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Rural West Sussex

Rural West Sussex has strengths in the land-based industries and has large numbers of small engineering and professional services businesses. Its key asset is the quality of its natural environment and the South Downs National Park.

 

West Sussex is a largely rural county. Much of it is covered by the South Downs National Park.  The quality of its natural environment is outstanding and it is served by wide range of market towns, villages and hamlets.

 

  • Rural West Sussex attracts large numbers of start up and small businesses, particularly in the professional services and engineering sectors, reflecting a growing demand for people to locate their businesses in desirable locations.

  • The quality of the light and soil make Rural West Sussex one of the UK’s great food and drink producing areas.

  • It is a popular visitor destination and there is scope to make better commercial use of its natural resources.

  • The county’s rural businesses are often sophisticated or high-tec and have shown strong growth in recent years.

 

The Rural Partnership promotes Rural West Sussex as a high quality business location.  It is focused on supporting small-scale, high-end manufacturing businesses; home based businesses; and companies linked to the area’s outstanding natural environment.   It looks to attract investment in the rural economy and harness its excellent record of entrepreneurship, whilst complementing its outstanding natural environment and supporting the South Downs National Park’s strategic objectives.

Rural West Sussex has strengths in the land-based industries and has large numbers of small engineering and professional services businesses. Its key asset is the quality of its natural environment and the South Downs National Park.

“Where Scott Labels is based in rural Miland, we’re only barely an hour away from Heathrow or Gatwick Airport. There’s also a very good local railway network to London and the South West."

David Scott - Director - Scott Labels



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