Business Networking

Networking and events are one of the best ways to grow your business by meeting like-minded professionals, gaining insight into local markets, discovering local suppliers, learning from other professionals and finding customers. If you are a new or established business, we will provide you with the information, advice and guidance you need to grow your business or simply to keep your business going.

Business News

Find out the latest news to help your business.

Wealden Business Focus Newsletter

A quarterly newsletter for businesses, called ‘Wealden Business Focus’ with useful information including future events, examples of good practice, current projects and company profiles. 

Chambers of Commerce

Chambers of commerce exist to further the interests of businesses and make a difference; they can also  provide more networking opportunities.

Business Events

Wealden District Council works in partnership to deliver a range of events for its business community.

Networking Groups

Ashdown Forest Tourism Association 

Website: Ashdown Forest Tourism Association (AFTA) (external link)  


Athena Network 

Website: Athena Networking Group (external link)

First Friday FREE Business Networking (Eastbourne)

Website: First Friday Business Networking (external link)


Fletching Business Group

Website: Fletching Parish Council (external link)  


Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) 

Website: FSB East Sussex Region (external link)

Hailsham Breakfast Club 


Heathfield Small Business Network 


Ladies Lunch Clubs 

Website: Ladies Lunch Clubs (external link)  


Lady Golfer Club 

Website: Lady Golfer Club (external link)  


Mayfield Business Forum Network   

Website: Mayfield Business Forum (external link)                           


Polegate Business Breakfast Club 

Organised by Chloe Eason from Willing Legal Services 


Telephone:  01323 488415

Sussex WiRE Network

Network Leader:  Emma Cox

Website: (external link)


Telephone:  07970 066317

Uckfield Curry Club

Women in Networking (WIN)

Monthly lunch at Buxted Park Hotel run by Chloe Eason – contact Chloe  


Telephone: 07729 458893  

Or contact Jane Doswell  


Telephone:  07834 769324

This is not an exhaustive list of business networking groups in Wealden.  If you are aware of any additional groups, please contact us by using our online contact us form.