In this issue we look at the following:  

  1. Rother’s Business Survey
  2. Latest footfall data for Bexhill, Battle, Rye and Camber
  3. Innovate UK Unlocking Potential Award  

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We want to hear from you! New online survey for Rother businesses

This September you will be receiving a link to our new online business survey, providing you with a chance to let us know how your business is coping, things you’re doing well and areas you could do with a little help. We would be grateful if you could find the time to complete the short survey as it will help us understand areas where we can provide support to our local businesses.  

Look out for the link in September!

Latest Rother high streets footfall data

The latest data received on footfall to our high streets reveals yearly trends for Battle, Bexhill, Rye and Camber since 2019. The data analyses average daily visitors to the town, hourly visitors and catchment area of those visitors. Here are some topline stats from the data:  

Battle: The highest month for footfall this year was January at 2,112. Wednesdays see peak centre visitors.  

Bexhill: Sundays see peak centre footfall with 3,323 per day. Over the past 12 months the peak hour for footfall was 18:00 

Rye: The highest month for footfall in the last 12 months was November at 2,250. Mondays see peak centre footfall of 1765 visitors.  

Camber: Interestingly the highest month for footfall in the last 12 months was December with a figure of 4,922.  

A snapshot of footfall for all four towns can be seen in the graph below.  

Innovate UK Unlocking Potential Award

Innovate UK is the UK’s national innovation agency. They support business-led innovation in all sectors, technologies and UK regions.  

There is one month left to apply for the Innovate UK Unlocking Potential Award. Applications close 6 September 2023. This is a competition, split into 2 strands, which have been designed to cover different stages of a business journey. Winners of the award will receive funding and a tailored business support package.  

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