WSSEN offers a range of support for new and established social enterprises including one to one support, training and workshops.

West Sussex Social Enterprise Network promote and raise the profile of social enterprise amongst funders, statutory bodies and potential customers and seek to identify all social enterprises across West Sussex and their support needs. WSSEN and its activities are funded by West Sussex County Council.


  • Support to access finances such as the Social Enterprise Fund.
  • Training and workshops on relevant topics such as marketing and business planning.
  • Information, case studies and factsheets
  • Annual networking conference.
  • Monthly e-bulletin.
  • Visits to social enterprises.
  • Support on social impact measurement issues including The SIM Handbook - the West Sussex guide to social impact measurement.
  • Links with key stakeholders such as Coast to Capital (Local Enterprise Partnership)

WSSEN has developed a number of resources to support the development of social enterprise and to share knowledge about the social economy.


Information is available in the form of Case Studies, Fact Sheets and presentations from past events. Please click the links on the right for these pages.


You can also click the Useful Contacts & Links page for further sources of support.


Register to receive information about social enterprise news and events by sending your contact details to, you can also register your details on our social enterprise directory.

The team are here to help. Please use the contact form, leave a voicemail message on 01293 305965 or send an email to with your name, contact details, postcode and support request.

Ryan Davies

Growth Hub Team Leader

Karen Tyrrell

Growth Relationship Associate

Taygan Paxton

Growth Coordinator

Tom Hughes

Peer to Peer - Admin

Andrew Kerry-Bedell

Interim Growth Relationship Manager

Richard Butcher

Interim Growth Relationship Manager

Malcolm Brabon

SME Manager

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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