About LDB Group - Let's Do Business

With its origins in Hastings over 20 years ago the Group has developed from an Enterprise Agency and town Chamber of Commerce to become a leading provider of business advice, training, access to finance and business events in the South East.

As well as its work directly with businesses the Group contracts with a range of public and private sector partners to deliver projects and contracts – worth over £20m over the last 5 years alone.

As a Group, we offer the following services to help drive your business forward:

 • Business Advice & Support
 • Business Finance for Growth & Starting Up
 • Business Training Courses
 • Business Exhibitions



Find out more on the Let’s Do Business Group website.

In addition to this we run the following services all designed to help you start up and grow:


SE Business Hub


Business East Sussex offers one-to-one support helping you to focus on your business needs. Whether your business is new or established there is support available to help it grow or become more sustainable.

The Business Navigator Service offers a small dedicated team to help you find access to grants, loans, training and practical support.




Visit the Business East Sussex website to find out more.

Locate East Sussex logo


The team at Locate East Sussex provide an innovative service for growing businesses that offers assistance with location decisions and access to funding, helping to accelerate business growth within East Sussex.

With funding from the Regional Growth Fund, East Sussex County Council is working with Locate East Sussex to support growing businesses through its new Small Business Grants Scheme and Business Growth Funding Scheme.


Visit the Locate East Sussex website to find out more.

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Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business for Hastings, St Leonards and the surrounding area, representing its members to all levels of government and to community leaders across the statutory, community, voluntary and charitable sectors. Our overriding aim is to make the voice of business even stronger. We work on behalf of our members, to grow the economy of the town and the wider region in order to create a more supportive environment for businesses to operate in – irrespective of their size, sector or age.

Visit the Hastings Chamber website to find out more.