Adur & Worthing Business Partnership (AWBP)

Adur and Worthing Business Partnership (AWBP) brings together business and organisations that have a shared interest in supporting and growing the local economy.

The Partnership believes in:

  • Action
  • Honest Discussion
  • Collaboration

And currently focused on six actions:

  • ACTION ONE: To improve innovation in employment, enterprise and further/higher education by securing employer involvement in the development of curricula and increasing the interest in STEM subjects.
  • ACTION TWO: To improve links between employers and education and training providers; supporting the promotion of apprenticeships and work placement opportunities; and improving educators’ understanding of the local economy.

  • ACTION THREE: To increase numbers likely to start and sustain new business by providing aspiration and a supportive business environment; including access to premises, knowledge and skills.

  • ACTION FOUR: To develop and sustain a business environment that supports business and employment growth, and meets the needs of priority sectors.

  • ACTION FIVE: Support the promotion of Adur & Worthing as a destination for economic investment, through the development and marketing of investment opportunities.

  • ACTION SIX: Facilitate effective communication with, and between, businesses; including through the provision of events that support local procurement and inter business trade.

News and updates

AWBP calls for Brexit clarity

The Chair of Adur & Worthing Business Partnership, Andrew Swayne, recently wrote to local MPs. The letter highlights business and community concerns about the ongoing uncertainty around the UK’s exit from the EU and the impact of delays in critical local investment.

Read the AWBP’s letter to local MP’s on local Brexit concerns.


Painting Worthing Purple!

A Friday night in April saw the end of months of hard work by the project team which supported Worthing’s Purple Flag application. Purple Flag is the national accreditation for the evening and night-time economy in much the same way that Green Flags are used to award excellence in parks and Blue Flags for the nation’s beaches.

Fiona Burn, Place and Economy Manager, Adur & Worthing Councils shares her experience visiting the best Worthing’s night-time economy has to offer.