Diamond Rough Cut - August 2020

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Diamond Rough Cut August 2020


Hello from Jeff Welcome to the second edition of Diamond Rough Cut. Though times remain very difficult for many businesses, it is good to see so much activity going on across the membership and the sectors it encompasses. It is particularly welcome to see that some of our venues are taking the first steps at least towards re-opening. At gdb we have benefited from the strength and contribution of our hospitality members and we are committed to doing all we can to support them through the recovery. One of the things that makes gdb different to many business organisations is that we are owned and run by our members. Your Executive Council,made up exclusively of member representatives, is key to how that works. So I am particularly pleased to let you know about the recognition that two members of the Council have recently received. First, Julie Kapsalis, Managing Director of the Chichester College Group, has been appointed as the new chair of the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership. The LEP has a critical role to play in supporting the recovery and I'm sure you will want to join with me in wishing Julie every success in her demanding but also very exciting new role.

Second, Brett North, Group Marketing Director at the Thakeham Group, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Management Board of our sister organisation, the Gatwick Diamond Initiative. GDI is a business-led strategic partnership focused on promoting the investment needed in the Gatwick Diamond to make it the ideal place for businesses to establish and prosper. Brett is taking over from David Butcher who was instrumental in establishing both GDI and gdb (he is one of our longest standing members). I'm pleased to say that David is remaining on the board of GDI – his contribution to the organisation has been immense. Like Coast to Capital, GDI also has an important role in supporting the recovery and we wish Brett every success. At gdb we work closely with both organisations so having good friends at the head of each is a real bonus that recognises the strength of our membership – both the Chichester College Group and Thakeham are Gatwick Diamond Business Champions (our top membership level). Finally, my thanks to all of you who have contributed to this edition of Diamond Rough Cut. I hope you find it an enjoyable as well as informative read. Perhaps our main purpose at gdb is to help our member businesses to make connections. So it is good to see how our two regular magazines, by giving you the opportunity to showcase your business and share your expertise, have become an integral part of how members support each other.

Pictured, Julie Kapsalis & Brett North


Development Garden asks what’s your new normal?

“In the rush to return to normal, use this time to consider which parts of normal are worth rushing back to” - Dave Hollis This quote keeps appearing on LinkedIn and I really like it so have given this some thought. For starters, the normal I would like is: · Building up the points on my Costa loyalty card as this will mean I am back out talking to people I can help like before lockdown · Offering Coaching by zoom as well as face to face as this experience has shown me you really can have great coaching conversations remotely · Harvesting from my vegetable patch which has never looked better! With limited work opportunities to develop people through lockdown, time spent growing vegetables has helped me to re-connect and develop my green fingers Have you thought about what you are taking with you into your “new normal” yet? Sarah Cooper, Development Garden https://developmentgarden.co.uk


Tell me your Environmental Stories

“Where do your machines go when they die, Daddy?” A talk with his young daughter prompted the MD of medical manufacturing company to start their environmental journey, managing energy, materials & waste – all done through their ISO 14001 Environmental Management System. Anya Ledwith, from consultancy Eshcon, asks “Can you help me with my book?” With the ongoing pandemic, I’m making use of the time I used to spend travelling. Rather than learning a new language or baking sourdough bread, I’m finally getting round to writing my book. It’s all about how, why & when to put in an Environmental Management System (EMS). For my research, I want to speak to SMEs who have ISO 14001. Why did they get started? How involved is senior management? Did they use a consultant? What motivates staff? What’s the weirdest thing found in the audit? You may not have a funny story, but your experiences (good & bad) are vital to share. Your feedback is very much appreciated… and can be kept anonymous if you wish. Please email info@eshcon.co.uk & let’s set up a time to talk over a virtual coffee. Thanks for your help, in advance!

Love Water Sterizen Handwashing Stations

Love Water has introduced two new touchless hand washing stations that use soap and water. Although hand foam and liquid sanitisers are already a common feature in public places, scientifically the most effective protection from the risk of contracting Covid-19 is to wash hands regularly. Love Water has introduced two touchless hand washing systems that use liquid soap, water, and paper towel drying. The units can either be self-filled or connected directly to the mains supply of water. The Love Water Sterizen Handwashing Stations are perfect for companies looking for a robust, permanent employee welfare hand washing product. Please contact Love Water for more information 0345 5200 820 sales@lovewater.com


Planting seeds of joy by Control Energy Costs Ltd We were delighted to receive our investors in people accreditation and wanted to do something cheer up the team whilst they were working from home, as well as thank them for their support.

They are also used in Feng Shui and we hope they bring health, wealth, and happiness to our team! Although apparently, they should not be placed in the bathroom as the presence of drains can flush away any wealth.

We decided that to send them all a plant to brighten up their home working environment. You would like to think that finding a plant that was suitable for homes with animals and small children would be a simple task, but it was not! We eventually settled on a plant that was easy to take care of and not too big.

The plants have become a great talking point when we are on team calls and everyone appreciated receiving a surprise gift in the post.

The aptly named Chinese money plants survive for up to 100 years and will hopefully thrive as they can live on little watering and grow well under artificial lighting!

A green recovery As a business we are seeing more and more clients come to us asking about green energy and energy saving projects. There has also a lot in the news about how the UK can build a green recovery with a funding focus on this from the Government to help meet net-zero carbon emissions goals in place. If you are interested in finding out about options for 100% renewable energy or have questions about how we can help your business be greener then please do get in touch. https://cec.uk.com/


Hartsfield Manor reopens Hartsfield Manor, a 19th century manor house hotel based in Betchworth is re-opens after being closed for over 110 days. The last few months at Hartsfield Manor have not been the summer that we originally planned for. With several weddings and events rescheduling for later in the year or next year, the hotel has been through some very challenging few months. The team have been hard at work implementing several Covid measures across the hotel to ensure the safety of its staff and guests upon reopening. While it is ‘virtually impossible’ to remove every risk, our policy to mitigate risks through best practice and risk assessments are in place. Hygiene standards and physical distancing measures have been put in place throughout. Hand sanitising stations will be available throughout the hotel along with the increased frequency of cleaning the bedrooms and public areas of the hotels.

