31
December

Outgoing Chief Executive recognised in The Queen’s New Year Honours List 2016.

Ron Crank, Coast to Capital out-going Chief Executive, has been awarded an MBE for services to business and the community.

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15
December

£4.8 m European and Big Lottery funding for social inclusion projects a step closer

Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership is delighted to announce that a total of nine social inclusion project bids worth up to £4.8 million have been approved to go forward to full application stage.

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11
December

Coastal towns in East and West Sussex receive over £230k to boost local economies

Chief Executive welcomes today's announcement that the coastal towns will receive funding from the Government's Coastal Communities Fund.

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02
December

£1.16 million grant to help establish ‘Boris Bikes’ scheme in Brighton

A £1.16 million from Coast to Capital will go towards the total cost of a bike hire scheme in Brighton with 430 bikes and 50 docking stations.

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01
December

New grant funding to improve business broadband connectivity in West Sussex

£225,000 is being made available as part of a pilot grant project to improve connectivity for groups of businesses in West Sussex that are without access to superfast broadband.

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26
November

Green light for Newhaven Enterprise Zone

Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership is pleased to announce that Newhaven has been named as one of 26 new Enterprise Zones being created across the country.

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20
November

Open letter to Minister urges policy reform on permitted developments

Coast to Capital LEP urges policy reform as Minister warned of damaging impact permitted developments is having on Sussex businesses

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17
November

New pilot launched to support essential local careers education in schools and colleges

Coast to Capital is pleased to announce the launch of its new Enterprise Adviser Network pilot.

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11
November

Unemployment rates at lowest for 7 years and JSA claimants reaches record low

Data produced by Coast to Capital has revealed the unemployment rate for the area is the lowest it has been since December 2008.

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09
November

Chairman urges PM to go for new runway at Gatwick

In an open letter to the Prime Minster, Coast to Capital chair Tim Wates, has urged David Cameron to go for a new runway at Gatwick which he believes is vital for the continued economic growth of the region and could generate up to 22,000 jobs

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04
November

Final forum for chief executive

More than 100 policy makers and businesses received an update from the Coast to Capital bi-annual Forum on 2 November.

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21
October

Coast to Capital sponsors SE regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards

The South East winners and highly commended entries were announced at the high profile event at HMS President in London.

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14
October

LEP bid to boost Newhaven businesses

Coast to Capital has submitted ambitious plans to Government to establish Enterprise Zones in Newhaven with the potential to create 2,000 new jobs.

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12
October

New LEP Chief Executive appointed

Coast to Capital has announced that Jonathan Sharrock will succeed Ron Crank as its next Chief Executive in January 2016.

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15
September

Coast to Capital backs 'Three Southern Counties' proposal

Coast to Capital has supported a bid submitted to Government which aims to boost productivity and economic growth across Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex.

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19
August

LEP welcomes new board members

Two new representatives from local government are joining the Coast to Capital Board of Directors following the political elections held earlier this year.

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19
August

Last call for Coast to Capital business grants scheme

Companies seeking to take advantage Business Growth Grants Programme are being urged to submit their Expression of Interests without delay, in advance of the deadline on 15 September 2015.

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13
August

£2m loan investment to Croydon company creating up to 40 new jobs

Coast to Capital LEP is pleased to announce it will be investing £2m in Dearman, a technology company based in Croydon, as their latest Growing Places Fund project.

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04
August

Supporting innovative energy saving technology systems

Coast to Capital is delighted to announce its latest loan investment from its Growing Places Fund of £2.5m to Crawley-based GE-AET Ltd.

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01
July

Response to Davies Commission report

Coast to Capital LEP regrets the decision of the Davies Commission to recommend expansion at Heathrow rather than at Gatwick.

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22
June

Coast to Capital region maintains strong FDI position

Our region has demonstrated its position as a strong destination for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) by attracting 24 successful projects during the period April 2014 to March 2015, resulting in 568 new jobs.

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29
May

Annual Report published

Coast to Capital has published a review of its activities during the past year.

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21
May

Chief Executive to step down

Coast to Capital boss Ron Crank has announced he is to retire at the end of the year.

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11
May

Coast to Capital Growth Equity Fund Joins Latest HealthUnlocked Funding Round

Equity investment of £825,000 has been secured in the latest funding round for HealthUnlocked, the social network for health, to develop their product and support international growth.

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05
May

Skills champion joins Coast to Capital team

A skills development champion has joined the Coast to Capital team with the task of driving forward the local enterprise partnership’s skills agenda.

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27
March

Legal and General chief applauds LEP at Forum

More than 100 policy makers and business organisations received an update on Coast to Capital’s Growth Deal projects at the Partnership Forum held on 25 March at the Hilton London Gatwick Airport hotel.

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27
March

Green light for major West Sussex transport improvement schemes

The Coast to Capital Local Transport Body has given the go-ahead to a number of transport schemes in West Sussex following a consultation and public meeting held on 25 March.

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27
March

Green light for local transport schemes in Brighton & Hove

The Coast to Capital Local Transport Body has given the go-ahead to transport schemes in Brighton & Hove following a consultation and public meetings held on 18 February and 25 March.

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27
March

Go-ahead for transport schemes in Surrey

The Coast to Capital LEP Transport Body has given the go-ahead to a number of transport schemes in Surrey following a consultation and public meeting held on 25 March.

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23
March

New £240m Government deal set to create 20,000 new job s

Business Minister Matthew Hancock today signed the Coast to Capital Growth Deal, during a visit to Ricardo Ltd in Shoreham, which will bring nearly £240 million of Government investment.

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20
March

Budget statement comment - March 2015

Coast to Capital has broadly welcomed the Chancellor's 2015 budget.

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13
March

Digital Catapult centre in Brighton opens its doors to unlock value from Internet of Place

The Digital Catapult, a national centre to rapidly advance the UK’s best digital ideas, today opens its new local centre in Brighton.

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16
February

Have your say on local transport schemes in West Sussex

Coast to Capital is seeking the views of residents and business leaders across West Sussex on proposed local transport projects.

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16
February

Have your say on local transport schemes in Surrey

Coast to Capital is seeking the views of residents and business leaders across Surrey on proposed local transport projects.

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30
January

Minister visits Gatwick as LEP secures additional £35.8m for region

Penny Mordaunt MP, Local Growth Minister at the Department for Communities and Local Government, visited Gatwick Railway Station and announced that Coast to Capital has agreed an expansion to its Growth Deal with the Government which will see an extra £35.8m invested in West Sussex, Mid Sussex and East Surrey between 2016 and 2021.

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26
January

Coast to Capital Novartis Site Statement

Coast to Capital has welcomed the news that the University of Brighton is in negotiation to acquire the former Novartis site in Horsham, where it plans to open a Higher Education centre.

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13
January

Business Growth Grants lead to hundreds of new jobs

More than 300 new jobs will be created from the grants awarded by the Coast to Capital Business Growth Grant scheme throughout 2014.

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09
January

New board member for Coast to Capital

An award winning HR Director has been appointed to the board of Coast to Capital.

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