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Business support and advice services

Support bodies and organisations

Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough Council funds and supports a number of business support services so residents and businesses have access to free expert advice.

The following organisations can help you find the right advice and support to help your business:

Business East Sussex - Business East Sussex provides free and impartial government funded business support across the county of East Sussex. There is a wealth of support and finance options available to help your business, and the specialist team at Business East Sussex can help you identify your business needs and find relevant programmes or funding schemes.

Eastbourne District Enterprise Agency Ltd website - Funded by Eastbourne Borough Council, Edeal offers free confidential and impartial business advice and counselling for start-ups and established businesses. Businesses also have free access to a 1-2-1 social media training session with Ditzy Media, business start-up workshops and networking.

Locate East Sussex - Locate East Sussex works with companies on property and location matters and by providing business advice and support and access to funding, all of which is delivered at no cost. Locate East Sussex is supported with funding from Eastbourne Borough Council, Lewes District Council, Hastings Borough Council, Rother District Council, Wealden District Council, East Sussex County Council and the European Union's Regional Development Fund.

Newhaven Enterprise Zone website - Businesses locating to the Newhaven Enterprise Zone have access to additional benefits. These include potential for relief on business rates, simplified planning rules and dedicated support and advice. 


The local universities have dedicated business support teams who can help you access their talent, training, funding schemes and programmes including collaboration opportunities, support in growing sectors such sustainability, and peer networking.

Chambers and other membership organisations