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Business Resources and Support

These pages are designed to provide businesses with a broad range of resources and support service, whether you are starting a new business or an established business looking for help.

The Council’s Economic Development Unit and its partners aim to maintain sustainable growth and nurture local businesses and encourage entrepreneurs.

Business Support

Below is a range of both local and national organisations and initiatives to support business through various stages.

Council Resources

On our web pages you can find some of the following advice and resources available:

You can find further information on the West Sussex County Council website , covering a range of areas such as:

Workforce Development

Central Sussex College is committed to providing excellent education, training and development opportunities for large and small businesses. The College works closely with local businesses and have a very active employer service to support recruitment, training and workforce development.

A new University Centre at the college has been developed in partnership with the Universities of Brighton and Chichester and provides local and flexible higher education and qualifications for adults and employers, and cost-effective progression opportunities for young people.

Universities in the surrounding area of Crawley have got a vast range of programmes and practical services to help business. Many of them aim to ensure that their knowledge and resources are available to both business and industry. Visit the websites to find out more about what each university can offer your business.

Working with Business in the Gatwick Diamond is a brochure which details the offer for businesses in higher education, business development and workforce skills in the Gatwick Diamond area.

There are a range of additional national organisations which can help Businesses with Workforce Development, such as the National Apprenticeship Service and National Careers Service .


Many aspects of our community have been affected the recession, whether businesses, individuals, public services or voluntary organisations. However, there is a great deal of services, advice and support around which you can link into, some examples of these are below:

For details about the latest employment statistics for Crawley, visit our economic profile page.

Unable to find the resources or support that you were looking for? Please use the details in the Contact Us section or complete this business enquiry form .

(01293) 438519 (01293) 511803 click to email us
Economic Development Unit
Town Hall
The Boulevard
West Sussex RH10 1UZ

Contact Us

tel: (01293) 438519

fax: (01293) 511803

email: click to email us

Economic Development Unit
Town Hall
The Boulevard
West Sussex RH10 1UZ

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