Local and national business support


Local and national business support

Rother District Council works with organisations that provide support and advice to businesses in Rother.

Local Providers


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Business East Sussex

Business East Sussex is one of 39 government-funded Growth Hubs around the country set up to support businesses, and is delivered by Let's Do Business Group on behalf of East Sussex County Council.

Three free hours of impartial advice are on offer for companies from the experienced, friendly Business East Sussex (BES) navigators who provide guidance to help companies reach their full potential.

By understanding each business, navigators are able to signpost business owners to exactly the right organisation or person for their needs. Practical support is available across the board for issues ranging from finance and grants, to mentoring, accounting, distribution, insurance or regulations.

With a comprehensive network of contacts locally and nationally, BES is perfectly placed to make connections that lead to business success.

8th Floor Ocean House, 87-89 London Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN37 6LW

T:  0844 415 2260
W: http://www.businesseastsussex.org.uk
E:  info@businesseastsussex.org.uk


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Locate East Sussex

Locate East Sussex supports growing businesses in East Sussex and provides assistance with location decisions and access to funding to accelerate growth as well as providing valuable connections to local planning and economic development teams.

Locate East Sussex contributes to the creation of a more desirable environment for the growth of new and existing businesses throughout the county, as well as promoting inward business migration.

Locate East Sussex offers clear and impartial advice at no cost to businesses that seek its support.

8th Floor Ocean House, 87-89 London Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN37 6LW

T:  0300 343 5749
W: http://www.locateeastsussex.org.uk
E:  enquiries@locateeastsussex.org.uk


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The Federation of Small Businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK's leading business organisation with more than 200,000 members. It exists to protect and promote the interests of the self-employed, and all those who run their own business.

T: 01424 754686  (Martin Searle)
W:  www.fsb.org.uk

The FSB 1066 Country branch has about 1000 members and runs local networking events.

We are part of the East Sussex region. https://www.fsb.org.uk/regions/south-east.



Business Support Helplines

T:  0300 456 3565
W: https://www.gov.uk/business-support-helpline

The Business Support Helpline is a telephone helpline which can be accessed for information to help your business save time and money by giving instant access to clear, simple, and trustworthy information. It is developed in partnership with subject experts within government and relevant business-support organisations to help you comply with regulations and improve your performance.

Whether you're starting up, already running a business, or looking to grow and develop, it can help you:

-Manage your finances
-Employ people
-Find and keep customers 
-Pay the correct tax 
-Comply with environmental legislation
-Trade internationally
-Understand regulations in your sector
-Find events and support near you

All up to date information in relation to Business and Enterprise can now be found on the new and updated government website  www.gov.uk



Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

w:  https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-business-energy-and-industrial-strategy

 The department brings together responsibilities for business, industrial strategy, science, innovation, energy, and climate change.

We are responsible for:

  • developing and delivering a comprehensive industrial strategy and leading the government's relationship with business
  • ensuring that the country has secure energy supplies that are reliable, affordable and clean
  • ensuring the UK remains at the leading edge of science, research and innovation
  • tackling climate change

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Business Finance & Support

w: https://www.gov.uk/business-finance-support

This web page allows you to search for a range of support and finance options, with filters for the type of support being sought and the type of business.


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Sustainable Business Network

t:  01273 964239
w: http://sustainablebusiness.org.uk/network/
e: info@sustainablebusiness.org.uk

The Sustainable Business Network links like-minded, environmentally committed businesses to share ideas and build working relationships. The Network runs an exciting events programme in partnership with the University of Brighton's Green Growth Platform, supporting a thriving, innovative and innovative low-carbon economy in Sussex.

Who can join the Sustainable Business Network?

The Sustainable Business Network is for businesses from all sectors that are keen to learn how they can improve their environmental performance and cut their business costs, as well as those with an interest or who work in the low carbon or environmental sector. Members include hotels, care homes, renewable energy installers, solicitors, retailers, insulation fitters, manufacturers...

Check out the Network Members Directory to see who's involved and join the Network today.

Learning and Networking events

We hold regular Sustainable Business Breakfast learning and networking events, each focusing on a different topic, such as energy efficiency, transport or green marketing, and including presentations from industry experts as well as case study businesses that have saved money and won new customers through improving their environmental performance. With thirty to fifty businesses typically attending, it is a great chance to meet the type of organisations you would want to do business with.


Business is Great - Do More Online

The 'Do More Online campaign' is here to help microbusinesses and sole traders find customers, spread word of mouth, be more efficient, and sell their goods and services online.


t:  0300 456 3565  or chat live online with an advisor. Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm.


Other Information


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