Business: COVID-19 spot checks, GetSet for Growth workshops, connect with local jobhunters at our Virtual Jobs and Skills Fair and much more

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Business support and advice

From Horsham District Council

Working to make sure businesses are COVID-secure

The Council is working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to contact businesses in Horsham District to check they have COVID-secure measures in place and to help tackle coronavirus (COVID-19) in the local area.

This includes business like shops, pubs and leisure centres that local communities use and are crucial to the local economy.

Our officers will be calling on business owners to check they are managing the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Being COVID-secure means that businesses need to put adjustments in place to manage the risk and protect workers and others from coronavirus (COVID-19). For further information on how to manage the risk of coronavirus in different business sectors please read the government guidance.

GetSet for Growth workshops

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Looking to increase your knowledge, skills and confidence to grow your business?

GetSet for Growth is offering specialist, free access to finance support to help businesses with the potential and ambition to grow, through a range of highly rated workshops, one-to-one support and access to the Invest4 grant.

GetSet for Growth focuses on helping businesses overcome the two biggest barriers to growth – generating sufficient profitable customers and accessing finance.

Visit the GetSet for Growth website to see what workshops are coming up and to book yourself a space

Do you have vacancies? Connect with local jobhunters at our Virtual Jobs and Skills Fair

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Deadline for registration 31 March 2021

There's still time for local employers to register to exhibit at the Virtual Jobs and Skills Fair for free. The event will take place on Wednesday 28 April on a dedicated website built by the Council.

Your business will have its own page showcasing what you do and your current vacancies. The website will also include lots of resources to help local people grow their employability skills.

Register your interest

Join the Experience West Sussex tourism business community

As the central voice for the region on tourism, destination management and the visitor economy, the Experience West Sussex Partnership delivers industry intelligence, local business support and creative marketing campaigns to attract visitors to the area.

They are here to help organisations big and small across West Sussex. Whether you’re an award-winning attraction, cosy B&B or a brilliant cafe, join the tourism business community and see how they can help you.

Have your say in the review of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS)

The Government is carrying out a two-year review of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) to update and simplify the process. Four surveys are running from 3 – 31 March 2021 to canvass the views of those impacted, including housing regulators and surveyors, landlords, other property professionals and residents.

Having been in place for 15 years, the Government wants to review the HHSRS because building technology and knowledge about risks and hazards in buildings have advanced.

Follow the links below to answer the surveys:

Working together to keep your business safe online

Mon 12 April 2021 9am–10:30am

The Safe Digital Life Team at West Sussex County Council are hosting a free webinar to businesses in West Sussex to help keep your business safe online.

Sign up now

Digital Culture Network webinars

Digital specialists from the Arts Council's Digital Culture Network recently ran a series of free webinars covering everything from SEO best practice and Google Analytics to Social media and online safeguarding.

There are 21 different webinars to choose from. Visit their YouTube channel to watch them for free