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Do you run a business in East Sussex?

If you are looking for the best way to unlock your growth potential or overcome specific challenges facing your business, then we can help.

 

 

We’ve assembled a team of practicing business professionals from across East Sussex, and built a series of programmes that provide support for companies at whatever stage you are at.

Ready to Grow is for companies in the first few years of trading who may need advice and information across a range of subjects.

Big Ambitions is for companies who are ambitious and focused on growing their business over the next few years.

Breakthrough is for companies who have not engaged with business support services before, particularly those run by people from a BAME background.

Business growth support for businesses in East Sussex

FREE business support from our teams of experienced business specialists. We want to help take your business to the next level.

We know how hard running a business is. The pandemic has hit many business owners hard, and has made a lot of people reconsider what they are doing, or how they are doing it. On top of that, we are also facing a new trading relationship with Europe. 

Change can create opportunity. If you want to make your business work better and are ready for the challenges, then we are here to help. We have fully funded programmes of support. It’s as simply as A, B or C…

Join our FREE webinars.

Be inspired, feel the energy, and learn from experts to help your business thrive.

To see content from previous webinars, visit our resources section.

Leadership can be learned

Leadership can be learned

Why join this webinar? Leadership is more than a title or rank. Leadership is the actions you take and the impact you create for your business and those who work with you. Leadership is an interlocking set of skills and behaviours - some of which you’ll find more...

How to get PR for your business (Oct 2020)

How to get PR for your business (Oct 2020)

Join this webinar to understand what public relations can do for your business. Learn what is realistic to achieve through PR and benefit from the opportunity to pose your questions to an experienced PR practitioner.

Why you need to know about SEO (Nov 2020)

Why you need to know about SEO (Nov 2020)

Why join this webinar? Practical Advice on Search engine optimisation (SEO) Learn why SEO marketing can have an  immediate impact Understand why search engines are so important when marketing your business Ask questions Webinar Presenter: View more webinars Be...

Meet the team

The team of specialists working to help your business thrive:

Rachael Dines

Rachael Dines

Rachael Dines, DipM, Chartered Marketer, has a background in marketing and PR and has 17 years experience covering both in-house and agency-side marketing. Rachael is an advisor for Enterprise Nation and a mentor for CIM studying members. Trained in digital and...

Lynda Goncalves

Lynda Goncalves

Lynda Gonclaves is the Managing Director of Sussex HR, and has been qualified with the CIPD since 1996. She prides herself on providing HR support to businesses in a pragmatic, friendly, and flexible support focussing on maximising the performance of their people and...

James Mackrill

James Mackrill

James has extensive consulting experience in sales growth, business development and general management in many markets including UK, Ireland, EU, US, Middle East, N Africa, India and China. James regularly engages with companies and agencies in both domestic and...

Sam Chown

Sam Chown

Sam Chown is a Director at Watson Associates, a well-established accountancy practice located in the heart of East Sussex. Watson Associates comprises a highly skilled team of over 70 professionals delivering trusted and timely advice to over 3,000 clients on all tax...

Julia Johnson

Julia Johnson

Julia Johnson is an experienced communications and marketing professional who has headed up marketing teams for medium and large businesses and charities in East and West Sussex. With an early career in design, advertising and marketing and at the forefront of web...

Emma Pearce

Emma Pearce

Emma is an experienced marketing consultant and has been running her marketing agency since 2008. SME clients in all sectors benefit from flexible, targeted and measurable marketing support. Helping them to feel confident and in control of their traditional and...

Mark Vaesen

Mark Vaesen

Mark is the Managing Director of Tomango, and helps ambitious businesses win more business by looking after their brand and online presence. He founded Tomango in 2013 to develop beautiful and hard-working brands, design and build high-end websites and deliver digital...

Jes Bailey

Jes Bailey

Jes is the founder of Crowdfund 360, an award winning crowdfunding consultancy specialising in helping businesses reach and surpass their crowdfunding targets and grow their businesses. Key Areas of Crowdfunding Expertise: • Planning a crowdfunding campaign from start...

Samantha Woolven

Samantha Woolven

Working with tried and tested tools, Sam is able to tailor her approach to suit the personality and ambitions of each and every client. Her aim is to provoke open conversation and help people think differently. She is experienced at designing and delivering highly...

Julian Clay

Julian Clay

Julian is based in Brighton and has runs a sales consultancy called Sales to Success for the past 18 years. Julian has been involved in helping dozens of SMEs improve their sales performance and profitability, across multiple sectors. He believes that clarity around...

Ian Sellwood

Ian Sellwood

Ian has had a 30 year career in developing new electronic products and associated services through understanding customer and market needs, and creating environments for technical experts to deliver exactly what is required. Working closely with customers and...

Victoria Archer

Victoria Archer

Victoria is an Account Director with Cobb PR, as well as being a board member for Women in Social Housing South East. Victoria’s experience, working across international brands, includes FedEx and Tyrrells. She has an excellent understanding of the media landscape,...

Gemma Clarke

Gemma Clarke

Gemma is an international trade consultant with success of growing SMEs into Global brands in over 100 countries. One of her biggest success story was taking a product called Tangle Teezer, a business rejected from a Dragon’s Den, to being a global phenomenon with a...

Gavin McWhirter

Gavin McWhirter

Gavin McWhirter is a business advisor with more than 20 years experience across sales, marketing, business and strategy development, and is the founder of Digital Islands. His experience includes supporting hundreds of small and medium sized businesses, working across...