New CEO sought for Burgess Hill-based Sussex Enterprise

Nick Handley, Sussex Enterprise chairman
Nick Handley, Sussex Enterprise chairman

One of the biggest business membership and support groups in Sussex is seeking a new chief.

Sussex Enterprise, which has 1,000 members, is looking for an inspirational CEO to steer it through one of the busiest chapters in its history.

Last year, the organisation, which is the only accredited chamber of commerce in Sussex, reported a significant upswing in companies seeking its advice on foreign markets, resulting in 13,000 export documents being issued – double that of 2012.

It also increased the number of training courses held to 108 and introduced new networking events under its Inspirational Leadership banner.

Chairman Nick Handley said 2014 was shaping up to be even busier as Sussex Enterprise expanded its services in line with forecast growth in the economy.

“2014 sees one of the busiest schedules ever planned for our members that will help give them the competitive edge they need in a growing economy.

“The appointment of the CEO is critical as we look to provide a greater range of benefits and services to existing members and recruit new ones.”

He said the new CEO needed to be an expert networker who can communicate the benefits of Sussex Enterprise to a wider audience and encourage more individuals and organisations to work together to the benefit of its member businesses and the wider Sussex economy.