Paul Cox, founder of Paul Cox Sculpture, will receive a cash prize of £ 1,000 after impressing the judges with his vision and ability to demonstrate the positive impact of learning from the program on his business.
He said: “Being involved in the LEAP program has been instrumental in running my business during times of turbulence.
“I was given the leadership skills to run my business through unpredictable times during COVID and adapt quickly.
“Without the LEAP program, my business would not be in the shape it is today.
“We have transformed the processes within the company, which has allowed us to be more efficient and to increase our creativity now that we have the time to do so.
“It’s great to work with local mentors who understand my business to allow it to thrive.
The LEAP Entrepreneurial Leadership Program is a free program available in Lewes District, funded by ERDF and Lewes District Council under the University of Chichester’s Business Hothouse initiative.
It is designed to help business owners and team leaders develop their leadership skills and implement new strategies to improve their business.
Corinne Day, Newhaven Enterprise Zone Program Director, said: “We are delighted to see Paul Cox Sculpture recognized under the LEAP program.
“It’s wonderful to see Newhaven being recognized as a creative hub, especially with companies like Paul’s playing a vital role in this area and championing our city.”