Food service has been reviewed throughout, with guest being served with food buffets no longer available. Our team have also been trained before returning with a certified Covid training program, along with thermal temperature checks before starting shifts. Giles Thomas, Operations Director for the group said “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our guests, partners and incredible team for the support during this difficult time and look forward to welcoming you back at the hotel shortly.” The hotel is taking bookings for afternoon tea, bedrooms and dining in the restaurant. Please contact Helen Dobrak at the hotel at events@hartsfieldmanor.co.uk or by calling 01737 845300


Covid 19 is there something worse coming? Mark Wilkes from The Missing Piece explores Rubbish & Pollution That might be a shocking statement to some BUT it is true. I feel this way because the overwhelming evidence supports this fact. In the event that we had 30 degree heat we descended on the beaches. We did so and then left the locals with a massive headache. A headache that was not caused by a virus, but one that was caused by a far more deadly set of issues. I am no earthy greeny nut case. I have become increasingly aware of the deadly longterm damage we are doing. The damage is far more invasive, and devastating to the environment and is caused by our love of convenience. Lockdown lifts and we forget our fears and crowd the beaches, drive anywhere we like, attend rallies, and party in open spaces. We also drop rubbish, increase pollution and increase the cost to the environment.

One of the things we leave behind is plastic. It is killing us and our food. Microparticles are in the food chain, fish, fresh water and salt-water is polluted with it and we are already suffering. Rubbish and Pollution Is far bigger problem than Covid 19, so big that our self-centred brains are struggling to cope. We can prevent the acceleration in a number of ways. One small step is to remove rubbish, the causes of rubbish and be responsible. In Brighton and Bournemouth we could restrict access to the beaches. We could create a limited access zone reducing freedom of choice and being controversial. We could insist on no plastic on the beach and introduce fines creating the fear of loss of convenience. The worst Virus that effects our planet is us. Our planet will respond as we choke it by choking us. Being responsible is not difficult, during the last three months we have shown we can be, otherwise sooner or later we will have to live under a much tighter regime. https://themissingpiececompany.com/


Kreston Reeves are finalists at the Accounting Excellence Awards 2020 Accountants, business and financial advisers Kreston Reeves has been named as one of five finalists at the Accounting Excellence Awards 2020, Large Firm of the Year category. The awards ceremony will this year take place on 2 February 2021 in London. This award recognises and celebrates the support Kreston Reeves is giving to its clients and the contribution it is making to the wider profession. To select the finalists, judges looked for entries that demonstrated strength and quality of the firm, client vision and the defining qualities that help firms stand out in a highly competitive market.

Nigel Fright, Managing Partner at Kreston Reeves comments, “It is fantastic to be named finalists at these awards, particularly during such a challenging year. Everyone at Kreston Reeves works very hard to really know, understand and support their clients allowing us to deliver a quality, personal service and continuously develop the firm and our processes”. Andrew Griggs, Senior Partner at Kreston Reeves added, “Despite the challenges we have all experienced this year, both personally and professionally, I’m immensely proud of how our people have come together to work through this – for our clients and for each other. I’m delighted everyone’s work has been recognised in this way.” https://www.krestonreeves.com


A New Name for a New Normal in Financial Planning A move away from Wealth Management to Financial Advisers

One of the south’s leading independent financial advisers is changing its name to reflect the growing depth of expertise being offered to local people.

From July, MHA Carpenter Box, based in Worthing, Gatwick and Brighton, is swapping ‘Wealth Management’ for ‘Financial Advisers’ to reflect the expansion of the services offered by the business in the 12 years since it was launched. Complete with its new name, MHA Carpenter Box Financial Advisers will be guiding its clients through an uncertain personal finance landscape brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, and providing expert advice in areas such as taxation, later life and estate planning, pensions and investments.

“We live in uncertain times, but people still have plans for the future and getting expert advice on planning ahead has never been so important,” said Roy Thompson, Partner and Head of MHA Carpenter Box Financial Advisers. “Over the last 12 years, we have expanded our team of professional advisers to cover investments, pensions, later life and estate planning, and personal taxation. This enables us to provide the personalised and holistic approach to financial planning that is called for in the current climate.” To find out more visit www.carpenterboxfa.com.


Fellowship for Bluebell Digital Owner Bluebell Digital are delighted to announce that their owner, Barney Durrant is now a Fellow of the Institute of Data and Marketing. The IDM is part of Direct Marketing Association (DMA) and exists to nurture the next generation of data-led marketers. Bluebell Digital can help you reach your customers online by improving your existing digital marketing or by helping your business go online for the first time. http://www.bluebelldigital.co.uk


Rushlift GSE wins £3.4m ASC Gatwick deal Rushlift GSE, the specialist airport ground support equipment subsidiary of Doosan Industrial Vehicles UK, has won a £3.4 million contract to supply and maintain a fleet of 225 vehicles for ASC Handling’s new Gatwick Airport operations. The introduction of airside services at Gatwick by ASC Handling follows the company’s recent signing of an agreement to support charter airline, TUI. The Gatwick contract is a significant expansion of Rushlift GSE’s seven-year business relationship with ASC Handling, supplying specialist airside equipment to the company’s Heathrow operations under a long-term leasing and maintenance arrangement. Provision of the extensive range of vehicles at Gatwick, which includes pushback tugs, trailers, baggage carts, powered belt-loaders, high-loaders and cars, was negotiated and coordinated within a tight time-frame, between Christmas 2019 and a deadline of the 4th March 2020. To ensure a smooth ‘go-live’, a team of Rushlift GSE engineers, supervisors and managers, up to director level, were on station throughout the night prior to deadline

“We were up against an extremely tight deadline, but we were confident that we could deliver on time,” says Tim Willett, Operations Director at Rushlift GSE. “We have excellent relationships with the key equipment manufacturers. The challenge for our team was to ensure that orders stayed on schedule and that meant making daily checks with the equipment makers. It went right up to the wire, with final deliveries the day before the ‘go-live’. However, the entire team worked through the night to get the job done.” Maurizio Beni, ASC Handling Ltd’s Managing Director commented: “ASC has been working closely with Rushlift GSE for over six years at Heathrow and we have a very close working relationship with the Rushlift team. We have come to expect very high standards of service support and quality of equipment supplied, and this is delivered consistently.” He continues: “The Gatwick inaugural launch was extremely important to ASC, so naturally we selected Rushlift GSE to support our operational start up and to supply of over 200 items of GSE. The launch date went without any problems, and Rushlift GSE delivered a superb service to ASC and our customer.” For further information on Rushlift GSE go to http://www.rushlift.co.uk/gse/ or call 0208 564 4949


How To Get Paid On Time, Every Time Advice from Your Right Hand Finance Team

83% of business owners we interviewed have more than 1 month's invoicing not paid on time.

