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Welcome to the Newhaven Chamber of Commerce
Mission statement: To enhance and encourage development of trade, employment opportunities and the environment of Newhaven. To re-establish and maintain premier status for Newhaven within Europe.
The Newhaven Chamber of Commerce is a business networking group.
We organise various business events throughout the year including presentations, exhibitions, social functions and have a vibrant business breakfast club that meets each week.
Find out about some of the benefits of being a member of the Newhaven Chamber of Commerce, for further details contact 01273 517544 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ho Chi Minh experience!
Following a presentation by the Vietnamese Ambassador in Newhaven on Sunday May 19 of a statue to recognise the town's links with Ho Chi Minh who worked on the Newhaven to Dieppe ferry, a commemorative stone was also unveiled on West Quay. Later, a reception was held at Meeching Hall where the Ambassador met with organisations in the town including the Newhaven Chamber of Commerce.
Vu Quang Minh, the Vietnamese Ambassador pictured with Annie Lorys, President of the Newhaven Chamber of Commerce, said that trade links between the UK and Vietnam are very strong - the UK is currently Vietnam's 3rd largest investor and 3rd largest importer of Vietnamese goods. He said he was very keen to forge strong trade links with Newhaven, in particular with small and medium sized businesses. He invited a delegation from the Newhaven Chamber of Commerce to visit the Vietnamese Embassy in London to discuss developing trade links, an invitation that Annie Lorys was delighted to accept on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce.
The Chamber is having an evening joint event with Peacehaven Chamber on Tuesday, June 18 - an update from Chris Tomlinson of E.on on the Rampion Windfarm.
This will take place at Newhaven Enterprise Centre and will be free to members of Peacehaven and Newhaven Chambers. Guests will pay £10 on the door.
Booking is essential for catering purposes to email@example.com or phone 01273 517544. (Somewhere else it says that it is only £5 for guests - it should say £10.00
Saturday 13 July, Hope Inn, Newhaven From 5pm onwards. Great local band the 'Skalettos' and great food! £12.50 for adults - kids up to 13 go FREE!
Booking is essential, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 01273 517544.
Seahaven Business Awards 2013 winners!
There was a record turnout this year for the Seahaven Business Awards – over 70 nominations were received for the 6 categories and there was a full house for the President’s Grand Gala Awards Dinner held on May 10th at Woody’s Bar & Grill. The judging panel included M.P. Norman Baker, the Mayor of Newhaven Graham Amy and Annie Lorys, President of the Newhaven Chamber of Commerce. The winners of the six categories were as follows:
Business of the Year – (sponsored by Swindells Chartered Accountants)
Ist place: Wave Leisure (Shakespeare Hall project)
2nd: Badger Inks
3rd: Mike Shorer Fine Jewellery
Business Personality of the Year – (sponsored by the Sussex Sign Compan)
1st: Mike Shorer of Mike Shorer Fine Jewellery
2nd: Alan Novis of Prestige Promotional Products
3rd: Peter Crowley of Wave Leisure
Best Customer Service – (sponsored by Wave Leisure)
2nd: Badger Inks
Best Retailer of the Year – (sponsored by Mike Shorer Fine Jewellery)
1st: Mike Shorer of Mike Shorer Fine Jewellery
2nd: Dee’s Newsagents
Best Environmental Business – (sponsored by Co-op Funeral Care)
1st: Badger Inks
2nd: Tennyson Suite Health & Safety Consultants
3rd: Cleankill Environmental Services
President’s Award – Lifetime Achievement Award - (sponsored by Newhaven Enterprise Centre)
1st: Jean & Margaret Cantell from Studio Tempo
2nd: Peter Crowley from Wave Leisure
3rd: Paul Boswell from Meeching Estate Agents
Annie Lorys, President of the Newhaven Chamber of Commerce said: ‘This has been a fantastic and really fun event. We had a record number of nominations this year – the standard was exceptionally high and the judges had a very tough job when it came to selecting the winners. We introduced a new award this year – the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award – this was won by the sisters Margaret and Jean Cantell from Studio Tempo. Jean Cantell opened her dance studio in 1953 and this year they are celebrating 60 years in the same premises in Newhaven High Street. In the last 60 years they have taught hundreds, if not thousands of people to dance and many of their students have gone on to become professional dancers and teachers. Their business has enriched the lives of several generations in the Seahaven area and continues to do so today.
We also had two triple winners this year - Alasdair Fortune of Badger Inks won 1st place in Environmental Business category, 2nd place in Customer Service category and 2nd place in Business of the Year category.
Mike Shorer of Mike Shorer Fine Jewellery also scooped 3 prizes - 1st place in Best Retailer category, 1st place in Business Personality category and 3rd place in Business of the Year category.
For the first time in the Chamber’s history, we had to turn people away for the Awards Dinner because we couldn’t fit any more people into Woody’s Bar and Grill! Woody’s did us proud with their excellent catering and Eastbourne based magician Kris Singh amazed everyone with his close-up magic.
On behalf of the Chamber I would like to say a really big thank you to all our sponsors and to all the businesses that participated without whom this event would not be possible. I am delighted that so many businesses in the Seahaven area really got behind the Awards this year and we look forward to an even bigger and better event in 2014!
The Chamber is having an evening joint event with Peacehaven Chamber on Tuesday, June 18 - an update from Chris Tomlinson of E.on on the Rampion Windfarm. This will take place at Newhaven Enterprise Centre and will be free to members of Peacehaven andNewhaven Chambers. Guests will pay £10 on the door. Booking is essential for catering purposes to email@example.com or phone 01273 517544.
