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A Busy Week for our Brilliant Brighton Ambassadors

A Busy Week for our Brilliant Brighton Ambassadors

08/12/2017

This week (starting Monday 4th December) has been a busy, but successful one, for our Ambassadors and their mission to keep our streets and businesses safe.

On Wednesday (6th), they helped to secure the arrest of a man who is alleged to have committed an armed robbery – within just minutes of an attempted armed robbery at the Post Office on St James’s Street at 9:05am and an armed robbery at 9.40am at Dyke Road News.

At approximately 9:48am Sussex Police made contact with the BID Ambassadors, who viewed the CCTV image of the male, who had demanded money from staff at gunpoint in the two stores.

After being sighted by one of our Ambassadors shortly after, the team, via the Business Crime Reduction Partnership, contacted the police. By 10:20am, the male had been arrested by armed police.

He was in possession of an imitation firearm, a hammer and a lock knife, which are all now safely off the streets.

Then, later that day, they also recovered over £5000 of stolen stock from BID businesses.

After reviewing CCTV from a theft of nine watches from Chris Elli on Bond Street and identifying the alleged suspects, they spotted the male and female on North Street.

The Ambassadors were able to recover the £4800 worth of watches, plus the 11 Boots fragrances also found in their bag- totalling over £5300!

Not bad for a day’s work! Well done to the Ambassador team!

Our Chestnut Tree House Raffle Raises Over £500!

Our Chestnut Tree House Raffle Raises Over £500!

08/12/2017

Thank you to everyone who donated a generous prize for the Brighton Christmas lights switch-on raffle, we’re absolutely delighted that £526.57 was raised for Chestnut Tree House, children’s hospice!

This fantastic total will go towards their care for life-limited children and their families.

Jo Moss, Community Fundraiser at Chestnut Tree House said: “It was great to be involved in the Christmas lights switch-on this year alongside Brilliant Brighton and Juice 107.2. In addition to raising vital funds for Chestnut Tree House, being at events like this is invaluable to us in terms of raising awareness of the vital care services we offer to local life-limited children and their families.

“We are so grateful to the businesses who gave prizes for the raffle and to everyone who donated at the event, and also to Brighton & Hove Buses for bringing the fantastic Snowman bus along.”

Would you like to promote your business to University of Sussex students?

Would you like to promote your business to University of Sussex students?

29/11/2017

The University of Sussex is a Top 20 University in the UK, we have a 17,000 students attending our campus on the edge of the beautiful South Downs, including a large International group of students.  If you would like to reach out to our students and let them know about your business, we are looking for local Brighton and Sussex businesses to run offers specific to NUS extra card holders (National Union of Students discount card).   There are many brands already doing this on a national and international level, however, we are really keen for our students to be able to benefit from local offers in and around Brighton, where they already live, shop, eat and socialize.

 If you are interested in running an offer, can you please get in touch with Anndrea O’Toole, anndrea.o@sussexstudent.com to discuss in more detail.

 To find out more about the card, please see:  https://www.nus.org.uk/en/nus-extra/about-the-card 

 

Sustainability in Action: Business Training for SME's

Sustainability in Action: Business Training for SME's

01/11/2017

Businesses operate in an increasingly complex world. The range of terminology, such as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Sustainability, Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) can be confusing.

This masterclass is designed to demystify the jargon and help SMEs in Sussex to manage the environmental, social and economic risks and opportunities of running a business.

The class takes account of recent changes in the international environmental management standard ISO14001 and current trends, intelligence in good practice in sustainable business.

​This event is part of the University of Brighton’s Green Growth Platform events programme, helping to grow the green economy across Sussex.

The half day masterclass will cover:

  • Why is sustainability important? How to develop a compelling business case and deliverable action plan for sustainability
  • Overview of standards and legislation, including ISO 14001, 50001, 26000 and others and the value of formally certified or informal systems.
  • How to get best results – engaging stakeholders and employees with your sustainability journey
  • Drafting a communications strategy that meets the needs of your internal and external stakeholders, building an authentic narrative to strengthen your reputation as a responsible business.

The next course is coming up on 17th January at the Brighthelm Centre and organisers are currently offering BID members a 40% discount on early bookings.

Email: hello@muonevents.com and susie@greenmetrics.co.uk for further details.

Attract NHS Staff To Your Business

Attract NHS Staff To Your Business

20/10/2017

NHS Staff represent a loyal customer market of over a million customers.
 
However, over the last decade NHS Staff have had a 12% pay cut in real terms. This means that they are particularly looking to use businesses that can offer them a good deal.
 
You can register today with Health Staff Discounts and they will promote your business to NHS Staff. Over 35,000 business have registered on Health Staff Discounts already.
 
