Support for Businesses

Newhaven Business Directory

Newhaven Town Council is currently putting together a Business Directory so that Newhaven residents and visitors can find out what businesses are available in the local area.  Using local businesses will add to the vitality and success of our community by boosting the local economy, helping provide local jobs as well as improving the customer experience.

If you have a local business that you would like listed or know of a local business that you would like other people to know about, please complete and return the form by following the link HERE

Newhaven Chamber of Commerce

The Newhaven Chamber of Commerce is a business networking group. They organise various business events throughout the year including presentations, exhibitions, social functions and have a vibrant business breakfast club that meets each week. For more information on the organisation follow the link

Newhaven Enterprise Zone

Newhaven Enterprise Zone is a collaboration between Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership and Lewes District Council and commenced in April 2017. The Enterprise Zone designation recognises that Newhaven provides fantastic opportunities for businesses looking to thrive.

Enterprise Zones have been set up by the government to drive local growth. They offer a range of incentives to businesses, such as business rate relief and simplified planning. By unlocking key development sites, consolidating infrastructure, attracting new businesses and creating jobs, Enterprise Zones offer benefits to surrounding communities.

All business rate growth generated by the Enterprise Zones will be kept by the relevant local enterprise partnership and local authority for 25 years, allowing them to reinvest in local economic growth.

If you’re a growing business looking to move to Newhaven, you’re interested in development opportunities, or you’re looking to find out more about the plans for the Enterprise Zone, visit or contact:

Corinne Day Newhaven Enterprise Zone Programme Director

T: 01273 085920

Locate East Sussex – Investment Agency for East Sussex

This organisation based in St Leonards-on-Sea supports any sized business already based in East Sussex or companies moving into the County, to access funding to help grow the economy and create jobs in local communities.

They are funded by the County Council together with the District and Borough councils of East Sussex and until 2020, the European Union’s Regional Development Fund as part of a wider South East Invest project.

They provide a free and easy way for start-ups and SMEs in East Sussex to access a vast array of funding options.  For more information contact:

Telephone: 0300 343 5749 (10am-4pm)

Free business start-up workshops

Do you have an idea for a new business? Come along to one of these FREE one-day workshops covering all the basic elements required to set up and run a business.