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Join us as we slip into the festive season and say thank you to all of our supporters and attendees.
Please note we have two parts to the meeting. The meeting is FREE to attend as follows.
12 noon -1pm RSVP only for Bubbles, Laughter and Lunch.
1pm onwards – Open meeting for all to attend.
Join us for our 2012 finale – we have something extra planned for this exclusive networking event. RSVP invitations are being sent in the first instance to our members, supporters and regular attendees.
Keep a close watch on your inbox to see if you receive an invitation, but don’t worry if not. You are warmly invited to attend at 1pm.
Secret Santa – You are invited to participate in our Secret Santa. All you need to do is bring a small fun item to enter, make sure it is appropriately wrapped though. Please no and that means no vouchers that can only be redeemed by additional spending. We will have some fun with this after the event when we send our E Christmas cards!
9th November – CSR from the Field – Kerrie Howard
Kerrie is about to complete an MBA at Bath University where she specialised in corporate social responsibility, knowledge and risk management, branding and operations. She was awarded the Moog Inc. MBA scholarship, and is currently working as a CSR management consultant..
Prior to her studies, Kerrie worked for Amnesty International for 17 years as Deputy Program Director and research on human rights in the Americas. Kerrie has travelled and worked in more than 40 countries through the course of her career. In recognition of her work to improve human rights, Kerrie was invited to become a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts in 2010.
CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility): built in or bolted on? Kerrie will talk about how CSR can work in small to medium sized businesses and why she thinks it can help differentiate firms from their competitors. Kerrie believes CSR is key to good strategy and when developed well and embedded in the business can produce long lasting benefits.
Read our i360 blog
This meeting will be a forum discussion on the i360 development. Following the decision of the city council to fund (loan) the project. We are delighted to announce that the Architects for the i360 will be our guest speakers. David Marks of Marks Barfield Architects will be telling us how this project came to be, it’s schedule and how it will drive tourism in the city.
This meeting will be packed full of local opinion about a development that has much to offer the residents, local business owners and tourism in Brighton and Hove.
You can read and watch the revealing video here on the Marks Barfield Architects website for for the Brighton i360.
Relevant articles about the Brighton i360
Brighton i360 website - We expect the i360 to be operational in 2013
Brighton Argus - Long and short of the i360 tower saga
Brighton Argus - Brighton council offers £14m loan to kickstart i360
West Pier Trust - i360 – Brighton and Hove’s Eye to the Future
BBC News Sussex (2011) - Brighton i360 tower stalled by lack of funding
World Architecture News (2006) - Uplift for Brighton Seafront?
Contact information for Marks Barfield Architects
We were delighted to host Gary Peters, the MD of, local jobs board brightonandhovejobs.com, ICP Executive Search & Chair of The Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership as our Guest Speaker during our July meeting.
More needs to be done to promote the work of The Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership (BHEP) which represents several sectors of the city’s economy.
In summary the BHEP works with the local authority, a wide range of businesses and the Local Enterprise Partnership [LEP] to ….. to find out more you will need to come to the meeting!
At the tender age of 36, Gary has achieved many notable successes in his career including sponsoring the Brighton & Hove Albion football strip and has been a member of the Economic Partnership for the last two years.
Gary will share with us his plans as a “ true Brightonian and a local business owner” of how he intends to help local business be supported to grow and flourish in the city. Gary will also inform us of how he intends to strengthen the links between business and local authority and to ensure Brighton & Hove becomes an even better place to live and do business.
You can reach Gary as follows
Telephone : 01273 872287
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
The meeting will be an open forum to discuss the points raised, share ideas and to discuss specific points that may arise. We will then follow through with these to ensure that where needed bring information back to our members to assist them and with further business development.
18th May 2012 Theme : Turning an iconic building into a community resource & visitor destination.
Paul Zara – Director – Conran & Partners Architects www.conranandpartners.com
Paul is a Brighton based architect, born in Lewes, and is a director of Sir Terence Conran’s design company Conran & Partners. Paul led the restoration of the Grade II * listed 1930s Embassy Court building on Brighton’s seafront and has researched and written on the subject of art deco and modernist architecture. The company has a strong track record in bringing new life to historic buildings and has been very keen to support the Save Saltdean Lido campaign because they can see its great potential and want to help protect it from inappropriate development. They have also managed to get other local consultants to commit their time, free of charge, to assist the campaign, including Helmsley Orrell (structural engineers), JPA (Building Services) and Project Centre (Highways).
Rebecca Crook – Chair Save Saltdean Lido Campaign www.saltdeanlidocampaign.org
Rebecca Crook, is the Chairperson and Spokesperson of the campaign group and has lived in Saltdean for 5 years and in Brighton before that. After graduating Rebecca entered the marketing industry and now has over 12 years experience in business development and marketing working at Director level with global brands through to regional start-up companies. Rebecca has worked with The Prince’s Trust as a volunteer Business Mentor for 5 years, helping support young people to develop business ideas. Rebecca is passionate about retaining seaside heritage having grown up on the Kent coast and believes Saltdean Lido deserves to be restored to its former glory for current and future generations to enjoy. Rebecca is a keen swimmer, having swum her first mile when she was 8.
Saltdean Lido is the country’s only Grade II* listed lido, situated here in Brighton. It is a building of national importance, owned by Brighton & Hove City Council yet finds itself in such a bad state of disrepair it is currently on the English Heritage ‘At Risk Register’ and is under threat of development. Paul & Rebecca will talk about their challenges in lobbying the Council to take enforcement action and how the campaign has evolved to develop a Community Interest Company which would see the site restored, upgraded and safeguarded for future generations to enjoy. The site would provide heated water to the swimming pool, a modern gym and exercise studio, a range of meeting room spaces for community groups and corporate events, an all year round cafe/restaurant, larger library and landscaping to the exterior grounds. During the winter the swimming pool area would be transformed into an ice-skating rink. There would also be a programme of regular events from farmers markets to comedy nights. The multi-million pound project would create a resource for the community, a focus for heritage and act as a catalyst for economic growth creating employment, volunteering opportunities and helping to boost local businesses.