To be the best place to live, work and play in the UK.
Why our vision is already a reality:
- We have a fantastic 'Work / Life Balance'
At the entrance to the South Downs National Park, Eastbourne benefits from beautiful, accessible countryside and pristine beaches. There are great activities for all the family including para-gliding, wind surfing, canoeing, paddle boarding, walking, sailing, diving and world class cultural attractions at our theatres and galleries. There's also a Marine Conservation Zone to explore between Beachy Head and Normans Bay which is teeming with marine life, including the Short-Snouted Seahorse!
- World beating 'Connectivity'
To improve our efficiency and productivity the town has incredibly fast broadband speeds accessible to all via our member, Lighting Fibre. The Chamber Meeting Room is available to members free of charge and has 1000 MBPS free Wi-Fi and a camera and room mic to enable effective hybrid meetings. (Terms and Conditions Apply.)
There are also great opportunities to hot desk and network with like minded business people at FOUNDRY in the Beacon Centre.
- A genuinely 'Positive Enterprise Culture'
We work closely with all the local authorities in East Sussex, all the Chambers of Commerce and all the MPs. We also work with the South East Local Enterprise Partnership, Your Eastbourne BID, the business improvement district in town and Locate East Sussex, the Hospitality Association, Let's Do Business Group, the FSB, East Sussex College Group, the Coastal Education Partnership and Brighton University.
Working together we overcome barriers to business and have created an effective enterprise culture. We are part of the ACES Alliance of Chambers in East Sussex which demonstrates what Aristotle told us in 348 BC, that "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts".
Enterprise ǀ Socialise ǀ Realise
To enable thriving and sustainable businesses that provide secure, stable jobs with a greatwork life balance, all year round.
We encourage businesses in all sectors, of all sizes, to join us and turn our Vision and Mission into something tangible. Eastbourne and the surrounding area not only has a very active and successful business community, but also offers one of the best quality of life experiences in the country. I can’t think of a better place to live and work and I am proud to be President of such an active and aspiring Chamber.
We have a very busy events calendar ranging from regular networking breakfasts, lunches and dinners, members evenings, social and training events, workshops, joint Chamber meetings and our annual Airbourne and Christmas lunches. If you want us to hold a specific event, just let us know. We have held free member seminars on Business Rates, GDPR and cyber security, and we have supported our members during the various fiscal shocks over the last two years, so let us know what we can do for you.
Contact us if you have news to share through local publications or via our regular e-newsletters. This service is completely free of charge to members.
Whether you are a sole trader or a large multi-national company, we have something to offer you. If you need convincing, telephone or call into our office and have a chat with our team, follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn, or better still come to some of our events and meet our friendly and enthusiastic members who take their business seriously but know how to enjoy themselves in the process.
I look forward to meeting you!