Chamber Activity

The Board has set up the following Portfolio working groups to focus on specific areas of interest:

  •  Signposting & Business Advice
  •  Membership Contacts
  •  Events & Sponsorship
  •  New Member Programme
  •  Membership Growth
Tourism & Culture
  • A strategic approach to tourism & culture
  • To increase global visitors to Eastbourne
  • To work with the local and regional councils to promote Eastbourne as a great visitor destination
  • A Chamber App Development
  • Marketing & Media for Members
  • Business Directory & Diary
  • E-news
  • Local Media
  • General Influencing / Lobbying
Commercial & Economic Development
  • Industrial & Manufacturing Needs
  • Close links with Workforce Development
  • Liaise with Local Authorities and other key partners
  • Understand unique needs of business
  • SELEP links
Workforce Skills
  • Education – Schools and Colleges
  • Training – Colleges and Apprenticeships
  • Education Business Partnership links
  • Relationship with Key Education Providers
  • Links with Multicultural and Ethnic Groups
  • Getting Students Work Ready
Transport and Infrastructure
  • A27
  • Rail transport
  • Town Centre Road System
  • Public Transport / Cycling
Retail and the Town Centre
  • Developing a Business Improvement District or BID
  • Town Centre Management
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Safer Eastbourne
  • Promotion of Local Events
Finance & General Purposes
  • Office Systems
  • Health & Safety
  • Risk Management Finance, Accounts & Procurement
  • Property Management
  • Legislation Compliance
The Alliance of Chambers in East Sussex – aka ACES
  • Working with other Chambers and the FSB to promote business in East Sussex
  • Working with the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) to develop the area
  • Working with Local Authorities and MPs to break down barriers to business in East Sussex
  • Networking links across East Sussex