Local Business Goes For A Business in the Community Award

This is taken from The Argus website:

Not just the heartbeat of the economy, businesses can play a vital role in the community. Whether they are big or small, we are looking for companies based in Sussex who have shown innovation, creativity and a sustained commitment to corporate social responsibility in our county. This could be through formal policies or an informal approach to community involvement and support. All those nominated for this award will appear below as they are received so make sure to get your nominations in and keep visiting the site for updates We want to hear as much detail about your nominations as possible so feel free to send as much information on each nominee as you can think of Award winners will be announced at a ‘glitzy awards night’ held at Theatre Royal Brighton hosted by newsreader Nicholas Owen in October.

You can nominate as many people as you like for as many different awards as you like online.

Nominations must be received by The Argus by Friday, August 31.

The Plough Inn is asking our local community for support by submitting it for the “Business in the Community” section of the above award. If you would like to support the nomination please send in the text below via the form from Argus newspaper, or go to.


The Plough Inn Rottingdean under the Management of Declan Mongey has become an integral part of the local community and a staunch supporter of all types of Charities. The pub walls are adorned with cheques presented over the last 18 months totalling over £15000.00 . Recipients include Hilton/Argus Ball, Teenage Cancer Trust, Great Genuius School,Help for Heroes, Cedar Centre School, Dogs Trust, Coco Foundation. Individual amounts donated vary from £500 to over £4000. The pub is now a firm choice for local families to celebrate all types of events. Declan has also embraced the local social scene by running regular meat raffles to support amongst many local events the ‘Smugglers Night’ celebrations as well as the local village fairs, torchlight processions and long standing Boxing Day Pub Challenge Match which sees Rottingdean packed to bursting with thousands of people attending. The Plough recently gathered a group of no less than 61 guests to attend the Hilton in the Community Annual Ball in joint support of the Argus Appeal. I think Declan and his partner Karl go beyond the call of duty in being Landlords and enhance the village community.

Final Terraces concert of the season

Herbie Flowers plus GuestsPARC presents
HERBIE FLOWERS plus guests
Rottingdean Terraces Stage
Monday, 27 August 3-6pm
Herbie Flowers, Charlotte Glasson, Chris Spedding
Great Groovers, will try and do what King Canute couldn’t.
A concert for seagulls. Unmissable. Brilliant to Jive to.

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Struggling with IT ? Head To The Rottingdean Whiteway Centre

Brighton College students will be hosting a term of free weekly one-hour sessions of one-to-one mentoring in computer skills this autumn. Open to those who still struggle with IT, the sessions are arranged in conjunction with Rottingdean Whiteway Centre and start on September 05. If you are interested in joining and willing to commit to 10 weeks’ attendance on Wednesday afternoons, contact Veronica Carter on 01273 304180 or at veronica.carter@btinternet.com.

Rottingdean Through Time by Douglas d’Enno – Chapter 3 Published

Rottingdean Through TimeAs announced earlier on the Rottingdean Village website, we are proud to be serialising Douglas d’Enno’s illustrated book “Rottingdean Through Time”.

We would like to thank both Douglas d’Enno, the author, and Amberley Publishing for making it available to us. Copies can be purchased from The Grange and other retailers locally in Rottingdean.

Chapter 3 has now been published along side the introduction and chapter 1 and Chapter 2.

Look out for the next chapter next month.

An Outside View Of Rottingdean

It is always nice when people take the time to not only admire our village but to then send us a message about it. See below for a message that was sent to the website by DF & JE davis from Kettering.

Dear Sirs,
just a positive comment about the wildflower display we noticed in your village and how much myself and my wife admired it. We were only passing through but were stunned by the sight of the sunlight on the myriad colours and had to stop and investigate further. It was certainly worth it as they really are a magnificent sight and it also gave us an opportunity to look around th village and also enjoy tea in one of the excellent little tea shops.
So a big well done to whoever organised this beautiful display and we shall certainly be on to our own local council her in Kettering and asking them to look into the possibility of having a similar one in our area!

