18
December

Brighton Mainline Alliance Supports Plans to Address Croydon Bottleneck

The Coast to Capital Brighton Mainline Alliance has responded positively to a Network Rail consultation on the Croydon Bottleneck. The Alliance is campaigning for investment in the railway network and has welcomed the opportunity to give feedback on what will be a crucial development along the Brighton Mainline.

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11
December

High Level Support for Growing Businesses Based in the Coast to Capital Area

Businesses in the Coast to Capital area that have the potential and ambition to grow, are being invited to apply to Coast to Capital’s innovative Growth Hub Escalator Programme which starts in January 2019.

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05
December

Coast to Capital Invited to Agree Local Industrial Strategy with Government

The Government has included the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership in its third and final wave of Local Industrial Strategies (LIS) which, following the publication of its new strategy Gatwick 360, will strengthen the area’s economy even further.

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08
November

Coast to Capital Escalator Programme Launches

The Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) recently launched its new Escalator Programme at an event showcasing the importance of scale-up businesses to the economy.

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06
November

Coast to Capital Board Enjoy Local Growth Fund Tour of Brighton

Members of the Coast to Capital Board recently enjoyed a bus tour of the many projects taking place the Brighton area.

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31
October

Coast to Capital is Recruiting Senior Business Leaders to Help Deliver its Gatwick 360 Strategy

Coast to Capital is recruiting a new Board Director to bring further business sector skills and expertise onto its Board in order to help deliver its ambitious new strategy – Gatwick 360. It is also seeking to appoint members to its newly formed Skills 360 Board.

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11
October

Growth Grant Programme Launched

Coast to Capital has recently issued the first grants from the Growth Grant Programme 2018-19.

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27
September

5G Brighton Testbed Launches Alongside Immersive Technology Showcase From Top Regional Talent

Digital Catapult, the UK’s leading advanced technology innovation centre, Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, Wired Sussex and the University of Brighton have officially launched the UK’s latest 5G testbed.

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12
September

Funding Supports New Road Link to Newhaven to Help Create Hundreds of Jobs

The Newhaven Enterprise Zone has welcomed the news that that the Newhaven Port Access road scheme will be supported by £10 million from the Coast to Capital Local Growth Fund via a Department for Transport retained scheme.

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23
August

All Coast to Capital Local Authorities Join Campaign for Strategic Investment in the Brighton Mainline

Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership is spearheading the Brighton Mainline Alliance, a group of businesses and organisations that support the aim for Government to fully commit to funding strategic investment in the Brighton Mainline, specifically to unlock the Croydon bottleneck.

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22
August

Watch Coast to Capital Launch Gatwick 360 - its Ambitious Manifesto for the Area

Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) launched its new Strategic Economic Plan at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) last month.

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16
August

Coast to Capital Welcomes New Board Members to Deliver its Gatwick 360 Strategy

Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership is delighted to announce the appointment of four new board members to support the delivery of its ambitious strategy for the area “Gatwick 360”.

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24
July

Government Confirms Economic Leadership Role for Coast to Capital

The Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has welcomed confirmation of its economic leadership role as a result of the ‘Strengthened Local Enterprise Partnership’ report published by Government.

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23
July

Coast to Capital Launches Gatwick 360 - its Ambitious Manifesto for the Area

Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has launched its new Strategic Economic Plan at its Annual General Meeting in Brighton.

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31
May

£14.09 million European Social Fund Launched

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has launched a Direct Call for £14.09 million of ESF funding for the Coast to Capital LEP area.

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22
May

Local Businesses Honoured with Queen’s Awards for Innovation

Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is delighted to congratulate Worthing based Electronic Temperature Instruments Ltd and Brighton based tlmNEXUS on becoming among this year’s recipients of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

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21
May

Coast to Capital Investment Supports Southern Gateway Development

An investment of £5 million from Coast to Capital LEP is supporting the regeneration of mainly brownfield land sites within the Chichester City area as part of the Southern Gateway Development scheme. The project aims to turn the 30-acre area into a vibrant and attractive new quarter.

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23
April

New Advanced Engineering Building Officially Opened

The University of Brighton’s new £14 million Advanced Engineering building will be officially opened today at an event which celebrates the role of women in engineering.

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17
April

Coast to Capital Investment Supports Bognor Regis Creative Digital Hub

Coast to Capital has awarded £500,000 to the Bognor Regis Creative Digital Hub. The funding will contribute to the cost of turning the Hub spaces at Bognor Regis railway station into an exciting collaborative workspace for creative and digital businesses.

