News (February 2020)

New Head of Manufacturing Predicts Bright Future for Sector in South East

New Head of Manufacturing Predicts Bright Future for Sector in South East

Posted on 27th February 2020

Tony Summers, the newly appointed Head of Manufacturing at Sussex-based MHA Carpenter Box, sees a bright future for engineering companies in the South East, following an increase in sector revenues highlighted by the 2019/2020 MHA Manufacturing & Engineering Report. Growth in overall income and net assets – and an increase in R&D spend – provides a solid foundation for future expansion, although the report also flags challenges around... read more

Microsoft Gold Partner Extech Cloud Makes Strategic Appointment

Microsoft Gold Partner Extech Cloud Makes Strategic Appointment

Posted on 27th February 2020

Building on its success over the past five years Extech Cloud is delighted to announce the appointment of Simon Gregg to the role of Senior IT Consultant. In his new role Simon will be driving new client acquisition and creating new relationships, contributing to Extech Cloud’s ambitious growth and acquisition plans. Simon will have a particular emphasis on developing engagements across the following sectors: legal, manufacturing, professional services,... read more

Follow up on local business support services

Follow up on local business support services

Posted on 20th February 2020

Following the presentation given at the 11th February BHBPA meeting by Richard Butcher, Acting Partnership Manager & Growth Champion for the Coast to Capital Growth Hub, we thought it would be useful to share some information and contact details with members on our web site. C2C’s services include capital grants, business diagnostics and signposting, support from subject experts and an escalator programme for growing businesses. Here is a link... read more

Celebrating 25 years of Ridgeview

Celebrating 25 years of Ridgeview

Posted on 20th February 2020

In an era where English wine is winning global accolades and English winemaking is now considered one of the most exciting new areas of growth within the world’s wine industry, there has been one family-run wine estate that has been a constant.  Twenty-five years ago, the Roberts family made their dream a reality by planting a vineyard in Sussex and, from that point, helped pioneer a hugely burgeoning English sparkling wine industry and in turn... read more

Road works update

Road works update

Posted on 6th February 2020

Last Thursday when I looked at Network Rail’s update of the same day, it seemed the contra flow by Wivelsfield Station would be removed the next day. Suffice to say, the next day their 31/1 update extended the contra flow through to Friday 7/2. So the lesson to learn is don’t have complete faith in my updates as they’re based on the best information available to me at the time I write it, and clearly subject to change. London Road looks particularly... read more

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