As the evenings get lighter and the worst of the cold weather is behind us it is a sure sign that Spring is almost upon us.

But while the flowers start to decorate our parks and gardens, the chancellor is working on his first Spring Budget, due 15th March. We will soon find out what this means for businesses and what help the government will put in place for those still struggling and we will continue to bring you information on the help and support available to all our local businesses.

In this month’s issue we offer help to business owners who would information regarding the Commercial Waste regulations that affect all businesses. We also feature the local Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair, International Women’s Day and list details on a free online course for businesses looking at developing their Environment Strategy.

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Do you have a Business Waste Collection?

As a business owner, it’s essential you know your responsibilities when it comes to the waste your business produces and how you manage and dispose of this waste.

To help make sure your business is operating in accordance with legislation and acting in an environmentally responsible manner we have produced an easy guide to the important information you need to know.

Bexhill Jobs & Apprentice Fair

The 2023 event will be taking place at the De La Warr Pavilion on Friday 10th March, 10.30am – 3.30pm.

Over 50 businesses and organisations will be recruiting into live job vacancies, apprenticeships, placements, training and courses in sectors including Transport, Housing, Construction, Financial Services, Digital, Health & Social Care, Education, Manufacturing, Utilities, Hospitality and the Creative Industries.

The event also features a Creative Industries Zone, Skills Development, and Talks and Workshops.

International Women’s Day

This year Let’s Do Business Group and BIPC Local at Hastings Library are hosting a one-day event to celebrate International Women’s Day 2023, to teach aspiring female entrepreneurs the skills to launch their idea and to highlight existing businesswomen in East Sussex.

Come along to the Hastings Library for a series of mini-workshops from expert business coaches, and an afternoon of informal networking and celebrating successful local businesswomen.

Through learning from each other and sharing the experiences of women in business, we can #EmbraceEquity, and celebrate the potential of women in our local community.

Steps To Environmental Management

Low Carbon Across the South East (LoCASE) is delivering a series of STEM workshops to guide companies towards an effective Environmental Management strategy.

The 4hr introductory session is free to attend; hosted by the Low Carbon Kent network at Kent County Council.

It takes place at 9am on Friday 17th March and will take firms through what it means to have an environmental policy, what to include in (and how to carry out) a baseline assessment of your aspects and impacts.

There’ll also be the chance to learn about other support available to you in the region.

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