February round-up of Uckfield business news

Free business advice available for start-ups, a call for more business land, 25th anniversary celebrations and chance to buy a going concern – some of the stories in this month’s round-up of business news.

Lawson Commercial is says a new Sussex barn style ground floor lockup shop is now on the market.

The shop is next to Sussex Beds in the Bell Walk precinct and the lease is on offer at a rent of £28,500 a year.

Unit 2, The Seed House, has just under 1,700 sq ft of floor space and is described as being idea for retail as well as a variety of other uses.

A new shop available at the Seed House in the Bell Walk precinct.

Steve Campbell, of Lawson Commercial, said: ‘This shop occupies a great position adjoining a free shoppers car park and provides an excellent opportunity with a new lease on offer at a rent of £28,500 pa.

“The unit is in a basic configuration with suspended ceiling, plastered walls, kitchenette and cloakroom facility so ready for a tenant to fit out according to their own requirements.

“The landlord is prepared to enter into discussions regarding incentives including a rent free period and the level of fit out required.”

For full details and to view please contact Lawson Commercial on 01825 764488.


• Have you seen the Lawson Commercial YouTube channel ? The commercial agents are now producing videos to help businesses who are starting up or considering renting their first commercial building.

A link to the videos, titled Property Tips, can be found on the Lawson Commercial website. The short videos give basic tips on things to think about when considering renting commercial building.

Business leaders want to see more jobs created

Uckfield Chamber of Commerce wants to see more land for business included in a new Wealden Local Plan.

The Local Plan has been rejected by a planning inspector and now the council is working to draw up a new one.

Chamber president Chris Lawson said members welcomed the opportunity provided by the rejection of the draft plan and they wanted a new plan to provide more jobs and employment opportunities.

See: Uckfield businesses call for jobs focus in new Local Plan

President of Uckfield Chamber of Commerce, Chris Lawson

See what’s new in Uckfield shops

Catch up with changes in Uckfield shops in the monthly Uckfield News feature carrying shopping tips.

Stories include a new owner at Kilnwood Studio, a new line of ready meals being launched by a butcher and latest stock arrivals.

See: Uckfield shopping tips for February

Free business advice on offer for new businesses

Chris Dowling.

If you are planning to start, or have recently started, a new business up to two hours of free advice is being offered by business consultant and mentor Chris Dowling.

The offer is open until February 29 and covers advice on marketing, finance and management, all key issues for a new business.

Read more: New Year offer for new businesses

Like-minded individual sought to take over business

Uckfield Framing Company is on the market as owner Tim Benians prepares to retire.

The business is on the market for £135,000, has a turnover of £100,000 a year, and rent of £12,000.

Read more: Uckfield business for sale

Tim Benians whose business Uckfield Framing Company is for sale.

Forty people now employed at Lewis Business Media

A core team of 40 people are now working at Lewis Business Media just eight years after the business was launched with one employee and zero products.

The publisher now produces eight print magazines, two digital magazines, three year books, ten websites, five award schemes, and five conferences.

Read more: Fast-growing Uckfield group plans more acquisitions

Simon Lewis, managing director of Lewis Business Media.

Spa Therapy celebrates love throughout February

A complimentary glass of bubbly and chocolates, and chill time in a calming relaxation room, are awaiting couples who book a treatment in the double room at Spa Therapy this month.

The Uckfield day spa is celebrating Valentines and love throughout February. Read more here: New therapist and special offers at Uckfield day spa.

Bubbly treat awaits Valentines at Spa Therapy throughout February.

Open Salon Morning coming up

There’s an Open Salon Morning at Claire Davies Hairdressing in Bell Walk, Uckfield, on Tuesday, February 25, from 9am to noon, as the team celebrates 25 years in Uckfield.

Fresh cakes and homemade cookies will be available for visitors along with discounts on Redken and Kerastase products. Read more here: Hair salon celebrates 25 years in Uckfield.

Claire Davies of Claire Davies Hairdressing celebrating 25 years in Uckfield.

More business news

Barnsgate Manor goes into liquidation

Final Score Sports Shop is closing down

Bluebell Railway is setting for Hornby video

Trading Boundaries courtyard shops could be turned into B&B rooms

Planning latest

Uckfield News stories about recent planning applications can be seen below:

90 homes proposal for Eastbourne Road reappears

Former Methodist Chapel could be three flats

Job vacancies

Handy Person at Thornbury Residential Home

Health Club Assistant at East Sussex National

Reservation Coordinator at East Sussex National

Senior Account Manager at Lewis Business Media

Exams Invigilators at Uckfield College

See also:

New role for Downsview Crescent youth centre

Safety worries over Jubilee Cottages

Miniature railway raises nearly £3,000 for children’s hospital

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