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

Local Providers

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.

Website: https://locateeastsussex.org/
Email: info@businesseastsussex.org.uk

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.

Website: https://locateeastsussex.org.uk/
Email: enquiries@locateeastsussex.org.uk

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.

Website: https://www.fsb.org.uk/

Government Business Support

The Government provide many useful links and advice to help support your business:

Sustainable Business Network

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.

Website: https://sustainablebusiness.org.uk/network/
Email: info@sustainablebusiness.org.uk

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.

Website: https://www.businesssupport.gov.uk

Start Ups

Entrepreneur magazine inspiring new businesses and providing highly relevant information to help start and run a business.

Websites:

Other Business Support

Jobcentre Plus

We deal with Universal Credit (UC),  Jobseekers allowance (JSA), Employment Support Allowance (ESA) and Income Support (IS) claims for customers who live in the following postcodes: TN32, TN33 0, TN39 3, TN39 4, TN39 5 and TN40

Website: https://www.jobcentreplusoffices.com/bexhill/bexhill-jobcentre-plus/

Rother Voluntary Action

RVA is a community led organisation supporting Rother’s voluntary and community sector in Rother District, East Sussex and directly providing facilities and services to the community and assisting in social enterprise businesses.

Website: https://www.rva.uk.com/

Safer Rother Partnership

The Safer Rother Partnership brings different agencies together to keep Rother a safe place to live, work and visit.

Website: https://www.rother.gov.uk/community-safety-and-emergencies/community-safety/safer-rother-partnership/

Energy Efficiency

If you run a business in East Sussex, you can get support to reduce its environmental impact and increase profits.

Both the grants and Energy Audits are available on a first-come-first served basis.

Email: locase@carbonsmart.co.uk
Phone: 01323 790030

Exports

Sussex Chamber of commerce is the accredited International Chamber of Commerce for the region and support chamber members to develop their international trade.  They provide a range of international trade services including training courses and export documentation and organise events including the Sussex International Trade Forum.

Website: https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/