Programmes: Bamboo Club

The Bamboo Club is our exclusive peer networking and coaching programme for East Sussex business leaders

The Bamboo Club is our exclusive peer networking and coaching programme for East Sussex business leaders – an ‘inner circle’ of the most inspiring, fast-growing companies in the county. Each hand-picked cohort of founders and business owners from a range of different industries and backgrounds meet regularly for masterclasses with our team of expert facilitators, and to share and solve common challenges.

The Bamboo Club could be perfect for you if:

You have at least 5 employees and are turning over more than £200,000, and are planning for your next phase of growth

You are working out how to respond to external challenges including Brexit, the pandemic and the Net Zero agenda

You are preparing to pivot or innovate your products and services

You’re looking for fresh perspectives to push yourself and your team further, and enjoy contributing to the success of others


Real solutions to real challenges

These masterclass sessions and collaborative workshops are designed with input from our community of scaling businesses, addressing the key growing pains that every business faces,


Including but not limited to:

  • Digital transformation and introducing new technologies
  • Leadership, management skills and recruitment
  • Defining and communicating your culture and values
  • Contracting, tendering and accessing funding
  • Workflow management and operational efficiency
  • Business planning and strategic decision making

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Duncan Smith - Mindlab

“Everyone in the club took action as a direct result of the sessions. The Bamboo Club helped us focus on what’s most important for our own businesses and gave us the conviction to face strategic challenges head on.”

Duncan Smith – Director, Mindlab International
Antoinette Daniel, Just Helpers

“It was refreshing to have candid conversations and insight into others’ challenges. My confidence as a business owner has increased through this process… the Sussex Innovation team have so much wisdom and valuable experience.”

Antoinette Daniel – CEO, Just Helpers