In our November issue of Business Alerts we have information on funding to help Businesses cope with the increasing costs of energy, loans to help you thrive in today’s challenging economic environment, free and near full-funded Training opportunities, and advice on how to get ever closer to becoming carbon neutral.

If you ever wondered what makes Rother an ideal location to have a business, take a look at this video produced by the business group Locate East Sussex, and your questions will be answered!

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Help for businesses and non-domestic customers

This scheme will provide energy bill relief for non-domestic customers in Great Britain. Discounts will be applied to energy usage initially between 1 October 2022 and 31 March 2023.

The scheme will be available to everyone on a non-domestic contract including:

  • Businesses
  • Voluntary sector organisations, such as charities
  • Public sector organisations such as schools, hospitals and care homes

Couch to Carbon Zero!

Couch to Carbon Zero is the 10-day Sprint for busy people which will leave your employees feeling informed, empowered and making a meaningful difference for the planet in their personal lives.

It’s pacey, fun and impactful and is being launched on 7th November. Engagement as we all know is the name of the game and the C2C0 team go all out to have everyone all IN!

They have a great corporate package designed to do just that. Together we can go faster on the Race to Zero.

Business Recovery Loan Scheme

The Recovery Loan Scheme, first introduced by the British Business Bank in 2021 and the successor to the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), was created as a measure and means to support businesses by providing access to finance as they recover and grow following the pandemic.

The scheme has been relaunched to help businesses access up to £2m to aid their recovery from the impact of the COVID19 pandemic and the economic challenges brought by the cost of living and energy crisis, and the changed world we all now operate in.

Free e-Learning Courses

Back in April 2020, East Sussex College launched a £1m pledge to helping people and businesses learn new skills and gain qualifications.

Their pledge is still going strong, and after helping thousands of people already, they’re proud to continue to offer fully funded courses that work around your commitments, with no cost to you.

Help to Grow: Management

The Help to Grow: Management course is a 12-week programme offered by leading business schools in various locations in East and West Sussex.

The course is 90% funded by the government and can be completed alongside full-time work.

What Skills does East Sussex need?

East Sussex County Council has commissioned the Institute for Employment Studies, to undertake research into the future make-up of the East Sussex workforce and the skills needed over the coming 5-10 years.

This work is being undertaken on behalf of Skills East Sussex, the Board that sets the strategic direction for skills in the county.

In support of the Net Zero Agenda, the International Tree Foundation will plant a tree for every ten surveys completed.

Taking a Tour – Thriving Rother Businesses

Business support organisation Locate East Sussex took a tour around a selection of thriving Rother District businesses with local councillors and officers showcasing the importance of providing support to businesses looking to grow.

Wellbeing at Work Programme

The Wellbeing at Work Programme aims to provide support to East Sussex employers with improving employee health and wellbeing in their workplace.

The programme:

  • Offers workplace health resources, training, events and a signposting service to those working in East Sussex.
  • Operates a free Accreditation Scheme for East Sussex employers, providing a framework to improve employee health and wellbeing, whilst rewarding organisations who are actively working to do so.
  • Is free to all types and sizes of organisations based in East Sussex.
  • Is funded and delivered by Public Health at East Sussex County Council.

Business Finance Week

Business Finance Week. 7th-11th November 2022. A picture of a man smiling wearing an apron standing in a cafe with his arms folded

Applying for a Business Loan Consultations

Free 30 minute consultations. 4 people at a desk looking at an iPad

Debt Finance Webinar

Debt finance for businesses Webinar, Thursday 10th November. A man and woman standing in front of a whiteboard presenting

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