We have the best connectivity with easy access to 1,000 mbps up and download speeds.
We have a great work / life balance in beautiful countryside with lovely beaches.
We have an excellent Enterprise Culture as we all work together to develop a successful economy with quality jobs, all year round.
We are the Gateway to Britain’s newest National Park and the nearest National Park to London
Award winning events include Airbourne, the largest free airshow in Europe
The International Lawn Tennis in Eastbourne goes out to 20 million viewers globally and attracts 55,000 visitors annually
It is recognised as in the top 8 most important tennis tounaments worldwide
The Eastbourne Tennis Tournament has seen winners like Novak Djokavic, Martina Navratilova, Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniaki, Kim Clijsters, and Andy Roddick,
Eastbourne Lawn Tennis is like Wimbledon 50 years ago; intimate, laid back and relaxed
According to the Met Office, Eastbourne is the sunniest place in the UK
31.4% of the population of Eastbourne is under 30 years old
Eastbourne has the UK’s only 5* seaside hotel – the much loved Grand Hotel
Eastbourne has appeared in these blockbuster movies; Harry Potter; James Bond The Living Daylights; Brighton Rock; Made in Dagenham; Pearl Harbour; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Diana to name but a few!
Eastbourne has featured in some great Television shows including; The Crown; Poirot; The Lives and Loves of a She Devil; Little Britain; Foyle’s War; Miss Marple; Top Gear; That Mitchell and Webb Look
With perfect temperatures and chalky soil East Sussex is excellent for producing world class Sussex Sparkling wines and frequently beats Champagne in blind tastings
Debussy wrote “La Mer” at The Grand Hotel in 1905
We have the UK’s busiest Bandstand
Sovereign Harbour is Europe’s largest man-made marina
Natalie Imbruglia and Katie Melua have both recorded music at Echo Zoo Studios in Eastbourne, along with other famous musicians.
Many A-list guests have visited Eastbourne over the years and many have stayed at the lovely 5* Grand Hotel:
Eastbourne is the birthplace of shoe empires Russell and Bromley and Jones the Bootmaker
Eastbourne introduced the world’s first municipal motorbus service in 1903
Eastbourne built the first seaplanes in 1912
Eastbourne hosted the first roller skating rink in the UK at the Winter Garden's Floral Hall
Eastbourne was the first to install British made traffic lights in 1931
Eastbourne was a pilot town for the introduction of STOP lines at junctions
The Royal Sovereign was the first lightship in the world with a revolving light in 1875
Eastbourne ran the country’s largest indoor saltwater baths
The first motor dealer electric car lift was installed at Caffyns in Eastbourne
Eastbourne was the first council to use CPO powers for amenity purposes when it acquired the Downs
William the Conqueror landed at Pevensey in 1066 and we haven’t looked back since!
Eastbourne Borough Council; The Office of National Statistics(ONS); Census 2011; Brighton Argus Dec 2012; Nomis 2013; Eastbourne Town Centre Manager; East Sussex in Figures; Tourism South East 2012; CSMA 2010; Eastbourne Borough Council; Town Team; Duport News Centre; The Telegraph Newspaper August 23rd 2013, Alan Wenham and the Eastbourne Society, The Times March 2023, Time Out November 2022.