Category: Buisness

Maria Caulfield MP urges Seaford residents to join Seaford Football Club local discount scheme

Maria Caulfield MP is urging residents in Seaford to support their local football club and local businesses by joining the new local community discount card scheme. The Seaford MP joined Seaford Town FC to launch the Community Card and handed out awards to players, alongside Seaford Town Mayor, Cllr Rodney […]


•       35% of female workers experienced at least one sexist workplace demand since lockdown started •       60% of female workers didn’t report inappropriate requests to HR •       25% of female workers targeted with these comments have upped their beauty regime,  fearing a negative impact on their career Female workers have received sexist demands from […]

Free support for businesses on the high street

Save the High Street is offering free personalised COVID-19 recovery and resilience health-checks for local businesses. After completing an online survey you’ll receive: A Health-Check report and scores, highlighting risks and opportunities across your business. 6 top recommendations selected for you, each with step-by-step guides and other content. A telephone […]

Getting Eastbourne Covid-Ready for Business

Eastbourne’s brand new ‘Covid-Ready’ quality assurance scheme is designed to provide all the latest guidance and support for your businesses as you reopen following the coronavirus outbreak, while also reassuring customers, that their visit will meet the highest safety standards. Free to Join The scheme is free to join and covers multiple industry sectors including accommodation, restaurants, […]

Updated Covid-19 posters for premises

The selection of posters that have been made available for business owners to display on their premises, including guidance on delivery and collection services, reminders for social distancing and closed due to Covid-19 messages have been udpated. To access and download the posters visit here

Amazon’s free online business programme

Amazon Small Business Accelerator is a free online educational programme for anyone who wants to start a new online business or grow an existing one. The online learning is tailored to your experience level, with a comprehensive curriculum covering website building, selling online, social media, marketing, managing cashflow, selling on […]

#OpenForBusiness campaign

Many retailers across the country will be reopening, and the Government is keen to help welcome back shoppers and celebrate the hard work businesses and retail workers are putting in to ensure their workplaces are COVID-19 secure. As such, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is encouraging […]

Lewes Constituency benefits from unprecedented measures announced by Chancellor

The Lewes constituency has received unprecedented economic support to protect jobs and businesses during the Coronavirus outbreak. 9,500 jobs have been protected through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, with Government grants covering 80 per cent of people’s wages, up to £2,500 a month. 4,300 self-employed people in the Lewes constituency […]

Salesforce small grants scheme

Salesforce has partnered with Enterprise Nation to offer eligible small businesses the opportunity to receive a £5,000 grant to help them through the COVID-19 outbreak. To be eligible to apply you must: Have not received any other cash grant during 2020 in relation to COVID-19 from any Government Be registered […]

Furlough scheme extended

The government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will remain open until the end of October. Furloughed workers across UK will continue to receive 80% of their current salary, up to £2,500 a month. From the start of August, furloughed workers will be able to return to work part-time with employers being […]


The government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) is still failing to protect businesses from across the logistics sector from financial calamity, claims leading business organisation FTA ( Freight Transport association), thanks to the failure of those implementing the scheme to speed decision-making and process applications in good time.  And, […]

Covid-19 posters for your customers

A selection of posters have been made available for business owners to display on their premises, including guidance on delivery and collection services, reminders for social distancing and closed due to Covid-19 messages. To access and download the posters visit here: Emergency funding for artists and creative freelancers The £1.5m […]

Boost the skills of your staff

The Department for Education has launched The Skills Toolkit, a free online learning platform. Course topics and content purposely cover the skills which are highly valued by employers and sought after in a wide range of jobs, from everyday maths and tools for using email and social media more effectively […]

Are you hiring?

National Careers is touring a Virtual Jobs Fair across England and will be covering the South East on Tuesday 5 May at 11am for one hour. If you are hiring, you can take part by posting your vacancy on Facebook and Twitter along with the hashtag #JobsHour.

Funding for small businesses, social enterprises and self employed

While the government has announced various schemes aimed at helping businesses deal with the impact of COVID-19, other organisations have launched funds to support entrepreneurs, community groups, social enterprises and freelancers. Here are some that we’ve spotted:   The Prince’s Trust and Natwest Enterprise Relief Fund is offering one-to-one support and grants […]

Council delivering ‘millions of pounds’ in Covid-19 business grants

More than 800 small businesses hit by the coronavirus pandemic applied to Lewes District Council for a financial lifeline in the first few days of its launch.  The council went live with its Covid-19 Business Grants portal last Thursday (April 9) and since then 806 business across the district have registered using the service, equating to £10.6m in grants.  The Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure […]


A support scheme for the payment of £10,000 or £25,000 grants to eligible local businesses went live this morning – Thursday 9 April 2020. The Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund were announced by the Chancellor in response to the acute challenges being faced by […]

Government’s Business Support Campaign

A full range of measures have been made available to support businesses, public services and individuals during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Businesses can find out what support is available to them and where and how they can access it by visiting The measures available to business announced by the Chancellor are: A Coronavirus […]

A West View Concession Hut available for a new trader in 2020. Your chance to have your business on the Seaford’s seafront.

Seaford Town Council are excited to announce that there is a vacancy within one of the West View Concession Huts. Do you have a unique, creative, environmentally friendly, sustainable business? Seaford Town Council want to hear from you! The West View Concession Beach Huts are purpose built in a prime […]

Thomas Cook

We all know what happened recently to that very popular and established travel company. Hopefully no-one is affected but do spare a thought for the staff who suddenly find themselves without a job or payment even! This rather sad notice is all that remains in the permanently locked shop in […]