Grants which could help businesses launch, grow, or change, are available from the Government-funded Business East Sussex growth hub service.
Uckfield business mentor Chris Dowling has been engaged to promote the service in the north of the county, including Uckfield, Crowborough, Wadhurst and local villages.
He says: “If you have an idea about starting a business, or expanding your existing one, please talk to me – Business East Sussex might be able to help you.
“Call me on 01825 701332 to have an initial chat and I can put you in touch with Business East Sussex who will look at your position and your requirements and then help you find the support that is suitable for you and your business.”
Chris adds: “A multitude of services and resources are available, including grant-funding, match-funding and access to support and advice for businesses of all sizes in all sectors.
“If you don’t ask you won’t get, so it is well worth asking me about the service and all it has to offer.”
Chris has recently helped an Uckfield start-up with funding to buy equipment. They are in contact with Business East Sussex and making good progress.
The service also includes access to training services, apprenticeship schemes, export advice, and innovation, to name just a few.
• Business East Sussex is one of 38 growth hubs throughout the country and is run by the Let’s Do Business Group based in Hastings.