Introducing the Business East Sussex Growth Hub Team

On hand to give your business the advice you need to succeed.

One of the greatest stresses that small enterprises experience is the need for good advice across all areas including finding the right funding, particularly when looking to expand.

Our team of experienced advisors are dedicated to assisting businesses in East Sussex finding the funding and other forms of support that they need to develop.

The Business East Sussex Growth Hub is managed by The Let’s Do Business Group a not for profit company that has been helping enterprises in the South East of England for over 20 years.

The Growth Hub offers 3 FREE hours of quality business advice from our friendly and experienced team to help your enterprise meet its true potential.

Our reputation for providing excellent business support is growing and to meet the demand from our growing customer base, so is our team. So who are the people behind Business East Sussex Growth Hub?

Meet our experienced and friendly team

Ian Smallwood is the head of Business Services for the Let’s Do Business Group and Manager of the Business East Sussex Growth Hub. Ian has been working very closely with businesses for more than 20 years and has used this time to develop an intricate understanding of the finance and support that businesses need.

New to the Growth Hub is Chris Smith. Chris has worked for the Let’s Do Business Group for three years, prior to which he has 30 years of experience working in commercial banking for HSBC. Initially Chris was on the Start-Up Loans team at Let’s Do Business, this enabled Chris to gain a wealth of experience working with business owners in varying sectors.

Fred Thomas Business Support Navigator ran his own business for 17 years as well as having sales and retail management experience. From running his own business, Fred has learnt first-hand the opportunities and challenges that businesses in the South-East face.

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If you are an East Sussex business, you can qualify for 3 FREE hours of business advice from one of our team.

What are you waiting for? Contact one of our friendly team members today and get the help and advice you need to grow your business.