Choose Wealden for your business

Wealden leads the county in manufacturing, construction and viticulture.

We found that the laid-back and more flexible lifestyle was more attractive (for our business), and East Sussex was the perfect place to meet our markets in Sussex, Kent and London
Jo Hedges
Natural Playscapes
Logistically speaking, sending a pallet of soap from rural East Sussex isn’t that much different from sending it from an industrial estate in Croydon.
Oliver Butts
English Soap Company

Polegate

Polegate is a town (8 km) north of the seaside resort of Eastbourne. Its Chaucer Industrial Business Park Estate is located on Dittons Road where the major part of Polegate’s industrial businesses is located.

Crowborough

Crowborough is the highest inland town in East Sussex, set within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and bordering the Ashdown Forest.

Heathfield

Heathfield is in the heart of East Sussex almost equidistant from Tunbridge Wells and Eastbourne: approximately 16 miles (26 km). Historically, Heathfield lay on an ancient trackway connecting the South Downs with the Weald.

Hailsham

The largest market town in Wealden. The livestock market, together with the monthly Farmers Market and Friday Stall Markets, continue to serve the town and the wider rural economy.

Uckfield

Uckfield is a growing town, located between East Sussex’s coastal towns and Ashdown Forest this Wealden town is gaining in popularity. Prices are much more affordable compared nearby Haywards Heath.

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Viticulture In Wealden

Visitors to Wealden are now spending over £300 million a year making the most of the beautiful, varied and unspoilt landscapes.  Wine tourism is a growing market and is becoming ever more important, with Wealden emerging as a key area for viticulture due to its favourable climate, geography and soil.

There are around 18 vineyards covering a total area of approximately 365 acres in Wealden, including many award-winning producers such as Fox & Fox, Bluebell, Davenport, Rathfinny, Henners, Blackboys and Off the Line. 

The research, analysis and assessment suggests that wine-related tourism is an emerging product that has the potential to contribute to strengthening the region as a tourism destination which appeals to a variety of market segments.

Space to expand

Knights Farm

Just on the outskirts of Hailsham in Lower Dicker, Knights Farm West Employment Park is a 40-acre site along the A22 corridor offering opportunities to create hundreds of jobs.

Swallows Business Park

Located on the A22 between Uckfield and Hailsham, Swallows Business Park offers a variety of units from 1250 sq ft.

Connect 27 Business Park

A development of 22 modern self-contained Warehouse / Industrial Units offering adaptable space totaling 52,400 sq. ft near Polegate.

Chaucer Business Park

A development of industrial use units just outside Polegate, with excellent transport connections via road and rail.

Ashdown Business Park

Located on the A272 near Uckfield, Ashdown Business Park is a new development with planning permission for office and light industrial units.

Aspen Pumps

Hailsham

Market leaders within pump technology and the air-conditioning industry with a focus on condensate pumps.

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Urban Jump

Heathfield

Trampoline park and multi-activity centre, an all under one roof family entertainment solution.

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Natural Playscapes

Uckfield

Creating innovative, interactive playgrounds, Natural Playscapes has combined beautiful, imaginative design with natural materials to hundreds of playgrounds across the country.

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The Ordinary Climbers

Polegate

The Ordinary Climbers is a new indoor climbing wall gym whose aim is to help you to scale new heights whatever your age and whether you are a complete beginner or experienced climber.

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English Soap Company

Heathfield

The English Soap Company manufacture luxury soap, toiletries, and soy wax candles, with a strong focus on sustainability.

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Willow Tree Interiors

Hailsham/Heathfield

Willow Tree Interiors create unique, handmade English kitchens for homes across the UK.

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Rathfinny Wine Estate

Alfriston

England’s largest vineyard covering 600 acres nearby the picturesque Seven Sisters.

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Lightning Fibre

Polegate

Lightning Fibre is the new Broadband network, dedicated to delivering Full Fibre connectivity to East Sussex.

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Enigma Bikes

Hailsham

Manufacturer of high-end titanium bike frames working with clients to engineer bespoke frames and finishes.

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Servomex

Crowborough

Servomex is the world leader in gas analysis: the expert provider of reliable, accurate and stable gas measurements to industries worldwide.

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Pureprint

Uckfield

A world-class print and marketing services business, working with major brands for bespoke digital and fine art printing.

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Mayfield Gin

Mayfield

Craft gin distiller made with Sussex Hops and inspired by Sussex.

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Hop Yard Brewing

Forest Row

Adam & Daphne are the owners of this microbrewery, bar & restaurant, live music venue with a yoga studio & a flower shop! Quirky, unusual with an industrial feel.

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Gun Brewery

Hailsham

Award-winning brewery situated on a 140-acre organic mixed farm on rural Gun Hill, with innovative gluten free beers.

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Generation Gin

Chailey

Generation Gin produces Sussex Dry Gin, from their distillery in North Chailey. With a focus on sustainability, they source local ingredients, with the aim to create a product that is both accessible and affordable.

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