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Local businesses are invited to find out how to recruit, retain and manage their workforce at workshops taking place in Rye and other East Sussex locations next week.

The workshops are part of a programme organised by Business East Sussex Growth Hub to help local businesses get ready for the changes and challenges of operating in a post-Brexit economy. Sessions on marketing opportunities will be offered later in the month.

The workshops will be led by Nicky Histed of The People Hub. She will offer practical advice on how to recruit the right people and ways to improve staff engagement and retention.

The workshops will also address changes in employment law and what employers will need to do to ensure they are compliant. The discussion will cover the new legislation coming into force in April as well as changes brought about by Brexit.

Mike Watson, business navigator with Business East Sussex Growth Hub, said: “There is going to be a considerable amount of change and uncertainty in the near future, and the businesses that are prepared will be better placed to thrive.

“One of the biggest challenges for businesses over the next few months will be making sense of the impact of leaving the EU. Although the situation is yet to be clarified, there are recommended activities you can take now to prepare your business.

“In order to prevent a labour shortage issue, assess your workforce now and engage with affected employees. In short, take control now to safeguard your key assets.

“All businesses are likely to be affected one way or the other, whether or not they employ EU nationals. We are likely to see changes to pensions, working-time regulations and TUPE for example over the coming months.”

The workshops will take place  9am – 12pm as follows:

Tuesday, March 3 at the Brewery Yard Club in Rye
Wednesday, March 4 at StonesThrow in Crowborough
Thursday, March 5 at the Newhaven Enterprise Centre
The workshops are free to attend but delegates are asked to register in advance at

Business East Sussex Growth Hub provides tailored advice and support to help businesses grow and be ready for the future. Its team of experienced and approachable business navigators can provide bespoke strategies or signpost to appropriate organisations.

General information on a range of issues from accounting to Brexit is provided through events, its website and on social media. There will be a series of workshops to help businesses navigate a range of potential issues over the coming months. These will be held in different locations across East Sussex. For further information visit

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