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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 Managers


The Growth Relationship Managers 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 Managers 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.

Ryan Davies

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Ryan is responsible for leading a team of Growth Relationship Managers 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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Taygan Paxton

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Malcolm Brabon

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As the Head of Services, Malcolm has responsibilities for the Coast to Capital Growth Hub, International Trade (export and foreign direct investment) and all Business Support Activities. He leads a team including a Growth Relationship Team Leader, Growth Relationship Managers and Growth Coordinators.


During the current COVID 19 crisis the team has been expanded to help deal with increased need for business support during these chellenging times.


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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Lou Williams

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Lou has been helping businesses in London and the South East develop and growth for over 20 years. Her expertise includes marketing and branding strategy and strategic implementation for both corporates and SMEs - essentially acting as an outsourced marketing function.


Lou is bringing her experience from delivering and managing the GrowthAccelerator programme and Business Growth Service to Scale Up businesses in the Coast to Capital area.


Lou leads on the Coast to Capital Escalator service and the Growth Champion programme


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Matthew Heath

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Jonathan Alderman

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Luke West

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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 Manager, 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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