Traditional business support often misses the mark – perhaps you feel it’s not right for you. Maybe you’re tired of feeling like you’re a square peg in a round hole?

So we’re offering a programme for East Sussex* businesses that will amplify your voice and take your business to the next level. > BREAKTHROUGH is a unique, fully-funded, power-up package of support tailored to your business. Watch this video to find out more or click here to read our case studies.

Breakthrough powerful business support from people who think differently

Breakthrough free business support in East Sussex

What would you do with over 12 hours of free business mentoring, workshops and exclusive resources tailored specifically to you?

Maybe you’d like to develop an idea, product or service and you’re in need of more opportunities for investment, training and personal development. Perhaps you’ve been wanting to go up to the next level but feeling stuck?

Aimed at female-led and ethnic minorities-led small and medium-sized businesses who want to fly high, >BREAKTHROUGH will provide your business with a clearer sense of purpose. Our team will support you to realise your potential for growth and help increase your confidence to access support and available networks.

Whether scaling or diversifying, innovating or surviving, >BREAKTHROUGH invites you to be part of a fresh and diverse story about East Sussex businesses that’s itching to be told.

Economic data shows that female and black, asian and minority ethnic business leaders in East Sussex are less likely to access business support programmes than anyone else.

*Please note that to be eligible you must be registered or trading from the East Sussex local authority area – which does not include businesses based in Brighton & Hove or West Sussex (even if you are on the border). Businesses in Kent & Medway or Essex, Southend & Thurrock can apply for support by clicking these links. Ask us about our other support programmes if you think you’re not eligible.


  • mentoring from an experienced and diverse team of brave thinkers
  • workshops that respond to your specific needs
  • exclusive tools and resources
  • a place at the table in an exciting retelling of the East Sussex business story
  • long-term growth support from a community of influencers
  • the chance to apply for up to £10k in cash

You’re ready for the next step – MAKE IT – with experts in thinking differently who understand your vision.

The form takes around 5 minutes to complete and you may find it helpful to have information on your company’s finances to hand.
***Please note that if you are already taking part in other SEBB-funded programmes such as Big Ambitions or Ready to Grow (with Digital Islands) then you may not be eligible for this support. Please notify us when you apply if this is the case.***

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Meet the > BREAKTHROUGH team

Vicky Tremain, Always Possible Breakthrough teamRichard Freeman, Always Possible Breakthrough teamCarolyn Baguma, Always Possible Breakthrough teamTony Dillon, Always Possible Breakthrough teamUschi Schomig, Always Possible Breakthrough teamKate Regester, Always Possible Breakthrough teamJeremy Taylor, Always Possible Breakthrough teamMeg Fenn, Always Possible Breakthrough teamSarah Freeman, Always Possible Breakthrough teamEmma Mills-Sheffield, Always Possible Breakthrough teamClare Searle, Always Possible Breakthrough teamLucy Paine, Always Possible Breakthrough team

> BREAKTHROUGH is part of The South East Business Boost Programme.

Delivered by always possible, in partnership with East Sussex County Council.

You can find out more about the South East Business Boost here.

My business is less than three years old

always possible offer something unique to ambitious businesses who want to think differently, engage better and grow smarter. The value they bring in joining up high level strategic thinking with grassroots entrepreneurialism is extraordinary. These are not like any other consultants.

Nikki Gatenby, author 'Superengaged: How to transform business performance by putting people and purpose first'

The team at always possible have made it so we can initiate a part of the business that will have a huge impact. We are all really excited about what it could mean for the future of the company.

Samantha Wheeler, MakerClub

The always possible team are very perceptive and their knowledge and enthusiasm really sparkles. The first session we had was the most constructive 60 minutes I’ve spent on developing my business so far.

Margaret Ousby, Margaret Ousby Communications