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 38 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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We are hiring, five new roles

We are advertising five new fixed term roles to continue to galvanise our delivery and governance.

Application deadlines for all five roles is 6th August and interviews are scheduled across flexible dates in mid-August.

Friday, 20 Jul 2018


Work has begun on a £6.65 million scheme to improve the A2500 Lower Road on the Isle of Sheppey.

The first phase will see a roundabout constructed replacing the existing traffic light-controlled junction between Lower Road and Barton Hill Drive.

Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018


Funding available for growth projects in the South East

Promoters of projects across East Sussex, Essex, Kent and Medway, Thurrock and Southend are being invited to apply for a share of more than £8million of Government funding being made available via the South East Local Enterprise Partnership...

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018


The transformation of Strood Waterfront has begun

Work has begun to transform Strood Waterfront and pave the way for future development, including more than 1,000 new homes.

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018


SELEP Annual Report April...

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