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Key Partners

We know that sometimes the support and information you need is on a more local level.

We work with a range of key partners from the local District and Borough councils, to educational institutions and other key area partners. Below you will find some information about them and their contact details.

  • Area Partnerships

    The Coastal West Sussex Partnership is a private and public sector partnership that supports business and economic growth development along the West Sussex coast.  Its economic profile, Sustaining Growth Through Partnership sets out its priorities and actions to support local businesses to grow.

    For further information and advice contact: Caroline Wood – Director, Coastal West Sussex Partnership caroline.wood@coastalwestsussex.org.uk

    The Rural West Sussex Partnership supports businesses in rural parts of the county that want to grow.  Its main focus is attracting new investment and on supporting small-scale, high end, manufacturing; home based businesses; and businesses linked to the natural environment and those requiring a highly skilled and flexible workforce.

    For further information and advice contact: Simon Matthews - Executive Director, Rural West Sussex Partnership simon.matthews@ruralwestsussex.org.uk

    The Gatwick Diamond Initiative is a business-led partnership with proven commercial and economic development experience.  It works with business leaders, business membership organisations, colleges and universities, local authorities, and government agencies to address to ensure it is a world-class place for businesses. It provides free confidential advice to investors who want to locate or grow their business within the Gatwick Diamond area and access to an extensive network of contacts.

    For further information and advice contact: Rosemary French - Executive Director, Gatwick Diamond Initiative rosemary.french@gatwickdiamond.co.uk

  • Coast to Capital

    Coast to Capital is the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) for Brighton and Hove, Croydon, Gatwick Diamond, East Surrey, Lewes and West Sussex. Formed in 2011 as one of the UK's new Local Enterprise Partnerships, the team is focused on delivering growth for one of Britain's most economically important areas which includes the airport economy surrounding London Gatwick.

    They take a strategic lead in ensuring that the infrastructure and conditions for economic growth are in place across the diverse region, which includes both urban and rural areas. This includes the facilitation of the Government's Local Growth Fund.

    To contact the Coast to Capital team please email contact@coast2capital.org.uk.


  • Universities and Colleges

    University of Chichester

    The University offers a range of business services such as business events, mentoring, start-up business offices, recruitment of local talent and more.

    Research and Employer Engagement Office: 01243 812051

    Email: business@chi.ac.uk


    Central Sussex College

    The Workforce and Business Development team at Central Sussex College is committed to helping you and your employees improve business skills, ensuring that you remain competitive in a difficult economic climate.

    Workforce and Business Development team: 0845 155 0043 (press 4)

    Email: employers@centralsussex.ac.uk


    Chichester College

    In business, we know how important it is to develop and keep up-to-date with the latest skills. Chichester College can help your career or organisation with advice, training and support from industry experts.

    Click here to contact.

    Northbrook College

    The Business Solutions @ Northbrook team is dedicated to delivering employer training needs. We aim to respond efficiently and provide a professional and high quality service. The College is increasing its range of flexible and affordable training solutions and we are confident that we can help with your individual requirements.

    Call: 01903 273114

    Email: business.solutions@nbcol.ac.uk

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