76% of those same people believe their credit control process can't improve that result and they just have to live with it. We've developed a practical, hands on, workshop to help you implement best practice for credit control in your company, and help you significantly reduce your overdue unpaid invoices in just 6 weeks, forever. Clients who have already engaged with this workshop have reported a significant short term boost to their cash flow, a greater sense of control, and confidence that they now have the tools to make this a permanent improvement in their business. On average we reduce late payers by 25% within 6 weeks and within 3 months that increases to 50% What does it entail? Firstly we will review your existing credit control process and match it against our YRH Best Practice (which is built to optimise cashflow and protect your relationship with your customers). Then, we'll show you where the "gaps" are in your process, agree the improvements and help you implement them. Finally, we will provide some training for your team and help you set up regular reports so you always know you're on track. Get in touch today to get going and get paid on time, every time. Watch the video to find out more: https://bit.ly/getpaid-yrh Call us on 01252 820002 (ask to speak with Debbie), or email us at creditcontrolhelp@yourrighthand.co.uk


Quizzing great! Hospice quiz raises over £6,000! St Catherine’s Hospice has been beaming live into people’s lounges throughout lockdown to entertain them with their Big Fat Orange Quiz! Over the last few months, the local charity’s quiz built up a loyal following of fans. They enjoyed themed rounds, music, pictures and everything in between! Last week in a special summer finale, the local hospice revealed that quizzers had helped them raise more than £6,000.

The community were reminded of what a difference this money will make with video updates from hospice staff during each quiz. Tom Abbott, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at St Catherine’s said, “We’ve had a great time hosting our Big Fat Orange quiz. It’s been a lovely way to stay connected to our community, and to bring some light relief during some challenging months. As restrictions start to ease, and we can enjoy summer evenings more, it felt like the right time for us to take a break. We’re so grateful to everyone who has joined us for our quizzes, whether one off or weekly, and we’re thrilled that the quizzes have raised over £6,000. At a time when our usual events have been cancelled, and some of our charity shops are still temporarily closed, we’ve seen a severe shortfall in our funding. The money people generously donated throughout the quizzes will make a huge difference. It will allow us to continue to support local people and their families through this challenging time and beyond, at the hospice or in the comfort of their homes. Whilst we’re very grateful for all the support we’ve received, we know we can’t stand still. We continue to explore new, exciting fundraising options and we hope people will support these as well.” To find out how you can fundraise for St Catherine’s, including how to run your own quiz, visit: www.stch.org.uk/do-your-own-fundraising/ or call the team on 01293 447361.

Is Your Data Safe While Working from Home?

During these testing times the last thing you need is to lose important data.

When we work in our offices, we assume all our data is being backed up and is safe and secure. But now we are all experimenting with OneDrive, SharePoint etc. how sure are we that this data is being backed up. The joy of OneDrive and SharePoint is that it makes sharing files with colleagues easy and synchronizes the data across all devices. But this also means a deleted file is deleted across all devices. Microsoft have built-in retention policies, for deleted files but these are 14 days for emails, 30 days for OneDrive and 93 days for SharePoint. These can be extended but retrieving the deleted files isn’t easy. There are products available for as little as £2.75 (ex VAT) per user per month that will backup emails, OneDrive and SharePoint indefinitely. Definitely worth considering as on top of everything else lost data would be the last straw! Jay Hine is the IT Director of Optima Systems, based in Crawley, optima-systems.co.uk


WS Planning & Architecture provide remote Work Experience opportunities WS have provided school students with Work Experience at our Reigate office since 2015. The Programme has grown to become a rewarding opportunity for students and the WS team alike, including Insight Days, One Week Placements, and Summer Placements. In 2019 we hosted 11 aspiring Architects and Planners, who got to see Practice life and complete a design project. Summer 2020 was fully booked ... and then the pandemic and lockdown happened. Despite the difficulties, we believed it was important to maintain the Programme – young people were already coping with massive changes and disappointments. Could we adapt the new working methods we’d adopted and apply those to successfully provide remote Work Experience? Our “test case” was an Insight Day for a Year 11 student, … and it worked. The first One Week Placement produced an exciting Beach Hut design proposal. We look forward to what novel designs the next students will produce. https://www.wspa.co.uk/


MHA Carpenter Box shortlisted in Accounting Excellence Awards Worthing, Gatwick and Brighton-based MHA Carpenter Box has been named finalists in two categories of the 2020 Accounting Excellence Awards. The national awards recognise and celebrate brilliance across the British accounting profession, highlighting the achievements of individuals and firms. MHA Carpenter Box is a finalist in the Large Firm of the Year category, while Nathan Keeley, Partner and Head of Cloud Accounting, has been shortlisted for Practice Pioneer of the Year. These achievements reflect the firm’s commitment to client service, which over recent times has included the creation of a dedicated online hub offering detailed information and guidance to help businesses navigate the pandemic. Alan Edwards, Managing Partner at MHA Carpenter Box commented: “As a firm, we are constantly looking at ways to enhance the support we provide to clients, and never more so than in these challenging times. I am delighted that the hard work of my colleagues is being acknowledged through this prestigious industry awards programme.” https://www.carpenterbox.com/

Alan Edwards, pictured above


Are you getting the best out of your recruitment?

The Language of Goal Motivation What do you say to yourself when you have a goal? Think of a goal you have now and then run through the following phrases, adding your goal to the end of the phrase. Notice the difference each of these statements has on you. For example, if ‘write a book’ is your goal: I wish I could write a book. I’d like to write a book. I could write a book. I want to write a book. I need to write a book. I have to write a book. I must write a book. I can write a book. I will write a book. I’m going to write a book. I’m writing a book. I am writing a book.

