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

Coast to Capital LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) fund the Growth Hub, a service aimed at providing support and advice to small medium enterprises.  Account managers at the Growth Hub will provide an ongoing one to one service and identify any specialist support that may help businesses to overcome barriers they are facing.  This service is open to any businesses that are located in the Brighton & Hove area.

In addition to this the National government business helpline is on hand to provide guidance to businesses that are starting out.

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.

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.


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