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LEAP Entrepreneur of the Year – Spotted!

The LEAP Entrepreneur of the Year 2016, Tracey Horan of Dolly Fixtures, has had a busy couple of months since exhibiting at the prestigious ‘Spotted’ showcase held at London’s Olympia in September. Only a small number of applicants are selected for ‘Spotted’ each year, which is part of one of... find out more

LEAP-ing into a New Business

As 2017 draws to a close, many people see the new year as a chance to start a new beginning – with this in mind, Lewes District Council is encouraging residents to register for the LEAP (Local Enterprise and Apprenticeship Platform) Entrepreneur Programme which champions and guides residents as they... find out more

LEAP into the New Year in 2016!

Did you know, that according to research done by Natwest Bank, 8 out of 10 businesses fail in their first year of trading? But – this statistic swings the other way when a new business works with EDEAL at their start up stage with a success rate of 9 out... find out more

LEAP Entrepreneur of the Year 2015

The LEAP Entrepreneur Award 2015 is now under way, with the first day-long workshop for aspiring entrepreneurs being successfully staged at the beginning of March. This year we have a wide range of business ideas including:   A micro-brewery, Cheese-making kits Solar powered street lights!   Successful candidates in LEAP’s... find out more

LEAP Entrepreneur Award 2015

Would £3000 help get your business off the ground?  Up to 15 candidates will be chosen to attend a series of 1 day workshops and expert mentoring that will help you gain the skills you need to make your business dreams a reality….and a chance to WIN £3000! Who can... find out more

LEAP KickStart Award 2014

       LEAP KickStart has now closed for applications. To register your interest in the next programme please email [email protected] or visit the contact us tab on the LEAP website.                                                                                                                                                         Would winning £3000 help get your business off the ground?  Up to 15 candidates will be chosen to attend a... find out more

LEAP Networking Breakfast 10 June 2014

  This week, LEAP was delighted to welcome local businesses from Newhaven and Peacehaven to Peacehaven Golf Club in Newhaven to hear more about our exciting programme and encourage local employers to take the LEAP and employ an apprentice. LEAP would also like to thank Sarah Chatwin from ERMC Limited... find out more

Winner of LEAP Entrepreneur Award 2014 Announced

LEAP is thrilled to confirm the winner of the LEAP Entrepreneur Award 2014 went to, Jen Porteous from the Tiny Vineyard Company. The Winner was announced at the Lewes District Business Awards on Thursday 24 April. Jen’s vision is for her company to be the market leader in quality mini... find out more

LEAP Information Hub during the Easter Holidays

Due to popular demand the LEAP Information Hub is returning during the Easter holidays. Have you been thinking about an apprenticeship? Or wondering what options are available to you once you have finished school or college? If so why not pop in to the LEAP Information hub during the Easter holidays... find out more

Read all about Sebastian’s first week at LEAP

Becoming the LEAP Apprentice Sebastian Amewudah-Rivers, 19, has recently started an apprenticeship within the LEAP project at Lewes District Council. Here he recounts his first week in the job and discusses the exciting career opportunities that can be opened up by the apprenticeship route. “When I finished school, I looked... find out more