Launch of the West Sussex Retail Hub – 12th July

Please Join Us for the Launch of the West Sussex Retail Hub via Zoom on Monday 12th July 6pm

We are delighted to announce the launch of the West Sussex Retail Hub.  This is a joint initiative being delivered collectively with other Local Authorities in West Sussex to support independent retail businesses.

With high street businesses continuing to face increasing online competition and decreasing town centre footfall, exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic, the hub has been created to provide retail support to independent retail businesses across West Sussex.  Training consultants Digital Islands have been commissioned to produce a programme of FREE online training modules and live Q&A sessions to help local retail businesses strengthen their skills and improve their knowledge of key topics.

Please join us for the launch event on Monday 12th July.  The event will include an overview of the West Sussex Retail Hub and the opportunity to hear from each of the learning module presenters as well as special guest Mark Smith, Chief Operating Officer at Sweaty Betty.  The founders of the business live in West Sussex, as does Mark.  The business has come a long way in 20 years – from spotting a gap in the market to over 60 shops worldwide.

Please register for the event below.

Businesses interested in registering for the training hub can register here

The West Sussex Retail Hub is part of a broader programme of support including grant funding which will launch later in the year.  We will provide further updates and links via our LinkedIn profile and website

Any questions please don’t hesitate to contact a member of the Economic Development team