We're passionate about one thing... Lancing!

The people involved with the Lancing Traders' Association are passionate about the location, the people, the businesses, the local community, the environment we live in and much more...

About Lancing Traders' Association

The newly re-established Lancing Traders' Association was set up in 2019 to bring local businesses together so that it can all help local business people and boost the local economy.

There's no getting away from the fact the last couple of years have been difficult for everyone. But this just makes Lancing Traders' Association even more important; we need to support each other in times of need. So let's work together to build the community and help each other.

What we've achieved

In the last three years, Lancing Traders' Association has helped secure local authority grant funding to smarten up the village, taken part and organised local business events. As well as set up local initatives to bring the business community together and promote prosperity. 

The team at Lancing Traders' Association are really proud of this website too and the business directory it has provided for Lancing. The team hope that it will boost Lancing's profile even further.

Meet the team

Association Senior Committee

Our senior committee work hard volunteering their time to help support both small and medium-sized businesses in Lancing. Their aim is to bring local businesses together to create a beautiful inclusive community.

Heidi Rush CEO of Lancing Traders' Association

Heidi Rush, Chief Executive Officer
Heidi is eager to support the business people in Lancing.  Having lived and worked in Lancing for many years, Heidi has a good experience of village life.  She runs her own business HR Smart with her husband, Jon.

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Jon Rush, Chief Finance Officer
Having been a resident in Lancing for over thirty years, Jon is passionate about the community working together for the good of everyone. He works tirelessly to make sure traders, residents, councils and other organisations work together to make Lancing a better place to live.


Zoë Imbimbo, Secretary
Zoë endeavours to keep things in order to help drive the changes the Association does for the common good of the members and wider community.  Zoë also works for Colourfull Kitchens.

Supporting Board Members

Supporting the senior committee is a team helping the Association develop into a committed organisation and be part of the thriving business community.

photo of Martin Bloomfield committee member

Martin Bloomfield, Strategic Marketing
Martin has lived in Lancing for over 25 years and in the last ten years, worked in the village. He's keen to see the High Street evolve and become a new community space where both the businesses and the people of Lancing can grow.  Martin's business, Seaside Creative, is based on Lancing Business Park.

James Mansell from Panda Design

James Mansell, Committee Member

James moved to Sompting nearly three years ago from Hove and runs his business, Panda Creative Ltd which was established in 2013. He's keen to see both Lancing and Sompting develop a supportive community and is a passionate committee member for Lancing Traders' Association.
Colin Hannan Lancing Traders' Association

Colin Hannan, Independant Parish Council Advisor
Colin is a Chartered Civil Engineer and holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.  He has lived and worked all around the world, but chose Lancing to relax and live.  As well as supporting Lancing Traders' Association, he's also an independent Parish Councillor for the Penhill ward.

Photo: Martin Bloomfield / Seaside Creative Ltd

Could this be you?

Photo: Martin Bloomfield / Seaside Creative Ltd

Could this be you?

Photo: Martin Bloomfield / Seaside Creative Ltd

Could this be you?

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Lancing Traders' Association team? Get in touch with us to find out about current voluntary roles available. We'd love to sit down for a coffee and find out what you could bring to the table!

Memebers meeting

Do you run a Lancing Business?

Why not become a member of Lancing Traders' Association? It's for all types of business. From Start Ups and Sole Traders to Limited Companies and Serial Entrepreneurs. Click on the button below to download the application form (Word)

Together we are stronger, one common voice.  Supporting each other in the common good for us and the wider Lancing community.