Newhaven Growth Takes Off

Newhaven MP, Maria Caulfield, has welcomed the latest news from Scale Up East Sussex that Newhaven is emerging as a hot-spot of small and medium-sized companies with proven business models that are on the cusp of an impressive growth phase.

A business support programme funded by the Government, specifically for companies in the Newhaven area launched earlier this year, and has uncovered a treasure-trove of exciting, innovative and creative enterprises. Commenting on this Maria Caulfield said, “ This is great news for Newhaven and shows the start of the turnaround of the town promised to local people. In addition to this we are seeing the regeneration of the port entrance being planed and a new hotel being developed in the town. The free parking in the town centre is also starting to attract shoppers back.”

Seven companies have been selected for the Scale-Up East Sussex (Newhaven) programme following a round of applications and interviews. The project is being managed by Gavin McWhirter of Digital Islands, an economic development and growth acceleration company specialising in start-ups and early-stage companies. The 7 companies selected for this project are

Tin Tab, CTEC Energy, Paul Cox Sculptures, ValetPRO, Lincolns Kitchen and Granite, MyTeamSafe, and Arbeco.

Scale Up East Sussex (Newhaven) is one of three Scale-Up programmes of support for ambitious companies in the county. Companies benefit from 1 to 1 support in developing a growth action plan, membership of a business network exclusively for participants of the growth programme, and identification of a mentor to work with the leader of each company. The current phase of the project is being provided at no cost to the companies, thanks to government funding.

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