Find your way forward
Locate East Sussex explains how as the Inward Investment agency for East Sussex, it supports businesses in the county or looking to join the county to reach their growth ambitions.
It’s safe to say that everybody has dreams and ambitions, and for business owners those dreams could be anything from staying profitable to world domination. Something, however, that is common among business owners, is being unaware of the support that is available to them locally to make those dreams become reality.
Locate East Sussex, fully funded by East Sussex County Council, the five District and Borough Councils and by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) are here to provide that support. It is there to listen, guide, and advocate for the businesses of East Sussex.
Since it was established in 2013, Locate East Sussex has been there to help businesses discover the opportunities available to them for growth. This includes 12 hours free advice on financial planning and strategy, support in applying for business finance and grants, help finding the right commercial property for them, or simply introducing them to make the right connections for their business.
A proven track record, Locate East Sussex has supported 100’s of business, handled 1000’s of enquiries and been integral to the creation and safeguarding of over 800 jobs. Locate East Sussex are also the delivery partner of East Sussex County Council’s ‘East Sussex Invest Fund’ (ESI). The ESI grant and loans programme, has provided over £6m in support to businesses looking to grow, and create jobs within the county. With grants of between £10k-£25k and loans of £10k-£200k, this scheme has helped many businesses get the boost needed to complete their plans.
Focus SB Limited are starting to see the fruits of investment into a brave new market in China and it all started 2 years ago with an ESI loan and grant supported by Locate East Sussex. The process was very easy and painless, mainly thanks to the help from Adam Berger and the great support team! We will definitely be using their services again in the future!
Gary Stevens, Focus SB
The team of accomplished Business Managers at Locate East Sussex are passionate about business and about East Sussex, and with over 100 years of management experience between them, they have all the right knowledge and contacts to put you on the right track. The reviews speak for themselves, and with many businesses being referred to the service by previous clients, it is clear the value Locate East Sussex can deliver to you and your business.
We went to Emily at Locate East Sussex when we wanted advice on growth and support for funding applications. Over the time working with them we received so much useful advice, guidance and valuable information. We couldn’t have asked for better and more personal support and would recommend to any business in the East Sussex area.”
Josie Pollard, To The Rise Bakery
If you are looking to scale up your business, and take it to the next level, or simply would like an independent view on your plans then do Get in Touch