Developing your business


The South East LEP is now inviting applications to its Local Growth Fund (LGF). Capital-only grants of between £250k and £8m are available – Expressions of Interest are to be submitted by 20th August 2018. Click on the LGF page for more information.

Finance and grants

Need money for your company or project? Find funding opportunities for businesses and information about credit unions.

Training and learning

Links to training resources and advice to suit you, whatever your business needs.

Starting a business

Advice on setting up a new business in East Sussex and issues to consider, from type of business, finding premises, legal requirements, finance and more.

Approved traders

Join Checkatrade and Buy With Confidence to show people you’re a business they can trust.

Business organisations

Links to Chambers of Commerce, other networking groups, and district/borough council business information.

Business Information Service

Libraries provide a fast, reliable, competitive and confidential business service.

Advertise with us

Advertise in our magazine or sponsor a traffic roundabout.

Emergency planning for businesses

Guidance document and template to create a business continuity plan to minimise the effect of an emergency on your organisation and increase your chances of survival.