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The Legion provides a range of support if you are thinking of starting your own business. We have information and guidance on business plans, finances and tax requirements.



You will need to do your homework before you start up a business. The more research you do at this stage, the greater your chances of success. When you have researched business ideas, grants, target market(s), location, premises, suppliers, distribution, marketing, start up investment and projected profits, you will need to put this all together in a business plan.


Your business plan will be essential if you need to raise finance and will help keep your business on track. Our Civvy Street website and online resource centre provide lots of useful information about every aspect of starting up a business.



In conjunction with our partners we can give you:

  • Training in setting up a small business
  • Help with writing your business plan
  • Help with financial planning
  • Assistance to source funding to help you launch and expand the business
  • Business 'health checks' and mentoring.

You can access further information at our Civvy Street website and Be the Boss page, where you will find information and resources including:

  • Finance & book-keeping
  • Self-employment: pros & cons
  • Template Business Plans
  • HM Revenue & Customs e-learning
  • Be the Boss Resource Pack


County Office Address, The Royal British Legion

100 Queens Road


East Sussex


0800 678 5787.

further support please call the growth hub team on 01293 305965

Malcolm Brabon

Head of Services

Lou Williams

Growth Manager

Matthew Heath

Growth Grant Project Manager

Ryan Davies

Growth Relationship Team Leader

Jonathan Alderman

Business Analyst

Andrew Kerry-Bedell

Growth Adviser

Richard Butcher

Growth Adviser

Carolyn Bentley

Growth Adviser

Luke West

Business Growth Executive

Taygan Paxton

Growth Coordinator

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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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