03
December

Experts from across the Coast to Capital area debate Local Industrial Strategy opportunities

Coast to Capital held a ‘Big Debate’ last week where businesses and organisations from key sectors discussed the big issues and strategic opportunities emerging from research on the area’s Local Industrial Strategy. The Coast to Capital Local Industrial Strategy will put forward ideas, opportunities for funding and establish new ways of partnership working to help the area succeed.

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18
November

Local Growth Funding set to improve digital connectivity across the area

A £1.5 million Local Growth Fund cash injection is set to improve digital connectivity across the Coast to Capital area. Funding was approved for a number of digital schemes at the recent Coast to Capital Board meeting.

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14
November

Coast to Capital boosts economy in urban and coastal areas

Coast to Capital has awarded £789,774 Local Growth Funding towards projects in Caterham and Littlehampton to help deliver prosperous places.

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13
November

Coast to Capital appoints three new business representatives to its Skills 360 Board

Coast to Capital are delighted to welcome three new business representative appointments to the Skills 360 Board. They join at an exciting time as the Skills 360 Board are focused on defining key priorities going forward, in line with Coast to Capital’s emerging Local Industrial Strategy.

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11
November

Funding confirmed to address skills shortage

Coast to Capital has announced that £3.6 million Local Growth Funding has been awarded to a number of projects to help create skills for the future.

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24
October

£9.9 million Local Growth Funding confirmed to improve journeys along the A29

Coast to Capital is delighted to announce that £9.9 million Local Growth Funding has been contributed towards improving the A29 which is congested during peak periods and means unreliable journey times and poor air quality due to queuing vehicles.

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07
October

Have your say on updated Three Bridges proposals

Crawley Borough Council, in partnership with Govia Thameslink Railway, Network Rail and West Sussex County Council, has updated proposals to improve access to the site around Three Bridges Station and we want to know what you think.

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03
October

Coast to Capital and MDHUB celebrate the completion of the Escalator Programme

An Evening of Entrepreneurship took place last week to celebrate the completion of the Coast to Capital Escalator Programme at the Ricardo Centenary Innovation Centre in Shoreham. The Programme helped Scale Up businesses achieve their potential through a series of facilitated peer to peer groups, which focused on addressing barriers to growth.

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17
September

Senior business figure appointments increase the expertise of the Coast to Capital Board

Coast to Capital is delighted to announce the appointment of four new Business Directors, a new Further Education Director and two new District Council Directors to increase and strengthen the expertise of the Coast to Capital Board.

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10
September

Coast to Capital appoints new Vice Chair to help lead the region

Coast to Capital is delighted to announce the appointment of Julie Kapsalis as their new Vice Chair.

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05
August

Exciting new chapter for our region’s college

After an extended period and multiple planning applications, work has finally begun on the redevelopment of Pelham Street’s college site. The long-awaited works will provide facilities to address the longstanding skills shortages that have been well-documented across both the Greater Brighton region and nationally, with the provision of a new Centre for Creative and Digital Industries.

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22
July

Local community debates local issues including housing, transport, technology and the skills shortage

Coast to Capital held a ‘Big Debate’ in Reigate last week to discuss the Local Industrial Strategy (LIS) with the business community.

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18
July

Coast to Capital supports sustainable growth at Gatwick Airport

In response to Gatwick Airport publishing its final master plan Coast to Capital has confirmed its support for sustainable growth at Gatwick Airport which is at the heart of the economy of Coast to Capital.

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15
July

Sustainability and working together at the heart of Coast to Capital’s new office in Three Bridges

In July Coast to Capital moved to a new office in Three Bridges and took the opportunity to create a new space with sustainability and working together at its heart.

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11
July

Plus X Brighton Reaches The Top

Building construction for brand new Innovation Hub marks major milestone on 9th July 2019

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19
June

Local community debates challenges for the future

Coast to Capital held a ‘Big Debate’ at The University of Brighton today to discuss the Local Industrial Strategy (LIS) with the business community.

