Partners & Groups

  • Worthing & adur logo 520_383b Worthing & Adur Chamber Of Commerce

    The business hub of Worthing and Adur who actively represents the interests and needs of local business on many local committees, councils and business working groups across the region.

  • fsb-logo FSB Federation of Sussex Business

    The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms.

  • coastalws Coastal West Sussex

    Working together to strengthen the coastal economy, by bringing together leaders from business and the public sector to work across traditional boundaries and form the foundations for future investment and growth.

  • wavesahead Waves Ahead

    A Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) brings together organisations and individuals from across the area in a unique partnership to tackle the issues that matter most to local people.

  • enterprise-hub-logo Enterprise Hub

    Worthing and Adur Enterprise Hub. Download PDF

  • adcwbccolour Adur and Worthing Councils


The AWBP was recently formed from the merger of the very successful Adur Economic Partnership and the equally active Worthing Economic group, to provide a joint and stronger voice for local business interests in the area.


As the voice of business in the Adur and Worthing area we work in partnership with local authorities and various business groups to maintain a live conduit through to regional business communities. Using this unique link we highlight the key economic issues facing business, keeping the area at the forefront of local economic growth and at the heart of strategic decision-making processes.


How we are helping to manage the local economy


Our work in partnership with the local authorities involves developing and managing current incentives to encourage local economic growth and stability. We actively work with business partners to create a competitive business environment that can be enjoyed by businesses and residents alike.

We work with the Local Strategic Partnership (LSP) who are key to tackling deep seated , multi-faceted problems ,requiring a range of responses from different bodies, and as local partners working with the LSP who will be expected to take many major decisions about priorities in the local area.


Among our Priorities are


  • To improve innovation in employment, enterprise and further/higher education by securing employer involvement in the development of curricula and increasing the interest in STEM subjects.
  • To improve links between employers and education and training providers; supporting the promotion of apprenticeships and work placement opportunities; and improving educators’ understanding of the local economy.
  • To increase numbers likely to start and sustain new business by providing aspiration and a supportive business environment; including access to premises, knowledge and skills.
  • To develop and sustain a business environment that supports business and employment growth, and meets the needs of priority sectors.
  • Facilitate effective communication with, and between, businesses; including through the provision of events that support local procurement and inter business trade.
  • Support the promotion of Adur & Worthing as a destination for economic investment, through the development and marketing of investment opportunities.
  • Improve the employability of residents in Adur & Worthing.