September Hothouse

The September Hothouse

September has flown by, with Business planning continuing to be the primary focus for many of our clients, as they adapt to the twist and turns of changing rules, updates to government financial support and changing consumer behaviours.

This month Joe offers advice to inform decisions around the timing of marketing activity, whilst Nicky shares tips on turning your business plan into an investor ready pitch. We are delighted to welcome Lucy to the team and benefit from a refresher on IR35 rules for those planning to engage consultants and freelancers.

Lucy Tarrant

New member – Lucy Tarrant

We are thrilled to welcome Lucy Tarrant  as our newest member of the Sussex collaborative.  

Lucy is the managing director of Cognitive Law. She has over 20 years of financial and contractual dispute resolution experience, 17 of those years as a qualified Solicitor. Lucy has worked both in private practice as a litigation partner, employment solicitor and as in-house counsel. Find out more


The IR35 off-payroll rules – what now?

With the end of furlough and business owners looking to engage consultants or flexible resources to back fill roles and strengthen their teams experience, what are the rules from HMRC?

Here’s a reminder from the Cognitive Law team of what the off-payroll rules will mean after 6th April 2021, when IR35 comes back into force. Find out more

Marketing planning

Timing is everything when it comes to Marketing

Is the timing of your marketing activity giving you the required returns to move your business forward? Joe Lynch F CIM offers business leaders proven advice and support to inform marketing decisions. Read more..

Business plan

When was the last time you updated your business plan?

Are you working through your strategic planning and could benefit from a fresh perspective or a helping hand? Take a look at Nicky’s short summary of what she believes turns a good plan, into an investment grade business plan. Click here

TSC Team

The 4am club !

We had great fun earlier this month filming the first of a series short videos sharing solutions to those challenges keeping business owners awake at night. Check out why its the 4am club here. Thanks to Harry Daymond for his filming expertise and M Bar Horsham for hosting us.

More information and the first episode coming soon !


The Sussex Collaborative offers specialist business advice and support across the Sussex region and beyond. We hope you have found this months newsletter interesting and will kindly share and spread the word about our services and membership. Find out more

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