We operate in an economic ecosystem of dynamic local businesses who work with us to make our region an exciting and creative place to live and work.  Here are some useful links from networks who support the region and the businesses in it.

Locate East Sussex business experts have put together a five point plan to help businesses

Read their newsletter on how local businesses are re-purposing to fight Covid-19 https://mailchi.mp/locateeastsussex/locate-east-sussex-newsletter-21-04

Read their most recent newsletter on the ways that arts and culture are adapting and reaching out to communities


The UK Government is supporting businesses and their employees through a package of measures during this period of unprecedented disruption. This website helps you find the right support, advice and information to help with the impact of coronavirus (Covid-19) on your business.


Rother District Council Information for Businesses
Including business rates holiday for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses.


Coronavirus – Business East Sussex
This website will be regularly updated with information and guidance for businesses and employers regarding the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.


The Bexhill Chamber of Commerce Facebook Group
Useful information, discussion and support

Read about their conference on our blog here and about their discussions around tourism and recovery here


East Sussex County Council produce a monthly updates on sources of funding for individuals, businesses and charities from a wide range of sources:


South East Creatives
As a hub for South East Creatives, the De La Warr Pavilion has been hosting events, workshops and activities for small businesses in our fantastic local creative industries.

South East Creatives Workshop + Mentoring is now offering an adapted online programme for you to access remotely until further notice.

The online offer is currently being programmed in reaction to current developments and is constantly updating, so check their Events page for the latest update.

Many of these new webinars are open to all, so they can support as many businesses as possible during these difficult times.

They are also offering further support for creative businesses that pass their eligibility, such as mentoring, weekly accountability sessions, and more in-depth webinars in smaller groups.

If you have any questions about the Workshop + Mentoring programme, you can write to  admin@southeastcreatives.co.uk

They have also recommended the following links :
From their own website

UK Government
Guidance for employers and businesses on coronavirus:

Closing certain businesses and venues:

Arts Council England

South East Local Enterprise Partnership:

Coronavirus: Guidance for Employers and Businesses

Help Hub on Instagram

Remi Harris: Creative & Freelance Toolkit for Covid 19 (UK)

Coronavirus – South East Business Hub

Federation of Small Businesses
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice and guidance for small businesses and the self-employed

Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre
How can the creative industries come together to share how COVID-19 is impacting the sector?