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06
June

Coast to Capital Champions Female Entrepreneurs

Following the publication of the Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship Coast to Capital is delighted to be chosen as one of two Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) to pilot a ‘Banker In Residence’.

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05
June

£7.87 million Funding Opportunity Announced

The £7.87 million European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) will be launched by the Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government (MHCLG) on 28 June 2019

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01
June

Scaling Up

Businesses in the Coast to Capital area that have the potential and ambition to grow, have been taking part in the innovative Coast to Capital Escalator Programme.

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16
May

Coast to Capital Unveils Fresh New Look

Coast to Capital has launched its new brand look and feel with a fresh and bold design which reflects the ambitions of the organisation following the publication of its strategy Gatwick 360 last year.

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15
May

£2 million European Social Fund Launched

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) launched a Direct Call for £2 million of ESF funding for the Coast to Capital LEP area this week.

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02
May

Coast to Capital is searching for senior business leaders to help shape its Local Industrial Strategy

Coast to Capital is recruiting a new Board Director in addition to a new Vice Chair to bring further business sector skills and expertise onto its Board in order to help shape its Local Industrial Strategy.

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30
April

Coast to Capital celebrates women in business

Coast to Capital held a women in business event last week at the Ridgeview wines estate to celebrate the exceptional work of female business leaders across the Coast to Capital area.

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17
April

Search starts for new Coast to Capital Vice Chair

Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is seeking an outstanding Vice Chair in order to help lead the region and deliver its ambitious vision for economic growth.

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25
March

Coast to Capital joins fight to protect the environment

Coast to Capital is delighted to announce that The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) have been appointed as their corporate charity for 2019.

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22
March

New £45 million Flood Defence Scheme for Shoreham Unveiled

The Environment Agency has officially opened over 7 kilometres of new river and sea defences in the coastal town of Shoreham, helping to keep the community safe from flooding from storms and rising sea levels.

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18
March

New strategy agreed to promote cleaner energy for the region

An ambitious energy strategy designed to cut carbon emissions and promote clean growth across the South East has been agreed by three Local Enterprise Partnerships.

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08
March

Coast to Capital Welcomes New Business Leader to the Board

On International Women’s Day, Coast to Capital is delighted to announce the appointment of business restructuring specialist Karen Dukes to the Coast to Capital Board to support the delivery of their ambitious “Gatwick 360” strategy.

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07
March

Manor Royal Entrance Transformed

Works to improve a busy entrance to Manor Royal Business District have been completed thanks to the Crawley Growth Programme – a £60m programme of investments and projects to upgrade local infrastructure.

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27
February

Coast to Capital leads debate on the future of our towns and cities

Coast to Capital led a conversation today on delivering prosperous urban centres at the annual stakeholder update, hosted at the University of Chichester’s new Tech Park.

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14
February

Support to Businesses to Help Navigate Brexit

Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is supporting businesses to help navigate the UK’s exit from the European Union.

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08
February

Local Business Leaders Address Skills Deficit

Business and education leaders from across the Coast to Capital area met to discuss the skills agenda at the inaugural meeting of the Skills 360˚ Board at Gatwick Airport yesterday.

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30
January

Coast to Capital Strengthens its Strategic Relationships Across its Boundaries

Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership has agreed a ground-breaking new strategic relationship with the London LEP which will help to promote economic growth in Croydon.

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24
January

Successful bid results in £6 million for Valley Gardens Phase 3

We submitted a business case to the LEP in December 2018 following approval by the Environment, Transport and Sustainability (ETS) committee.

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24
January

Local Businesses Receive Funding Boost

Coast to Capital recently approved four Growth Grant Applications from the 2018-19 Growth Grant Programme.

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24
January

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

Due to high demand from businesses applying to its innovative Growth Hub Escalator Programme, Coast to Capital have just launched a second round of the programme for organisations that have the potential and ambition to grow.

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08
January

Coast to Capital Welcomes New Skills Leaders to Deliver its Gatwick 360 Strategy

Following a successful recruitment campaign Coast to Capital is delighted to announce that nine experienced business leaders have been appointed to the Skills 360˚ Board.

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