The basic service is free and you can register an offer here > https://www.healthstaffdiscounts.co.uk/Registration/BusinessRegistration.aspx

 

Exclusive Juice 107.2 Promotion Offer

Exclusive Juice 107.2 Promotion Offer

20/10/2017

Juice 102.7 would like to offer all of the businesses  being effected by the re-development and Southern Water disruption, exclusive discounted airtime to help keep footfall strong and minimise loss in trade. 
These offers are exclusive to these businesses and can booked and used anytime from today (20th Oct 2017) to 31st January 2018
Key points:
  • Juice 107.2 is an independent station that has been established for 19 years
  • Broadcasting live from North Street Juice 107.2 is local radio for local people
  • On FM, DAB and Online (our DAB service now covers all of Sussex)
  • Broadcasting to 35,000 FM  listeners  each and every week, from Worthing across to Newhaven and up to Poynings
  • Combined FM, online and DAB listeners 80,000 per week.
  • Targeted at 25-55 years olds
  • 63% classified as ABC1’s
  • 1.97 million page impressions on www.juicebrighton.com in the last twelve months
  • 253,936 in the last thirty days.
  • 30,200 Followers on Twitter.
  • 10,753 Facebook Likes.
  • 1,150 Instagram
 
Option One- The Opportunity: 6 week 30 second airtime campaign:
  • 5 X 30 second commercials per day scheduled Monday to Saturday 06:00-19:00 (30 pw)
  • 180 x  commercials over campaign
  • 1 x 30 second commercial production
PLUS 108 x 10 SECOND BONUS 10 SECOND COMMERCIAL’S AND A 10 SECOND BONUS  COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION WORTH £1,159.00
  • Value: £3,354 plus vat
  • Your Investment- £2,095 plus vat
 
Option Two-The Opportunity: 4 week 20 second airtime campaign:
  • 5 x 20 second commercial per day, scheduled Monday to Saturday 06:00-20:00
  • 120 x commercials over campaign
  • 1 x 20 second commercial production
PLUS 84 x 10 SECOND BONUS 10 SECOND COMMERCIAL’S AND A 10 SECOND BONUS  COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION WORTH £967.00
  • Vale: £2,702 plus vat
  • Your Investment -£1,735 plus vat
Option Three-The Opportunity: 4 week 10 second campaign
  • 5 x 10 second commercial per day, scheduled Monday to Saturday 06:00-20:00
  • 120 x commercials over campaign
  • 1 x 10 second commercial production
PLUS 84 x 10 SECOND BONUS 10 SECOND COMMERCIAL’S AND A 10 SECOND BONUS  COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION WORTH £967.00
  • Vale: £2,162 plus vat
  • Your Investment: £1,195 plus vat
Option Four-The Opportunity: 6 week 10 second airtime campaign:
  • 3 x 10 second commercials per day scheduled Monday to Sunday 06:00-19:00
  • 126 x 10 second commercials over campaign
  • 1 x 10 second commercial production
  • Value : £925 plus vat
  • Your Investment: £700 plus vat

To book contact: rachel.regan@juicebrighton.com 

 

Consolation Idea for Unsuccessful Job Applicants

Consolation Idea for Unsuccessful Job Applicants

18/10/2017

Add a consolation to jobseekers in receipt of your “I’m sorry but unfortunately, I won’t be offering you a job,” letters, calls and emails with information on Brighton & Hove City Council’s One Journey Better initiative.

For jobseekers living in central Hove or east central Brighton, up to £300 of travel help is available.

This can help them to:

Win back cycling confidence, fix their bikes or help to buy one.

• Get the best kit for walking and show short cuts.

• Find the cheapest tickets and help with fares to work in their first month.

Those seeking work and needing help are asked to make an appointment to hear more by contacting: simon.hickmott@brighton-hove.gov.uk/ 07876 394 865.

 

 

 

Make Change Count

Make Change Count

27/09/2017

Local charities are asking people to help rough sleepers by donating to recognised organisations and not giving on the street.

The Make Change Count campaign is all about getting the right help at the right time for those who are sleeping on our streets.

Brighton Housing Trust, Equinox, Nightstop, St Mungo’s and Off The Fence (who organises the annual Antifreeze campaign) are working together to raise awareness about support available for rough sleepers and how to help.

Local organisations make sure those in need have hot meals, access to shower facilities, clothing and support from outreach workers to move people away from the street to rebuild their lives.

The participating charities say that giving money on the street can be counter-productive and lead to people staying in their current situation when more effective help is available.

Speaking on behalf of the organising charities, Nikki Homewood, Director of Services for BHT, said: “The Make Change Count campaign is all about getting the right help at the right time for those who are sleeping on our streets. We’re sharing information on how residents can refer people they are concerned about and providing an alternative giving option to donating on the street.

“We’re keen to all work together to give people the best chance for the future. People understandably want to help those living on the streets, and giving to someone right in front of you is a natural reaction. But there can be better ways to help and we’re asking people to think about how they can really make their change count.”

 

Donate today by texting UMCC17 £3 to 70070 or go to http://just.ly/makechangecount17

The campaign is supported Brighton & Hove City Council and Sussex Police.

Dr Bikes sessions for Brighton & Hove employees

Dr Bikes sessions for Brighton & Hove employees

22/08/2017

Brighton & Hove City Council are offering free Dr Bike sessions to employees across the city until the end of March 2018.

A Dr Bike session involves a qualified bike mechanic coming to your workplace and fixing team member’s bikes.

