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New initiative for businesses launched to encourage cross-border trade between Sussex and Dieppe

Sussex Enterprise launches a new initiative to encourage cross-border trade between companies from Sussex and Dieppe

Representatives from over 40 businesses in theDieppearea turned out to hear about business opportunities inSussexat a launch event hosted by the Dieppe Chamber of Commerce and Industry on the 15 March. 

The event marked the launch of the ‘DEEDS’ project which has been developed by the Dieppe Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Dieppe-Maritime Urban Community in partnership with Sussex Enterprise. 

‘DEEDS’ stands for the ‘Development of Economic Exchanges between Dieppe & Sussex’ and is supported by the INTERREG IVA European programme France (Channel) – England, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.  The main objective of the project is to develop cross-border trade between companies in Sussex and Dieppe

Among the speakers at the event was Malcolm Bradshaw, a Board Member at Sussex Enterprise, who spoke about the market opportunities in Sussex and how to go about doing business in the UK. 

Commenting on the project, Mark Froud, Chief Executive at Sussex Enterprise said:
“This is an exciting project which could provide a real boost for trade across the Channel.  We have identified sectors that are most likely to actively participate in exporting and where the potential collaboration appears to be among the most promising. DEEDS targets the aerospace, logistics, environmental, food processing and boatbuilding sectors but we welcome interest from businesses inSussexfrom any sector.

“If businesses haven’t yet signed up to the project and want to look at businesses opportunities in France, I’d urge you to come along to our event in Sussex in May and find out about business opportunities in France.  For further information about DEEDS, have a look at the project website at”

To find out more about the DEEDS project and complete a registration form, please speak to Liz Cadman at Sussex Enterprise on 0844 371 5426 or email

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