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  • I would like to take this opportunity to wish you, your employees and families a great Christmas break and a successful and healthy New Year.

    Lancing Business Park has certainly filled out this year with apart from Graham Woods nearly all the other units are occupied. We are awaiting for the rumours surrounding the Graham Woods site to

    Produced in association with Sutton Winson DECEMBER 2014

    be confirmed which we believe will be in the not too distant future.

    I would finally ask you in joining me in thanking the BID management for their time in helping myself and of course Linda and Tracie who put up with all of our demands.

    Mike Punter Chairman LBP

    ...working together to build a strong business community

    Dear friends and colleagues,

    Park Life

    Did you know that businesses can exchange

    their old or damaged ladders and receive a new

    one with up to a 50% discount? It is called ‘The

    Ladder Exchange’. The scheme aims to reduce

    the number of falls caused by faulty ladders and

    stepladders by inviting businesses to trade in the

    old ones in order to receive a discount. It used

    to be organised by the HSE in 2007 but in 2012

    leadership of the scheme was passed to the

    Ladder Association. The Ladder Exchange 2014

    runs for three months ending on 31st December

    2014. You can access it via a selection of online

    and trade-counter retailers listed on their official


    The discount varies according to the supplier

    but a business can expect a maximum of

    50%. Although the headline indicates that this

    programme aims to remove dodgy ladders from

    use, according to the Ladder Exchange website,

    the trade-in partners should “offer discounts

    in exchange for old ladders in any condition”.

    It should therefore be perfectly acceptable to

    exchange for a higher quality ladder or simply

    one of a more useful specification or size to meet

    your needs. As the Ladder Exchange is run by

    a trade association rather than the HSE, there’s

    an inevitable risk that the deals offered will be

    less generous than they used to be. You should

    compare prices to check you’re getting the best

    deal and make sure that whatever product you

    purchase meets the standard required for use in

    the workplace, i.e. Class 1 (industrial use) or EN131

    (commercial use).

    For more information on Health & Safety in the

    workplace, please contact our Risk Manager,

    Martin Coppard on

    The Ladder Exchange

    passionate, expert, straightforward, ethical… festive

  • Parafix has recently introduced an apprenticeship

    for the first time and we are delighted to welcome

    Laura Still who has taken on the three year

    engineering role.

    Laura was Head Girl at the Sir Robert Woodard

    Academy and had been offered a place at Exeter

    University to study Engineering, but decided to

    pursue a vocational education instead.

    The apprenticeship is running in line with a

    two year BTEC Level 3 Mechanical Engineering

    day release course. Laura will attend classes at

    Northbrook College, Worthing, one day a week

    and spend the rest of her time at Parafix. Laura

    will be joined on the course by Luke Murphy,

    machine operator and another new young recruit

    at Parafix.

    Laura will be studying areas such as mechanical

    design, CAD and process engineering which will

    complement her training at Parafix. To provide

    Laura with a well rounded understanding of

    Parafix, our processes and our customers’ needs,

    she will spend time in various departments

    Parafix UK welcomes engineering apprentice

    throughout the company. Her main role is

    within our R&D Department, but during her

    apprenticeship she will also gain experience

    working with Quality Assurance (QA), Health &

    Safety (H&S), Production, Purchasing, Estimating,

    Customer Service, Accounts and Operations.

    At the end of the apprenticeship it is hoped

    that Laura will remain in the company and take

    on a Supervisory Role as part of her long and

    successful career with Parafix.

    We have introduced an apprenticeship because

    as our business grows we need more home

    grown talent. Michael Punter, Managing Director

    at Parafix is a strong believer in apprenticeships

    as this is how he started out; as a commercial

    apprentice with George Wimpey & Co, working

    through their different departments, eventually

    staying in their accountancy group.

    To learn more about Laura’s time at Parafix keep

    an eye out for her monthly blog on the news page

    of our website at

    ...a hub to the business community on the park ...a business improvement district


    Come along to our complimentary Auto Enrolment breakfast seminar


    To book your complimentary place contact or call 01273 208813 Limited places available

    What will you find out? The process you must follow to ensure you implement a suitable pension scheme for your business and your employees What options are available to you The time frames you must adhere to The opportunity to ask the experts any questions you have on Auto Enrolment.

    on Tuesday 27th January at Sussex CCC , Eaton Road, Hove

    at 9:30am

  • Park talk LBP would like to welcome all new businesses that have recently

    taken residence on the business park. Don’t forget to sign up

    to our website where you will find special offers and receive our

    news updates. Are you able to offer a discount to other members

    on the business park? Would you like to advertise your business

    to encourage inter-park trading? Need a sign on the wayfarer

    board? Contact Linda – LBP Co-ordinator who will be pleased

    to visit you and discuss your requirements.

    You may be interested in the event below!



    Come along and meet other members of the business park and

    enjoy a free breakfast our last one of the year. If you would like

    to give a short talk about your business at one of our breakfast

    meetings held quarterly, please contact Linda.


    Work is to take place over the Christmas period to install the

    broadband cabinets at the locations on LBP as per the map

    below. Testing will then take place with the project going live

    hopefully by February 2015. Look out for news in the New Year

    on Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme which will enable

    your business if eligible to benefit from up to £3000 in vouchers

    to help with connection.

    LBP would like to thank Peter Raynsford of 5Rings Telecom, for

    all his tenacity in what has proved to be a very difficult project.


    There has been a sudden influx of temporary advertising boards

    across the business park. We would like to remind members

    that advertising signs are subject to planning permission and

    therefore advertising consent will need to be applied from Adur

    & Worthing District Council.

    Lancing Business Park BID funded and implemented a £100,000

    signage scheme across the business park to provide effective

    directional signs and to de-clutter the business park of all

    temporary unauthorised signs. There will be a ‘clean up’ of

    illegal signs spring 2015 undertaken by Adur & Worthing District


    If any changes are required to the wayfarer/directional signage

    near your property with new businesses coming onto the park or

    leaving, please let Linda know.


    At last the Government has recognised that there is a case for

    improving the A27 in Sussex!

    A27 Action Group would like to thank all LBP businesses who

    signed up to the campaign for their help and for the evidence

    provided through the survey and case studies. There will be

    investment of around £350 million to transform the A27. This

    includes a new bypass at Arundel to complete the ‘missing link’,

    plus further improvements to capacity and junctions around

    Worthing, Lancing and Lewes. Also A27 Chichester Bypass:

    upgrading the four junctions on the Chichester bypass. This

    will help the A27 link together as a single route, supporting the

    development of the local economy and removing notorious

    congestion hotspots. All are subject to consultation with National

    Parks Authority, local authorities, West Sussex County Council

    and the public.


    Guidelines have been drawn up and placed on the website under

    Policies. Please re