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Our Team - Business East Sussex

Ian Smallwood - Head of Business Services

I’ve worked with small businesses for over 20 years within the Banking and Enterprise sector. I have had my own business too and understand the issues facing small businesses. I can help you develop your business strategy and offer support with accessing the right finance, making your business ambitions achievable.

ian.smallwood@ldbgroup.co.uk

Chris Smith - Business Support Navigator & Grant Specialist

With over 30 years’ experience in high street and commercial banking I am now working with Start Up and established businesses across the south east, using my knowledge and experience to help them access the grants and funding vital to their ongoing survival, growth and success.

chris.smith@ldbgroup.co.uk

Mike Watson - Business Support Navigator

I have worked, locally, nationally and internationally with SMEs for over twenty years, focused on credit risk and working capital adequacy. I have also run my own business. I can help with all aspects of running a business, but specifically mentoring, business forecasting, succession planning and general compliance issues.

mike.watson@ldbgroup.co.uk

Steve Piper - Business Support Navigator

I have worked with SME businesses, across a range of industries for 30+ years. With extensive experience in Sales, Operations Management and Training and having owned my own company, I understand the issues and challenges facing small business today. As a business specialist, I can help you develop your business strategy and offer support to help you make your business ambitions achievable.

steve.piper@ldbgroup.co.uk

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