Capitalise Business Support (Kent, Sussex & Surrey)

British Business Bank programme: Enterprise Finance Guarantee

Capitalise Business Support is part of the Let’s Do Business Group, the leading provider of business advice, training, access to finance and business events in the South East.

About the Let’s Do Business Group

Not only do we work directly with businesses, we also contract with a range of public and private sector partners to deliver projects and contacts – worth more than £10 million over the last 10 years.

Whether you’re a start-up seeking finance and support to kick-start your new venture or an established business looking to scale-up and expand your services, we can help.

Start Up Workshops

Our start-up workshops in Hastings and Eastbourne are the perfect starting point for anyone considering becoming self-employed or starting their own business.

The free and highly interactive seminars cover a variety of essential areas start-up entrepreneurs need to consider, ranging from whether self-employment is right, common reasons for business failure, market research, marketing and finance.

Start Up Loans

For budding entrepreneurs and young businesses, the Start Up Loans scheme offers affordable finance and mentor support to give them a helping hand in successfully getting off the ground.

We deliver the Government-initiative throughout the South of England.

Let’s Do Business Finance

Sourcing mainstream finance often proves challenging for businesses. Our finance arm, Let’s Do Business Finance (LDBF) offers companies an alternative source of commercial finance, providing loans to both new and established businesses that cannot find the funding they need from the usual High Street sources.

Established for over 10 years, LDB Finance also gives businesses support and guidance, helping them survive and thrive throughout Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire.


We are registered and approved providers of GrowthAccelerator, a unique service offering ambitious business owners access to tailored advice, guidance and support to enable their companies to grow and thrive.

Business Advice and Training

Our in-house training team specialise in leadership and management training and apprenticeships to all types of organisations, from start–ups to large multi-nationals.

Nationally accredited by City and Guilds, the Institute of Leadership and Management and Edexcel, our team of advisors, trainers and assessors has comprehensive knowledge and experience of providing customised learning and development training that makes an impact.


Through our Business Skills Academy we offer companies a way to recruit and develop talented staff through an employer-based training programme designed to meet the individual needs of businesses.

Let’s Do Business Exhibitions

Our exhibitions are about good old-fashioned face-to-face networking. The events provide a valuable and affordable opportunity for small local businesses to showcase their products and services.

The Hastings, Eastbourne and Brighton events allow businesses to research market opportunities, meet with key decision-makers face-to-face, seek advice and information, market products and services and network with like-minded businesses.

Business East Sussex

Business East Sussex is a business navigation service helping East Sussex companies to reach their growth potential by giving practical support. It’s part of a wider initiative, creating growth hubs to simplify access to business support.

Whether a start-up or established company planning to expand, our business navigator helps businesses to identify what help they need and guide them towards the most relevant support to enable them to achieve their goals.

Locate East Sussex

Locate East Sussex provide growing companies with assistance in making location decisions, access to funding to accelerate growth, and has  valuable connections to local planning and economic development teams.

The team can provide specialist recruitment support, help identifying suitable commercial property sites and can connect you to key decision makers to get your business moving.


For more information about the Let’s Do Business Group, call 0844 415 2272 or email and visit

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