At Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough Councils, we’re passionate about supporting local manufacturers to help them grow their businesses.
Manufacturing is well represented in our area and has a higher percentage of commercial space dedicated to industrial use when compared to the national average. Manufacturers across the area include businesses that make anything by machine or hand and may manufacture specific parts or whole products. As well as designing products for businesses, many also deal with consumers directly.
The sector is also diverse, comprising a wide variety of industries and technologies from established sectors such as vacuum/photonics, food and drink, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, electronics and automotive to new industries developing around emerging technologies – low carbon, industrial biotechnology, nanotechnology, digital and advanced materials including composites.
Locate East Sussex is the official inward investment agency for East Sussex. The service is funded by the county council together with the district and borough councils of East Sussex and until 2020, the European Union’s Regional Development Fund, as part of a wider South East Invest project that involves East Sussex County Council and Kent County Council.
Newhaven Enterprise Zone is a collaboration between Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership and Lewes District Council and commenced in April 2017. Located between several key transport links and already home to a number of rapidly growing companies, Newhaven provides fantastic opportunities for businesses looking to thrive in this growing economy.
Enterprise Zones have been set up by the government to drive local growth. They offer a range of incentives to businesses, such as business rate relief and simplified planning. By unlocking key development sites, consolidating infrastructure, attracting new businesses and creating jobs, Enterprise Zones offer benefits to surrounding communities.
All business rate growth generated by the Enterprise Zones is kept by the relevant local enterprise partnership and local authority for 25 years, allowing them to reinvest in local economic growth.
If you’re a business owner that would like to be included, please contact us. We will need your business name, telephone number or email, address, website, if applicable Twitter, Facebook and Instagram account names and a maximum of 25 words to describe your offer to website visitors.
Listed businesses also have the opportunity to showcase their business on the Make Local Blog.