Helping your business

Networking groups are a great way to get to know businesses in the local area and around the region. There are various support mechanisms offered through these groups, who meet regularly to discuss economic and social matters affecting the local economy and that of the wider District.

New business drop-in session

Horsham District Council will play host to a business drop-in session for new and prospective businesses on Wednesday 10th July 2019. The session is design to provide information and support on a range of topics from new business funding, through to planning permission and help answer the questions that many new business have when just starting out. The drop-in is being held at the Council offices in Horsham – Parkside, Chart Way, Horsham, RH12 1RL – between 10am and 12pm.

We have a range of Council service areas confirmed attending, as well as a range or outside organisations including; Coast to Capital, Sussex Chamber of Commerce, Federation of Small Businesses – South East and Job Centre Plus.

There is no need to book an appointment, just simply call in to the Council offices on the 10 July for this free support session. if you would like more information pleases use the contact page, or email,

Local networks

Horsham District has a great variety of groups available for businesses. Some of the prominent local networking groups accessible in the District include:

For details of these groups and more, consult our full list of local networking groups.

Coast to Capital Growth Hub

The Coast to Capital Growth Hub supports businesses in the area to achieve their growth ambitions through the provision of direct support and signposting services, completely free at point of use.

Since its launch, the Coast to Capital Growth Hub has supported thousands of businesses.

The support includes:

  • Dedicated Business Advisors who will assess the needs of your business and introduce you to local, regional and national support initiatives to help you grow;
  • Access to free diagnostic business reviews, resulting in impact-driven hands-on support to overcome organisational barriers;
  • Providing a bespoke website full of relevant resources, events and opportunities for your business.

For more information on the service, visit the Growth Hub website.

You are also invited to contact their team today on 01403 333840, to discuss your support needs.

Further advice

If you are looking for additional help, contact the team at Think Horsham District You may also find some useful help through some of these websites below:

Find or organise an event

Many of the networking events in Horsham District are listed on our news and events page, where you can find out more about events, their locations and the times.

If you have a networking or business event that you would like to place on our news and events page, please fill in this contact form with the necessary details.