Agenda and draft minutes

Cabinet Grants Panel - Tuesday, 26th January, 2021 4.00 pm

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Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Email: committees@midsussex.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Roll Call and Virtual Meeting Explanation.

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting and took a roll call of Members present. Franca Currall, Solicitor, provided a virtual meeting explanation.

2.

To note Substitutes in Accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4 - Substitutes at Meetings of Committees etc.

Minutes:

None as all Members were present.

3.

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

No apologies were received as all Members were present.

4.

To receive Declarations of Interests from Members in respect of any matter on the Agenda.

Minutes:

The Vice-Chairman declared a prejudicial interest in the applications from The Koorana Centre, Coaching with Nisanka and Kell & Collins as he knows the owners of businesses socially.

 

The Chairman confirmed that the Vice-Chairman would be removed from the discussion and voting on the applications.

5.

To confirm the Minutes of the Meeting of the Panel held on 14 December 2020. pdf icon PDF 312 KB

Minutes:

The Vice-Chairman noted that there were discussions at the previous meeting relating to Zona Football Ltd and the condition of the grant that the apprentice they were hiring was to be a Mid Sussex resident. He enquired the outcome of the investigation.

 

The Chairman confirmed that the checks were made, and the grant proceeded as originally agreed. He noted the large amount of grants that were brought before the last Panel and felt pleased that, through government support alongside the Council’s own scheme, the Council was able to provide grants to local business and assisted them through difficult times.

 

The minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet Grants Panel, held on 14 December 2020 were approved as a correct record and electronically signed by the Chairman.

6.

To consider any items that the Chairman agrees to take as urgent business.

Minutes:

None.

7.

To receive representations from Members of the Council on the applications.

Minutes:

No representations were received.

8.

Micro Business Grants pdf icon PDF 174 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

William Hawkins, Economic Development Officer, introduced the report which presented 41 micro business grant applications for consideration by the Cabinet Grants Panel. He noted that if all grants were approved then all of the Micro Business funding would be committed for this round of the scheme. He also noted that two grants were part-funded due to part of the applications relating to direct staffing costs and a further application, The Elegant Feast, was part-funded as insurance costs are considered business-as-usual costs.

 

The applications which were recommended for consideration by the Panel is set out below:

 

Organisation

Purpose for which award is sought

Award Requested

Award

Suggested

Couture & Tiaras Bridal / Duduzile Sibanda

New product range

£2,000.00

£1,000.00

BetterBio Health Limited / Piero Barba

Digital advertising

£2,000.00

£2,000.00

T&B Events Ltd / Thomas Hands

Upgrading IT Equipment

£2,000.00

£2,000.00

RLS Recruitment Solutions Ltd / Ross Stretton

Targeted marketing plan and strategy

£2,000.00

£2,000.00

Aprimatic Automation Ltd / Kevin Mitchell

Marketing and advertising

£2,000.00

£2,000.00

The Perrymount Clinic / Christian Bates

Development and marketing of new online course

£2,000.00

£2,000.00

Domum Project Management Ltd / Adrian James

Purchase equipment, software and training

£1,162.00

£1,162.00

The Remake Store / Katy Burlace

Website setup and marketing

£500.00

£500.00

Burgess Hill Business Park Association Ltd / Martyn Carr

Website Development

£2,000.00

£2,000.00

Lesley Burdett Photography / Lesley Burdett

Website / marketing / equipment

£1,000.00

£1,000.00

Nuevo Staffing / Alex Birley

 

Website re-brand / marketing / equipment

£2,000.00

£2,000.00

Jon Hair Fashions Ltd / Alexandra Birt

Premises improvements / new equipment

£2,000.00

£2,000.00

Its Sew Vintage / Shannaz Noormohamed

Premises improvements

£2,000.00

£2,000.00

Whitebox products / Charlie Baker

Design and build new equipment

£2,000.00

£2,000.00

Apple Barn Creative / Robert Willard Watts

Equipment, premises improvements, website development and marketing   

£1,480.00

£1,480.00

Custom Gifts Limited / Francoise Gray

New specialist equipment

£2,000.00

£2,000.001

Coaching with Nisanka / Nisanka Wickramarachchi

Website and new product development (new online course)

£2,000.00

£2,000.00

JV Horticulture Ltd / Jasper Van Vliet

Purchase equipment

£2,000.00

£2,000.00

HM Veterinary Physiotherapy / Harley Saunders

Purchase equipment

£1,845.00

£1,845.00

i-tech Links Ltd / Atif Amin

Purchase equipment

£1,600.00

£1,600.00

Aquaonic Life CIC / Neil Whichelow

IT build and development (new online platform)

£900

£900

Better Catering Ltd / Emiliano Mancino

Refurbishment / website development / equipment and training

£2,000.00

£2,000.00

Conquest Hard Landscaping Ltd / Ross Conquest

Website development, logo development and new branding

£2,000.00

£2,000.00

Armchair Tasting Tours LLP / Hilary Knight

Advertising and licences / website design and build / new equipment

£1,215.00

£1,215.00

RMK Portable Appliance Testing LTD / John Mullins

New equipment and training

£1,052.00

£1,052.00

Kell & Collins / Mary Collins

Premises expansion and fit out

£2,000.00

£2,000.00

Search Engine Expert Near Me / Nathan Davidson

Design and delivery of direct marketing campaign

£450.00

£450.00

Fresh Display Ltd / Steven Powell

Brand strategy and website development

£1,900.00

£1,900.00

Ellie Ford Music / Ellie Ford

 

Website development / new equipment / venue hire

£1,150.00

£1,150.00

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