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New Business Support Facility in Brighton City Centre

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The Small Business Saturday (SBS) tour bus recently visited Brighton and parked up at Jubilee Library in the North Laine area, and for a very good reason. In tandem with the SBS campaign, it highlighted the opening of a new

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Charity Protects Homeless and Their Reputation

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A recent UK survey by Shelter has reported over 300,000 people as homeless.  Bristol-based charity called BillyChip has been formed to support the homeless nationally. Many homeless persons seeking support in the street are not given money to buy food

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Winning Larger Contracts With Business Continuity Planning (BCP)

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Commercial bidders and Government spend over £175 Billion per year on external contractors. It is now targeting to give at least 25% of this spend to local small to medium-sized enterprises and to make it easier for SME’s to bid

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NEWS – BUILD 2020 Home Builder Awards

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Date: Mon Jan 13 12:16:37 CST 2020 Sender: “Kaven Cooper” To: clive@consult-smp.com   Hi Clive   I am writing to inform you that the results of the Home Builder Awards, proudly hosted by BUILD for the fourth year, have now been finalised!  

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Consequences When The Other Party Refuses Mediation

The Court can impose penalties on parties which refuse to mediate, particular if they don’t articulate a good reason for their refusal. Silence in response to a request to mediate was held to be unreasonable and led to a cost

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Consult SMP Working With Enterprise Clients

Enterprise Clients Examples below of consultancy and coaching support delivered by SMP for entrepreneurs and start-ups. These projects were fully funded by Clean Growth UK. The support provided short regular advisory sessions spread over several weeks online and face to

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Business Continuity – The 10 Minute Checklist

This is a quick assessment for you to see how far you have got with business continuity management. The assessment has been split into sections for ease of reference; ideally, you should have all of these criteria fulfilled. Here we

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Registered Designs Rights Factsheet

A registered design protects the visual appearance of a product, part of a product, or its ornamentation. This can also apply to an industrial or handicraft item. This IP right gives protection for a product visual appearance including: ► lines

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CMC Guidance – Online & Remote Mediation

This guidance borrows heavily from CEDR’s guidance for mediators working remotely, published in 2016 The CMC is grateful to CEDR for allowing it to use that document as the basis for this guidance and to repeat much of that guidance. 

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Brighton Innovators Win Futurebuild Award

A team of design and technology innovators from Brighton are the 2020 winners of the FutureBuild Innovation Award for Offsite Buildings. FutureBuild is the premier exhibition and showcase for construction industry innovators. 27000 industry representatives from 69 countries attend the

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