TSC Hothouse news – June 2021

June has been a month of celebration, with hugs, handshakes, getting back to meeting face to face and spending time together in the office or socialising, feeling like normal again.  Its been a busy month across The Sussex Collaborative; Lucy and her team relocated to the Sussex Innovation Centre, whilst Ali and her team moved to a great new office in the Horsham countryside. Earlier in the month Joe and Nicky were also thrilled to be invited by East Sussex College to discuss the Start-up ideas of their Students.     

We ended the month celebrating not just the football win, but our nomination for an award by the Southern Enterprise awards, after what has been a fun first year as The Sussex Collaborative.

We’ve been nominated for an award!

We are delighted to be nominated for a Southern Enterprise Awards, SME News proudly presents the fourth consecutive Southern Enterprise Awards, allowing them the opportunity to reward the hardworking individuals and firms hailing from this dynamic region. With a focus on recognising and rewarding the often-un-noticed efforts of SMEs from the region, we’ll let you know how to vote for us soon!

Are you calm in a crisis?

Lynsey Devon of Heaven Publicity talks with Nicky in the latest episode of the Business Bitesize, about Crisis Management PR and why having an up to date, tried and tested Incident Management Plan is a must for all businesses to ensure their brand reputation remains intact whatever the situation. Advice from Lynsey

5 simple steps to success

Are you managing your known unknowns, getting out of the building and shouting about how you are unique?  It’s not always easy to grow a business especially in the early days. Being clear on your purpose & goals, setting out a well-defined business plan having a detailed cash flow forecast & robust financial plan are a must.  But what else can you do to guarantee success in business? Nicky shares her 5 priorities for driving greater success into your business. Read Nicky’s Post


Joe’s metric of the month  

The second of our series introduces you to the Net Promoter Score (NPS). Are you measuring your Net Promoter score? – Joe shares why it is an incredibly important measurement for any business enabling easy benchmarking across many sectors and a handy measure of customer satisfaction, at an organisation wide level and should be a key indicator for everyone. What is your NPS?

Creating more space a growing business

Cognitive Law has relocated to the Sussex Innovation Centre, located on the University of Sussex campus. After spending 7 happy years in their former office in the centre of Brighton, they are moving to a location that suits the growing needs of the business, clients, and consultants,  joining like-minded ambitious companies who are also innovators in their field..  More info..


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