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09
April

Major proposals unveiled to upgrade Gatwick Airport station

The transformation of Gatwick Airport station has moved an important step closer after a planning application was submitted for a major redevelopment.

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23
March

Cabinet agrees Three Bridges Station scheme next steps

Plans to progress to the next stage of the Three Bridges Improvement Scheme have been approved.

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22
March

New signage for the town centre

New wayfinding signs have been installed in Queens Square, with more to be rolled out across the town centre in the coming weeks. It follows an extensive consultation period with residents, businesses and other key stakeholders, including the Town Centre Partnership.

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22
March

Bandstand construction gets underway

The town’s Victorian bandstand is one step closer to being installed in its new home in Memorial Gardens with the construction of the foundation for the bandstand to rest on almost completed.

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21
March

Work underway on new Shoreham office block

Work is underway on a new Adur District Council-funded office block in Shoreham which will generate a return for the taxpayer and see hundreds of private jobs retained in the area.

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13
March

Adur and Worthing councils joins campaign for crucial rail improvements

A campaign group lobbying for improvements to the railway line between London and Brighton has been bolstered by support from Adur and Worthing councils.

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08
March

Brighton MET celebrates funding for Pelham redevelopment

Brighton Metropolitan College (the MET) has been awarded £5 million of Local Growth Funding by Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to redevelop its city-centre campus on Pelham Street. The funding will allow the MET to build a new Centre for Creative and Digital Industries that will train the next generation of creative and digital workers.

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06
March

Have Your Say on Coast to Capital’s Ambitious Vision to Drive Regional Growth

Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership has launched a consultation on its Strategic Economic Plan (SEP).

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05
March

Railway Upgrade Progress Welcomed by the Coast to Capital Led Brighton Mainline Alliance

The Brighton Mainline Alliance has welcomed the announcement that government funding has been confirmed for Network Rail to start the design stage of the Croydon Area Remodelling Scheme.

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22
February

Brighton Based 5G Testbed to Support Small Businesses to Go Live with Support From Coast to Capital and Digital Catapult

Brighton based small businesses will be amongst the first to benefit from fifth-generation (5G) mobile wireless connection when a state of the art 5G Testbed goes live in April 2018.

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15
February

CTEC to Provide Clean Energy with the First Advanced Conversion Technology Plant in the World

£1.8million of Coast to Capital Growing Places funding has been used to help CTEC Energy to provide clean energy with the first Advanced Conversion Technology (ACT) plant in the world. This exciting project will also create up to 58 jobs in Newhaven alone and enable the development of six more future plants in and around Sussex.

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13
February

Coast to Capital Region Secures £58 Million Housing Infrastructure Funding

Seven projects from across the Coast to Capital region have been awarded more than £52 million as part of the Government’s £866 million Housing Infrastructure Fund. The funding, which is designed to help unlock new homes in areas with the greatest housing demand, is awarded to local authorities on a highly competitive basis and include the following successful projects:

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12
February

A Brighter Future for Construction Industry

Brighton MET marked the official opening of the Construction and Trades Centre at the Brighton East campus, with a special ceremony attended by local businesses, staff and students on 25 January.

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22
January

Oasis Academy Shirley Park Showcases Excellent Careers Provision to DIT Permanent Secretary, Antonia Romeo

On Friday 19 January, Antonia Romeo, Permanent Secretary from the Department of International Trade joined The Careers & Enterprise Company (CEC) and Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, to visit Oasis Academy Shirley Park in Croydon.

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19
January

Coast to Capital is Recruiting Two New Directors to its Business Led Board to Help Drive the Success of the Region

Coast to Capital is recruiting two new Directors to bring further business sector skills and expertise onto its Board in order to help lead the region through the economic challenges of the years ahead.

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18
January

Coast to Capital Investment Strengthens Flood Defence Resilience for Over 3,000 Properties

Coast to Capital is supporting a range of projects designed to improve the resilience of the region's flood defences. £11 million has been invested in projects in Newhaven, Shoreham-by-Sea and Lancing which will protect over 3,000 properties.

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16
January

£8.89 million European Social Fund to be Launched in 2018

Coast to Capital is expecting the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to launch a Direct Call for £8.89 million of ESF funding for the LEP area in early in 2018. The exact launch date is yet to be confirmed, however initial detail of this Call is being provided to enable potential applicants the time to work towards match funding requirements and partnership collaboration.

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