Carrot Events are proud to announce the launch of the county’s first Sussex Economic Forum Conference, which will take place on the 16th and 17th November in Brighton. The conference is a vehicle for any professional local business or public body to discuss the key business needs of Sussex, ensuring long-lasting growth and development. The forum will deliver invaluable opportunities to network, learn, swap and share ideas, whilst offering updates on the latest industry trends and the economic development of Sussex.

Sussex is a vibrant county with a rapidly growing population, offering great business opportunities with great strength in construction, manufacturing, wholesale trade, retail, tourism and shipping to name a few. Sussex is home to one of the busiest airports in the UK that at present, helps take over 41 million passengers to 220 destinations every year. The county is as dynamic as it is diverse.

Sussex’s economic growth and development will be the main subject matter of the conference and will see many high-profile keynote speakers, economists, members of the cabinet, politicians, local government bodies, public and private partnerships, chambers of commerce and local and international businesses take part. The Sussex Economic Forum Conference will offer Sussex-based businesses and organisations, the opportunity to debate and participate in country-wide issues that will impact the county today, tomorrow and for years to come.

Business Women Excellence Awards 2017 Sussex Edition year two has just been launched with headline sponsor, Acumen Business Law.

Penina Shepherd, founder of Acumen Business Law, one of the ‘Top 50 Ground-breaking and Innovative Law Firms in the UK and Europe’ (Financial Times) is herself a multi award-winning entrepreneur, business lawyer and author of the inspirational bestseller book ‘The Freedom Revolution’.

Acumen Business Law said: “ We at Acumen are elated to be the headline sponsor for the second year running. We believe that receiving an accolade for outstanding work achievements brings your successes to light, opens doors to new opportunities and builds a positive path for other women to follow. The Business Women Excellence Awards 2017 is a platform for the amazing Sussex business women to gain recognition for their achievements”.