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There is a variety of local and regional support organisations that offer a wide range of different services to local businesses.

Chichester District Council

Chichester District Council has a dedicated team with a variety of specialist skills that can assist your business on its road to success. They are closely linked with support organisations that offer further training and advice, therefore are ideally placed to offer networking and identify new business opportunities.

• Access to business grants;
• Planning applications and enquiries;
• The key issues impacting on your business;
• Relocating to the district;
• The availability of business premises within the area

Find out more

For more information about locating your business in Chichester District, contact our Economic Development Service by calling 01243 534669 or emailing business.support@chichester.gov.uk

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Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

www.c2cbusiness.org.uk

The Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) covers West Sussex, East Surrey, Croydon and Greater Brighton. There are 38 LEPs across England. They are local business led partnerships between local authorities and businesses and play a central role in determining local economic priorities and undertaking activities to drive economic growth and the creation of local jobs. In the six years since Coast to Capital was formed, they have successfully invested more than £300 million of public money in local infrastructure, and generated a significant return in the growth of the local economy.

Chichester BID

www.chichesterbid.co.uk

Chichester Business Improvement District (BID) was formed in April 2011. The BID Team continues to focus on delivering within four core areas for Chichester City centre. Facilitating strategic partnership, providing opportunity, improving City safety and the promotion of Chichester on a national and local level.

Chichester Chamber of Commerce & Industry

www.chichestercci.org.uk

The Voice of Business – Chichester Chamber of Commerce & Industry is a successful networking organisation which offers support to the businesses and industries of Chichester and the surrounding areas. It encourages measures to improve the social and economic conditions of the local area and liaises with representatives about business interests affecting the city and its district.

University Of Chichester – The Business Hothouse

https://www.chi.ac.uk/business-services/business-hothouse

The Business Hothouse offers free support to pre-start and established businesses in the Coast-to-Capital area. From workshops to grant funding, they provide the guidance to get your business growing.

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

www.fsb.org.uk

As experts in business, FSB offers their members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice heard in government. Their mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions. Established over 40 years ago to help their members succeed in business, FSB is a non-profit making and non-party political organisation that’s led by their members, for their members.