Lancing businesses come together in event

Sir Robert Woodard Academy Business Event. Business event working in conjunction with members from  Lancing Business Park.  Lancing. Picture : Liz Pearce. 050315. 'LP1500192 SUS-150503-194835008
Sir Robert Woodard Academy Business Event. Business event working in conjunction with members from Lancing Business Park. Lancing. Picture : Liz Pearce. 050315. 'LP1500192 SUS-150503-194835008

DOZENS of companies from the Lancing Business Park assembled for an annual general meeting at Lancing’s Sir Robert Woodard Academy earlier this month.

The event, on March 5 ,allowed for company representatives to mingle, see how the business park can improve its services and maintain a sense of community amongst those that are employed there.

Students of the Sir Robert Woodard Academy were on hand to show business leaders around.

In 2008, Lancing Business Park became a Business Improvement District (BID), a government scheme which allows the business community and local authorities to work together to improve its trading environment.

A spokesperson for the BID panel said: “The business park is a success, it is full, it has a low crime rate, increasing freehold values, and interestingly growing Inter Park Trading.

“Member companies are reporting growth and therefore increasing employment.”

The Vice-principle of the Sir Robert Woodard Academy, Andrew Edwards, helped organise the event with business park officials.

Mr Edwards said: “The Academy continues strong links with Lancing Business Park as we work together within the community.”

Representatives from West Sussex and Adur and Worthing councils, along with MP Tim Loughton, were also in attendance.