You can use the Coast to Capital Growth Hub portal to identify programmes and organisations that can help you with 1 to 1 Advice & Guidance in West Sussex, Brighton and Hove and East Surrey (Epsom and Ewell, Reigate and Banstead, Tandridge and Mole Valley).Subscribe
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No matter how insightful or exciting the vision for your enterprise may be, it is only ever the getting there which determines your success.
The Growth Champion Network is a collection of consultants, all carefully curated as experts in their respected fields.
The Champions support can be used to help businesses scenario plan for COVID-19
Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government.
We drive productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas, including those from the UK’s world-class research base.
The Innovate2Succeed programme is designed to stimulate innovation, improve competitiveness and reduce the risks of and improve the efficiency of launching a new product or service.
The Low Carbon Across the South and East (LoCASE) programme provides businesses with a grant (that doesn’t have to be paid back) of up to £10,000.
LoCASE is delivered for Clean Growth UK members in Sussex through our South East Hub, the University of Brighton’s Green Growth Platform.
London Business Hub
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Supporting London’s businesses to start, sustain and grow
RISE Programme: Research and Innovation
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The RISE project can help your business innovate and grow.
Business innovation is critical for enhancing your productivity and competitiveness. Through the RISE project, the Universities of Brighton and Sussex are offering free business innovation support to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in West Sussex. We’ll help you progress your innovation approach, whether you’re just getting started or already have an idea that you’d like to develop. RISE can help you develop unique collaborations and give you access to cutting edge technologies and approaches.
Tech Nation support programmes
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Over the last few years, we’ve worked with hundreds of the UK’s leading tech companies and had the opportunity to hone our growth programme offering, to ensure the companies involved have the support, advice and connections to help your company thrive.
Whether you’re an early-stage founder trying to get things off the ground, or a late-stage CEO steering a much bigger ship, we have the perfect growth or sector programme for you.
The Business Hothouse - Commercialising Innovation
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Exploiting a new idea, a new product or a new service can lead to increased business productivity and growth. These free workshops are aimed at businesses who intend to create growth through researching, developing or using innovation.
The Business Hothouse - Developing Leaders and Managers
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Developing effective leadership and management skills within your business is critical to the success of your growth strategy. This area of free support is aimed at all businesses that want to learn how to develop their team of people. At a series of free conference-style events - delivered by the University of Chichester - you will learn a range of management techniques and leadership skills. Until the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, these events will be held remotely.
The Business Hothouse - Finding Finance and Funding
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Understanding how to access business funding and learning how to write and submit funding applications, could provide the investment you need to start or to grow your business. This free support is aimed at all business owners who want to raise funding to start, or to grow their business.
The Business Hothouse - How To Start A Start-up
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If you've ever dreamed of starting your own business, or if your business is still at an early stage, we can provide all the advice and guidance that you need to get that business idea going.
The Business Hothouse - Overview
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The Business Hothouse offers free support to pre-start and established businesses in the Coast-to-Capital area. From workshops to grant funding, we provide the expert guidance to get your business growing.
The Business Hothouse support program is run by a consortium of expert delivery partners based in the Coast-to-Capital area, and is funded through the European Regional Development Fund and Local Authorities.
The program offers free expert business knowledge support and access to government grant funding. It is open to pre-start and established businesses and will run until September 2022.
Be the business | Digital
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Be the business is a not-for-profit organisation set up by the government to support SMEs. Their website is dedicated to helping small businesses make better use of technology to drive improvements in performance
Exporting is GREAT
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A National Government portal for business support to help you Start, Grow or Accelerate
National Business Support Helpline
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You can contact the government's Business Support Helpline for free advice.
Business Support Helpline
Telephone: 0800 998 1098
Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm
Primary Authority - Trading Standards
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At Buckinghamshire and Surrey Trading Standards we understand the risks that businesses face. In particular, having another enforcement authority challenge you (even though you think you have done the right thing) can be worrying, costly and damaging to your public image.
Start-up Business Loans
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Loans go up in £500 increments, with a typical loan around £2,500 but can be higher.
Department for International Trade (DIT)
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The Department for International Trade (DIT) helps businesses export and grow into global markets. They provide practical support to UK businesses at home and overseas and help overseas companies locate and grow in the UK.
Through UK Export Finance they help to ensure no viable UK export should fail for lack of finance or insurance.
Green Growth Platform
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The University of Brighton's Green Growth Platform supports a thriving and innovative green sector in Sussex through an exciting network of environmentally focused businesses.
Catalyst was formed to support growth and jobs by providing a flexible resource to action the to-do lists of growing companies.
Surrey Chambers of Commerce
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Surrey is one of the most successful and productive areas for business in the UK. It's a county that embraces innovation and is a fantastic location to run a business.
Surrey Trading Standards
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Buckinghamshire and Surrey County Council's Trading Standards team has extensive experience of advising a variety of businesses from small family companies to international blue-chip corporations. To start benefiting from our advice services, register for business advice today!
