Business Development & Support


We offer a range of support to businesses that are thinking of starting up, relocating, expanding or recruiting in the area. We also work with businesses to review their initial business proposals and advise on any legislative or policy issues that need to be considered such as planning permission. The district offers a range of business accommodation from established industrial estates to new greenfield development sites. The new and soon to be opened Enterprise Hub, in Littlehampton, will provide managed office space for start up businesses. We have a comprehensive knowledge of the 6000 businesses that are located in the district.  The Arun Business Partnership provides a forum for local businesses to exchange information and business to business support.


Arun business partnership

The aim of the Arun Business Partnership is to help companies do more business locally, or to “Profit through Partnership”. The partnership is all about helping our local businesses to survive and grow. It’s a group of local companies who want to improve their business, which was set up as it’s clear that companies want to work together for the benefit of both themselves and their area. We help this happen by coordinating this free to join business forum. Please see the partnership's website for more details. Alternatively you can email or phone 01903 737845.


Top employers

A number of nationally and internationally known businesses are located in Arun. These include the Body Shops UK Head Quarters, Butlin’s and Rolls Royce.  The district is home to a wide range of companies of all sizes who provide products and services to worldwide markets.

The support we can offer is wide ranging and if we can’t help we probably know someone who can and we like a challenge! 

You can contact us by emailing or calling 01903 737845. 


Free business support for businesses wanting to grow!

The Coast to Capital Growth Hub supports businesses in the area to achieve their growth ambitions through the provision of direct support and signposting services, completely free at point of use.

Since its launch the Coast to Capital Growth Hub has supported thousands of businesses.

The support includes:

  • dedicated Account Managers who will assess the needs of your business and introduce you to local, regional and national support initiatives to help you grow.
  • access to free diagnostic business reviews, resulting in impact-driven hands-on support to overcome organisational barriers.
  • providing a bespoke website full of relevant resources, events and opportunities for your business.

For more information on the service, visit the Growth Hub website here.

You are also invited to contact the team today on 01403 333840, to discuss your support needs.

Growth Hub