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Free training event in West Sussex to help protect local businesses from online fraud

Business owners will be able to attend an informal session over a free breakfast and have a chance to hear the latest cyber security tips and advice straight from the experts.



The average cost of fraud to a UK business is now nearly £35,000 so it is vital business owners are up to speed with the latest online safety measures.

West Sussex County Council has today announced it has teamed up with police to host a free Stay Safe training session for anyone who owns or runs a business in West Sussex, regardless of its size or turnover.

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For just an hour of their time business owners will be able to attend an informal session over a free breakfast and have a chance to hear the latest cyber security tips from experts at South East Regional Organised Crime Unit along with advice from the Community Safety Team at West Sussex County Council.

This free training session takes place at County Hall, Chichester on 5 November 2018 from 6.45am to 8am. Breakfast rolls and refreshments will be provided and parking is free.

Debbie Kennard, West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Safer, Stronger Communities, said:

“Police figures show that nearly half of UK firms identified a breach of data in the last 12 months, the majority as a result of phishing emails to staff. Becoming a victim of online fraud can be devastating for any business so it’s vital those in charge know how to spot the threats that exist so they can ready staff to protect against them.”

Places at the event are on a first come first serve basis and places need to be booked in advance.

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West Sussex County Council and partners are also hosting various Stay Safe sessions for West Sussex residents or  professional groups on how to protect children and vulnerable adults when they go online. For full details and to book a place visit


Get ready, Krispy Kreme is coming to Crawley

Krispy Kreme is set to open a sweet new store at County Mall, Crawley – opening at 10am on the 25th June – you dough-not want to miss it!



The store, shaped just like the iconic doughnut dozen box, will open its ‘lid’ to customers in Crawley just in time for them to get their hands on the much-loved sweet treats this summer.

To celebrate the grand opening, Krispy Kreme has planned an opening day jam-packed with fun for Crawley’s doughnut fans. To kick off the festivities, the first, second and third in line will be rewarded with extra special prizes, and to put the glazing on top, the first dozen in line will also receive exclusive Krispy Kreme goodies! 

Krispy Kreme’s very own buzz-wire will also be at the store on opening morning, giving customers the chance to win freshly baked, tasty treats… if they have a steady hand!

Bringing a ‘hole’ new look to the Krispy Kreme retail experience, the all-new box store will give Krispy Kreme fans joy-filled moments every time they visit. There will be sixteen varieties of sweet treats on offer at  the County Mall, Crawley store, from the iconic Original Glazed, to the melt-in-the-mouth Lotus Caramelised Biscoff. There’s a freshly-made treat to suit every taste bud!

Craig Evans, UK new store openings manager at Krispy Kreme, said:

”We can’t wait to meet Krispy Kreme fans at our new store at County Mall, Crawley – we know fans have been calling for a store in the area for some time, so we’re really looking forward to opening day.

“We’re all about sharing the magic at Krispy Kreme, so to celebrate the opening we’ll be dishing out hundreds of complimentary doughnuts across the local area in the lead up to the opening…shoppers and doughnut lovers, keep your eyes peeled – we will see you there!”

The new store at County Mall, Crawley is the fifth Krispy Kreme store to open its doors in 2019.

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