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West Sussex County Council Business Support and Advice

West Sussex County Council plays a key role in supporting businesses, business growth, and the local economy. We have a range of services linking with businesses, including trading standards, highway maintenance, workplace health, and business support.

The below provides a summary of the key services and initiatives and where to find more information.

  • Trading Standards

    Find information on Trading Standards in West Sussex, including business legislation and our Buy With Confidence scheme. 

  • Procurement and Contracts

    Find out all you need to know about how to supply West Sussex County Council with goods and services.

    You can contact the Procurement Team directly on

  • Fire Services

    WSCC Fire Service can support your business in meeting fire safety standards. Access further information on fire risk assessments, safety advice and how to apply for training.

  • Resources from the Library Services

    The West Sussex Library Service offer a selection of online business resources that can help small businesses and start-ups.

  • Workplace Health

    For information on keeping your workplace healthy, visit the Wellbeing Works website. You can find a range of resources including advice and tips on promoting a healthier work environment.

  • Planning

    The responsibility for planning is split between the County Council, the district and borough councils, and the South Downs National Park Authority. Find out who does what, and information on WSCC Planning Services and planning applications. 

  • Broadband for Businesses

    For an overview of what the County Council is doing to improve digital infrastructure in the county, visit the Broadband in West Sussex pages.

    Find out if the Gigabit Broadband for Businesses voucher schemes could benefit your business. 

  • Economic Growth Initiatives

    West Sussex County Council is leading on a number of economic growth initiatives that could support your business. 


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