Oakley Property proudly sponsor The Great Debate on Business in Brighton

17th May 2017

We have three offices in the heart of Brighton and work very closely with many other businesses in the city on a day to day basis, so we’re very proud to support the University of Brighton’s “The Great Debate: What does the future hold for Business in Brighton?”

What is The Great Debate?

The event takes place in June, and is a forum for influential business leaders, academics, and some of Brighton and Hove’s decision makers to discuss and debate ideas relating to growing Brighton’s economy. The debate has been organised in the spirit of finding ways to attract new investment and new talent to the city, as well as to encourage growth amongst existing businesses – many of whom have been established in the city for decades.

James Epps, Director of our Residential Sales Team comments:

“We are seeing a lot of investment into New Homes in the Brighton and Hove areas of late with plenty of new developments, meaning there is much choice for young professionals and University Graduates wanting to stay on after their studies. Luxury new build apartments attract skilled workers who will be looking to invest their hard earned salaries back into the Brighton economy. Every time a new development is completed, it’s a boost for the surrounding businesses.“

Steven Harvey, Director of our Commercial Agency Team adds:

“It’s a good time to be carrying out business in Brighton and Hove, and we’re finding that Commercial Lettings are moving very quickly due to a shortage of good quality units. I’d urge anyone wanting to expand or move into the area to speak with us way ahead of wanting to move to stay informed of property as and when it becomes available in this fast moving market. For the same reasons we also urge developers to contact us as soon as they need to let or sell new units”

Long term plans for Business in Brighton

The debate will make use of the pool of local experts to advise on trends to be aware of and capitalise on, and will offer local business leaders the chance to network and consider collaboration. The University of Brighton will also be using comments from the debate to inform their leaders on the type of support they could be offering to Brighton businesses. The University have recently launched their Research and Strategic Plan which seeks to provide a range of consultancy, training and strategic research partnerships to the local business economy.

So, what does the future hold for business in Brighton? We see continued growth in the economy, more accommodation for employees, and more new businesses joining us and creating meaningful employment opportunities. But we also know that Brighton has its own authentic and unique personality and will work with our fellow business leaders to protect Brighton’s identity as she grows. 

If you are looking for commercial premises in Brighton, please browse our current listings or contact Steven Harvey on 01273 645772 or steven@oakleyproperty.com


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