First Base announces partnership with Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce

Mixed-use property developer First Base, owners of Edward Street Quarter, the £120m redevelopment of the ex-AMEX HQ, has today announced a partnership with Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce.

The two organisations will collaborate on a series of breakfast discussion events with local business representatives invited to share ideas and discuss how businesses in Brighton can be better supported in their quest for growth.

The first in the series will be held on Thursday 25 July, focused on the tech sector. Future events will include design and the leisure, tourism, culture and food sectors.

Liam Ronan-Chlond commented: “we’re delighted to announce our partnership with the Brighton Chamber. We’re looking forward to hearing from a variety of representatives from different business sectors to discuss what support they need to grow their business in the city.”

“Brighton is gaining a reputation as the Silicon Beach of the UK. In order to keep that, the many small tech businesses in the city will need to grow and develop. We’re hoping to be able to support that growth – not only with additional workspace – and we’d love to know what that could look like.”

Sarah Springford, CEO of the Brighton Chamber explained: “We’re excited to see what comes out of these breakfasts. We know there are challenges to growing a business in Brighton, but there are also a multitude of opportunities. We’re delighted to have this opportunity to collaborate with First Base who are clearly keen to invest in the city.”

Edward Street Quarter is the largest commercial development in central Brighton in 25 years, with 110,000 sq ft of commercial space, 39,000 sq ft of retail and leisure units,168 new residential homes and three new public spaces.

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