Wealden District Council

Business Support

Wealden District Council aims to support businesses in a variety of ways, through quarterly business publications, business breakfasts and projects that regenerate the area.  

Wealden Business e-Focus Magazine

The Wealden Business Focus is a newsletter for businesses.  Now in an electronic version called 'Wealden Business e-Focus' it has lots of useful information including funding opportunities, business news, future business events, training courses and local company news.

View the latest edition of Wealden Business e-Focus Magazine

Wealden Business Support Leaflet (pdf)

Wealden District Council aims to support its businesses in a variety of ways and provides a range of services to ensure our businesses can thrive and prosper.  In order to ensure that businesses are aware of the range of services available, a Business Support Leaflet has been produced and is available to download.  Hard copies can be requested by email to regeneration@wealden.gov.uk.  The leaflet includes information on the following services all of which can be found on this website:

  • Business Rates
  • Community and Regeneration
  • Environmental Health
  • Licences and Registers
  • Planning and Building Control
  • Procurement
  • Waste Management

Business Breakfasts

Wealden Business Breakfasts take place throughout the year. They provide an excellent opportunity for local businesses to access advice, training and the opportunity to network with other local business people.

Business Support Agencies

Organisations offering business support:

Edeal - Business Advice Training Consultancy (external link)

Edeal provides free, confidential and impartial business advice to all businesses, ranging from pre-start to mature. Visit the website or call 01323 641144.

GOV.UK - Government Business Advice (external link)

GOV.UK has now replaced Business Link Sussex, providing information about starting up and running a business in the UK, including help if you're self employed or a sole trader.

Locate East Sussex (external link)

Locate East Sussex can support growing businesses by providing assistance with location decisions and access to funding to accelerate growth.  Visit the website or call 0844 4159255.

Rural Business Support

Action in Rural Sussex (external link)

Action in Rural Sussex provides advice to rural communities and local groups.  For all enquiries concerning village halls and community buildings, action planning, rural affordable housing, visit the website or call 01273 473422.

Edeal - Business Advice Training Consultancy (external link)

Edeal provides free, confidential and impartial business advice to all businesses, ranging from pre-start to mature. Visit the website or call 01323 641144.

Pub is the Hub

A chance for licensees of rural pubs to broaden their range of services and work together to match  community needs with additional services which can be provided by the local pub.