This blog showcases some of the most interesting and innovative businesses in East Sussex. It’s written by members of the Locate East Sussex team with contributions from some of our partners, and discusses business, innovation and enterprise in East Sussex.

The county is a fantastic place to live and work, with rugged coastline, fishing ports, expansive beaches and rolling green hills, and a creative and cultural lifestyle that together combine to create an exceptional quality of life that’s hard to beat.

The aim is to help you to uncover the information and advice that is of most value to you and your business. We will be covering a wide range of industries, locations, opinions, business innovation and success stories, and advice on routes to funding, among other things.

You’ll also find tips and advice on how to use our services to start, grow or to move your business in to the county.

Please feel free to comment on the posts and join the conversation.


How we can help you

If you’re a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), our dedicated team can provide access to a wealth of knowledge about locations and industry sectors in East Sussex, as well as access to financial and set-up support and information ranging from property to infrastructure and workforce skills.

We provide clear, impartial advice and a practical business support package, and because we are publicly funded we make no charge to businesses that seek our support. Whatever stage your business is at, we can help you with the right information, the right networks and the right support.

Our new website is coming in early 2018. In the meantime, for more information about our services please visit our website,

About Locate East Sussex

Launched in 2013, Locate East Sussex supports the growth of the local economy by supporting existing companies in the county to grow and by attracting new business investment to help create jobs. So far, some £5.8 million has been delivered to growing companies through the East Sussex County Council Grant and Loan programme by Locate East Sussex, matched by over £24.8 million from the companies themselves. This £30.7 million boost to the local economy has resulted in the creation of over 820 new permanent jobs.

Locate East Sussex is funded by East Sussex County Council and the district councils and borough councils of East Sussex. Since June 2017, we are also part-funded by the 2014-2020 European Union’s Regional Development Fund, as part of a wider South East Invest project that involves Essex County Council and East Sussex County Council.

We are part of the Let’s Do Business Group, with its origins in Hastings for over 20 years, the Group has developed from an Enterprise Agency to become the county’s most comprehensive business support provider of advice, training, access to finance and business events in the South East. Let’s Do Business Group provide grants and loans for start-ups and scale-ups through various funding schemes and programmes.

Get in touch with us today and discover how Locate East Sussex can help your organisation: enquiries@locateeastsussex.org.uk or call 0300 3435749

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