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The Coast to Capital Growth Hub is a government fully funded service supporting businesses in the Creative, Digital and IT sector in the Coast to Capital area. The team of Growth Relationship Managers work with the businesses, assess their needs and introduce solutions.


Sector Information


The Creative, Digital and IT sector includes Computer Software Programming and Publishing which is strong in the Brighton & Hove, Horsham, Crawley, Epsom and Ewell and Mole Valley areas. Key businesses include Creative Assembly and Brandwatch. The sub-sector employs just over 6,500 people, accounting for just over 3% of national employment in the sub-sector.


This sector includes Data Processing & Hosting businesses that are centred in the Crawley, Mid Sussex, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead areas. Key employers include You At Work, Bunyad and The Focus Group. The sub-sector employs 1,600 people in the area, accounting for 3.6% of national employment in the sub-sector.


This sector includes Telecommunications businesses that are centred in the Horsham, Mid Sussex, Mole Valley, Worthing, Adur and Brighton & Hove areas. Key employers include Aircom International, Spirent and Berrycom Solutions. The sub-sector employs 5,250 people in the area, accounting for 3.3% of national employment in the sub-sector.



Support Available


The geographic areas that the Coast to Capital Growth Hub covers:


Not in the Coast to Capital Growth Hub area? Find your local growth Hub here.



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.

For Further Support Please Complete The Contact Form

Malcolm Brabon

SME Manager

Ryan Davies

Growth Hub Team Leader

Karen Tyrrell

Growth Relationship Associate

Taygan Paxton

Growth Coordinator

Tom Hughes

Peer to Peer - Admin




The Growth Hub has developed extensive networks of contacts the support businesses in the Creative Digital and IT specialists in both the public and private sector. Popular examples include:

  • Wired Sussex: A Brighton-based membership organisation for companies and freelancers operating in the digital, media and technology sector in Sussex with nearly 3,000 members!
  • Innovate UK: A public sector body that drives economic growth who support businesses to develop and realise the potential of innovative new ideas.

Coast to Capital

This site is operated by Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership. © Coast to Capital LEP 2013-21.

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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