Many companies fail to build a good employer brand to attract candidates 1. Check your Glassdoor rating what are your current and past staff saying about you. 2. Are the applicants able to contact you directly Include your contact details 3. Be realistic with your list of essential skills on the advert - Are they really all essential 4. Compare your salary to other roles locally, are you competitive 5. Do you display your salary on the advert - Often not included and a mistake in my opinion 6. List all the benefits - 20 days holiday plus Bank Holiday isn’t a benefit it’s a legal requirement. Invest in your staff to improve retention, moral and get better engaging applicants. If you need some help let me know. Steve www.parmarstaffing.co.uk steve@parmarstaffing.co.uk

Which of these feel the most powerful to you? Which give you the best ‘oomph’! Now go do it! “From the forthcoming book: “Driving Your Destiny – Taking Control of Your Career and Living Goals” http://imaginariumdev.com


Fresh new look for Sussex town as visitors return to public spaces PRG Marketing Communications delivers the facelift As towns and cities welcome visitors following the easing of UK lockdown, attracting people back to community spaces has become a challenge. PRG Marketing Communications is based in Eastbourne, where the recently redeveloped town centre is well equipped for social distancing. PRG was recently approached by Eastbourne BID to provide striking lamp post banners to help visitors navigate some of the town’s key attractions. The proposal outlined a requirement for banners in key locations around the town centre which were easily identifiable by individual colour schemes. PRG’s design studio set about creating different colour pairings for the different areas reflecting their proximity and identity. Little Chelsea, once named one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the country by the Sunday Times’ home supplement was reflected in purple and green colourways. This was chosen to reflect the area’s vibrant and unique atmosphere thanks in large part to the area’s many independent businesses. In contrast, Victoria Place in the seafront end of the town was depicted in blue and yellow to reflect the open, spacious coastline. Visitors have begun returning to the town as a sense of normality resumes. Find out more about design for your local area by emailing info@prgltd.co.uk https://www.prgltd.co.uk

Win a Dream Home & raise money for Chestnut Tree House

Do you want to be in with a chance of winning a dream home by the sea worth over £1 million, while also supporting two local hospices? When Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice and St Barnabas House hospice launched a Crisis Appeal earlier this year, their plea for support from the community caught the eye of local man, Peter Pearce, who is now running a Dream Home Prize Draw, offering people the chance to win 'Painter's Keep' - his £1.25m home by the sea in West Sussex. Tickets cost just £2 each, with a percentage of the proceeds being donated to Chestnut Tree House and St Barnabas House. The concept of the prize draw is simple – providing the minimum number of tickets are sold, then someone will win the house. In the event this doesn’t happen, a cash prize will be awarded to the winner instead. The prize draw launched on 20 July and closes at 11:59pm on Monday 31 August 2020. You can find out more and buy tickets at www.dreamhomeprizedraw.com. The charitable donation is a percentage of the ticket sales, so the more tickets sold, the bigger the donation to the hospices! https://www.chestnut-tree-house.org.uk


An Update from Gatwick Airport A quick round up of the latest Airport News As with many businesses nationwide, Gatwick is having to grapple with a new way of life while the aviation industry has been badly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The airport’s absolute priority is to protect the safety and wellbeing of all staff and passengers as much as possible with a range of new measures introduced across the airport campus. With passenger numbers at unprecedented low levels, swift decisions were taken to protect the business back in March. Operations were limited to the South Terminal, while 90% of eligible staff were placed on furlough to help protect jobs, with all staff and executive team taking a pay reduction. The North Terminal reopened on 15 June as easyJet and other airlines gradually restarted flights. In response to the easing of quarantine restrictions, Gatwick has seen 14 airlines, including Norwegian, TUI and Turkish Airlines, resume operations to 23 countries. In time, Gatwick hopes to resume many of its key infrastructure projects, including sustainable plans to bring the existing Northern Runway into routine use. In the meantime, Network Rail have continued work on a £150million upgrade of Gatwick Airport railway station. Finally, the airport has also been encouraging furloughed staff to volunteer in the local community and support charity partners SASH and the Air Ambulance for Kent Surrey and Sussex. https://www.gatwickairport.com/


Returning to the ‘new normal’

How S4B can help your normal!

Seasonal Marketing

CoProm shares the advantages of Seasonal Marketing

In these unprecedented times some businesses have experienced increased growth which has initiated a need for off site storage facilities. Conversely what the lock down period has shown in other instances is that staff have the ability to work just as effectively from home as they do in the office and this has led some employers to reconsider the need for such large office space. Whichever type your business fits into you might find you have a need for outside services. We have seen an increase in businesses moving to smaller office premises, however they still have a need to store files or other office equipment. Whether this is on a long or short term basis S4B have the capacity to store business equipment or important business files safely and securely from a low monthly fee.

“On Valentine’s day, Mother’s Day and Easter many companies usually send out promotional gifts such as branded confectionery, flowers, heart-shaped items to mark the occasion. Despite COVID-19 effecting all that activity, it certainly does not mean the end of the options for seasonal promotional products.” Explains Jackie Sharp of Co Prom Ltd. (Sourcing specialists since 1984)

Some organisations have decided to downsize and no longer need all their IT or are writing the assets off due to tech being obsolete. S4B can collect and destroy old hard drives and IT equipment on or off site on your behalf and undertake a full audit along the down streaming process towards recycling your old equipment in line with GDPR and WEEE regulations.

“The beauty of tying in a promotional product with a particular season, whether it is seasons of the year, a sporting season or the festival season, is that it enables you to target your audience effectively and provide them with a product that is both useful and relevant. This is the Holy Grail when it comes to ensuring the Effectiveness, usability and long lasting impact of a promotional item.”

Should you need to destroy other data such as redundant paperwork and confidential waste then rest assured East Grinstead based S4B have the capacity to help on an ad hoc, project or regular basis from just 1 bag to tons of paper. No job is too big or too small.

“Tying in a promotional campaign with celebrations will show your appreciation and make your Clients, feel special, as well as providing them with a tasty treat or treasured branded gift to remind them of your Company as they use it frequently, which will increase your brand/company exposure.” If you are trying to target a younger audience you might want to consider tying in your promotional campaign with A “Back to School”, Autumn Equinox (24th September), Halloween and/or Christmas theme. For further information visit www.coprom.co.uk Email Jackie on Jackie@coprom.co.uk Or call 01243 575 247

https://www.s4b-group.co.uk/

Pictured Jacob Potts


Response, Recovery & Safe Working! Gemini PRINT keep pressing on

While adhering to strict H&S measures and extra ‘C19’ care a small team at GEMINI PRINT maintained printing, mailing and design services throughout the lockdown. In addition to working with clients they supported community and volunteer groups with a range of print to ensure those in need of help were kept informed. MD, Steve Cropper, said “I was proud to see how our clients and team worked together despite the ‘challenges’ and would like to thank everyone for their commitment”. The GEMINI PRINT team are now working to help businesses in many sectors to recover effective sales, marketing, communication and engagement success. Print and mailings are proving to be highly responsive, and are gaining effective ROI, so Gatwick Diamond Business members are invited to call 01273 086 206 for advice. GEMINI PRINT can also help you with screens, banners, floor graphics, signage etc to motivate ‘Safe Working’ & ‘Safe Service’ ensuring all Guidelines are followed while still promoting your brand. https://www.gemini-print.co.uk/


