Business support and links

Business support

Looking for support for your business? We offer a range of business support, from helping you to start a new business to accessing financial support.

Finding local business support and advice

We funded the creation of a service for people who are searching for support or finance in Brighton & Hove and the surrounding area, called Business Navigator. The online directory can be searched for specific types of support. You can also call the Business Navigator Helpline to talk through your needs and find out what help is available to you. If required, a senior advisor can meet businesses face to face as well.

Ride the Wave

A new Ride the Wave programme will be available in 2018.

Ride the Wave is a programme of affordable, practical support for businesses at every stage of their journey. The council funds and leads the programme which is designed and delivered by Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce.

Seven workshops ran from May to November 2017 and supported around 150 businesses.

Find out more about Ride the Wave on the Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce website .

National government business support, departments and offices

The Government's Business Support Helpline offers free advice and guidance for new and existing businesses. You can choose a telephone appointment time  and get up to 60 minutes of free, expert advice.

It has information on national and local business support schemes as well as details of financial packages to help businesses start and grow. A team of specialist advisors can provide a more in-depth, personalised service for complex business issues. 

Call 0300 456 3565 (Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 6.00pm)

The Government also offers a Business Support Finder Tool for you to search for finance and support schemes that are offered across the country.

If you require further information or assistance with the services on offer please contact the Economic Development Team.