Arun Business Partnership has over 2,000 member companies who generate business and employment in and around Bognor Regis, Littlehampton, Arundel and the wider Arun area.
The Partnership was formed in 1997 by Arun District Council and in 2006, the already thriving Bognor Regis and Littlehampton Business Partnerships were brought together to create a bigger, stronger group covering the wider Arun area.
Celebrating its 21st year in 2018, the Partnership’s aim is to bring local businesses together to generate income for the local economy.
Through regular meetings, newsletters and our prestigious Arun Business of the Year Awards, we encourage local businesses to do business with each other – and it works!
ABP meetings regularly attract over 70 businesses
ABP meetings are always well-attended and regularly attract over 70 local companies.
Hosted at different venues across the Arun area, meetings start at 5.30pm and last two hours, although you’ll often find members carrying on socialising well into the evening.
Members receive monthly newsletters promoting financial support and grants, introductions to new members and local business and employment opportunities.
No membership fees and free events
Thanks to financial support and management of the Partnership by Arun District Council’s Economic Development Unit, and the support of member companies, membership is free and so are regular networking and training events.
Keeping funds in the local economy
One of Arun Business Partnership’s key objectives is to encourage local companies to do business with each other to keep vital funds within the local economy. Every year, the friendships and partnerships struck through the ABP generate significant income for the whole Arun area.
Benefits of ABP Membership
As well as opportunities to meet and do business with member companies, the ABP provides grants, training and free business support. Our quarterly meetings are informal, enjoyable and relaxed – there is no pressure to make referrals or provide leads – this happens organically.
Join the Partnership and come along to our next ABP meeting to see how we work and how your business could benefit.
Contact Miriam Nicholls at Arun District Council by emailing Miriam.firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 01903 737845.