Affordable living, cheaper property and low operating costs are just some of the reasons why East Sussex can give your business a distinct advantage.
But why else are people choosing places like Hastings, Bexhill, Eastbourne and Newhaven as a base to grow and expand?
Not only physical space for growth but room for new ideas, for development for innovation and entrepreneurship.Read More
There is a breath of fresh air for businesses in East Sussex. With a vibrant cultural scene and being surrounded by nature, we know quite a bit about balancing work and life. Here you can escape life's stresses and make work fit around your lifestyle and commitments or balance family and your career - all are possibilities in East Sussex.Read More
We are urban, coastal and rural. Close enough to London and Brighton to enjoy all the benefits but far enough away to escape the city. The whole of East Sussex is less than two hours from London, the north of the county is less than an hour. Access global markets via Gatwick and the Channel Tunnel.Read More
East Sussex is part of the UK's Creative Coast - a dynamic ecosystem stretching from Brighton to Margate, showcasing some of the best arts and culture in the world. The Coastal Culture Trail links three award-winning art galleries, Towner in Eastbourne, De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill and Jerwood Gallery in Hastings, along eighteen miles of beautiful East Sussex coastline.Read More
Our internationally renowned universities and colleges provide a rich supply of apprentices and graduates across a range of disciplines. Connect with ground-breaking researchers impacting real-world problems such as the ageing-population, disease and climate change and access the next generation of talent.Read More
Our most exciting businesses are visionary and innovative, but also daring and original. New industries are supporting the old; technology is reconnecting our communities and the next pioneering generation of innovators are finding fresh relevance for our seaside towns. Access a deep pool of knowledge. Immerse yourself in a rapidly growing digital culture, access funding and test out your ideas with a sophisticated set of customers on your doorstep.Read about Virtual Reality
East Sussex is teeming with entrepreneurs and professional networks. Be part of a supportive community of independent businesses and our ongoing contribution to British manufacturing, science and engineering, contemporary art, literature, music and culture. Gain a competitive edge by connecting your business to highly skilled, imaginative designers, filmmakers, artists and producers.Read More
Technology is transforming our lives and enabling professionals and entrepreneurs to choose where they work. Superfast broadband makes working remotely and commuting to the city for client meetings, more than feasible. Work from a café, home, an open workspace or your laptop by the beach.
East Sussex offers space for breathing both literally and metaphorically. Larger living and commercial property and studio space are surprisingly affordable compared to many parts of the South East. This is attracting enterprises looking to create jobs, not just for themselves, but for others too, helping support jobs in local communities and grow our economy. The average cost of a residential dwelling is £274,000, 57% cheaper than London (£478,853), according to the UK House Price Index, April 2018.Read More
We have a wealth of experience in assisting companies to move into and within East Sussex. Our services are completely free of charge and we have access to economic development funds to help accelerate growth.Here's how we can help