more local jobs
  • start-up companies which will create local jobs
  • short term repayable crisis loans to safeguard jobs.

It is aimed primarily at companies that plan to create at least three to five sustainable jobs There is scope to include a short-term cash flow crisis loan where jobs are at stake. The fund is 80% capital and 20% revenue. The minimum project grant is £10,000. There is no maximum grant but all grants must comply with State Aid regulations if applicable.

ESI is the second grant to come on stream from the £6m Economic Intervention Fund, following the launch of 'RuGEF' – the rural growth and employment grant which went live earlier this month.

If you think you qualify for that funding or for the ESI grant, visit the County Council's website at www.eastsussex.gov.uk/businessgrants or email the Council at economicintervention.fund@eastsussex.gov.uk for more information.

You'll also be able to check out when other grants are due to come on stream. The deadline closes when all the funding has been fully allocated.

 

 

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Events

Newhaven weekly market every Thursday and Saturday in the high street.

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Breakfast Club

The Newhaven Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast Club meets weekly and is an excellent way to meet new customers and suppliers for your business.

Forthcoming speakers:

12 April – Julia Johnson – Fine Marketing
19 April – Jon Whitehead – Cleankill
26 April – Jessica Hylands – Confidence Coach

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Market stall hire

The Newhaven Chamber of Commerc offer a market stall hire service for up to 25 market stalls, ideal for farmers markets, town markets, county shows, fetes, festivals and many other types of events.

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