#30dayswild By Louise Collins, Sussex Wildlife Trust Lockdown had a big impact on my life; I was missing my colleagues and I could no longer have my daily walk around Woods Mill Nature Reserve, I needed something to connect me with nature for my own sanity, so I signed up for Sussex Wildlife Trust’s 30 Day’s Wild. It gave me the motivation to take notice of the nature around me, learn about the birds and insects found in the garden, and find new walking routes to hidden green spaces minutes’ walk from the house. I saw fledging blue tits, a family of foxes playing, bumblebees, honey bees and butterflies, and even identified hedgehog poo (but not seen any owners yet)! Even on dreary rainy days I found solace in the unexpected area of technology. A wildlife webcam of a fluffy baby barn owl is sure to bring a smile to your face, and I’ve learnt a Zoom background of a nature reserve always sparks conversation and fond memories. I have also found that having a virtual tea break with colleagues outside in the garden produces creativity, productivity and laughter.

As I share my photos,videos and stories I realise the positivity of nature is infectious. Don’t underestimate the power of nature; take notice, reconnect, get outdoors, and see the positive impact it has on your health and wellbeing. Because all our lives are better if they are a bit wild! For inspiration visit www.sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk or contact Louisecollins@sussexwt.org.uk

Make your Bid

The Company Connectors' checklist

With the urgent need for financial support being keenly felt by so many businesses, many of us have been attempting to apply for Grant Funding to support our businesses or develop new products and services. If you are applying for funds, then the following checklist may be of use: Make sure you fully understand what the purpose of the grant is from the point of view of the funding body. Make your application interesting to the assessor. Answer the questions and follow the instructions. Include information that is timely, relevant, and supportive of your bid. Give the assessor confidence that you can deliver what you propose in the time frame specified. Make sure you state why your project is a good use of the money. Check you’re grimmer; and spilling … I mean, check your grammar and spelling. Get the bid proof-read by another who has some understanding of your business but is not too closely aligned to the project.

For more, please Call: 07831 148064 E: jeremy.taylor@thecompanyconnector.com


Business Critical Dynamics 365 Project Delivered during COVID

Vazon Technology have celebrated success with Carers Support West Sussex (CSWS) after successfully delivering their replacement Carer Management System, hosted on Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 Platform. The project took seven months from start to finish and went live in early July. The charity’s 100 plus staff were trained in the month before cut-over and Go-Live, with the data migration and development being handled by award winning Cloud9Insight of Brighton. Roger Bateman, Consultant Director at Vazon Technology stated that “Carers’ are over the moon to have their new system in place, despite the lock-down. The delivery team were amazing professionals. Their commitment to the cause in getting this done was absolute”. He added that “Carers now have the system they need to aid their ongoing support of tens of thousands of registered Carers across West Sussex. I am so pleased for them.” Focus now switches to Business Intelligence through Power-BI to get that all important value out their investment going forward. http://www.vazontech.co.uk/ https://www.carerssupport.org.uk/

Jelly Beans In The Jar?! Nothing So Clichéd... The team at Nettl have been making the most of the sunshine, working on some large-scale signage and exterior vinyl wall graphics. This design - created by Jim - is our particular favourite and we’re so happy with the result that it’s inspired us to run a little competition, exclusive to gdb members... In true summer fete style, we’d like you to tell us just how many bubbles feature in the finished design. To enter, simply email your guesstimate to crawley@nettl.com and the closest guess will win an exciting prize (no - not just a jar of jelly beans!) We’ll also make a donation to the winner’s chosen charity and feature their business on all our social media channels. Not bad for typing a number into an email! https://www.nettl.com/uk/crawley/


Reconnect@Bowles Reconnect your team with an outdoor activity day at Bowles. Has your team been working remotely for months with the only way of communicating with colleagues being via Zoom? Are you looking for somewhere for your team to get together, brainstorm ideas, have fun and feel like a real team again? If so then a ‘Reconnect@Bowles’ single-day programme may be just what you need. We can create a bespoke programme that will provide your team with both the opportunity to have fun in a safe outdoor environment and meeting spaces in which to share ideas, news and reflect on the learning from the previous few months. We can build a half-day, full-day, evening or weekend programme. If you need catering, we can do this safely too with options that include a bbq or campfire. Using the outdoors enables us to bring your team together in a safe and socially-distanced way to reflect, rebuild and reconnect as a team. E-mail development@Bowles.rocks, tell us your requirements and we will do the rest


DMH Stallard acts on the sale of a Brighton based company DMH Stallard's Corporate team has advised on the sale of Brighton based Accordance Technical Services Limited, to global tax software provider and private equity backed Sovos Compliance LLC. Accordance was founded in Brighton in 2006 and this deal allows the founders to exit and for a strong UK management team lead by Lucy Franklin to take the business forward.They have been a Sovos partner since 2018 and have implemented Sovos VAT Reporting software to provide technology-enabled compliance services to its clients. The acquisition comes at a critical moment for VAT countries, where businesses face a range of new regulatory mandates, from changes in periodic reporting to continuous transaction controls (CTCs) and allows Sovos to build it’s business in Europe. “Accordance adds a leading service provider with a robust customer base and unique VAT expertise to our growing European organisation, strengthening the foundation for future global expansion,” said Andy Hovancik, CEO, Sovos. Jonathan Grant who led the transaction for DMH Stallard said “ This is a quality deal for a fast growing Brighton business, completed in the middle of lockdown. DMH Stallard have worked with Accordance since it was founded; this deal shows the value of a strong advisory team, and an investment by owners in building a strong culture and quality management team”. https://www.dmhstallard.com

Pictured Jonathan Grant

Love Water New Recruit In the crazy and challenging Covid-19 period we are currently in, what's the obvious Love Water thing to do? – Bring on a new employee of course! So, we welcome Angel Fone to the “family”, in the role of Business Development Representative. Angel has a wealth of Sales and Business Development experience built over more than 10 years working with DPD, Yodel and other successful companies. Just at a time when Love Water like many companies have incurred cuts and bruises from the impact of the Coronavirus, we are coming through it fighting. We have seen first-hand how many customers have downsized and some even gone out of business, but we have also seen growth in some sectors which represents a great opportunity for Love Water to build on our success. https://www.lovewater.com/ Welcome Angel (pictured left)


The COVID Sussex Wildlife Bake Off Trust Photo Competition

At a recent workshop we did a survey asking who had started or done more baking during lockdown. It was a staggering 73%! It led to a very interesting conversation about why this is. Answers included reasons like ‘boredom’, ‘an activity to do with children’, ‘to avoid going to the shops’ etc. We then asked them, ‘how does baking make you feel?’. It was so rewarding to see the instant display of smiles on the screen. Almost everyone voiced a positive emotion – words like calm, content,happy, chilled and it led us perfectly into our topic – GROUNDING TECHNIQUES.

