Taking Care of Business


Is getting your foot on the property ladder just completely out of your reach financially? A group of young locals known as “#BrightonsFuture” have begun an intensive, hard-hitting campaign, fighting for the building of homes that the city so desperately requires.

The courageous campaign group is finally giving the people of Brighton a voice independent of political influence and politicians’ possibly suspect motives.

Brighton’s Future offers a place to join forces with others seeking legislation that supports the creation of affordable and plentiful housing for all in Brighton and East Sussex. They say, “Buying a house has become impossible for many families. Especially when recent governments have fuelled speculation in the property market – supporting those fortunate enough to be able to buy second or even third homes as investments, but creating a situation where it’s impossible for many first time buyers to find enough money for a deposit. It’s leaving people exposed to high rents and facing the rest of their lives in rented accommodation. We believe this is unsustainable and unfair. We call for action to build new affordable homes for all. Homes that are desperately needed now.”




After two great years hosting the Curry Club at the Sussex County Cricket Ground, Brighton Business Curry Club is moving house. From September this long-running and successful business club will be held at the Bali Brasserie at the bottom of First Avenue in Hove.

If you’ve never been before – then you’re in for a treat. The Bali Brasserie is an institution in Brighton and Hove, run by TC, his wife Kulbir and son Jasper who always offer a warm welcome and a variety of delicious curries in a Malaysian/Indonesian style.

Newbies to the Club should know that you rock up around 6pm. Networking at the bar lasts for about an hour or so pre-dinner, then at about 7pm there’s a few pre dinner speeches and introductions. There is no formal table plan on the night for the sit down buffet curry, so you can sit and network freely with whoever you decide. Finish time: 8-8.30pm.

First event is 16th September



The Sussex Business Award team have extended the entry date until 7th September so any of you out there with success stories, or unsung heroes you think need singing about, there’s still time to get entries in.

Now in its twenty-sixth year, there are sixteen trophies to be won this year, including the prestigious Company of the Year, International Company of the Year and individual awards for entrepreneurship and business success.

The new chair of judges is executive director of Sussex Innovation Centre and Sussex Businessperson of the Year 2000 Mike Herd, who commented, “Our region boasts a truly supportive ecosystem that has enabled so many businesses to flourish, and the Sussex Business Awards have played a massive part in that over the past 26 years.”

There is a small admin fee of £50 to enter one award, or £100 for up to three entries. You can however enter the awards for the Healthiest Workplace, Social Enterprise, Young Sussex Businessperson and the Best Boss in Sussex free of charge.

Winners will be announced at The Grand Brighton on 10 December 2014.