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Chamber Strategy 2019/20

What's the plan for the next few years?

To promote a stable and enterprising economy in Eastbourne and East Sussex; to arrange stimulating and sociable business events and to help all our Members 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
Economy and Society
  • Support the Business Improvement District (retail & town centre management)
  • Tackle homelessness
  • Support sustainable tourism & promote our ‘Lifestyle’ town
  • Influence & support commercial, Engineering and Manufacturing Development through the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP)
  • Connect education and business
Environment & Sustainable Infrastructure
  • 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 developments with ESCC/EBC
  • Influence improvements in air quality
Strategic Direction & Leadership
  • Identify new and leverage existing sources of income
  • Prepare a long-term vision for our Town Chamber at our 150th anniversary
  • Provide strong financial, risk and strategic governance
  • Forming strong alliances EHA, ACES, FSB, LCTA, SCC
  • Building relationships EBC, WDC, LDC, ESCC and MPs
  • Building data for proactive decision making
Business Support & Representation
  • Promote well being & mental health for all
  • Member engagement, connecting & understanding (Young Leaders, International), and growth
  • Provide good commercial business space
  • Develop a strong night time economy
  • Provide business support where it is needed
  • Provide networking, education, training & best practice events