Baking is one of the best examples of a grounding technique as it uses all your senses (taste, touch, smell, sight and sound). Grounding techniques are one of the most effective ways to reduce stress and anxiety and give you an overall sense of wellbeing. If you need some calm in your life – BAKE! https://mrtconsultants.co.uk/

Are you or one of your colleagues a budding nature photographer? The Sussex Wildlife Trust photo competition is open for entries and this year's theme is Into the Wild. We are looking for 12 stunning photographs capturing the best of the wildlife and landscapes of Sussex. We'd love to see your local wildlife shots, showing us the vibrant and varied nature of Sussex. For details and to enter visit: https://sussexwildlifetrust.org.uk/photos


Irwin Mitchell - Gatwick Team Runs for St Catherine's Hospice & Raises £300

The Irwin Mitchell Gatwick Office Wellbeing Team got creative in Lockdown to devise ways to raise vital funds for St Catherine’s whilst ensuring that all government guidance was strictly observed. The team set an ambitious target. Could our colleagues collectively cover the 1,562.36 km distance between all the Irwin Mitchell offices in three weeks and raise £250? A total of £300 was raised for St Catherine’s surpassing the target. The challenge started on Monday 25 May and by Sunday 1 June, the 17 participants had managed a staggering 731.71km Suzanne Davis, corporate fundraiser at St Catherine’s, said in the first week! This meant they had journeyed from “As a local charity, we’ve seen a severe impact on our Gatwick through Chichester, Newbury, Reading, Bristol, Birmingham, Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester and were well on funding because of coronavirus, and we are so grateful for the support of the team at Irwin Mitchell. Taking on the way to the highest point, sunny Glasgow! fundraising events like this challenge will help us to continue By the end of the second week they were well on their way providing our expert care to local people when it’s most back South approaching the Middlesborough office. At the needed. Thank you!” end of the challenge they made it back to the Gatwick office The challenge was so successful at bringing the team (and beyond!). together in lockdown that there are talks of running another fundraising event- this time attempting to clock up 1000 hours of activities in a month between members of the office - watch this space! https://www.irwinmitchell.com/ https://www.stch.org.uk/

The results are in We love nothing more than celebrating the successes and achievements of our talented digital apprentices. We’re delighted to announce our Digital Marketing and Content Producer cohorts have recently completed their End Point Assessments and have all achieved their digital diplomas – despite transitioning to a completely remote programme. We caught up with some of our apprentices to find out what they thought about the programme… “My apprenticeship has allowed me to develop into a sophisticated young lady who is capable of executing digital marketing strategies” - Taylor “It’s been like a really good rollercoaster. You don’t know what to expect and it can sometimes be all up and down but in the end you’re so glad you did it.” – Ella “I’ve brought new ideas and a fresh perspective to the table, igniting a productive, collective passion within the team.” - Scott Big pat on the back for our hard-working apprentices and a big thanks to our team who provide amazing training and support for our digital apprentices! www.creativeprocessdigital.com


A great idea for keeping fit on the cheap during Lockdown! Jeff Downs from Quantum Sales gets fits With lockdown and all of that it’s been necessary to keep fit and to stop putting on weight. My family suggested that we got a dog as that would ensure plenty of ‘walkies’ on a regular basis. Well I didn’t fancy that, what with toilet training, Vet’s bills and pooper scooping etc. Then I had a light-bulb moment. How about an invisible Dog that needs no attention? So, let me introduce you to ‘Spot the Dog’. He (or she) is really friendly, easy to maintain and only £25 on Amazon. He’s real fun to take for long walks and a great favourite of other Dog walkers and children who love to stroke him. So far, I’ve lost 1 ½ stone! http://www.quantum-sales.com/


Why your IT firm may be scaring you about the Cloud… and why it’s not true

Andrew Hookway, Managing Director of Burgess Hill based Extech Cloud believes that many Sussex businesses are being scared in to making decisions about moving their IT operations into the public cloud, forcing them to be “locked in” to their IT supplier and data centres. Andrew explains.

One scare tactic focuses on costs, suggesting that businesses pay for cloud capacity that they aren’t using, making it hard to budget, and it is expensive. This simply is not true. With Microsoft Azure, after the initial cloud migration, businesses pay monthly depending on what’s used and the number of users. So, if the workforce reduces, so do the IT costs. And of course, there are never any capital costs for on-premise servers or all the hidden costs and locked-in licences. Speak to Extech Cloud to get the facts about the cloud on +44 (0) 1444 443200, email info@extech.co.uk or visit ww.extechcloud.com.


New Gatwick Diamond Initiative Chairman Revealed David Butcher, Managing Director of FD Outsourcing Ltd, is standing down as Chairman of the Management Board of the Gatwick Diamond Initiative. David announced his resignation after 17 years at the helm of the economic development initiative. He will continue to serve as a director of the Company.

Commenting on his decision to stand down as Chairman, David Butcher said: “It is critical that we do all we can to minimize the damage COVID-19 has done and is still doing to the Gatwick Diamond economy. It is a fight where all stakeholders need to join and work together. The Gatwick Diamond Initiative provides an ideal forum to do that.

The Gatwick Diamond Initiative began in 2003, when David was asked by West Sussex County Council to lead an economic development initiative to improve the economic performance of the Area, over an initial 10-year time frame. From the outset, this high-profile public/private partnership sought to bring together major stakeholders to address the area’s economic needs. In 2004, it launched the Gatwick Diamond brand, now widely known and used, regionally, nationally and internationally.

