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Business support at the University of Chichester can offer your organisation something a little different.

Our skilled tutors with experience of the academic, commercial and community sectors, specialist researchers and professional staff as well as talented students and graduates have a huge amount of knowledge, skills and creative expertise to benefit your company.

We work with a range of organisations from start-ups to large corporates across all markets including the public and not-for-profit sectors.

Whether you want to start a new business or grow an established one, develop your employees, improve operational performance, market your organisation more effectively or just fill a knowledge gap then the University of Chichester is open for business.

Our business incubation package is designed to help you and your business start, survive and grow.


Based in Bognor Regis, we can work with you wherever you are in West Sussex and across the Coast to Capital Region.


Business Start Up Support

Bognor Regis Business Start Course - no geographical or demographic boundaries, but delivered from the Dome Enterprise Centre

Business Support Advice Horsham District - Horsham District Only (ish) delivered in Horsham District

Social Enterprise Start Support - no restrictions or boundaries, delivered from the Dome Enterprise Centre 

SEEK: Starting Social Enterprise - no geogrpahical boundaries, but demographic restrictions apply - delivered from the Dome Enterprise Centre 

Business Knowledge Network  - no geographical boundaries, delivered at the Dome Enterprise Centre


Business Events

Incubation Unit



Need a meeting space?


Business Hot House

Business start-up offices in a supported environment

Giving you the space and support you need at this crucial time, with advice and mentoring to keep you on track.

Business events

Business Networking with learning. 

Business Start Up Hot House Programme 

Funded Business Start Up Support that can make a real difference to your business

Virtual offices and business incubation

For when you want to work from home, but need an alternative address for your business and the advice and support to make it a success.

Co-working space in Bognor Regis 

For when you need space, away from home to focus on your business.


Develop Your Business


Our aim is to enhance workforce skills by providing access to the facilities, knowledge and expertise of the University.

We provide a range of services to enable your organisation to meet its potential, from consultancy and research information, to our commitment to the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP). 


Among the services we are able to provide from our new Business Centre in the Dome are business planning and new business incubation. During incubation we work to find solutions to current business issues and provide practical support to overcome them, whilst helping to grow your business.  


Conference Services


Whether you would like to hire a meeting room for an hour or host a conference, we provide the essential facilities and services that you need. 


Our Chichester and Bognor Regis venues are halfway between Portsmouth and Brighton on the south coast and only an hour from London, with good rail and road links. 

You will find everything that you need on site, including catering and, from mid-June to September, bed-and-breakfast accommodation.


Both venues feature historic buildings alongside contemporary architecture. The recently-refurbished Dome building on the Bognor Regis Campus epitomises the blend of history and modernity that runs throughout the University; the building retains its classical Georgian architecture on the exterior, but houses a state-of-the-art business school.



How would you like the opportunity to develop the talent you need to fulfill your business ambitions? You spend time ensuring that you recruit the right person for your team and our new Degree Apprenticeship will give you the added ability to shape their training to meet your individual business needs. 

Degree apprenticeships are a new initiative launched by the government which enable students to combine work and study. The apprentice works for four days a week and studies for a degree on one day a week. The aim is to ensure that apprentices are equipped with the experience that employers need, now and in the future, by providing them with a balance of academic learning and on-the-job practical training.


There's a lot of information about degree apprenticeships out there. Our facts will help you get straight to the point.



  • Develop the talent you need for your business 
  • Increase productivity
  • Fill higher level skills gap
  • Develop existing staff
  • Attract high-calibre staff
  • Train the way your business works
  • Clear progression routes
  • Improve staff retention

University of Chichester

College Lane


West Sussex

PO19 6PE

+44 1243 816000

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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