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The Coast to Capital Growth Hub team provides fully funded advice, support, investment and strategic leadership to help small and medium sized enterprises drive sustainable business success and regional economic growth in West Sussex, Brighton and Hove and East Surrey (Epsom and Ewell, Reigate and Banstead, Tandridge and Mole Valley).

We do this by:

  • challenging, encouraging and enabling strategic change
  • connecting you to business support programmes, experts, peer business leaders and funding opportunities
  • helping you develop national and international opportunities


The Growth Relationship Associates


The Growth Relationship Associates provide you with long term free and impartial support. As part of their support they can undertake analysis to diagnose key areas of business improvement, helping you to unlock potential in your business operations.



Growth Champions


The Growth Champions are a network of consultants, all experts in their respected fields. The network can provide specialist support for businesses to unlock further growth. Coast to Capital are able to fully fund a day of specialist support from this Network.



GROWTHmapper Diagnostics & DNAsix


The Growth Relationship Associates can provide comprehensive business diagnostics through GROWTHmapper which includes a set of assessment questions designed to underpin coaching and advice, as well as a digital coaching programme ‘DNAsix’ that can help your business survive, compete and ultimately thrive in today’s digital marketplace.



Investment in the Coast to Capital area


The Growth Hub supports investment enquiries and opportunities in partnership with the Department for International Trade and local partners. The team help identify solutions and support for existing and potential investors including those from overseas.



Contact the Growth Hub


The Growth Hub website is regularly maintained with links to partner support and government information. Keep up to date with the latest news, information and events on Twitter and subscribe to the newsletter. To speak to a Growth Relationship Manager, complete the Request Form online.

Malcolm Brabon

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As the SME Manager, Malcolm leads relations with SMEs and scaling businesses across the region, through the provision of support services and development of an accurate and influential picture of the key issues facing them.


During  2020/2021 the team was expanded to help deal with increased need for business support during the COVID 19 crisis.  The team was also expanded to deliver EU transition support, Business Recovery Grants, the Peer Network programme and Inward Investment enquiries.


Malcolm has worked with a wide range of companies including start-ups, charities, social enterprises, and multinational organisations. Prior to joining Coast to Capital, Malcolm led his own consultancy, specialising in connecting UK and overseas business service providers with potential clients. He was also Partnership Manager for Business Link London based in Croydon.

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Ryan Davies

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Ryan is responsible for leading a team of Growth Relationship Associates focused on engaging with businesses to help identify barriers they face when scaling up through coaching, working on a structured growth plan and advising on specialist solutions available.

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Karen Tyrrell

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Karen works with high growth potential businesses and helps them develop their growth plans and facilitate the provision of expert help. This includes proactively identifying these business and working with them to achieve their growth plans, ultimately making an impact on GVA and jobs.

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Taygan Paxton

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Taygan provides support to the team of Growth Relationship Associates by providing the Growth Hub ‘triage service’ and is responsible for assessing the needs of businesses and referring them to the National Helpline, Growth Relationship Associates or the providers of local, regional and national business support. 

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Tom Hughes

Tom supports with the administration and delivery of our Peer Networks programme. 

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Contacting Us


Our office is closed and we will be using telephone and video/conference calls to conduct and progress meetings.


To speak to a Growth Relationship Associate, complete the Request Form online.

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Information is provided on this website in good faith. However neither Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership nor any associated organisation or individual provide any warranty or accept any liability for information provided.



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