“It is not going to be easy. It will require leadership, vision and determination over an extended period. I am delighted that Brett North has agreed to take over as Chair leading that fight, and to provide such a safe pair of hands for me to hand the baton to.”

Over the past 17 years it has brought together major stakeholders (regional government, County Councils, District and Borough Councils and a range of other public/private sector organisations), to focus on the actions that can be taken to improve the economic performance of the area. Prior to COVID-19, the Gatwick Diamond grew into one of the strongest regional economies in the UK, home to 45,000 businesses and £24 billion GDP.

Brett North, group marketing director of Sussex homebuilder Thakeham will take the helm with immediate effect. Brett, who lives in Horsham, is a well-known figure in the Gatwick Diamond area. He has been a member of the GDI board since August 2016 and is currently Chair of the GDI Promote Group. He has held a succession of senior and multinational roles in marketing and external affairs in construction, healthcare, manufacturing and transport over 25 years. Before joining Billingshurst-based Thakeham in 2017, Brett was marketing director at Elekta in Crawley. He was part of the team who delivered the 14,000 square meter (150,000 square foot) Cornerstone building in Crawley - now an internationally renowned centre of excellence and home to over 700 engineers, scientists, clinicians and customerfacing professionals. On accepting the role, Brett’s first task as chairman of the Gatwick Diamond Initiative was to pay tribute to outgoing chairman David Butcher. He said: “David will be a tough act to follow. We all know how much time and energy he has devoted to the role. There can’t be many high-profile UK economic initiatives that have benefitted from a chairman committing to a 17-year tenure. I’m personally delighted that he is continuing as a director. His enthusiasm, insights and counsel will continue to inspire us all. “If there was ever a time when businesses in the region needed to come together it is now. These are some of the most unique and challenging times we have ever faced. This will be a huge challenge for us all. And I relish the opportunity to bring us all together and collaborate to deliver an even more prosperous future. I can’t wait to get started.” http://www.gatwickdiamond.co.uk/ Pictured left Brett North


It’s show time again at Ardingly The South of England Event Centre has welcomed their first major clients since lockdown. “We’re delighted to have had our long-standing client, IACF, back on site with its popular outdoor Antiques Fair”, says Duncan Rawson, Event Centre Director. “And it’s also a welcome return for drive-in movies plus new for this year is drive-in live comedy – both events fully complying with latest Covid-19 guidance”. The 150-acre Ardingly showground with its multitude of different venue options, is home to that star in the countryside calendar – the South of England Show. Understandably, this year the event has been cancelled. But the site offers so much to companies planning to respond to pent-up visitor demand for outdoor concerts, markets, film shows and classic countryside competitions and has the space to enable social distancing for events of all sizes. For further details, please contact 01444 892048 or eventcentre@seas.org.uk or visit southofenglandeventcentre.co.uk or @SouthEngEvents


Coast To Capital Win Farm Tickets Appoint a New Competition time from Chailey Heritage Foundation Chair Our congratulations to gdb Executive Council member, Julie Kapsalis, on her appointment to the highly-influential post of Chair of the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership. We wish Julie every success this role. Under her leadership, Coast to Capital will play a critical part in supporting the economic recovery of the Gatwick Diamond.

Julie is Managing Director of Chichester College Group with responsibility for a portfolio of commercial businesses including a chain of childcare nurseries, examination board and international education. She is a board member of the Institute of Economic Development, Gatwick Diamond Business and is the immediate past Chair of Chichester Chamber of Commerce and Industry. She is passionate about supporting business growth with a particular interest in skills, enterprise and social mobility. Jonathan Sharrock, Chief Executive at Coast to Capital said: “Julie has a clear passion and commitment to the objectives of Coast to Capital and has a strong vision for its future. This is an uncertain time for the Coast to Capital economy and this is an excellent appointment at a critical time. Julie Kapsalis, Coast to Capital Chair said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as Chair of Coast to Capital. I am passionate about our region and the LEP’s work to support sustainable economic growth particularly through our business support and grants programmes. I have greatly valued my last six years on the Board and I look forward to working even more closely with our partners and leading the Board as we move forwards with the development of our Local Industrial Strategy and COVID-19 recovery plan.” https://www.coast2capital.org.uk/

Did you know that Chailey Heritage Foundation isn’t just home to children and young people with complex disabilities and health needs? We also have an array of animals living onsite on our therapeutic care farm, Patchwork Farm. From sheep and goats to the less traditional farm animals such as tortoises and guinea pigs, they provide a multi-sensory experience, a feeling of calm and lots of fun. With the lockdown resulting in cancelled outings, and even limitations on family visits, Patchwork Farm has been hugely beneficial to our residential young people. For a bit of fun, and for the chance of winning a voucher for a family of four to another local farm, Middle Farm in Lewes, drop Jenna Durdle a line answering the following question. Aside from the animals mentioned above, can you name one other type of animal that lives on Patchwork Farm? (Clue: visit www.chf.org.uk/patchwork-farm) Email your answer by 19th August to jdurdle@chf.org.uk and we’ll pick a winner at random.

Pictured Julie Kapsalis


Scaramanga builds new brand and website for multi-channel messaging client Telsolutions specialises in providing highly effective multi-channel messaging solutions for revenue collection and customer engagement programmes, including enhanced SMS, email, voice messaging, live chat and AI chatbots. Their website was old – so old that they had even lost touch with the guys who had originally built it and couldn’t access the back end to make any changes to the site. They approached Scaramanga as they liked the brand, website and marketing campaigns that we had developed for a mutual client. They did see some other potential suppliers, but we won them over with our approach and expertise. We recommended that they look at their brand while developing the new site, as theirs didn’t have any standout and looked really quite dated. They loved our ideas for the new brand, which included a new colour palette, graphical devices and pattern. As well as designing the new site, we have provided social graphics, icons for their services and PowerPoint templates. In terms of the website, we built this in Craft, our CMS of choice, optimised for SEO and following with accessibility best practice. There is a password protected area for a range of resources. We also wrote new copy for the entire site, to further support SEO and give a consistent voice to the brand. To help them demonstrate how to use their communications platforms, we created a series of six explainer videos to go in the resources area of the site, taking new users through the key functionality to get an email or SMS campaign up and running. https://scaramanga.agency/


