Business News

February 22nd, 2021

Plans to expand Worthing’s thriving creative hub submitted

Plans to expand Worthing’s thriving creative hub and hopefully recognised as a first class location for artists and innovators on the South Coast have been formally submitted for approval.

To satisfy the growing demand for creative space in Worthing, Worthing Borough Council is looking to redevelop and regenerate a series of buildings adjoining Colonnade House to support the town’s growing creative community.

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February 16th, 2021

New Cafe on Worthing Pier Aims to Help Bounce Back....Economically and Socially

‘We need a sustained period of celebration when this is over and hopefully we can add to this.’

That is the message today from the businessman about to breathe new life and activity into Worthing’s award-winning pier.

Alex Hole, famous for his hugely popular Perch cafe on Lancing beach is currently working with a team right down on the wooden planks of the pier to restore the pier’s Southern Pavilion.

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January 11th, 2021

HISBE Food

Brighton-born “rebel supermarket” HISBE is opening a store in Worthing town centre, on Saturday 16th January 2021, and offering people the opportunity to win free shopping at HISBE for themselves and for local people in need.
HISBE is a supermarket on a busy Brighton high street, that offers a full range of fresh food and groceries, household and bodycare products, but does things very differently to your average Tesco’s. They focus on local produce, Sussex suppliers, packaging-free goods and eco-friendly brands. Staff are paid the Real Living Wage and, of every £1 that goes through the tills, suppliers get 68 pence.
On 28th February 2020 HISBE signed a lease on a new retail premises at 38 Portland Road in Worthing, where the Polish shop used to be. They planned to open their second store in May, but within two weeks the Coronavirus changed that. However, post-lockdown HISBE has an opening date and has launched a crowdfunder, inviting people to support the new store and win free shopping for themselves and others.

Ruth Anslow, who launched HISBE’s pilot store in Brighton in 2013 with her sister Amy and their friend Jack, is excited about opening their long-awaited second store: -
“These are uncertain times, and people might say we’re a bit bonkers to be opening a new store in the middle of a pandemic! But even before Covid hit, we had spent 18 months looking for the right place. So, ever since we found it, we can’t wait to get going....
Our interest in Worthing started when my sister moved here and declared that HISBE would be “right at home” in Worthing. We didn’t know the town well at first but have found a unique mix of traditional local pride and forward-thinking spirit here, that comes through from the community, the businesses and the council. From talking to local people, we were excited to discover its proud history with food, land and sea, its thriving independent business sector and a growing buzz of action on local food and sustainability.
And then it seemed like fate when someone at the council told me the town motto is, ‘From the land plenty and from the sea health.’ That’s right up our street - and we can’t wait to be of service to this town!”

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July 28th, 2020

Working from home? With full fibre we could all enjoy a more flexible future...

Register your interest at cityfibre.com/your-street

Over these past weeks, many of us will have adopted entirely new ways of doing everyday activities, such as attending meetings, completing coursework, joining exercise classes and catching up with friends and family. Likewise, many of us will have realised that all these activities now have one thing in common: a digital screen.

This ‘new normal’ demonstrates exactly what we already suspected – digital technology has transformed our lives. And now, in these unprecedented times, we are utterly dependent on its ability to provide us with a socially-isolated gateway to normal life – work, the high street and entertainment, as well as the comforts of friendship and family we all need at times like these.

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