South East Local Enterprise Partnership

Businesses, local government and other key organisations from East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock are now part of the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP).

The partnership’s main objective is to help businesses grow and to create new jobs. Business drives the partnership, working with local government and the other key partners. SELEP focuses on actions that are more effectivly delivered through the partnership rather than the individual LEP partner areas.

More details on the South East LEP’s current priorities and strategies, including the Growth Deal and the European Structural & Investment Fund Strategy (ESIF), can be found on the SELEP website.

Team East Sussex

SELEP’s local board for East Sussex, ‘Team East Sussex’, is responsible for local indicative budgets, project prioritising and monitoring, and essentially representing East Sussex at the full SELEP Board.

Skills East Sussex

Skills East Sussex (SES) is the county’s strategic body for employment and skills. The group aims to drive an improvement in local employment and skills in order to increase economic prosperity in East Sussex. Using a firm evidence base it agrees and sets priorities, and provides direction for the county’s approach to employment and skills. For more information please see the Skills East Sussex web page.