European Regional Development Fund

Why East Sussex?

East Sussex is so much more than a great place to work — it’s a stunning place to live and visit, where the quality of life and cultural diversity is second to none.

As a business location, East Sussex boasts an amazingly diverse range of world-class companies, including clusters of manufacturing and engineering, specialists in vacuum, industrial pumps, renewable energy, optics, companies involved in digital and creative media, scientific instruments, linguistics, the care sector, as well as financial and professional services. Companies in these sectors, their supply chains and others all benefit from a committed and skilled workforce, easy access to mainland Europe, London and the rest of the UK, as well as a choice of high quality and affordable commercial property.

There is a wide range of commercial property at highly affordable prices in East Sussex for start-ups, growing SMEs and large companies. The county can offer over 1m sq ft of new, high standard property with premises for all types and sizes of business, from bespoke headquarters to serviced offices, from workshop space to specialised technical facilities.

The business incubation centres in the region, including the Sussex Innovation Centre, Innovation Centre Hastings and the Newhaven Enterprise Centre, provide space for start-up businesses giving them a chance to grow, develop and network. Facilities for innovative businesses in East Sussex are soon to be boosted even further with the addition of the Bexhill Innovation Mall and the Eastbourne Innovation Mall.

Three quarters of the population live in vibrant urban areas.

We have over a million sq ft of new high standard property.

By 2017 the entire county will be connected with superfast broadband.

Business innovation centres throughout the region.