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.


Chamber Events/Meetings
At this time we will not be arranging, holding or attending any non-essential meetings/events. As the Government is saying it is almost certain to worsen in the coming months, we felt it would be irresponsible to get people coming to events when they have no need to. We plan to relaunch the breakfasts and lunches later in the year, when the threat has passed and people are more willing to attend events again. This is to protect ourselves, our colleagues and the general public. In the meantime, thank you, and we hope we will see you again soon. (Updated 17/3/20).



The Government has made available a full range of business support measures during this time. For all the latest up-to-date grants, funds and  guidance on coronavirus support for businesses, please visit the Lewes District Council website.

Latest News

Increase in On-Street Parking Charges

Increase in On-Street Parking Charges

Lewes Chamber of Commerce is very disappointed that East Sussex County Council has decided to alienate businesses, shoppers, and tourists to the town, by significantly increasing charges for on-street parking. Lewes businesses, especially small and independent...

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Local businesses engaging with schools

Local businesses engaging with schools

Depot Cinema, Kitchen & Bar and Priory School, Lewes, are keen to encourage more local businesses to engage with schools and to find creative ways of supporting the young people in our community with their career choices and paths. It doesn’t have to be time...

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 Lewes Living Wage

As well as being good for society, there are significant business benefits to paying the real Living Wage. Over 30 Lewes businesses are now signed up to the Lewes Living Wage. Some may already qualify for accreditation, but aren’t aware of it. The current rate for the Living Wage for over 18s (Nov 19) is £9.30 per hour outside London, and the rate in the capital is now £10.75. 

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 facebook page 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.

North Street Quarter

The North Street Quarter will be a mixed use neighbourhood which will regenerate the area around North Street and the Phoenix Industrial Estate and reconnect it to the heart of Lewes.

Located just a five-minute walk from Lewes High Street, the new North Street Quarter will reflect the character of the historic market town and provide a range of amenities for Lewes.