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Finalist Katie Griffiths tells us how valuable LEAP was to her

New LEAP Events

Business Start-up Workshop 2nd August

At the White Hart Hotel, Lewes at 10:00 am on the August 2, 2018

Business reality check – will your idea work as a business?

Business Start-up Workshop 9th October

At the Seaford Town Council Offices at 10:00 am on the October 9, 2018

How much do you know about your business idea? Will your idea work as a business? Attend our Business Start-up Workshop to find out the answers to these, and many more business questions.

Business Start-up Workshop 6th December

At the Denton Island Community Centre, Newhaven at 10:00 am on the December 6, 2018

The workshops cover the following: Business reality check – will your idea work as a business?...

Business Start-up Workshop 11th June

At the Denton Island Community Centre, Newhaven at 10:00 am on the June 11, 2018

Business reality check – will your idea work as a business?

ACES Networking Event

At the UTC Newhaven at 4:30 pm on the June 5, 2018

Newhaven Enterprise Zone, Brexit and Business networking with Chambers across Sussex

LEAP Business Start-up Workshop

At the Denton Island Community Centre, Newhaven at 10:00 am on the June 9, 2017

Business reality check – will your idea work as a business?

Latest LEAP News

LEAP 2018 Finalists Announced

LEAP 2018 Finalists Announced

The judges of LEAP 2018 are delighted to announce the five finalists who will progress to the Dragons Den

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Who we've helped

Jennie Hallet


Jennie Hallet

Beacon Hands Safety has provided practical Health and Safety training for businesses across the region, recently training Edeal staff to comply with the fire safety regulations.

Amanda Teale


Amanda Teale

GGwizz is currently working with the Sussex Horse Rescue Trust to help rehabilitate troubled equines and co-ordinating training for staff.

Natalie James


Natalie James

Stitch of Broad Street received support in 2016 - and has now opened a second business

Esther Eggerton


Esther Eggerton

A former recruiter with experience in the retail, corporate and property sector.

Tim Danson


Tim Danson

The Green Man’s Garden is an ecologically-driven landscape design and maintenance company based in Lewes, East Sussex that’s a little bit art, and a little bit science.

Shirley Sweet


Shirley Sweet

Bambino Beatz provide music classes for 0 – 5 year olds using traditional nursery rhymes, pop songs, classical and world music.

Alison Grant


Alison Grant

Alison will be re-opening Fitzroy House to the public as a performance and art venue and came second in LEAP 2017.

Katie Griffiths


Katie Griffiths

Katie creates personalised portraits and her work has recently been featured at galleries in Brighton and Ashdown Forest.

2017 Winner – Anna Lane


2017 Winner – Anna Lane

Anna Lane applied to take part in LEAP after her mum read about it in the local paper! Anna and her business partner Nicola had 14 years’ experience working as therapists but had never run their own business.

2016 Winner – Tracey Horan


2016 Winner – Tracey Horan

With a creative background, Tracey decided to apply for LEAP to see if her hobby of converting mannequins into furniture could be the basis for a successful business.

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