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.

Locate East Sussex

Locate East Sussex is the official inward investment agency for East Sussex.

Entirely funded by the county council together with the district and borough councils of East Sussex and until 2023, the European Regional Development Fund, the experienced team provide free business support and coaching, access to funding, support in finding commercial property, and valuable networking connections for new and existing businesses. Together Locate’s team of business managers and specialists have over 100 years of business leadership experience and offer clear, constructive and consistent advice and practical support. LES work with an extensive network of organisations to maximise clients chance of success, such as local chambers of commerce, Business East Sussex, Universities of Sussex and Brighton and the Department of International Trade.

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.

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.

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.

Start Ups

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


Other Business Support

Jobcentre Plus

Bexhill Jobcentre Plus 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

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.

Safer Rother Partnership

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

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: Carbon Smart
Phone: 01323 790030


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.

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