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Pallant House Gallery Thursday Evening Offer: Free tours and 10% off dinner

Pallant House Gallery offer for Chichester businesses

Situated in the heart of Chichester, Pallant House Gallery houses one of the best collections of Modern British art in the country and is critically acclaimed for its exhibitions and pioneering learning and community programme.

To help local businesses get to know the gallery better, Pallant House Gallery is offering a limited number of free Gallery Tours for Chichester city centre businesses on Thursday evenings during the spring and summer seasons (until 2 October). Groups of between 5 and 15 members of staff from city centre businesses can enjoy free entry to the gallery on Thursdays from 5pm, with the option of a tour of the collections and exhibitions with a Gallery Guide. In addition, groups can enjoy 10% off a sit down dinner in the newly refurbished Pallant Restaurant (open during gallery opening times plus Wednesday – Saturday evenings until late), now run by The Sussex Pub Company.

To book a space for your business please email or call 01243 770 823. Spaces will be given on a first come first serve basis and are subject to availability. Visit for more information on the gallery and its exhibitions.

Sheen Stickland launches new service

Sheen Stickland, Chichester based firm of Accountants, has launched a new service for small and start-up businesses.

Blue Sky Books is the name of the new mid-market service, which comes as a response to the high level of interest the firm has received for its online bookeeping services since becoming certified partners of Xero, a cloud-based accounting software.

Using Xero's innovative online software, Blue Sky Books provides small and start-up enterprises with services including bookkeeping, accounts preparation, VAT and KPI tracking. All services are managed via the cloud so that clients can access their accounts anytime and anywhere as long as they have internet connection.

The new service offers a range of fixed fee packages to suit the budgets of various sized businesses depending on their requirements, with fees starting from as little as £150 per month which includes having a dedicated client manager. Blue Sky Books can also offer Xero training, bespoke services, payroll and access to one-to-one advice from accounting experts.

To find out more about Blue Sky Books please visit

A-Plan Insurance introduces new employee benefits scheme with free vouchers…

A-Plan Insurance introduces a new employee benefits scheme for Chichester businesses

All employees within Chichester businesses qualify for a £25 Bonusbond shopping voucher if they take out a new Car, Van or Home Insurance policy with A-Plan Chichester. These vouchers can be spent in lots of stores - details of which are attached in the pdf below.

Where will you spend your voucher? Speak to the team at A-Plan, Chichester for more information on 01243 850880 or visit

Solutions Inc Christmas Video in Chichester

Need some inspiration for Christmas?

Need some inspiration for Christmas?

Chichester BID has teamed up with Solutions Inc the Apple Premium Reseller for their Christmas Video.  

The founder of Solutions Inc John Parvin said “ We are a big believer in community spirit and looking forward to working with Chichester BID on 26th November for turning on the Christmas Lights and filming our Christmas Video”.

This will be aired on our social media and shared with Chichester BID on the 1st December @Solutions_Inc @ChichesterBID  using hashtags: #ChichesterXmas #SBT #SBF

Visit Chichester directory for 2016

Visit Chichester is a non-profit organisation, with the aim of encouraging tourism to the City of Chichester.

Visit Chichester has been operating for over 10 years now and this year has increased its offering and widened the database of members. In 2016 Visit Chichester is looking to create a much larger directory of businesses which support tourism.

New Categories on the website and Guide book are:

WHERE TO STAY Self Catering • B&Bs • Hotels • Camping Holiday Parks • Motor Homes • Pub Accommodation
THINGS TO DO Arts & Culture • History & Heritage • Science Outdoor & Sport • Beaches • Salons & Spas WHAT’S ON Calendar of Events with downloadable iCal
WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK Pubs • Cafes • Restaurants • Farm Shops
SHOPPING Art Books & Entertainment • Food & Drink Fashion & Jewellery • Health & Beauty Outdoor & Sport • Electronics & Photography Home & Garden • Vintage & Antiques
TRAVEL Taxis • Private Hire & Limos • Bus • Trains
LIVE HERE Estate Agents • Lettings Agents
STUDY HERE Universities • Adult Learning Courses Colleges • Schools You can appear across different sections of the guide and also in additional categories on the website

Signing up to Visit Chichester for 2016 will provide members with an opportunity to market themselves to the local and tourist economies.

