LEAP Success Stories

Shirley Sweet

Bambino Beatz was created and is run by Shirley Sweet and Mike Wilson, both musicians and previously music teachers. They provide music classes along the Sussex South Coast from Hove to Seaford for 2 age ranges, birth – 2 years old, 18 months old – 5 year olds using traditional nursery rhymes, pop songs, classical and world music.

The music is chosen to link to their weekly themes, each week is different and they will take you and your little ones on a visual and audio adventure to many places, including outer space, under the sea, down in the meadow, exploring colours, birds and animals from around the world.

Bamino Beatz currently has music sessions in Peacehaven and Newhaven.

“LEAP has been a huge amount of help in so many ways, it’s impossible to list them all. The workshops are really informative, it’s great working with other people who are starting their own business so you can support and encourage each other. The help after completing our business plan has been invaluable and I doubt my business would have survived without LEAP”

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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