Free advice and support available for Uckfield businesses

Advice is available for businesses in the Uckfield area from Business East Sussex which supports organisations wanting to grow by offering free access to a wide range of services.


Chris Dowling.

Those services include signposting and guidance for apprenticeships, training, access to finance, development grants, start up loans, relocation advice and consultancy and mentoring.

Access is free of charge but some on-going services may be chargeable or match-funded.

All sectors

Chris Dowling, the owner of Uckfield-based Dowling Consultants, is working with Business East Sussex as a brand ambassador to promote its services in Uckfield and other Wealden towns.

He says businesses in all sectors of the economy, from manufacturers to professional services and from retailers to farmers can be helped. The service is available to businesses of all sizes – start-ups and established businesses which want to grow.

Chris, who has more than 35 years business experience, says the role of brand ambassador ties in well with the work he does as a business consultant and mentor, focussing on small and family businesses.

Business contacts

He has many business contacts across East Sussex and is a keen networker which helps with spreading news about Business East Sussex services.

Chris Dowling will be pleased to hear from local business owners who want more information about Business East Sussex.  He can be contacted on 01825 701332 or by email at

• The Business East Sussex service is the brand name for the government funded  growth Hub in East Sussex, run by the Hastings based enterprise agency Let’s do Business.

• Contact details for Dowling Consultants can be found 24/7 in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in categories for Business Services or Consultants.

See also:

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Find local businesses in our Uckfield Directory

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