Hastings takes on the world

Find out how our seaside town is becoming a major player in some of the world's biggest export markets…

Famed for its countryside, fisheries and festivals, visitors to Hastings could be forgiven for believing the town to be a beauty spot solely focused on the tourism agenda.  Little about the stunning coastal town suggests that it has a global reputation for something entirely different. 

Following UK Export Week 2012, the time has come to showcase the Hastings that is known on the international stage as a hotspot for businesses willing to deliver quality products to global markets at competitive prices. 

Hastings exports are not limited to a single sector, with the town noted globally for exporting items in the vacuum technology, food, sports, plastics, aeronautic, automotive, music and high fashion industries to name a few.  With such a diverse mixture of potential markets and access to a variety of value chains, Hastings-based businesses are able to take advantage of a total market worth in excess of ¬£82.1bn.

To celebrate our success, Hastings Borough Council's Economic Development team is working in partnership with Let's Do Business to feature success stories from Hastings and our travel to work area.  For those interested in growing their export market, there will be free workshops available throughout 2012/2013.  Please contact us below for details.

Hastings Borough Council Economic Development team works with businesses to make sure they are supported to grow and develop, including education and training solutions, workshops, conferences and advice on grants and funding. Contact us on regeneration@hastings.gov.uk or 01424 451066.

We are supporting export week in conjunction with the Let's Do Business Group.
Over the last 25 years the Let's Do Business Group has supported and advised local companies on all aspects of their business and it is very proud to have been involved with many of the exporting successes in the Hastings area. Providing easy access to the support local companies need has been a corner stone of the group's philosophy and success.

The Group looks forward to working with both new and established businesses as they explore the possibilities of exporting, helping them consider the finances, the taxation and the regulations involved in reaching a worldwide market and introducing them to a wide range of organisations that will further make the dream of exporting a reality.
To find out more about how the Let's Do Business Group's advice can help your business succeed in international markets please contact Ian Smallwood at the Let's Do Business Group on 08444152271 or info@ldbgroup.co.uk

Hastings Success Stories - Case Studies

Amadeus - Case Study (.pdf  38KB)
HIVAC Engineering - Case Study (.pdf 224KB)
Torr Scientific - Case Study (.pdf 173KB)
VG Scienta - Case Study (.pdf 185KB)