Are you a leader or senior manager of an East Sussex-based business?

Are you female, disabled, from an ethnic minority, part of the LGBTQ+ community, or identify as a gender different from the one assigned at birth?

Would you like to:

  • improve confidence in the latest business trends?
  • develop new skills through action-learning and networking?
  • work through your business pain points collaboratively and with support from experts?

Breakthrough 2.0 - free business support in East Sussex


Then the >BREAKTHROUGH 2.0 programme from East Sussex County Council and always possible is for you.

A FREE course of business support for East Sussex businesses.


>BREAKTHROUGH 2.0 is a peer-led, action-learning focused series of facilitated events. Running February to March 2024. It will develop resilience and commercial skills for leaders to help their businesses become more sustainable, through a responsive course of dynamic, participant-led activities. It is designed specifically for professionals who do not access traditional business support as often.

What you get:

A half-day in-person networking and business resilience session.

23rd Feb 2pm – 5pm The Rook Inn, Lewes FC

Guest speaker:
Stef McCloughlin – Commercial Manager, Lewes FC

 + optional tour of the club after the session

Three 90-minute online business resilience sessions.

Work with other leaders and facilitators on live projects to challenge uncertainty and build resilience into your work.


  • Thurs 7th March 12:00-1:30pm
  • Wed 13th March 12:00-1:30pm
  • Mon 25th March 12:00-1:30pm

Business temperature check report.

A user-friendly action plan to help you build understanding around: tech and productivity, financial sustainability, social impact and marketing.

This programme is fully funded by East Sussex County Council.

Sign up to reserve one of the very limited available spaces.



This project builds on >BREAKTHROUGH; a partnership between East Sussex County Council and always possible that ran between 2020 and 2022 offering bespoke, targeted 1:1 and group mentoring support to female and ethnic minority-led businesses in East Sussex.

>BREAKTHROUGH’s aim was to deliver support for under-represented entrepreneurs that best suited their circumstances. Responding to The Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship and local economic data.

>BREAKTHROUGH 2.0 aims to continue this work into 2024. Providing connectivity and support for business leaders to connect, work collaboratively and develop networks.