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Wired Sussex is 10 - join the party

The digital and creative industry is booming, with thousands of firms in Brighton and neighbouring Sussex towns. Wired Sussex, the membership organisation for the industry, is about to celebrate its 10th anniversary and we're helping to sponsor…
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£1,000 pay rise – coming soon

If you employ anyone 25 or older on pay levels based on the Minimum Wage, you will have to put their pay up by about £1,000 a year soon. Then it will carry on increasing by roughly the same amount each year, so it’s going to have a big impact…
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Why spend any time on employment contracts? Money, for a start

If you change jobs, you might notice your new employment contract is different to the last one. Apart from different logos and fonts, it's worth checking for any significant differences quickly – maybe more or less holiday than you’ve had…
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Boom in new start-ups

New figures show a boom in the number of new start-up companies in Brighton and Hove plus neighbouring towns and villages, with more than 8,300 launched in the past year. It puts the "greater Brighton" area 4th in the UK for the total number…
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Jobs and pay: how does Brighton compare?

Are more people freelancers or setting up their own businesses in Brighton and Hove than in other areas? What about pay levels: are they higher or lower here than in neighbouring towns? Interesting and revealing details about the kinds of jobs,…
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High numbers of new start-ups

Hot on the heels of news about a high level of start-ups around Sussex, there’s a breakdown showing how many people are forming new companies out of each area’s population. The Guardian’s calculated that 16 out of every 1,000 people launched…
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"Greatest hits" training for busy managers

We’re running a practical "greatest hits" training course for busy managers, to improve your skills and confidence in a wide range of areas. Avoid walking into legal disputes when you are recruiting, developing people or dealing with problems…
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Have a very merry Christmas!

December can be hectic with work deadlines, choosing gifts and going to Christmas events - and then you get to Christmas Day. We've been juggling work and socialising too including Christmas events by Wired Sussex, Brighton Business Curry Club,…
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Top 10 for creating new jobs

Brighton and Hove is in Britain's top 10% areas for creating new jobs. The Office for National Statistics business register and employment survey ranks Brighton and Hove 38th out of 380 local authority areas in Great Britain for employment…
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Digital media: a success story

Brighton & Hove's CDIT digital media sector is a success story. It’s worth £713m (nearly as much as tourism), jobs are growing 10 times faster than the UK average, the average age of company founders is 41, a third of them come from arts…