Do you have a business idea?

LEAP Entrepreneur Programme

To turn your idea into a real business apply now for next year’s LEAP Entrepreneur Programme.  You will receive expert advice and have the chance to win a cash prize of £2,500 to help start your business.

LEAP Entrepreneur ProgrammeLEAP is a free two stage business start-up programme. All eligible entrepreneurs begin by attending an interactive start-up workshop in Lewes or Newhaven. After shortlisting, 15 move onto stage two and attend a series of seminars focusing on areas where enterprises tend to fail in their first year. Those on the programme also receive mentoring from a team of dedicated business experts to help those 15 entrepreneurs create viable, strong and robust business plans.

These business plans will be judged by a panel and the best business idea will be announced at the Lewes District Business Awards.  The winner will be receive a cash prize of £2,500 and the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award.

Last years winner, Anna Lane of Treatment Tents said “LEAP was the best thing that could possibly have happened to me when I was starting my business. The mentors were outstanding and the seminars gave me so much information to help me write and implement a business plan that I had never written before! Throughout the programme the support and encouragement has been amazing and I encourage anyone who is thinking about setting up a business to get in touch with LEAP.”

To take part in LEAP go to or call 01323 641144.

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