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Want some support or advice to help your business grow and develop? 

The Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce is pleased to work with a whole range of different partners, and we’d like to introduce you to the Business Support Navigator.

Here’s what the Business Support Navigator service can do for you and your business completely free of charge:

  • Offer you one-to-one practical and bespoke support to help you grow your business
  • Signpost and refer you to local and national schemes supporting business growth
  • Connect you with the right business-to-business support groups and organisations

Find yourself asking the following questions?

  • How do I find the right grant?
  • Where can I get funding?
  • I need advice, who do I see?
  • I need a business plan, how do I start?
  • What’s involved in exporting abroad?
  • I want to develop my business, how do I go about it?

Yes? In that case, save time, money and stress – and leave it all to the Business Support Navigators.

Amanda Geel is your local Business Adviser covering from Shoreham to Chichester and up to Horsham. Find all her contact details here.

The Business Navigator is just one of many useful and productive partnerships that the Worthing and Adur Chamber of Commerce maintains and offers its members. Join the Chamber now to access essential resources, information, contacts and a whole host of other benefits!

Click here to visit the Business Navigator website

Amanda Geel is the Business Adviser for Shoreham to Chichester and Horsham

T:  0800 977 4146 M: 07747 554378


"Amanda has been of tremendous support to Opus. As a result of Amanda’s proactive support and contacts in less than 6 months we have participated in Arab Health (Dubai) conference. Received a £2,000 grant from the Department of International Trade. Introduced to funding organisations such as Finance South East and Allied Irish Bank, as well brokering an exciting business partnership with Peter Bailey of TickleTec Ltd."
Mr Bola Lafe of Opus Innovation

  • 10 July 2017 10:52 AM | Amelia Tomlinson (Administrator)

    Business Navigator Newsletter - July 

    £1.5m to Help Businesses Export

    The Department for International Trade (DIT) will be running a series of launch events across Coast to Capital to raise awareness of the additional £1.5m funding that has been made available to support export through the European Regional Development Fund.  For more information on international related support and events contact the Growth Hub team on 0800 977 4146 or visit the website

    Finding Overseas Opportunities

    Searching for new export opportunities has never been easier thanks to the DIT Portal.  Using this service you will be able to:

    • Access live opportunities so you can sell your product or service
    • Get alerts whenever an overseas company is looking for a product or service like yours
    • Reach new customers around the world with ease
    • Get support along each stage of exporting.

    Export opportunities are waiting for you, so visit the Portal today!

    Export Support from Sussex Chamber of Commerce

    UK exporters will at some point need export documentation. The Sussex Chamber is licensed to certify and arrange legalisation of export documentation.  The Chamber also assists exporters throughout the process of completing the documentation. Export documentation is required to comply with import regulations in the country of arrival, evidence the country of manufacture of the goods and ensure payment under a Letter of Credit. 

    Sussex Chamber can also offer guidance through its International Trade training. Courses include import and export procedures, commodity and tariff codes, becoming an AEO, controls and licensing, inward processing relief and much more. For more information visit the Sussex Chamber website

    For more information

    Gatwick Meet the Buyer – International Opportunities

    The 2017 Gatwick Diamond Meet the Buyers event brings local, regional and national buyers together with local businesses in the region.  This event creates new business for those taking part and over £22.5m of business is estimated to have been created since 2010. There will be more than 2,000 sales meetings at the event which takes place on Wednesday 18 October 2017 at the Arora Hotel in Crawley.

    As a result of the reach of this event FICCI, a key membership organisation from India, will be attending to help businesses explore international sales opportunities with India.  FICCI is the voice of India's business and industry, drawing its strength from diverse regional Chambers of Commerce and reaching out to over 250,000 companies.

    For further information

    International Support Provided by Business Navigator Growth Hub

    Click here to see how the Coast to Capital Business Navigator Growth Hub service helped Horsham based EMCEL Filters to take advantage of international opportunities.  Manager Jason Allen said:

    The Business Navigator Service has signposted EMCEL to relevant advice and opened up several opportunities and forums to explore and benefit from. This has included one to one meetings, online support and a willingness to help and be available for any questions we may have.”

    Coast to Capital Confirms its Priorities

    Coast to Capital launched its 2017/18 Business Plan last month which sets out the work which will be delivered over the coming year.  It highlights seven key strategic priorities which includes encouraging trade and inward investment.   Coast to Capital’s objectives in this area are to build a pipeline of new exporters, ensure existing exporters get the best support and maximise inward investment in the region If you would like to find out more about Coast to Capital please visit the website or view the latest news. Subscribe to the Coast to Capital Newsletter to receive further information directly to your inbox.

Business Navigator Ryan Davies will be at the Sphere Business Centre offering free 1-1 clinics on the following dates:

  • 18 July - spaces available
  • 19 September - spaces available

For each one hour advisory session, you will have the opportunity to discuss your growth aspirations with Ryan Davies, Businses Navigator. 

You’ll have the opportunity to focus on a topic of your choice ranging from sales & marketing, access to finance or reaching new customers and new markets.  

Outcomes from these sessions can range from acquiring business premises, applying for funding, taking on more staff, increasing turnover. 

The meeting will result in a few simple actions that make a significant difference to your business.

If you would like to book your free session please email to reserve your slot.

Small local business grants for Worthing & Adur now available 

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