Choose Rother for your business

Rother District is home to High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The customer base here is so diverse, from young families visiting the beach to the older generation... the thing I love about Rye, is it’s unspoilt. It maintains its medieval feel and has a community who are proud of their heritage and still want to preserve it.
Jens Knoop
Founder of Knoops

Bexhill on Sea

Stylish coastal resort with an iconic Modernist pavilion. The De La Warr is a creative hotspot for contemporary culture, the arts and music on Bexhill’s elegant seafront.


Named after the most famous battle on English soil, this compact market town grew up alongside the 1066 battle site, tranquil medieval Abbey and surrounding woodlands.


Picturesque medieval cobbled town of Rye, now a myriad of art, artifacts, curiosities, and cosy pubs. Rye Harbour salt marsh and shingle shore is a wildlife haven


Nowhere on the south coast is quite like Camber. Wide open stretches of sandy beach and dunes, popular throughout the year for leisure and location filming.


Bodiam is famed for its majestic moated castle and rural valley setting. Its nostalgic history and gentle landscape come in quintessentially English form.

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Getting Creative

Growth across industry sectors of creative, digital, media, and tech is mirrored by the positioning of the county as a cultural centre with a full calendar of events, a dynamic café culture, a buzzing evening economy, and exciting flagship venues.

Established in 1935 and based in Bexhill on Sea, The De La Warr Pavilion continues to be an iconic modernist pavilion that acts as a creative hotspot for contemporary culture, with a world-class gallery and entertainment venue.

Rother is also home to several creative clusters and has seen Businesses in the creative sector rise 20% in the last 10 years*.

Creative centres include

Rye Creative Centre - A centre of creative excellence, home to 37 artists, designer-makers and creative companies.

Space to Make - A creative workspace just outside Tunbridge Wells offering a range of collaborative spaces. Space2make’s leafy, semi-rural location makes it a perfect setting for the creative industry, with good road and rail links.

Beeching Road Studios - Coming soon, These Six industrial units comprising 1,599 square metres have been transformed into artists studios and creative workspaces.

Flimwell Park - Unique office space and workshop facilities that have been designed to promote a healthy working environment.Read Less -

Food and Drink Production

East Sussex is a county rich in artisan food and drink and the last few years have seen an unprecedented interest in our wine industry as well as wine and culinary tourism.

Rother is an area where these businesses are in abundance and thriving, from growers to manufacturers, to retailers.

Rother's coastline has a rich fishing heritage, acquired over many generations, whilst inland the varied soils are ideal for growing grapes for wine production.

Eighty-five percent of adults in East Sussex regularly enjoy an alcoholic drink. The drinks sector contributes significantly to our social and economic landscape, through not only wine production but that of Gin, and Beer as well.

Space to expand

Bexhill Enterprise Park North industrial scheme

Westcott Leach has begun developing over 84,000 sq ft of light industrial floorspace, with development of an access road and utilities for the site ongoing this Winter/Spring 2021/2022.

Beeching Road Studios

Six industrial units comprising 1,599 square metres at Beeching Road Industrial Estate in Bexhill, transformed into artists studios and creative workspaces in the heart of Bexhill, East Sussex.

Flimwell Park

These woodland workspaces offer a unique office space or workshop facilities that have been designed to promote a healthy working environment. Perfect for artisan makers and other enterprises at all stages.

Space to Make

A brand new creative workspace just outside Tunbridge Wells offering a range of collaborative spaces for wood and metalwork, painting, CNC routing, laser cutting, and 3D printing.

Who's Here?

Hastings Direct


One of the biggest employers in the South East, contrary to what the name suggests, the insurance giant’s national HQ is in Bexhill.

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Merchant & Mills


1940s-inspired sewing emporium filled with high-quality fabrics & accoutrements. Owners Carolyn Denham & Roderick Field Began.

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Eggs to Apples

Hurst Green

Award-winning farm shop and café, selling the best, affordable local produce in Sussex and Kent. Founded by Susannah and Craig Hewett

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Kino Cinema


Independent cinema in the heart of Rye run by Kino Digital opened in 2015, boasting a two-screen cinema, a cafe-bar and function rooms.

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Arc Microtech


ARC Microtech produce cutting-edge pain management healthcare products for both humans and animals, using research and development to make its products wearable.

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Oastbrook Estate produces quality English still & sparkling wines, caters for events, and offers award-winning accommodation.

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BlackShed is a contemporary art space, representing some of the most significant national and international artists from the south coast.

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Skinners of Rye


One of the longest established and growing businesses in Rye, trading for over 100 years, offers vehicle sales and repair services.

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Tillingham Wines


Tillingham Winery offers natural wine, seasonal food, and stylish rooms near Rye in East Sussex.

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Soar Tour


A visitor attraction that uses Virtual Reality technology to give visitors the chance to soar the skies along the Sussex coastline, exploring our beautiful county from a whole new perspective.

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A chain of Artisan drinking chocolate bars, that has expanded from its birthplace in Rye across the UK.

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Park Holidays UK


With over 43 holiday parks in the UK, Park Holidays UK is one of the largest holiday park operators in the UK, offering holidays, breaks as well as caravan and lodge ownership.

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Case study spotlight

Oastbrook Estate - Rother District

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