A typical session can be 3 hours long and approx. 10-12 bicycles can be serviced/ fixed in that time. These sessions need to be booked in advanced, so if you want to see the list of available dates, please email Transport.Projects@brighton-hove.gov.uk.

These free Dr Bike sessions have proven to be very popular, particularly as they are booked on a first come, first served basis.

Please note, that as there are a limited amount of hours available, each company/ organisation can book a maximum of two sessions.

This initiative is brought to you by the Department for Transport’s Access Fund for Sustainable Travel and is part of the Access to Work project.

Counter-Terrorism Advice

Counter-Terrorism Advice

21/06/2017

The government have created a detailed PDF on crowded places safety guidance for a range of sectors. The guide is intended to give protective security advice at those places where there may be a risk of a terrorist attack by the very nature that they are crowded places. Night-time economy advice can be found from page 6, cinemas and theatres from page 8, retail from page 13, hotels and restaurants from page 21 and visitor attractions from page 25. View the PDF here

The police have also created an information film providing advice on how to keep safe in the event of a firearms or weapons attack. The four minute film, Stay Safe: Firearms and Weapons Attack, sets out three key steps for keeping safe. This can be viewed here.

Help Available With Travel Plans

Help Available With Travel Plans

02/06/2017

In January, Brighton & Hove City Council was awarded funding from the Department for Transport from the Access Fund for Sustainable Travel to support businesses and organisations to up-date and develop Travel Plans.

The objectives of the Access Fund for Sustainable Travel are to:

  • to support the local economy by supporting access to new and existing employment, education and training; and
  • to actively promote increased levels of physical activity through walking and cycling. The project will run until 2020.

Daniel Bianco, Transport Planner, is leading on the business travel planning project and can offer advice and support to businesses to help them develop Travel Plans. If your company is looking to reduce staff travel time, encourage health and well-being and make cost savings on facilities, contact Daniel at Daniel.bianco@brighton-hove.gov.uk or 01273 295456.

First Ride Free With UBER

First Ride Free With UBER

22/02/2017

We’re really pleased to have negotiated a great deal for you AND your customers with UBER!

Simply enter code BID2017 when you sign up for the app and enjoy up to £15 free travel – on your first visit – with UBER.

Brighton City Council Can Help With Trade Waste & Recycling!

Brighton City Council Can Help With Trade Waste & Recycling!

15/02/2017

The council are offering a flexible service to suit your business’ needs at a competitive price (with no hidden costs).

To request a site visit and get a free no obligation quote visit www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/tradewaste or email commercial.waste@brighton-hove.gov.uk/ call 01273 290798.

 

50% off Spota for BID Businesses *Exclusive*

50% off Spota for BID Businesses *Exclusive*

07/11/2016

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Spota, the revolutionary social media advertising platform for businesses landed in Brighton 9 months ago and has already proved successful, connecting over 100 local businesses to 370,000 potential new customers. Through its reinvention of word of mouth marketing, Spota is taking the typical business advertising model and turning it on its head. Spota rewards people for sharing their shopping experience on social media through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This means businesses connect with more potential customers than ever before.

Businesses already know the power of social media, but tapping into it has proved expensive, time consuming and difficult to track. Now, with Spota, they can tap directly in to social media networks and reach the friends and connections of their customers, on average over 680 people with each share or post! Simply by offering a reward on Spota.

So Spota grows a business’s customer base, and customers get rewarded for doing something they already do – sharing on social media.

Brighton BID members can get an exclusive 50% reduction on the cost of using Spota for the first month, and starting credit of £5 to trial it out.

Find out more at www.spota.com. Download it at the App Store (Android due October).

Contact Joe Purcell on 07855 041303

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A new transport initiative has launched for Brighton based businesses

A new transport initiative has launched for Brighton based businesses

easitBRIGHTON&HOVE is a social enterprise designed to encourage staff to chose sustainable methods of transport for their daily commute.  Company membership starts from as little as £150 per annum and provides staff access to a range of transport discounts including a 15% rail discount on Southern services (including peak time travel and annual season tickets), 10% discount on selected Brighton&Hove bus routes with Metrobus, Compass & Stagecoach, car clubs as well as savings on bike purchases, cycling accessories & servicing and an amazing £11k saving on the new, extended range Nissan Leaf Acenta electric car!

 

easitNETWORK has won a number of Green awards over the past 10 years, including The Queens Award for Enterprise and Green Apple Environment Award.  For more information please visit www.easit.org.uk or call Kip Parker on 0771 333 0280 or email kip@easit.org.uk.

Open To Export Site Launched

Open To Export Site Launched

14/10/2016

Open to Export is the online community, backed by Government and business, to help UK businesses get started selling overseas.  It provides extensive and valuable information on how to prepare for and execute exporting globally along with a chat forum facility for peer-to-peer discussion.  Public and Private sector stakeholders and content contributors offer their knowledge and guidance free-of-charge to encourage SME`s to start exporting.

www.opentoexport.com

Great discounts on TV advertising with LatestTV

Great discounts on TV advertising with LatestTV

01/08/2016

Brighton BID has negotiated great discounts on TV advertising with LatestTV.

 

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