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Public-private sector partnerships

Our partnerships work with organisations to respond to local economic issues, and drive economic growth.

  • Coastal West Sussex Partnership


    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. 

  • Gatwick Diamond Initiative


     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.

  • Rural Partnership


    The Rural 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. 


  • Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

    Coast to Capital LEP sets the overall strategy for supporting business and economic growth and is a key link for businesses to central Government departments.

    It allocates and administers a wide range of funds to support economic and business growth, including the Growing Places Fund. It also provides information on a range of other funding opportunities for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

    It also works closely with UK Trade and Investment to support international businesses that want to locate in West Sussex and to encourage local businesses to trade internationally.

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