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Coastal West Sussex

Coastal West Sussex has a diverse range of small and growing businesses and specific niches in branches of advanced engineering, tourism, food and drink and marine related activities. Its coastline and access to markets through Shoreham Port are key assets.

 

Coastal West Sussex is around 45 minutes south of London Gatwick Airport and just over an hour from London. It is one of the most sought after places to live in the country because of its outstanding natural environment and excellent quality of life.

 

  • It has a population of around 430,000, a consistently healthy employment rate and large number of older people with high disposable incomes.

  • In Shoreham Harbour and at Enterprise Bognor Regis it has some of the best development and regeneration opportunities in the South East of England.

  • It is home to some of the UK’s leading engineering businesses, including Ricardo and Bowers & Wilkins, and it has developed a reputation for developing outstanding local businesses.

  • Its coastal location make it ideal for marine-related activities and the facilities at Shoreham Port are a major attraction for businesses that transport goods around the world.

  • It has a well-established visitor economy, which includes prestigious events and venues, as well as family-oriented attractions, and its demographic profile mean that there is a strong demand for services to support older people.


The Coastal West Sussex Partnership is private and public partnership that promotes business and economic growth in Coastal West Sussex.

Coastal West Sussex has a diverse range of small and growing businesses and specific niches in branches of advanced engineering, tourism, food and drink and marine related activities. Its coastline and access to markets through Shoreham Port are key assets.

“We have direct access to local clients, and excellent transport links to London and international airports at Gatwick and Heathrow, which is key to the success of our business. We also value Goodwood and Shoreham airports for clients who fly direct into the south of the County.”

Ruth Douglas, General Manager - Heirlooms



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