LETTER: ‘Continuing our commitment’

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Regarding last week’s Gazette front page story, we continue to show our commitment to supporting local business and tourism in Littlehampton and throughout Arun.

The Arun Business Partnership was set up to support to businesses by helping them increase their trade. It has been running for more than 15 years and has been highly successful; one local company can attest to pulling in over £750,000 worth of extra contracts just through the partnership network, and many other businesses have similar success stories.

Our Business of the Year Awards recognises the contribution local businesses make to Littlehampton and Arun, the fact all 18 of the awards are sponsored by local companies is further evidence of our commitment to support businesses in the Arun district.

Events like Small Business Saturday acknowledge the role traders and companies play in making Littlehampton town centre a vibrant place to shop and visit.

Furthermore, there is an impressive artisan market offering an array of products provided by small businesses, which takes place monthly in Littlehampton.

Our dedicated tourism website, www.sussexbythesea.com, offers those visiting Arun lots of information about what to see and do and stay; it has more than 500,000 page views over the last year.

Those using social media can also take advantage of updates on Sussex by the Sea’s Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Anyone who is looking for support for their business is welcome to contact the council’s Business Development Manager, Miriam Nicholls, on 01903 737845, who will explain the many ways in which the council can help local companies as well as those looking to start businesses.

Councillor Paul Dendle Cabinet Member for Leisure and Amenities

Arun District Council

Arun Civic Centre

Maltravers Road

Littlehampton

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