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Team East Sussex (TES) is the local federated board for the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP Ltd).

Membership of Team East Sussex is made up of business, local authority, social enterprise and education representatives from across the county. Four of the TES members also hold the position of Company Director of SELEP Ltd.

TES membership

The Team East Sussex Board is currently made up of the following 16 members (those highlighted in bold are the four SELEP Ltd Company Directors):

Business Members:

  • Ana Christie
  • Christina Ewbank
  • Clive Soper
  • David Sheppard (TES Deputy Chair)
  • Graham Peters (TES Chair)
  • Martin Ellis
  • Penny Shimmin*
  • Stewart Drew

Local Authority Members:

  • Cllr Bob Standley
  • Cllr Christine Bayliss
  • Cllr David Tutt
  • Cllr Keith Glazier
  • Cllr Kim Forward
  • Cllr Zoe Nicholson

Further & Higher Education Members:

  • Dan Shelley
  • Susan Baxter

*Penny Shimmin is also a Company Director of SELEP Ltd, representing the Social Enterprise sector (rather than representing TES)

TES meetings

Team East Sussex meets quarterly for TES Board meetings, but also schedules additional ‘workshops’ to discuss specific topics of interest. You can view the full meeting schedule along with meeting papers and minutes on the following page:

TES terms of reference

The current version of the TES Terms of Reference was updated in June 2018 following a refresh of the SELEP Assurance Framework.

TES conflicts of interests

To ensure compliance with the SELEP Conflicts of Interest Policy, each member of the TES Board is required to complete a Declaration of Interest form. Copies of these forms are available to view via the following link:

East Sussex Economy Recovery Plan

Developed by Team East Sussex and published in September 2020 in direct response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Economy Recovery Plan aims to build sustainable prosperity for our businesses, voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors, and support residents to access new opportunities that drive economic recovery and resilience.

Additional TES documents

SELEP has a number of policies that TES adheres to, such as:

  • Code of conduct for LEP board members
  • Confidential reporting of complaints policy
  • Register of interests policy
  • Subsistence and hospitality policy
  • Whistleblowing policy

All of the above are available to view on the following page of the SELEP website:

You can also view all of the papers for SELEP Strategic and Accountability Board meetings, as well as SELEP’s Forward Plan of upcoming key decisions, on the following page of the SELEP website:


The Economic Development team at East Sussex County Council acts as secretariat to Team East Sussex.