Sussex Innovation Centre - Survive & Thrive


1st July 2020

1pm - 2pm 



Sussex Innovation will be bringing you weekly webinars on a variety of subjects that are designed to help support you and your business during this difficult time. 

These events are being run in collaboration with Gatwick Diamond Business.

For this session, the Sussex Innovation Team will be in conversation with business owners who set up their business during the last recession.

What did they learn from the experience?

What learnings can we apply to the current situation we find ourselves in?

We'll be giving a brief overview of businesses that saw an opportunity in the financial crisis of the late 2000s and then speaking to:

Darren Hickman MD of customer screening solutions provider ComplianceAssist

Vicki Hughes Founder of PR and communications agency Fugu PR


12.50pm - Grab some lunch and settle down!

1.00pm - Welcome and introductions.

1.05pm - Panel talks and discussion.

1.45pm - Audience Q&A.

2.00pm - Goodbyes.



This project has received funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the managing authority for the ERDF.
Established by the European Union, the ERDF helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation and businesses, create jobs and regenerate local communities. Read further information here.