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IoD South Webinar - Economy Watch: A moment with the Chief Executive at Coast to Capital

19 Aug 2020
Online webinar, Online

Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) are local business led partnerships between local authorities and businesses and play a central role in determining local economic priorities and undertaking activities to drive economic growth and the creation of local jobs.
In the nine years since Coast to Capital LEP was formed, they have successfully invested more than £300 million of public money in local infrastructure, and generated a significant return in the growth of the local economy. 
Given the considerable impact of the COVID-19 pandemic – the LEP is currently commissioning research to gain an in-depth understanding of the impact on the local economy. A full report is due to be released later this summer. 
Join Coast to Capital Chief Executive, Jonathan Sharrock to find out more about the strategic priorities of the LEP including strategy, investments and business support – particularly around COVID-19 recovery.  
The Coast to Capital Growth Hub team provides fully funded advice, support, investment and strategic leadership to help small and medium sized enterprises drive sustainable business success and regional economic growth in West Sussex, Greater Brighton and East Surrey. Richard Butcher, Growth Adviser at the Coast to Capital Growth Hub will discuss the business support opportunities at the Growth Hub. 

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Date & time: 19 Aug 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Location: Online webinar, Online
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Jonathan Sharrock

Jonathan joined Coast to Capital as Chief Executive in January 2016.  He has significant experience of policy development and the leadership of major projects having worked for more than a decade at the interface between government and industry.  As Chief Executive of Coast to Capital, he is responsible for delivering the LEP's business plan to transform business and economic performance through the region's Growth Deal.
He joined Coast to Capital having spent the previous three years as a member of the senior management team developing the HS2 high speed rail project; he was previously responsible for overseeing Government transport interests for the 2012 Olympics. In earlier roles, he gained significant experience working with the aviation industry, having been responsible for delivering the aviation security regime, developing UK airport capacity and completing the privatisation of air traffic control. 

Richard Butcher 

Richard is an experienced entrepreneur having established successful businesses both in the UK and overseas including the United States. For the last 10 years he has been running his consultancy, Stratagems Business Solutions helping ambitious businesses grow & maximise business performance by providing practical objective hands-on advice. 
Richard also works with Surrey Chambers of Commerce and Local Authorities providing business clinics for start-ups. Currently Richard is working with the Coast to Capital Growth Hub as a Growth Adviser and Partnership Manager providing business advice to SMEs, particularly how to effectively recover post COVID-19



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