Agenda and minutes

Lead Member for Economy - Tuesday, 5th March, 2019 11.00 am

Venue: Committee Room, County Hall, Lewes. View directions

Contact: Simon Bailey  Democratic Services Officer

Note: ++ The meeting will take place at 11.00am or the conclusion of the Governance meeting, whichever is the later ++ 

No. Item


Decisions made by the Lead Cabinet Member on 2 October 2018 pdf icon PDF 8 KB


4.1       The Lead Member confirmed as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 2 October 2018. 




5.1       Reports referred to in the minutes below are contained in the minute book.



Scale Up East Sussex pdf icon PDF 229 KB

Report of the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport


6.1       The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.




6.2       The Lead Member RESOLVED to (1)  endorse the County Council’s research pilots into options for delivering support to businesses in the County to improve their growth rates and become ‘Scale Up’ companies; and


(2)  agree to review the findings of this research at a subsequent Lead Member meeting in order to inform future strategic commissioning decisions around business support in the County from 2020 onwards.




6.3       Supporting companies to ‘scale up’ can have a significant impact on economic growth. It will be increasingly important to the future growth of the East Sussex economy that we drive up the number of scale up companies in the County. The research pilots will therefore provide useful evidence to help the County Council and strategic partners to make the case for investment in scale ups.