Welcome to the area of our website dedicated to Sussex, this is where you’ll find the latest news and what’s going.
Our hugely popular networking events provide excellent opportunities for you to meet other local members, share experiences and develop new strategic relationships. You are encouraged to bring any literature that others can take to share with their own guests and visitors. The events are free for members to attend but prior registration is essential due to high demand for places. (Non-members are welcome to attend at a nominal cost to cover catering.)
Tour and Networking Event at Borde Hill Gardens
On the 19th April 2017 members came together at Borde Hill Gardens in Haywards Heath to experience the beautiful botanic gardens and Elizabethan House, home to the Stephenson Clarke family.
The group of 20 members from across the Tourism & Hospitality Industry networked over a tea or coffee before having a guided tour of the House from Mr Stephensen Clarke himself. The tour was then followed by a guided walk of the Gardens within the 200 acre parklands which included The Rose Garden, The Azelea Ring and the Italian Garden.
Many thanks go to the hosts at the Ridgeview Wine Estate, Ditchling Common, East Sussex for the fantastic event held on the 30th of June. The event began with networking followed by a tour of the wine estate and of course wine tasting.
On the 5th November, TSE organised a workshop presented by one of our business suppliers, Jane Danser of Pure Brand Media. Jane hosted a media marketing workshop which saw 30 people attend from a range of member businesses. The workshop took place in a beautiful setting of West Dean House near Chichester with an afternoon event looking at how businesses can reach more customers and maximise marketing spend using video, podcasts and the media. The feedback from the workshop was excellent so much so we are looking to roll more of these out in the New Year.
We are always looking for interesting venues for these events and members welcome the opportunity to showcase their venue. If you would be interested in hosting a networking event, please contact us.
From ‘A Few Hours’ to ‘Stay a little longer’ as well as one and two-day trip ideas, the new aroundgatwick.com website promises to inspire visitors to discover the rich cultural offerings within easy striking distance of the airport’s doorstep. Gardens, castles, vineyards and museums all make up the content of the new site, which highlights the attractions of neighbouring Sussex and Surrey but also enables users to explore the rest of the South East through a series of itineraries.
TSE project managed the site development and feel that the website will have a significant benefit for passengers and tourism businesses in the region. Managing Director, Peter Colling said: “We are delighted to be working with Gatwick Airport on a range of initiatives to improve the welcome for visitors and encourage them to experience the fantastic range of cultural and heritage attractions that the region offers.”
Developing Local Knowledge
Courses can be organised (minimum of 12 participants) for tourism groups, local businesses and destination partners. To find out more about these courses or register your interest in organising a course please contact the training team.
As a member, and therefore a stakeholder, of TSE your opinion counts. So, whether you have an idea, a problem with which you need help or you want to discuss how we can work together to increase turnover and optimise your membership, please contact the Membership Team on 02380 625554.