Chamber Strategy 2019/20

To promote a stable and enterprising economy in Eastbourne and East Sussex; to arrange stimulating and sociable business events, to help all Members and clients to realise their goals.

Our Values

  • We are an inclusive, respectful and welcoming Chamber
  • We continually aim for the highest levels of member satisfaction
  • We are the ‘go to’ source of business support and inspiration in Eastbourne
  • We work to be one of the best Chambers in East Sussex, held in high regard by all the other Chambers
  • We deliver our Strategic Plan through good governance and our active Chamber and Edeal boards of directors
  • Support the Business Improvement District (Retail & Town Centre Management)
  • Tackling Homelessness
  • Support Sustainable Tourism & Promote our ‘Lifestyle’ Town
  • Influence & Support Commercial, Engineering and Manufacturing Development through the SELEP
  • Connecting Education and Business – Education Business Partnership


  • Promoting the Need for Connectivity and mobility to/from and throughout our Town
  • Road, Cycle, Rail, Public Transport (Quality Bus Partnership), Digital
  • Influence the Priority of Town Centre Options ESCC, EBC
  • Influence Improvements in Air Quality
  • Identify New and Leverage Existing Sources of Income
  • Prepare a long-term vision for our Town Chamber at 150
  • Provide Strong Financial, Risk and Strategic Governance
  • Forming Strong Alliances EHA, ACES, FSB, LCTA, SCC
  • Building Relationships EBC, ESCC, MPs
  • Building Data for Proactive Decision Making
  • Promote Well Being & Mental Health for all
  • Member Engagement, Connecting & Understanding (Young Leaders, International), and growth
  • Providing Commercial Business Space
  • Lead a Night Time Economy
  • Identify new Chamber Premises
  • Provide Networking, Education, Training & Best Practice Events