News & events
The West Sussex Recover & Rise SME Digital Accelerator programme.
This Autumn & Winter 2021, West Sussex County Council launches a FREE online workshop series designed to maximise the impact and accessibility of digital technologies for West Sussex Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
The SME Digital Accelerator programme is a 4 part series consisting of over 25 online workshops:
Series 1: Getting Online
Series 2: Customers & Marketing
Series 3: Systems & Productivity
Series 4: Growth Expansion & New Products.
These workshop sessions have been put together by local digital experts Freedom Works, Always Possible & Creative Bloom in partnership with the County Council & boroughs to help small and medium businesses utilise digital tools and gain expert knowledge and advice in how best to grow their online presence and attract and retain new customers.
Workshops will be run online and will take place at 12pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays starting on 9th September.
Introducing Chichester at Real Estate Live UK
A spotlight will be on Chichester this October, with the district being promoted to investors and developers as part of a week-long programme of events at Real Estate Live UK.
Introducing Chichester, in partnership with Invest Chichester, takes place at 10.30am on Wednesday 6 October and will give attendees insight into the district’s commercial market, its strong growth sectors, the support on offer and how the council can help those interested in the district to locate, grow, and thrive.
In what will be its fifth week of virtual events since launching in June 2020, Real Estate Live UK has fast become a crucial platform for regeneration professionals, property experts and local authorities alike – replacing the more traditional physical events taking place before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Completely free to attend, its third week of events takes place from 4-8 October, keeping the property sectors talking, tackling the issues facing the industry and promoting live opportunities for investment.
Chichester District Council is putting the district on the map thanks to its new inward investment brand, Invest Chichester – focusing on its strengths, which include location, cultural offer and a well-supported business network – to drive new growth to complement the array of varied employers and industries that call it home.
To register for the session, visit https://realestatelive.co.uk/events/introducing-chichester-in-partnership-with-invest-chichester/
To find out more about Real Estate Live UK’s October programme, visit https://realestatelive.co.uk/programme/
The Business Breakfast with Chichester College - 13th October
We are delighted to collaborate with the Chichester College for our Monthly Breakfast.
This monthly breakfast provides a friendly, relaxed and informative environment for local businesses to network and improve your business profile locally and there will be a guest speaker.
CCCI Member £13.50
Non Member £15.00
Knowledge Share - Adding your content to the Chamber website - 29th October
One of the benefits of Chamber membership is that you can list your business in the Chamber Directory. However, once listed you can add so much more.
You can add blog or news items to the news section and business events or fundraising events for our charities can appear in the calendar. There is also a section for special offers or promotions that you can make to other members.
Chamber Members Only
Speed Networking with our Neighbours - 3rd November
Make new contacts quickly, expand your business, have fun!
Every year we co-host a Speed Networking event with our neighbour Chambers; Brighton, Worthing and Adur and Sussex. We are delighted to invite companies from all sectors to this event, to explore new opportunities and contacts. This event is both invaluable and great fun!
CCCI Member £25.00
Non Member £32.00
The Business Hothouse offers free support to pre-start and established businesses in the Coast-to-Capital area. From workshops to grant funding, they can provide the expert guidance to get your business growing. For more inforamtion, please go to their website
How to Start a Startup for pre-start and early-stage businesses - 23rd and 24th October
Two, six- hour expert-led sessions that combine to give you all the knowledge you need to get that business idea going or start-up growing.
Invest4 Business Grant Fund Q&A Session - 26th October
How to Write an Effective Business Plan - 3rd November
Designed for start-ups, this 2 hour session will guide you through the key component parts of a good business plan. Includes a Q&A session.