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If you’re ready to start a new business in Sussex, Let’s Do Business Start Up is here to provide you with the advice and support you need to turn your idea into a successful enterprise, from mentoring to helping you through the Start Up Loan application process.

When you submit your starting your enterprise form online one of our team will reply within two days to arrange the next steps.

Before you take the next step towards starting your new business, make sure you’ve read through our Start Up Loans checklist – don’t miss anything out!

Starting a new business in Sussex

With close connections to London, major ports and airports, Sussex offers a great location for a variety of businesses with easy distribution throughout the country and perfectly positioned for international trade.

Gatwick Airport is one of the world’s leading airports. It provides opportunities for a wide range of businesses linked to the aviation, aerospace and the defense industry.

A record number of businesses in the county were started in the UK during 2014, more than 600 new companies were formed in West Sussex, Horsham being top of the area with 1,292 new companies formed.

Sussex has a successful and diverse economy, with a high quality workforce and sector specialisms. West Sussex has a strong business and financial services sector, particularly in Crawley, Horsham, Worthing and the Gatwick Diamond area.

In East Sussex, sectors comprise advanced engineering and manufacturing companies mainly in Hastings, Newhaven, Eastbourne and Uckfield.

The rural parts of the region have been utilised by land-based industries and companies producing quality food produce, real ale and growing quantities of high quality wine.

Sussex’s natural environment means that land management and land-based industries thrive locally.

Businesses across the area have access to a range of high quality universities and colleges with history of working closely with the private sector.

Apply for a Start Up Loan in Sussex now!

If you’re thinking about applying for a Start Up Loan, you can visit our blog and resource centre for a wealth of information that will help set you on your way in the world of business. If you have an enquiry, there are plenty of ways to get in touch.

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  • Address: Let's Do Business Group
    8th Floor,
    Ocean House,
    87-89 London Road,
    St Leonards-on-Sea,
    East Sussex. TN37 6LW
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  • Telephone: 0844 943 2988 (Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge. If your mobile tariff allows free calls to landlines, you can call 01424 205 500.)

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