South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP)
A Regional Partnership For Business - The South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) brings together key leaders from business, local government and education in order to create an enterprising economy.
The South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) brings together key leaders from business, local government, further and higher education in order to create the most enterprising economy in England through exploring opportunities for enterprise while addressing barriers to growth.
Covering Essex, Southend, Thurrock, Kent, Medway and East Sussex we are the largest strategic enterprise partnership outside of London.
This region is the country's economic powerhouse, contributing £63 billion a year to the national economy. It is full of business opportunities, offering a range of core economic strengths and investment potential.
The South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) 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.
The partnership represents a combined population of 3.9 million people, offering a strong and skilled workforce, providing excellent facilities and a creative environment in which to do business, with more than 130,000 businesses supporting more than 1.3 million jobs.
With eight ports as well as high speed rail links and national and regional airport capacity, this region is the most significant economic gateway and strategic route between; London and the rest of the country, mainland Europe and international global destinations. The region is also home to eight major universities with internationally renowned research and teaching strengths.
The board of SELEP is chaired by Peter Jones, who is supported by three vice chairs drawn from the business community - one for each of the county areas of Essex, Kent, and East Sussex.
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