With a diverse range of business members – from independent shops, garden designers and architects to solicitors and accountants (and everything in between) – everyone benefits from membership of Lewes Chamber of Commerce.



Our Business lunches are held on the 1st Friday of every month at our regular home of (Chamber Member) Cote Brasserie, Lewes and is open to all businesses in Lewes and the surrounding area (and you don’t have to be a Chamber member to attend).

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Edeal Enterprise Agency is a not for profit organisation offering free, impartial, business support in East Sussex including applying for business grants and funding.

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Response to proposed Domino’s coming to Lewes

Response to proposed Domino’s coming to Lewes

There has been the report in the Sussex Express of Domino's opening in Lewes, at the currently empty shop on the corner of the High Street and Station Street. As people will imagine, the Chamber would always prefer to see independent firms and traders opening in the...

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AGM Report 2023

AGM Report 2023

New President and Changes to Executive Committee The evening of Thursday 19th January saw the AGM (re-scheduled from October). It was a good turn out with both new and long-standing members attending.   As members will be aware, Clare Crouch had decided to step...

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Late Night Shopping a tremendous success

Late Night Shopping a tremendous success

Thursday 1st December saw Lewes's ever popular Late Night Shopping event, organised by Lewes Chamber of Commerce.       Shops and businesses opened late, food stalls and other traders were in Cliffe Precinct, with street entertainment and live music...

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The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate based on the cost of living. It is voluntarily paid by over 14,000 UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a wage which meets everyday needs – like the weekly shop, or a surprise trip to the dentist. The current rate for the Living Wage for over 18s (2023/24) is £12.00 per hour outside London, and the rate in the capital is now £13.15. 

Lewes District Dementia Action Alliance

Imagine a community where people with dementia feel confident, understood and supported to live well. It is the vision of the Lewes & District Dementia Action Alliance (LDDAA) to help make the whole of the Lewes District ‘dementia friendly’.

Lewes Chamber of Commerce actively supports LDDAA. If you would like to like to, like us, help them achieve their vision please visit their website for more information.

Dementia FriendsAlzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.

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The Phoenix is a proposed development of a 7.9 hectare brownfield site in Lewes, within the South Downs National Park, brought forward by Human Nature.

A ‘hybrid’ planning application was submitted to the South Downs National Park in March 2023, with an outcome expected in early 2024.