We exist to attract enterprises looking to create jobs in local communities and to grow our economy.
Our experienced and dedicated team support any sized business already based in East Sussex and companies moving into the county to grow and access funding.
Since 2013 we have delivered over £6.8 million to growing businesses through East Sussex County Council’s grants and loans programme, matched by over £24.8 million from the companies themselves.
This £31.3million boost to the local economy has resulted in the creation of over 911 new permanent jobs.
We are funded by the county council together with the district and borough councils of East Sussex and until 2020, the European Union’s Regional Development Fund, as part of a wider South East Invest project that involves East Sussex County Council and Essex County Council.
The South East plays a pivotal role in the UK economy and is the gateway to mainland Europe. Locate East Sussex is key to ensuring that East Sussex remains an exceptional place to live, work and visit.
We work in partnership with a network of organisations to ensure the companies we work with get the very best help and assistance and access to finance that they need to start or grow a successful business in East Sussex. Our partners include local planning and economic development teams, Let's Do Business Group, Business East Sussex, Green Growth Platform, University of Sussex and University of Brighton, to name a few.
Emily helps SMEs to access business support, including funding from the South East Business Boost programme.
Adam has extensive expertise in commercial banking, advising companies & assisting them to access funding for growth.
Chris gives simple & direct advice, is experienced in making connections & supporting companies at every stage of their growth journey.
Jim is a dedicated business coach with over 40 years of leadership experience across a range of disciplines from management, finance, sales & operations.
Enthusiastic, friendly & proactive, Milan looks after our social media channels & is our researcher & in-house film editor.
Leading the team, Philip collaborates with businesses, cultural bodies, academia & local government to champion innovation & a growing enterprise culture.
Passionate about quality design & delivering authentic campaigns that make a positive difference to causes & reputation. Leads our marketing strategy.