Driving economic growth across East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock

A strategic body, which brings together the public and private sectors to support economic growth in its constituent areas

South East LEP secures £102m to boost Economic Growth

The South East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is the business-led, public/private body established to drive economic growth across East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock.

Our LEP is one of 39 partnerships set up by the government to be the key body determining strategic economic priorities while making investments and delivering activities to drive growth and create local jobs.

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New funding to support innovation and R&D

The Strength in Places Fund (SIPF), led by UK Research and Innovation, is a new competitive funding scheme that takes a place-based approach to research and innovation funding, to support significant regional growth.

Tuesday, 22 May 2018


Creative Industries Local Coordinator - hiring now!

Thurrock Council are looking for three people with a demonstrable working knowledge of creative businesses and exceptional communication skills to help us drive this ambitious new business development programme for the cultural sector.

Friday, 18 May 2018


Celebrating national numeracy day

This project has already helped 1,450 people and the total number of learners supported on this contract will have exceeded 3,100 by the end of March 2019.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018


LEPs jump to challenge of Energy Trilemma

With the UK facing the Energy Trilemma of secure, sustainable and affordable energy supply into the future businesses, charities, 3rd sector organisations and communities from across the South East are invited to help three Local Enterprise...

Friday, 04 May 2018


SELEP Annual Report April...

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