Breakfast Club Networking

This week’s ten minute speaker is Lee Gander, Natural England Nature Reserve Manager for East Sussex

Natural EnglandOne of the sites that Lee runs, Lullington Heath, which is situated between Eastbourne and Seaford. It is a site of national importance as it contains one of the largest areas of chalk heathland in the country but sadly they are on the verge of losing this unique habitat.

This is due in part to under management in recent years bought about because of restrictions placed on it by the land owner as well as severe under funding from the government during these recent times of austerity. These management restrictions have now been lifted and so Natural England are looking to start the recovery of the site.

Working in partnership with the South Downs National Park, South East Water, the Forestry Commission and Butterfly Conservation they are putting together the plans and financing to see the site start to return to its former glory in the next few years.

With this in mind they are also reaching out to local business’ who may want to be a part of this feel good story as well. Lee and a colleague will come and give a short talk and presentation about this work and to see if there will be support for their work?

This may just be an individual contribution with one or two happy to make a donations but it could also potentially be a group of local companies coming together to facilitate environmental change for the better, potentially under your banner.

The majority of the funding will hopefully come from capital works bids they have put in for the coming years that will be matched by their partners and so any additional funding gained through this route would help them to further their plans and activities rather than sustain it.

The Newhaven Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club meets weekly and is an excellent way to meet new customers and suppliers for your business. Although the meetings are structured they are friendly and informal with the emphasis on developing relationships to help each member’s business interests.

Guests and visitors can come and network with our regular Chamber members, you’ll be made very welcome!


  • to promote members businesses through regular networking meetings
  • to generate business referrals for member businesses
  • to learn about other member businesses
  • to develop relationships with members to build goodwill and trust
  • to increase awareness and membership of the Chamber
When and where

Every Wednesday 7.00am – 8.30am

Woody’s Bar & Grill / Peacehaven Golf Club
Brighton Road

Telephone: 01273 515566

What is involved?

The members arrive at around 7am, meet for a chat and have tea or coffee, at 7:30am when everyone is seated and breakfast is served. Everyone is given the opportunity to give a 60 second presentation to the group about their business. Each week one chamber member is given the opportunity to give a fuller 10 minute presentation if they wish.


Breakfast club members pay £41.17 per month (equivalent to £9.50 per breakfast) by standing order.

Guests are very welcome and can pay on the day £9.50 per breakfast for a maximum of 3 visits, thereafter breakfast is £12.00.
Non-breakfast club chamber members £12.00 per breakfast.
We’d love to welcome you to our weekly breakfast networking, why not give it a try, you’ll be in good company!