The Lewes district includes the towns of Lewes, Newhaven, Peacehaven, Seaford, Telscombe and East Saltdean, as well as the rural villages of Plumpton and Newick.

Why Lewes District?


Transport links to London, Brighton, Gatwick Airport and Ashford International and Dieppe.

Enterprise Zone

Enterprise Zone in Newhaven with plans to create more employment space and new jobs. New businesses locating to designated areas receive benefits including discounted business rates.

North Street Quarter

North Street Quarter – a new mixed use development in Lewes town centre generating £150 million inward investment into Lewes and the South Downs National Park. The development will include flexible business space.

Commercial property

Extensive range of commercial property in coastal, rural and urban locations

Skilled workforce

Skilled workforce and access to staff from outside the District including Brighton

High entrepreneurial spirit

The District is a popular location for residents to work for themselves.

Chambers of Commerce

Home to a number of active Chambers of Commerce including Lewes, Newhaven, Seaford, Peacehaven and Telscombe Cliffs. These Chambers support their members through networking and best practice as well as providing a strong voice for the business community.

Learning & talent

Close to the University of Brighton and University of Sussex, and are well-served by specialist and general Further and Higher Education colleges of Sussex Downs College, UTC@harbourside and Plumpton College.

Strong strategic leadership

Strong strategic leadership through Lewes District Council, Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, Greater Brighton Economic Board and the South East Local Enterprise Partnership.

Rich lifestyle

Varied and rich lifestyle offer with access to the coast and countryside and culture and heritage

And great business support

Talk to us if you are looking to start or expand your business. Our comprehensive services range from business start-up workshops to 1-2-1 business advice.

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