DF & JE davis

Macmillan Cancer Support Charity Cricket Match

Charity Cricket Match PictureSteve Grantham was diagnosed with throat cancer in April 2011 and received treatment for this throughout last summer,the Macmillan nurses based at the Sussex Cancer Center gave and continue to give valued support not only to me but my family as well. I am nearing 12 months post treatment and so far so good. As a way of thanking the Macmillan staff My family and I have arranged a charity cricket match to be held at Rottingdean Cricket Club, Falmer Road on Friday 17th August (where I and my 3 sons play) where as apart from a game we have a raffle with some excellent donated prizes plus a tombola for smaller donated prizes, there will be a few celebrities playing, actor Michael Jayston (our President), and National hunt jockey Mattie Batchelor (a friend of the family). There will be food available and the bar will be open, there is plenty of parking onsite. The evening starts at 5.00pm with the game starting by 6.00pm.

All monies collected on the night will go to the Macmillan Cancer Support Sussex to help them raise money for there new cancer center at the RSCH to give aid to patients and families who are/will be affected by this horrible disease (1 in 3 people are directly/indirectly affected).

The attached photo was taken at Lords last year when Rottingdean CC reached the final of the National Village Cup, just a few weeks after Steve’s treatment ended, Steve is on the left with his eldest son Mark next him and youngest son James on the right.

Grant funded support available to Rottingdean businesses

Tom Druitt (left) with Clive Bonny

Tom Druitt (left) with Clive Bonny

The government has launched two additional support programmes to accelerate the growth of small to medium sized enterprises employing less than 250 staff. A Growth Accelerator scheme has been set up to support 26000 eligible businesses and social enterprises. Applications are now available for two schemes offering up to £3000 worth of support for eligible firms.

The support is being delivered across the UK by 800 independent Growth Accelerator coaches who have been recruited on the basis of their successful past experience with small enterprises. This includes a team of trained Trademark Attorneys who work with the Intellectual Property Office to help small firms capitalise on their intellectual assets. Trademark design and patent protection has added an estimated £48 Billion value to UK firms, enabling business continuity at home and abroad.

The national team of trademark attorneys and growth coaches includes Clive Bonny of Strategic Management Partners based in Brighton. Clive, one of the Masterclass team at the Intellectual Property Office, says “ The combination of these two programmes means eligible applicants from any sector can obtain support worth £6000. The scope of work is tailored to each client and can include many operational areas such as marketing, customer services, skills training, managing strategic change and innovation. Intellectual property protection also ensures business continuity and adds real value to branding and reputation.”

Two Brighton businesses have already signed up to the programme. Jamie Malpass MD of Malpass Meats Direct says “My family firm has been supplying the best fresh Smithfield market meat direct to the public for over 200 years. Growth Accelerator support is helping us set up a cash and carry business for south coast residents to buy quality fresh meat at much lower prices than vacuum packed supermarkets. As a result our turnover is forecast to increase by a million pounds within 12 months.”

Tom Druitt, MD of The Big Lemon Bus Company, says “Our buses run on cooking oil not diesel, and we have just been declared by City Council as the preferred bidder to supply East Brighton residents with a safe and healthy way to travel. This support enables us to manage our growth and live up to our slogan to TURN WASTE INTO HAPPINESS”

For more information contact

Strategic Management Partners Clive Bonny Clive@consult-smp.com tele 01273 308865

Malpass Meats Direct Abi Malpass AbiMalpass@aol.com tele 01273 541100

The Big Lemon Bus Company LemonBus@thebiglemon.com tele 01273 681681

Dave Masters Big Band Back On Rottingdean Terraces Stage

Dave Masters Big BandSunday, 5 August FREE ADMISSION 2.30-4.15pm
Rottingdean Arts presents
on Rottingdean Terraces Stage

The Dave Masters Big Band is Brighton’s largest established Big Band. The band enjoys playing a wide spectrum of big band material from Glen Miller, Count Basie and Duke Ellington. Enjoy a fine swing band in full stride.

Sponsored by Belle Hanny and Supported by Rottingdean Arts

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