Local Logistics Company Honoured as RHA HGV Heroes The Eezehaul Team are thrilled The team at Eezehaul Logistics, the South-East’s largest regional carrier based in Crawley, has been awarded the accolade of RHA ‘HGV Heroes’ for going above and beyond for their customers during the COVID-19 lockdown. The honour comes as part of an inspiring new national campaign from the RHA (Road Haulage Association), the trade association for road transport and freight logistics operators. HGV Heroes celebrates the road transport industry and the workers and individuals who have gone the extra mile to keep essential goods moving across the UK during the most difficult of times. The team at Eezehaul Logisitcs worked exhausting and long hours, spending time away from their families to ensure the jobs were completed. The team played a crucial part in supporting the development of the Nightingale Hospitals by delivering essential material. To find out more and to nominate your own HGV Hero, please visit: www.hgvheroes.co.uk https://www.eezehaul.co.uk/


PVL help Crawley Open House to Re-open We were approached by our friends at Crawley Open House enquiring about our social distancing floor graphics. They wanted to re-open their much-needed facilities to the homeless of Crawley and West Sussex. COVID-19 has been difficult for everyone and we wanted to do our bit to support this worthwhile charity by providing these free of charge. Glenn Stubbs the Deputy Director sent us a picture of the team with their newly installed floor graphics and said : “The team here at Crawley Open House would like to thank PVL for the incredibly generous donation of the signage we needed to re-open our Day Centre in a safe and effective way. Our Day Centre has only been able to provide appointments since lockdown began but now, with the easing in lockdown and our new signage, we are able to begin opening our doors again to those who in need. PVL have been kind supporters of COH before and we are enormously grateful for their continued support. They truly are helping us to make a real difference to the lives of our homeless and disadvantaged clients. Thank you.” If you want to learn more about Crawley Open House or to donate, visit their website https://www.crawleyopenhouse.co.uk/ https://www.pvluk.com/

Receive up to £3,000 when you hire an apprentice

An apprentice can fill a variety of crucial roles to help your business recover, including business administrator, HR support, payroll administrator and digital support technician.

From August 2020 to January 2021, if you recruit a new apprentice aged between 16 to 24 your company will receive £2,000 from the government, while those that hire a new apprentice aged 25 and over will receive £1,500. These payments will be in addition to the existing £1,000 incentive the government already provides for new 16 to 18 year-old apprentices, and those aged under 25 with an education, health and care plan where that applies. So, what are you waiting for? You have until January 2021 to claim these cash incentives so act now. Chichester College Group provides ‘Outstanding’ apprenticeship training in a wide range of sectors and is ready to help your business take on an apprentice. Contact Chichester College Group at employers@ccgtraining.ac.uk or book an online appointment at www.chigroup.ac.uk/incentives to find a suitable apprentice and claim the incentives.


Can your business help Surrey County Council? Cllr Tim Oliver, leader of Surrey County Council, is asking local businesses to get in touch to contribute to plans that will secure the county’s position as the best place in the UK to start and run a business. The Council will be proposing new measures that will ensure we have the best high streets, the right support to grow and develop, the most straightforward decision-making processes, a buzzing economy, and the best skilled population in the country. We want to ensure that businesses, as well as residents, will see even more benefit for the contributions they make through improved services, a more responsive organisation and good leadership. This will enable the whole county to achieve its potential as we face the future together. Our ambitious proposals will be submitted to Government in early September. For more information about how to contribute to this work, please email Dawn Redpath, Director of Economic Development and Prosperity at dawn.redpath@surreycc.gov.uk.

Ready for a change but need some help? University of Brighton are here to support

We can support your business ambitions through a knowledge exchange programme that can provide structure and funding to help your businesses innovate through collaboration with world-leading academic experts. The University of Brighton has successfully and consistently increased competitiveness and productivity for businesses through tried and tested programmes over the last 20 years. Working with you to drive innovation Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) can provide the framework and additional funding to support your business ambitions. Proven to: increase profits knowledge and capability competitive advantage through the launch of new products, processes and services increase innovation, efficiency and growth. Enabling you to: receive up to 67% of government funding access specialist expertise, equipment and facilities claim R&D tax credits on your expenditure embed new knowledge into you company. For further information please email: enterprise@brighton.ac.uk


Events Wednesday 5th August - Survive & Thrive: Workspace Next 13.00 - 14.00 Sinc Team & Mark Burletson, Human Workspace Free of Charge Thursday 6th August - ‘5 Key Frustrations and a Path Through Them’ 110.00 - 11.00 Brandon Harris of Elevate Business Free of Charge for gdb Members Non-Member Fee Applies

Thursday 20th August – Safely Re-Occupying Buildings Following Lockdown 11.00-12.00 TSS Facilities Free of Charge for gdb Members Non-Member Fee Applies Friday 21st August - “Ask the Expert” Investigating and Preventing Cyber Attacks on SMEs 11.00-12.00 Police Cyber Protect Team Free of Charge

Friday 7th August - “Ask the Expert” Agile Organisational Leadership with Robert Coles 111.00-12.00 Dr Robert Coles, Roffey Park’s CEO Free of Charge for gdb Members Non-Member Fee Applies

Tuesday 25th August – gdb Virtual Elevenses & Networking 10.30-11.30 Stay connected with the gdb Team and your fellow Members Free of Charge – gdb Members Only

Tuesday 11th August - gdb Virtual Elevenses & Networking 10.30-11.30 Stay connected with the gdb Team and your fellow Members Free of Charge – gdb Members Only

Friday 28th August – gdb Virtual Members Meeting bought to you by Optima Systems 11.30-12.45 Stay connected with the gdb Team and your fellow Members Free of Charge for gdb Members Non-Member Fee Applies

Wednesday 12th August - Survive & Thrive: The psychology of branding 13.00-14.00 Sinc Team & Jane Guest, Adaray Marketing Free of Charge Thursday 13th August – Managing Performance AND Wellbeing: Remotely and On Site 10.00-11.00 Joe Cheal, Imaginarium Learning & Development Free of Charge for gdb Members Non-Member Fee Applies Tuesday 18th August – gdb Virtual Elevenses & Networking 10.30-11.30 Stay connected with the gdb Team and your fellow Members Free of Charge – gdb Members Only

Monday 7th September – gdb “What’s the Point???” 12.00-13.00 Come along to the free event to meet the gdb Team and discover “What’s the Point???” Free for New Members and Non-Members


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Deadline for October 2020 25th September For more details email Diamondmag@gatwickdiamondbusiness.com