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Crowborough Chamber Facebook Page & Business Forum

Crowborough Chamber

The Crowborough Chamber has a Facebook page HERE where we share details of upcoming events and Chamber news.

Please like and share the page and feel free to add your comments to posts.

We have also have the Crowborough Business Forum where members can start their own conversations and share promotions. Please join HERE

Added 03/3/20

Corporate Plan for 2023 to 2027

Wealden District Council

Wealden District Council is currently consulting on the Corporate Plan for 2023 to 2027. It will set out the direction, aims and priorities for Wealden for the next four years. They want to know what’s important to you or your organisation and what you think the Council’s priorities should be for the next four years. View further information or complete the survey HERE

Added 04/08/22

Transport for the South East - Strategic Investment Plan Consultation


Opinions are being sought from businesses regarding which transport projects should be considered for the funding. Key proposals which could have an impact on the area would be the dualling of the A27 between Lewes and Polegate and the reinstatement of the Uckfield to Lewes railway. If you would like to have your say please complete the survey HERE

Added 04/08/22

Are you sitting comfortably?

Wellbeing at Work

Homeworking is likely to continue for many workers, even as we transition out of the pandemic. However, we do not yet know about the long-term impact of homeworking and we do not have long-term plans about how best to support people to effectively work at home. Please take a moment to read this interesting article HERE.

Updated 06/06/22

Boiler Upgrade Grants from £5,000


The government are soon to begin a Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) for domestic and non-domestic properties to encourage the adoption of low carbon heating technologies. For further information click HERE

Updated 25/05/22

Lean Innovation Series

Sussex Innovation

Offering a full course of digital training resources for busy innovators, whether you’re a founder who’s just launched their start-up, a budding entrepreneur wanting to test and develop a new idea or simply want to build core innovation skills to apply within your company or department. For more information click HERE

Updated 07/04/22

Investment Boot Camp

Sussex Innovation

The Investment Bootcamp is a series of facilitated sessions designed to help start-up founders prepare for their first raise. Working as part of a small cohort of likeminded business owners, you’ll be shown how to develop an investment-ready business plan and pitch. For more information please click HERE

Updated 07/04/22

East Sussex County Council Funding News


ESCC's monthly newsletter with up-to-date funding ideas and details on grants can be found HERE

Updated 04/04/22

Wealden Works

Wealden Works

Bridging the gap between education and work, Wealden Works provides an opportunity for 40 young people aged 16-24 in the Wealden area each year take an important step on their personal journey into employment. For more information or to get your business involved click HERE

Updated 01/03/22

Start-Up Loans criteria Improvements

Lets Do Business

Starting from end of March 2022, the criteria to apply for a Start-Up Loan with Let's Do Business is changing, meaning applicants with a new or early-stage business, trading for no more than 36 months can now apply for a start-up loan, an increase from the existing 24 months. For more informatiopn please click HERE

Updated 01/03/22

The Help to Grow Management Programme


Available through Sussex University, the government's flagship executive development leadership and management course designed to help you to grow your business. It supports leaders and senior managers of small and medium-sized businesses from any sector through a 12-week programme designed to be taken alongside full-time work, with the cost 90% funded by Government. For more information click HERE

Updated 07/03/22

Become a Voluntary Enterprise Adviser with the Careers Hub

Careers Enterprise

Have you got a passion for supporting education, and helping to shape careers provisions and opportunities for a local school or college in East Sussex? If so, a role as a voluntary Enterprise Adviser with The Careers and Enterprise Company and East Sussex Careers Hub may be for you. For more information please click HERE

Updated 22/02/22

The South East Business Boost (SEBB) Programme

South East Business Boost

If you are a small or medium enterprise looking to grow in East Sussex, Essex, Kent or Medway, you could be eligible for free in-depth business support and access to exclusive growth grant funding to help you on the way. For more info please click HERE

Updated 22/02/22

The Journey to Net Zero

Carbon Trust

The Carbon Trust has published a guide to help SMEs through their Net Zero journey by detailing the available options for sustainable, long term change and highlighting the key challenges they may face along the way. For more info click HERE

Updated 22/02/22

Free Support for Businesses

Locate East Sussex

Locate East Sussex has an overview of free business support and funding available to businesses in East Sussex, scroll down the webpage HERE for more info.

Updated 07/02/22

The Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP)


Sussex Chamber of Commerce has been chosen to be a Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIPs) trailblazer. Over the next few months they will work with employers and employer representative groups to identify the local needs and solutions needed to address them in key sectors of: Engineering and Manufacturing, Construction, Digital, Visitor and Cultural Industries, Land-based, Health and Care.

This is your opportunity to help share your skills needs and to collaborate so effective solutions can be found to meet the needs of businesses in the future. For more information please click HERE

Added 14/10/21

Wellbeing Accreditation Scheme


Registrations for the East Sussex Wellbeing at Work Awards are now open to East Sussex employers. 

This accreditation programme, operated by Public Health at East Sussex County Council, is the county standard for workplace wellbeing and it provides a holistic framework for improving health and wellbeing in your workplace.

For more information please click HERE

Added 14/10/21

Free Business Advice


East Sussex Trading Standards offers free bespoke advice concerning a number of business matters.  For more info click HERE

For legal guidance for business regarding consumer law please click HERE 
To find out more about how to protect your business from scams click HERE
For a guide on how to spot business scams click HERE

Added 05/10/21

LoCASE Grants


The Low Carbon Across the South and East (LoCASE) programme provides businesses with a grant of up to £10,000 (that doesn’t have to be paid back). If your business currently offers or is looking to invest in low carbon (or “green”) products or services you can apply for a LoCASE Business Development Grant, for more info please click HERE

Added 14/09/21

Give an Hour & Make a Difference


The Give an hour campaign is a great way to give something back to your community and ignite your team at the same time. It helps give young people the skills and knowledge that they need while also potentially finding new recruits for your business. For more information on how to get involved click HERE

Added 02/08/21

Explore Wealden


The Explore Wealden website is designed to promote the area and encourage tourism. Visit the website HERE

Added 02/08/21

East Sussex Wellbeing at Work website


This website provides a hub for health and wellbeing at work information and resources to East Sussex employers, and also has information about the Accreditation Programme which is due to launch later this year.

Added 04/06/21

Proud to be Local


Look out for The Chamber's Shop Local, Eat Local, Buy Local banners and posters that have been going up in businesses and on the roadside around Crowborough Jarvis Brook and Rotherfield.

We have a few A4 posters left, please contact The Chamber if you would like to display one, alternatively they can be downloaded and printed. There are two versions:

Crowborough & Surrounding Areas HERE
Crowborough, Jarvis Brook & Rotherfield HERE

Please support your local businesses.

Added 15/12/20

Free Leadership and Management Programmes


These programmes will help you make decisions to adapt your business to the current economy. Whether you manage a multi-million pound business or are a sole trader, these programmes can help you by providing a specialist business coach to work at your side. For more info please click HERE

Added 26/11/20

ESCC Business and Jobs Information Web Page

East Sussex County Council

ESCC has a new web page HERE designed to help new and established businesses, job seekers and customers.

It includes information on Business Support Services, Adult Learning and IT. 

Added 18/11/20

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