It can seem as if there isn’t a day that goes by lately that doesn’t involve some news that rocks the business world. Whether it’s the chancellor’s budget, the British high-street or BREXIT, there’s no denying there have been many stories of late that would lead us to believe business leaders should be concerned about the state of the UK’s economy. Business in Brighton on the contrary, is going from strength to strength.
Our team of business experts beg to differ that the forecast is gloomy for Sussex and the South East’s businesses. East Sussex is a hub for start-ups, entrepreneurs and successful SMEs alike meaning business in Brighton has been thriving in a variety of sectors over the last year. In January of this year, Brighton was named as one of the top five cities for startups outside of the M25.
While a variety of industries operate within the city, Brighton is home to many tech businesses and is also considered one of the country’s most green locations, spawning a number of eco-friendly small businesses. The University of Brighton, with campuses in a variety of locations throughout the city has been credited with helping to enable green business to thrive in the city thanks to their Green Growth Platform.
As well as offering an inspiring backdrop for new business owners, the city also has a host of support networks available including Brighton Chamber of Commerce to inspire business in Brighton. Continuing with the theme, this year’s Let’s Do Business Brighton expo will include an Enterprise Zone where business owners can go for business advice and support. The zone is sponsored by Barclays Eagle Labs and will feature a number of local business support services.
Business in Brighton is also thriving for freelancers and those who are self-employed thanks to an influx of creative workspaces popping up throughout the city, offering those that would normally work alone the chance to collaborate, share and get support.
Of course, the Let’s Do Business Brighton venue; The Amex Stadium, has played a key role in helping to build on the city’s thriving business scene. Home to now Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion, the Stadium has helped to drive tourism in the city, and also plays host to a number of networking and business events throughout the year. Traders in the city noted as early as last year that they had noticed the positive impact that Brighton’s promotion was having on business.
This year’s exhibition will see the venue not only host exhibitors and visitors alike, but also a pre-show networking breakfast and post show drinks designed to gather exhibitors and guests together in a more informal setting to talk business and enjoy the first game of the World Cup while soaking up the impressive stadium atmosphere. You can sign up to attend the free post show lounge networking here.
You can book your stand here for 2019.