Category: Buisness

Business Restart Grants

Eastbourne and Lewes Councils are open for applications to the new Restart Grant scheme announced by government on the 3 March 2021. The scheme is open to help non-essential retail, hospitality, leisure, accommodation, gyms, sports and personal care businesses re-open safely as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted. For information on the […]

Cabinet triggers funding opportunity for businesses in Lewes district

Cabinet councillors at Lewes District Council have earmarked a funding pot for businesses in the district and self-employed who are suffering exceptional hardship, including those that have not been able to access any of the government Covid-19 support. Councillor James MacCleary, Leader of Lewes District Council, said: “We are increasingly […]

Free and impartial skills information and support businesses from Transform

How can Transform help my business?They can help you to address current and future skills gaps through government funded apprenticeships, traineeships and workforce skills training.They offer impartial, one-to-one advice and support about how to source and access workforce training, in line with your business objectives.Did you know?Hiring an apprentice is […]

Have you got a great business idea for 2021 but don’t know where to start?

Future entrepreneurs in the Lewes district are being encouraged to take part in this year’s Local Enterprise & Apprenticeship Platform (LEAP) business start-up programme.   Applicants will access a package of tailored support and be in with a chance to win a £2,500 grant to start their business.   This free programme is funded by Lewes District […]

New website launches to support local manufacturers

Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council have launched a new website to promote local manufacturers. The new website – www.makelocal.info – showcases manufacturers across different sectors including food and beverage, plastics, chemical and pharmaceutical. Manufacturing is well represented across Lewes District and Eastbourne with a higher percentage of commercial space dedicated […]

SETTING UP SMEs FOR CHRISTMAS

●       SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC, 65% OF BUSINESS OWNERS FEEL THEIR BUSINESS HAS BECOME BETTER AT COMMUNICATING, WITH 23% AGREEING THAT NEW TECHNOLOGY HAS ALLOWED STAFF TO WORK MORE EFFICIENTLY ●        37% OF STAFF PLAN TO WORK IN DIFFERENT LOCATIONS THAN THEIR USUAL REMOTE ENVIRONMENT THROUGHOUT THE CHRISTMAS & NEW […]

New website launches to support local manufacturers

Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council have launched a new website to promote local manufacturers. The new website (makelocal.info) showcases manufacturers across different sectors including food and beverage, plastics, chemical and pharmaceutical. Manufacturing is well represented across Lewes District and Eastbourne with a higher percentage of commercial space dedicated […]

Free business support programme for heritage organisations Heritage Compass is a a brand-new business support programme which will help 150 small and medium-sized heritage organisations from across England to grow and sustain their businesses. Over two years, the programme will be offering tailored training, mentoring, peer learning and strategy development, […]

Live Q&A: Support for Businesses and help available through the Community Hubs | Thursday 5 November at 10am

Do note the new day! The weekly Live Q&A will take place on Thursday 5 November at 10am this week, to coincide with the first day of the new lockdown period. This week’s session will focus on the support available for businesses affected by Covid-19, for which Cllr James MacCleary will be joined by […]

Second recovery summit: Working together to support people affected by Covid-19 in Lewes district

The second recovery summit for Lewes district highlighted the importance of working together to create new jobs, a more skilled workforce and giving struggling people the support they need in the wake of Covid-19.  It was hosted online by Councillor Zoe Nicholson( pictured), Deputy Leader of Lewes District Council, on Wednesday (October 14) to bring together local businesses and voluntary and […]