Harvey's Brewery Tour
The Chamber are pleased to announce a trip to take a tour around the Harveys Brewery in Lewes on Wednesday 19th June 2013. Places are strictly limited and will be available to chamber members only.
Established in 1790, Harveys is an independent family brewery spanning eight generations and operate from the banks of the River Ouse in Lewes. A major development in 1985 doubled the brewhouse capacity to and subsequent additional fermenting capacity has seen production rise to more than 45,000 barrels a year. There is also a microbrewery onsite used to brew special beers including replicating old Lewes Brewery recipes using the 'County Town Beers' names. Harvey supplies real ale to all its 47 pubs and 450 free trade outlets in the south east.
The brewery has been a landmark in Lewes, the county town of East Sussex, for over 200 years and their prize winning traditional ales are sold throughout the South East. The company is also a fine wine merchant selling a selection of carefully sourced wines from around the world.
Brewery Tours, for which there is a two year waiting list, are conducted by a member of the Brewing Room and they pride themselves on providing a relaxed opportunity for customers to gain an appreciation of the brewing process and our heritage – it is well worth the wait!
Date: Wednesday 19th June 2013
Where: The Bridge Wharf Brewery
6 Cliffe High Street, Lewes
Sussex BN7 2AH
Meeting place: The John Harvey Tavern
Bear Yard, Cliffe High Street,
Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2AN
Time: Meet at John Harvey Tavern 6pm for tour 6.30pm – 8.45pm
Cost: £10.00 per person, payable in advance.
This trip is open chamber members only unless extra places become available.
Contact the chamber office on 01273 517544 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your place.
Coastal Communities 2150
Shaping our future by the coast
Are you interested in how your local coast will change over the long term as a result of climate change, and what this will mean for you?
Come to an interactive launch event for your community on Saturday 18 May 2013 between 10.00 am and 12 noon at Tideway School, Newhaven
You can find out how you can get involved in shaping the future of your communities around Newhaven, Seaford, Lewes and Parishes of the Lower Ouse.
Coastal Futures Group
The Coastal Futures Group has produced its latest newsletter. The group represents Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven and the surrounding villages in Coastal Communities 2150, an innovative European partnership project led by the Environment Agency.
The newsletter is a great way to stay up to date with the events that Coastal Communities 2150 have planned for 2013. Each quarterly edition reports on the activities of the Coastal Futures Group and provides information about adaptation to long-term coastal and climate change in Seaford and lower Ouse area.
The Coastal Futures Group always wants to hear your views and to know how you would like to be involved. Please get in touch about anything to do with climate change and the coast.
CTEC commissions revolutionary heat recovery system to boost engine efficiency levels
CTEC Energy has commissioned its first Heat Recovery unit at Swancote Energy’s 2.0MW Anaerobic Digester facility at Bridgnorth, Shropshire.
A CTEC Heat Recovery unit captures exhaust gas from its host engine to generate electrical power – up to 12% of it’s hosts output. It can also recover a significant amount of high-grade thermal energy. This can be used in various industrial processes such as pasteurisation, heating glass-houses, drying biomass, domestic and factory heating, or powering chilling units.
CTEC first met Swancote Energy’s management team in early 2012. After extensive due diligence into the available options Swancote decided to select CTEC as the most efficient Heat Recovery unit on the market today.
Mike Burns, Managing Director at CTEC said: “Recovering thermal energy will become the industry standard for increasing the efficiency of internal combustion engines. Efficient heat transfer and working at higher temperatures enables us to generate unparalleled performance. Our units are markedly more efficient than the alternative - the Organic Rankine Cycle”.
Ian Farr, Sales Director of Edina UK, supplier of Swancote’s engines commented:
“The CTEC unit marries very well, there’s no question of additional back-pressure or any interruption to the performance of the engine. The interface of the CTEC unit with our engine unit was pre-designed and part installed before delivery so that disruption to operation was minimised. It’s a good neighbour - quiet, efficient and unobtrusive!”
Voith Turbo, Europe’s major engineering multinational, supplies CTEC with their SteamTrac expander (steam engine). Close collaboration with Mike Burns helped shape development of this remarkable steam expander. Jüergen Berger from Voith Turbo comments: “Voith is very pleased to partner with CTEC. We highly value the significant benefits available from optimising heat recovery and CTEC’s leading contribution to maximising efficiency from our jointly developed units.”
CTEC is actively exploring opportunities for its heat recovery units in the anaerobic digestion market across Europe. It has already licensed its technology to partners in France and Italy with whom it has agreed distribution deals. Response from the French and Italian markets has been swift and enthusiastic.
The Newhaven Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast Club meets weekly and is an excellent way to meet new customers and suppliers for your business. Although the meetings are structured they are friendly and informal with the emphasis on developing relationships to help each member's business interests.
Harvey's Brewery Tour
Join us on a tour around the Harveys Brewery in Lewes on Wednesday 19th June 2013
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The Chamber is having an evening joint event with Peacehaven Chamber on Tuesday June 18th 2013 - an update from Chris Tomlinson of E.on on the Rampion Windfarm.
Find out more>>>
Saturday 13 July 2013, Hope Inn, Newhaven From 5pm onwards. Great local band the 'Skalettos' and great food!
Find out more >>>
The Newhaven Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast Club meets weekly and is an excellent way to meet new customers and suppliers for your business.
May 29 - Co-operative funerals
June 5 - Paul Yates-Smith, Sussex Business Bureau
June 12 - Norman Mayhew, Sussex Signs
June 19 - Mark Beaumont
June 26 - Mike Shorer, Mike Shorer Jewellery