What is the SELEP?

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Federated Boards

The LEP operates on the principle of subsidiarity. This means that decisions should be taken at the practical level closest to the communities and businesses affected by those decisions.

The LEP’s ‘federal’ model of operation provides a clear structure for this approach. This allows for local decision making around individual projects and for decision-making of a more crosscutting nature at the LEP Strategic Board.

We work with and are supported by:

  • The Essex Business Board
  • Kent and Medway Economic Partnership
  • Opportunity South Essex
  • Team East Sussex.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the SELEP Managing Director is informed of all meetings and that the SELEP team is given the opportunity to attend
  • Work with the incumbent Vice Chair to provide the SELEP Team with clear and updated nominations for membership of the Strategic Board
  • Finalise local priorities and/or a vision for the federal area which is in line with the LEP’s Strategic Economic Plan and the LEP’s approach to project prioritisation
  • Coordinate reports as required to the LEP Strategic and Accountability Boards and monitor and report on all LEP investments in the area
  • Champion the work of the LEP to local communities
  • Ensure the transparency and accountability of decisions and recommendations made at local level
  • Enable collective engagement with all local authority leaders within the Federal Area to ensure that there is a clear mandate for decision making on growth priorities and supporting collaboration and joint delivery at executive level
  • Ensure on-going local engagement with public and private sector partners to inform key decisions and set out how they will evidence effective engagement
  • Ensure that there is local engagement with and feedback to the general public about future strategy development and progress against delivery of the SEP (Strategic Economic Plan), including key projects and spend against those projects and that this can be evidenced
  • Work with the LEP to publish arrangements for developing, prioritising, appraising and approving projects, with a view to ensuring that a wide range of delivery partners can be involved

 

We are recruiting for Federated Board Members
visit our opportunities page here

Kent and Medway Economic Partnership (KMEP) click to collapse
Contact: sarah.nurden@kent.gov.uk
Website: kmep.org.uk
Cllr Alan McDermott Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Register of Interests
Andrew Metcalf Maxim PR Register of Interests
Cllr Bob Bayford Thanet District Council Register of Interests
Cllr David Monk Folkestone & Hythe District Council Register of Interests
Douglas Horner Trenport Investments Register of Interests
Gavin Cleary Locate in Kent to follow
Geoff Miles (Chair) Maidstone Studios Register of Interests
Cllr Gerry Clarkson Ashford Borough Council Register of Interests
James Beatton Cripps LLP Register of Interests
Jane Ollis Kent IOD Register of Interests
Cllr Jeremy Kite Dartford Borough Council Register of Interests
Jo James Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce Register of Interests
Cllr John Burden Gravesham Borough Council to follow
Jon Regan Hugh Lowe Farms Ltd & Weald Granary Ltd Register of Interests
Cllr Keith Morris Dover District Council Register of Interests
Cllr Martin Cox Maidstone Borough Council Register of Interests
Miranda Chapman Pillory Barn Design Ltd Register of Interests
Nick Fenton Kent Developers Group & Board Member, Locate in Kent Register of Interests
Cllr Nicolas Heslop Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council Register of Interests
Paul Barrett Canterbury 4 Business & Barretts Motor Group Register of Interests
Cllr Roger Gough Kent County Council Register of Interests
Paul Thomas Development Land Services Ltd Register of Interests
Paul Winter Wire Belt Company Ltd Register of Interests
Cllr Peter Fleming Sevenoaks Council Register of Interests
Prof Rama Thirunamachandran Canterbury Christ Church University Register of Interests
Richard Finn Richard Finn Ltd Register of Interests
Cllr Robert Thomas Canterbury City Council Register of Interests
Cllr Rodney Chambers Medway Council Register of Interests
Cllr Roger Truelove Swale Borough Council Register of Interests
Sarah Dance Sarah Dance Associates & Cultural Transformation Board Register of Interests
Simon Cook Mid-Kent College Register of Interests
Opportunity South Essex (OSE) click to collapse
Contact: ilewis@castlepoint.gov.uk
Angela O’Donoghue South Essex College Register of Interests
Chris Brookhouse Morzine Register of Interests
Colette Bailey Metal Register of Interests
David Barnes Basildon Group Register of Interests
David Burch Essex Chambers of Commerce Register of Interests
Cllr Gagan Mohindra Essex County Council to follow
James Sharples Register of Interests
Cllr John Lamb Southend Council Register of Interests
Kate Willard (Chair) Stobart Group Register of Interests
Larry Fenttiman ILG Development & Construction Register of Interests
Lucy Harris Pixelwork Register of Interests
Mark Curle Galliford Tye Register of Interests
Martin Hodson Peak Security Register of Interests
Murray Foster Southend Business Partnership Register of Interests
Cllr Norman Smith Castle Point Borough Council Register of Interests
Perry Glading Thurrock Business Board Register of Interests
Cllr Rob Gledhill Thurrock Council Register of Interests
Robert Singh University of Essex Register of Interests
Cllr Ron Woodley Southend-on-Sea Council Register of Interests
Sarah Stone Register of Interests
Cllr Terry Cutmore Rochford District Council to follow
Success Essex click to collapse
Contact: claudia.mckibbin@essex.gov.uk
Website: essexesb.co.uk
Andy Sparks Register of Interests
Cllr Chris Whitbread Epping Forest District Counci Register of Interests
Colin James Register of Interests
David Burch Essex Chambers of Commerce Register of Interests
David Rayner Birkett Long LLP & Heart of Essex Business Register of Interests
Fiona Bodle Register of Interests
George Kieffer Haven Gateway Partnership (& Vice Chair of SELEP Strategic Board) Register of Interests
Cllr Graham Butland Braintree District Council Register of Interests
Jonathan Oates Register of Interests
Lara Fox Register of Interests
Lindsey Hayward Register of Interests
Cllr Martin Bracken Register of Interests
Miles Adcock (Chair) Register of Interests
Richard Davidson Register of Interests
Cllr Tony Ball to follow
Trevor Scott Register of Interests
Vanessa Cuthill University of Essex Register of Interests
Team East Sussex (TES) click to collapse
Contact: dave.evans@eastsussex.gov.uk
Website: eastsussex.gov.uk/business/eastsussex/selep/tes/
Ana Christie Sussex Chamber of Commerce Register of Interests
Cllr Bob Standley Wealden District Council Register of Interests
Christina Ewbank Chamber of Commerce Register of Interests
Clive Soper Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Register of Interests
Dan Shelley Sussex Coast College Register of Interests
David Sheppard D-RisQ Ltd Register of Interests
Cllr David Tutt Eastbourne Borough Council Register of Interests
Cllr Doug Oliver Rother District Council Register of Interests
Graham Peters (Chair) East Sussex SME Commission and East Sussex Rural Partnership (& Vice Chair of SELEP Strategic Board) Register of Interests
Cllr Keith Glazier East Sussex County Council Register of Interests
Martin Ellis RSE Group Register of Interests
Penny Shimmin Sussex Community Development Association (& has a seat on the SELEP Strategic Board as the representative for social enterprise) Register of Interests
Cllr Peter Chowney Hastings Borough Council Register of Interests
Stewart Drew De La Warr Pavilion Register of Interests
Sue Baxter University of Sussex Register of Interests
Cllr Zoe Nicholson Lewes District Council Register of Interests