> BREAKTHROUGH Ethnic Minority Case Studies


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.

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