About Locate East Sussex

Brett Pearson

Service Director

With global experience in sales, marketing and strategy, Brett is dedicated to helping businesses overcome barriers to growth, and showcase East Sussex as a fantastic place to live, work and visit.

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Emily Wright

Business Support Manager

Emily helps SMEs to access business support, including access to funding and other support avenues.

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Molly Oliver

Marketing Assistant Apprentice

Molly is the Marketing Assistant Apprentice for Locate East Sussex and helps with the newsletters, social content and website.

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To find out more about how we can help your business, contact us

An expert team complemented by an extensive network

Locate East Sussex works in partnership with a network of organisations to ensure the companies we work with get the very best help, 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, Clean Growth UK, University of Sussex and University of Brighton, to name a few.

The support we have received from Locate East Sussex has been huge in terms of business growth.
Lesley Jeavons
Jeavons Toffee, Newhaven
I attended a business planning programme with Jim. I really liked Jim, he was knowledgeable, friendly and approachable. I also really liked meeting the other participants in the course, I liked the way it was set up for group learning.
Sarah Walker
Gru Languages
The money provided through Locate East Sussex was vital for our growth. It helped us upgrade our warehouse management software, kit out a photo studio and put in workbenches, amongst many other vital pieces of equipment.
Mike Dobell
Dobell Menswear, Eastbourne
Jim and Emily gave me a new perspective and it has already made an impact.
Paul Cox
Paul Cox Sculpture, Newhaven
Jim's interactive approach to coaching removed a lot of the fear I had that I was subjecting myself to six weeks of dull accounting. The open discussions added so much context and colour that although the financial plan was the output it was the business as a whole that was the focus.
Dan Wahnon
Techno Group Ltd, Hastings
I attended a business planning programme with Jim. Jim is a fantastic asset to Locate. His knowledge and depth of experience is a privilege to listen too and learn from.
Neil Darnell
Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club, Forest Row
It would have been almost impossible at the beginning without the funding through Locate East Sussex
Matt Woodhouse
Half Man! Half Burger, Hastings
Locate East Sussex has helped us by putting us in touch with the right connections, helping us to develop our business further.
Lisa Driver
Booyah Vitality, Hastings
Emily really showed us what support was out there. As well as her own local business experience, it was useful to know what services were in our backyard to support us
Lucy Atabey
White Feather Funerals, Heathfield
Locate East Sussex has provided valuable expertise and support to Lightning Fibre which has enabled our growth plans to be realised.
Ben Ferriman
Lightning Fibre, Polegate

For support and advice on how to progress with your business goals get in touch and one of our team will contact you to discuss you needs.