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The South East Business Hub is here to help your business on the path to growth and prosperity.

South East Business Hub is provided by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) – the business-led, public/private body established to drive economic growth across East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock.

The government-backed Help to Grow: Management course will open the door to growth for thousands of business leaders

Delivered by leading UK business schools accredited to the Small Business Charter, Help To Grow: Management includes 50 hours of in-depth training, 1:1 business mentoring, and the opportunity to grow your business.

Brexit Ready Podcast

What are the challenges facing small businesses in today’s tough economic landscape, and how have they overcome them?

The South East Business Hub has teamed up with the London Business Hub and Hertfordshire Growth Hub to bring the local business community the Brexit Ready Podcast.

Peer Networks Programme

Peer Networks is a national peer-to-peer networking programme for SME leaders that want to grow and develop their organisation for future success.

Delivered locally by the South East Business Hub, we create diverse cohort groups of individuals to collaboratively work through common business issues.

Events and Training

Event Finder


Use our Event Finder Tool to help find events across your local area and the South East.

Latest News


We are over the moon to have won a Classic NOVO Award at CLIP. We’re incredible proud to share this achievement with all the talented young musicians we worked with across the East of England. Read more

Blue Pear Cleaning Limited- NOVO

“Great innovators are those that lead society toward a better tomorrow”. When we (Tapiwa and Kudzai) founded Blue Pear Cleaning in January 2020, our mission was to create cleaner, safer spaces so that people can lead healthier and happier lives. Our sole aim was to provide clinical cleans in homes of immunocompromised individuals (cancer patients […] Read more

Ingenious Probiotic -NOVO

We appreciate how the NOVO Awards highlight businesses that create a legacy and make the world a better place. Our mission is to make cleaning and animal hygiene products healthier, safer and more sustainable. We do this by providing environmentally positive, highly effective alternatives to harmful chemical products. Read more

Latest News

Bounce Back Loans (BBLS)

Bounce Back Loans (BBLS) are available for SMEs that have been financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses can apply for between £2,000 and £50,000 up to 25% of their total turnover to provide them with financial support. The loans are interest and fee-free for the first 12 months, with a 2.5% fixed annual interest […] Read more

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