16
December

Skills Strategy and Action Plan for the Coast to Capital area launched

Coast to Capital were delighted to launch a new Skills Strategy and Action Plan at a virtual event last week.

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27
November

Comprehensive Spending Review 2020 – A Statement from the Chief Executive at Coast to Capital

A statement from our Chief Executive on the Comprehensive Spending Review 2020

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23
October

Government commits to South East transport strategy but says time isn't right for devolution of transport powers

Transport for the South East has welcomed news that its transport strategy will be used by Government to help decide where, when and how to invest in the South East's transport network

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06
October

Coast to Capital Growth Hub to deliver Peer Networks programme in partnership with MDHUB

Coast to Capital is delighted to announce MDHUB as the delivery partner for the Peer Networks programme.

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23
September

Coast to Capital sets out plan for economic recovery and skills at virtual Annual General Meeting

Held at Plus X Brighton and in partnership with Platf9rm, Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) hosted a live-streamed Annual General Meeting (AGM), with over 200 guests taking part in the interactive event from home.

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01
September

Ricardo receives provisional funding award for hydrogen engine development facility

Planned new test facility at Ricardo will help bring forward the development of hydrogen powered vehicles as an emission-free and more environmentally friendly alternative to fossil fuel use.

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01
September

New grants launched to help support business recovery

Coast to Capital is pleased to announce that a new £2.1 million grant scheme, 'Business Recovery Grants' has been launched to provide businesses in West Sussex, Brighton & Hove, East Surrey, Croydon, or Lewes District with funding of between £10,000 and £170,000 (for projects of £20,000 to £340,000).

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20
August

Coast to Capital Growth Hub launches Peer Networks programme

Peer Networks is a national peer-to-peer networking programme for small business leaders that want to grow and develop their organisation for future success.

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20
August

Coast to Capital appoints Interim Vice Chair Karen Dukes

Coast to Capital is delighted to announce that Karen Dukes has been appointed as its Interim Vice Chair.

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04
August

Coast to Capital awarded £19.2 million Getting Building Funds

The Government is making £900 million available through the new Getting Building Fund (GBF) for investment in local, shovel-ready infrastructure projects to stimulate jobs and support economic recovery across the country. Coast to Capital LEP has been allocated £19.2m from the GBF for a wide-ranging package of projects that will deliver a much-needed boost to the local economy.

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04
August

£1.3 Billion Investment Deliver Homes, Infrastructure and Jobs

Tens of thousands of new homes and other vital infrastructure projects were given the green light with nearly £1.3 billion of investment confirmed today (Tuesday 4 August) by Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick.

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16
July

Southern region driving entrepreneurship and green growth in post-COVID economy

Following a constructive information session in June, six of the country's Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) once again came together to hold a ministerial roundtable, allowing the South's businesses to share their challenges during the current COVID-19 crisis with Paul Scully, the Small Business Minister, as well as hear directly from the Minister on what is being done to incentivise innovation, support start-ups and prioritise the green agenda.

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14
July

Future of Business Growth & Innovation is BRITE for Sussex

An exciting new business growth and innovation programme called BRITE launches today to support ambitious businesses located in the Coast to Capital region.

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10
July

Coast to Capital appoints new Chair

Coast to Capital is delighted to announce that Julie Kapsalis has been appointed as its new Chair. Julie has held the position of Vice Chair for the past year and has been on the Coast to Capital Board for over six years during which time she served as the Chair of the Investment Committee and Diversity Champion.

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02
July

Prime Minister announces £152.1 million to boost London and South East economy

Prime Minister Boris Johnson today (Tuesday 30 June) announced a "New Deal" backed by £152.1 million to boost economic growth across London and the South East.

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29
June

Coast to Capital launches Careers Hub to help transform careers education and support skills for COVID-19 recovery

Coast to Capital are delighted to announce that 35 schools and colleges from across the Crawley, Mid Sussex and East Surrey area will be included in a newly formed Careers Hub to accelerate levels of support and improvement in young people's career development.

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12
June

Plans progress to help prepare 'Safer Towns and Cities' as lockdown eases

Councils across the Coast to Capital area are working hard on their plans to reopen high streets and public spaces safely. This is fundamental for the recovery of the economy and revival of the retail leisure and visitor sector. This activity has been supported by a new £50 million fund launched by Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick.

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04
June

Southern business region essential to driving post-COVID economic recovery

Businesses across the South of England have called on the government to support their growth economies as part of the UK's drive to recover from COVID-19.

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28
May

LEPs help local business on route to safe recovery

Local business leaders from across the country put their views to government ministers on how they are implementing the safe return to work and helping build the recovery in a series of virtual roundtables led by Local Enterprise Partnerships.

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13
May

Gatwick Airport station transformation on target despite Covid-19 pandemic

The next stage of the £150 million Gatwick Airport station transformation will begin next week (May 17) thanks to innovative ways of working within Covid-19 social distancing safeguards.

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11
May

Over £1 million of Backing Business Grants awarded to businesses to help them adapt, innovate or evolve

Coast to Capital is pleased to announce that more than 80 businesses have been supported so far by the Backing Business Grants fund of £5,000 - £25,000, totalling £1 million.

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28
April

A statement from our Chief Executive

Chief Executive, Jonathan Sharrock explains the leading role that the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership is taking to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and its plans for the recovery of the economy.

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03
April

Coast to Capital Growth Hub launches 'SME Emergency Response Clinics'

The COVID19 outbreak poses substantial challenges to businesses across the Coast to Capital area and the dedicated Coast to Capital Growth Hub team is committed to supporting businesses in Greater Brighton, West Sussex, East Surrey and Croydon by providing practical support and signposting to reliable information to help address the challenges of these exceptional times.

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11
March

Escalator Programme launched

Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is pleased to announce that following the success of the pilot last year, the ground-breaking Escalator Programme will be returning this April.

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08
March

New 12 week programme that will help drive value and profits for your business

The Coast to Capital Growth Hub is offering a new flexible program for small business owners, designed to help ensure growth and address the biggest challenges your business faces.

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03
March

Orbital South Colleges successful in Funding Bid

Orbital South Colleges, comprising of campuses at East Surrey College, Redhill and John Ruskin College, Croydon, was successful in a recent Funding Bid for their Vision for Growth Project.

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25
February

Coast to Capital is recruiting a new Chair

Coast to Capital is seeking an outstanding senior business figure in order to help lead the region and deliver its ambitious Local Industrial Strategy.

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18
February

Businesses in Surrey to invest in nature

Environment becomes urgent priority for sustainable growth

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29
January

Coast to Capital helps innovative company BCMY Ltd to reach more businesses with its efficient recycling service

An innovative recycling business has been able to open a sustainable new office in Littlehampton and employ dozens of new staff after being supported by Coast to Capital's Growing Places Fund (GPF).

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27
January

Funding granted to improve digital connectivity across West Sussex

Coast to Capital have awarded £2 million Local Growth Funding towards a Converged Fibre Connectivity project which will increase digital infrastructure across West Sussex.

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23
January

Coast to Capital awards funding for sustainable transport around Manor Royal

£820,000 Local Growth Funding has been approved by Coast to Capital for Phase 3 of the Crawley Growth Programme, in addition to a previous allocation of £14.6 million, to help progress the project.

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