HDC News release 01-03-22

Business support and advice
From Horsham District Council
Free hospitality courses for you
and your employees
We are partnering with Crawley College and Mole Valley District Council to provide a
programme of free training in hospitality skills.
An innovative range of courses have been designed to help hospitality businesses and to
invest in those seeking a career in the industry.
One-day courses
The one-day courses are ideal for upskilling new
or existing staff, as well as those seeking a career in
• Chef Skills
• Barista Training
• Cocktail Making
• Cellar Management
• Becoming a Sommelier
• Silver Service Waiting Skills
• Customer Service
2 Day Regulatory Courses
Our regulatory courses are perfect for new managers,
new starts and new businesses.
All courses will be certified by Chichester College
• OPSS – Overview of Regulatory
• Fire Safety
• Risk Assessment
• Environmental Health
• Basic Food Hygiene
• Licensing
Find out more and register your interest on the Crawley College website.
Register now
How to start a start-up
How to Start a Start-up is an online workshop series from The
Business Hothouse to help new business owners get started.
Topics for the series include:
• Defining the purpose of your business
• Exploring who your customer is
• Creating a mission statement
• Financials and forecasting
• Contracts, insurance, and protecting your Intellectual Property
• Marketing
Sign up online now: the first session is Tuesday 8 March.
Register now
Supporting safe working
Horsham District Council’s Environmental Health team is
keen to help businesses support their home and hybrid
workers to keep them safe and healthy and is available for
advice and support.
Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for Housing and
Public Protection Cllr Tricia Youtan commented: “As a council
we are committed to working alongside employers to ensure
their employees are safe and well, both in the workplace and if they are working from home
which has been the norm for many in recent times.
“Employer responsibilities for people working at home are essentially the same as for any
other member of staff. They may however need to review some of the things they do and
add to the scope of their risk, but essentially nothing should be new.
“It’s important to treat everyone individually as their suitability, environment and level of risk
will be different.”
Read more
Online events
International Women’s Day:
Breaking the Bias
Tuesday 8 March, 10.30-12pm
Join the Federation of Small Businesses
for an engaging and lively event with a
panel of inspirational speakers, discussing
the barriers and challenges for female
Register now
Bitesize: How GRANTfinder
can help find finance for your
Tuesday 22 March, 13.00-13.30
An introduction to the BIPC’s GRANTfinder
database and how it can help you to apply
for business funding.
Register now
Learn the formula for the
perfect Linkedin post
Monday 14 March, 9.30-10.30am
This Federation of Small Businesses event
will provide attendees with steps to create
posts quickly and generate more interaction
on LinkedIn.
Register now
Catch up on Recover and Rise
SME Digital Accelerator
West Sussex County Council have
delivered a series of free online video
workshops designed to maximise the
impact and accessibility of digital
technologies. All are now available on