Choose Lewes for your business

Located nearby Gatwick and Brighton, Newhaven Port based in Lewes District acts as the international economic gateway of East Sussex.

Lewes is the perfect place. People are open-minded and willing to try new things.
Daniel Tapper
Beak Brewery
There was absolutely nothing in Brighton that matched our needs and we heard about potential space in Newhaven Enterprise Zone. It was significantly more affordable and just the right space we needed!
Lesley Jeavons
Jeavons Toffee

Lewes

Lewes is the county town of East Sussex, a historic town well connected by rail, road, air and sea. It is a short journey to Gatwick, the UK’s second busiest airport and an hour into London.

Newhaven

Newhaven, the county’s port town, sits between Brighton and Eastbourne and provides a vital trade and tourist link to mainland Europe with outstanding opportunities for economic growth.

Peacehaven

Set above the chalk cliffs of the South Downs the town of Peacehaven lies 9.7 km east of Brighton. Population 13,000 people and is located on fairly flat coastal land around 45m above sea level.

Seaford

Seaford has a bustling town centre with a long stretch of shingle beach and home to 27,000 people. Seaford Head is the best place to enjoy spectacular views of the Seven Sisters and Cuckmere Valley.

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Choose Lewes: A Makers Economy

A surging hotbed of makers and crafts, Lewes is home to an international community of artists, designers and makers passionate about sustainable design and architecture, and has the highest number of registered creative businesses in East Sussex.

From blacksmiths to artists, Lewes District hosts a wide variety of multi-disciplinary companies and sole traders who have the skills and talent to create successful, award-winning businesses.

With a specialisation in creative joinery, Lewes District has seen the rise of bespoke builds from furniture to kitchens all the way to modular building construction such as Boutique Modern.

Artwave is the annual festival of artists and makers from Lewes, Seaford, Newhaven and surrounding villages. Open to all, it makes an inclusive, accessible and diverse experience for those taking part and visiting.

View of Seaford town from cliff tops, blue sea, Newhaven on the background, selective focus

Space to Expand

Atelier Works - Creative Business Space

Atelier will provide up to 18,400 sq.ft. of flexible ‘B1’ creative spaces, suitable for use as studios, offices, making spaces.

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Attellier Lewes - Business Space

Offering a wide range of flexible managed office space and workshops, from small units (140sqft) through to 500+sqft.

– Flexible terms
– Competitively priced
– Good transport links
– Free parking on-site

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Newhaven Enterprise Zone

With opportunities for bespoke development, business rate relief and no pre-application charges for planning enquiries, Newhaven is a place with great potential for businesses to succeed.

Newhaven offers substantial physical capacity for growth. Comprising eight sites, Newhaven Enterprise Zone covers approximately 79 hectares, offering space to house the region’s expanding high-growth businesses and excellent access to domestic and international markets.

London is just 90-minutes away by train and Brighton is only 30 minutes by car or train.

Newhaven is home to a growing and diverse economy with an emerging specialism in innovative, high-value growth sectors including offshore wind and marine engineering. Alongside this emerging specialism, Newhaven is also home to a large number of creative industries and innovative manufacturers.

Who's here?

Ridgeview Wine Estate

Ditchling

Placing English sparkling wines on the global stage, award-winning Ridgeview paved the way for global recognition of our thriving wine industry.

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Eon Energy

Newhaven

The operations and maintenance base for E.ON’s £1.3bn Rampion Offshore Wind Farm is in Newhaven. The wind farm is situated 13km off the Sussex coast.

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Valet Pro

Newhaven

Developers of pH neutral car wash products and leaders in their field, they are a fast-growing manufacturer that ships worldwide based within the Newhaven Enterprise Zone.

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Cheeky Wipes

Newhaven

Award-winning manufacturer of reusable baby wipes.

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Studio Hardie

Lewes

Carpenter-maker-designer William Hardie, the well-known design presenter – the one with all the hats – on Channel 4;s George Clark’s Amazing Spaces.

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Paul Cox Sculpture

Newhaven

Paul Cox is an artist who creates bespoke sculptures for exhibitions as well as a range of affordable items for homes and gardens.

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Dolly Clothing

Lewes

Founded in 2012 by Diana Uprichard. Sustainability is central to everything they do at DOLLY. Each garment is individually made from a small workshop using discarded fabrics & ends-of-rolls.

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Crafted in Lewes

Ringmer

Manufacturers & designers of bespoke residential furniture & architectural joinery, collaborating with high-end residential & corporate clients around the world.

Beak Brewery

Lewes

A growing independent brewery and taproom. They make everything from hop-forward IPAs and best bitters to Saisons and imperial stouts

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Surrey Nanosystems

Newhaven

Creators of Vantablack, the blackest material known to man, supports aerospace, electronics, defence industries and even the international art world.

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AYM

Lewes

Alie Mackintosh’s Womenswear label. All garments are designed and made in Lewes. Double-layered body-con garments are worn by Kim Kardashian, Hailey Baldwin among others.

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Jeavons Toffee

Newhaven

An award-winning and only vegan toffee manufacturer in the UK, producing toffees, caramels, and chocolates.

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Quintessence Fragrances

Newhaven

Perfumers and creators of fragrances for other manufacturers. R&D fragrance design with global clients, producing over 100k kilos of fragrances a month.

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h3>Burning Sky Brewery

Firle

Expert and experimental, Burning Sky offers a variety of unique and refreshing beers. 

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Inglis Hall

Lewes

Inglis Hall balance traditional cabinet making with contemporary design, producing bespoke luxury Kitchens.

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Boutique Modern

Lewes

Award-winning full-service modular building company. Offering in-house design, manufacture and installation services and specialist consultation.

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GMC Publications

Lewes

Publisher and distributor of thousands of books and magazines including Breathe sold in the UK in WHSmith, Marks & Spencer, Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.

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Earthy Timber

Plumpton

Earthy Timber is a design-led workshop, producing exquisite, cutting-edge furniture.

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Harveys Brewery

Lewes

Oldest independent brewery in Sussex. Its pubs and beers can be found throughout the south-east. 

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