By becoming a member of Visit Chichester not only will you have an advert in the guide with a 70,000 print run that is distributed to an extensive network of Tourist Information Centres, Hotels, Supermarkets, Pubs, Restaurants, Cafes, B&Bs, Local Attractions, Shops etc, each member also gets a website listing on the number 1 ranked site for Chichester. This website obtains over 200,000 hits a year with support from social media marketing as well.

For more information, email or download the media pack at the bottom of the page.

New year, new you - Edes House looking for event exhibitors

Edes House are looking for exhibitors at their fab new event: 'New Year, New You'.

On Sunday 17th January 2016 from 11am until 3pm Edes House are throwing open their doors for a new local event. The event will be free for visitors, free car parking and social media will be used to advertise to local networks.

This event is aimed at all of those that want to make a change in the new year and see 2016 as the year to try something new…lose weight, try a new sport/hobby, get that new job, move house, get fit,  go back to college and re-train and behind this get the motivation to do it! As a local venue, Edes House are looking for local organisations that want to raise their profile to help people make the change for 2016.

If you would like to try something new with Edes House and  “book a spot” at the event, then please contact them now on 01243 777265 or,. The rates will be reflected in what you want to offer.. so maybe a taster session/ mini talk, display stand etc. Prices start from £50 + VAT.

Exclusive Jaeger offer - spend more and save more

Jaeger have launched an exclusive offer of Spend More and Save More in their Chichester store.

Customers can enjoy £50 off £200 spend, £100 off £300 and £200 off £500 spend - a fantastic offering! This offer is only available for a limited time and is subject to the below terms and get down there quick!

*Enjoy the following offers available on selected full-price womenswear and menswear - Spend £200 and save £50, Spend £300 and save £100 or Spend £500 and save £200. Valid in freestanding stores and online at Not valid in shop-in-shops, outlet stores or online at Offer available from Wednesday 7th October 2015 for a limited time only. Products that are part of this offer are highlighted with a banner on their product information page. If you return an item for a refund that brings the threshold lower than £200, £300 or £500, Jaeger reserves the right to charge the full retail price of the original order. Jaeger reserves the right to amend the terms and conditions at any time.

Lisa Edwards opens new hair & skincare salon, Dollys

A new salon, based on the top floor of Lisa Edwards Hair & Beauty has just opened in Chichester.

The salon, Dollys, is dedicated to providing hair and skincare treatments for women.

For all things Glitz and Glam, the Dollys team can transform you ready for a night out, a day at the races or even for a fun hen party!!

They can take care of make up, hair, nails, tans and brows in no time - all whilst enjoying a glass of fizz or two.

For further details visit the Dollys Facebook page.

Calendar Club opens Halloween store in East Street

On 17 September, Calendar Club opened a new seasonal store in East Street, Chichester called Halloween on 31st Street.

This is a store entirely dedicated to Halloween, selling everything you could possibly want to celebrate this festival.

Whether it's a simple 'Trick or Treat' bag, a scary costume, horror make-up, or a life-sized animated creature to decorate your home - Halloween 31st Street is sure to equip you well!

This brand new store offers a 10% student discount to those with a valid student i.d - what a 'treat'!

New restaurant opens in Chichester’s House of Fraser on 15 September

This September, a new restaurant is opening in House of Fraser Chichester.

Following a refurbishment earlier this month the new cafe, Wild Mint, is due to open on 15th September.

The establishment has undergone a huge refurbishment with new features such as self-service & table service, new flooring and restyling to offer a fresh tea room and cafe vibe. We look forward to the grand reveal!