Our Business Advice Team is part of Surrey and Buckinghamshire Trading Standards and is made up of experienced and qualified Trading Standards Officers, who can help you ensure your business complies with consumer protection laws and regulations and help you maximise your profits.
Sussex Chamber of Commerce
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Sussex Chamber of Commerce is one of only 52 Chambers in the UK to be accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) was established 150 years ago in 1860 and is the national body for a powerful and influential Network of Accredited Chambers of Commerce across the UK - a network that directly serves not only its member businesses but the wider business community.
Accredited Chambers of Commerce exist to make a difference to your business, through ensuring your views are heard within Government, opening new business opportunities in local, national and international markets, or providing critical business advice, services and skills development. High on the BCC's agenda is helping British business thrive, so the BCC works with Government to shape policy affecting businesses. It also focuses on key areas of activity including International Trade, Skills Development and Business Services.
Be The Business
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A group of business leaders today issued a rallying call for British businesses to engage with solving the UK's poor productivity at the launch of 'Be the Business', a movement which will inspire businesses to be the best they can be, providing practical tools to assist them and be a catalyst for change.
Business Propeller offers the ambitious business owner the opportunity to gain knowledge, share experiences and grow influential networks from seasoned professionals, who have all owned, started and led their own multi-million pound businesses.
CBI South East
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The CBI is the UK's premier business lobbying organisation, providing a voice for employers at a national and international level.
Chichester Chamber of Commerce
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Chichester Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) liaises with the District Council and other partnerships on behalf of businesses in and around the City, to ensure the continued economic prosperity of the area.
Chichester District Council
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At Chichester District Council we recognise that the wealth of the community is generated by it's successful businesses.
Country Land and Business Association SE
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The CLA is the membership organisation for owners of land, property and business in rural England and wales.
Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)
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Enterprise Europe Network was launched by the European Commission in 2008 and it is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized (SMEs) with international ambitions. It helps businesses across more than 65 countries worldwide to innovate and grow on an international scale.
Innovate UK EDGE, along with 600 member organisations, brings together over 3,000 business innovation specialists.
Member organisations include:
Innovation support organisations
Universities and research institutes
Regional development organisations
Chambers of commerce and industry
Innovate UK EDGE builds on the capacity and capability of Enterprise Europe Network experts to understand the local business environment in which they are operating and offer a targeted and tailored service to SMEs to access:
International partnerships – expertise, contacts and events to connect companies with international partners
Advice for international growth – expert advice for growth and expansion into international markets
The Network includes expert groups covering key economic sectors from healthcare to agri-food and from intelligent energy to fashion and textiles.
Business support for the price of two cups of coffee
Business owners have often asked us why business support can't be delivered on the same basis as cloud software and subscription movies; paid for on a monthly basis and accessed 24/7.
We've listened and acted.
You can now tap into modern business support from Enterprise Nation for only £4 per month.
ICAEW Business Advice Service
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The ICAEW Business Advice Service (BAS) provides professional advice for owner-run businesses, startups and SMEs.
we enable businesses to receive an initial consultation at no charge from an ICAEW Chartered Accountant.
MDHUB is the premier peer to peer business growth network for Managing Directors and their Senior Board Directors in the South of England.
mentorsme.co.uk is Britain's first online gateway for small and medium-sized enterprises looking for mentoring services.
The free site offers businesses access to a list of quality-assured business mentoring organisations across Britain. An easy-to-use search engine allows businesses to refine their searches according to the life stage of their business and their location in Britain.
Our objective is to help businesses find a mentoring organisation to suit their needs in a fast and easy way.
Sussex Innovation (SINC) - Falmer and Croydon
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At Sussex Innovation, we help you realise your ambitions for rapid growth by supporting you through the growing pains that all businesses experience. This includes areas such as new business strategy, infrastructure, recruitment and establishing new industry relationships. We'll give you the confidence, direction and skills you need to take your business to the next level.
The Happy Start-Up School
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We run transformational programs and events for founders, leaders and teams from 1 day workshops to 3 month programs. Get in touch if you have any questions about any of the things we do or if you'd like to invite us in to speak or help bring your ideas to life.
The Knowledge Transfer Network
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The KTN is the UK's innovation network.
The Law Society- Lawyers for Your Business
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Our Lawyers For Your Business service puts you in touch with a solicitor who can talk you through the legal issues you face and what you need to do next in a free 30-minute consultation
University of Brighton
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If you want to recruit talent, train your workforce or access expertise, we may well be able to help you. You could also collaborate with us on a joint venture, or get help with government funding.
We have a long history of working with businesses, education providers and public sector organisations. Talk to us to find out more.
University of Sussex
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The University of Sussex is a leading research university, with a worldwide reputation for innovation and inspiration.
The University of Sussex provides a range of services including Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, IP, Research and placements.
Association of Business Mentors
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The Association of Business Mentors (ABM) is the professional association working to improve and professionalise business mentoring across the UK.
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