Venue: Committee Room, County Hall, Lewes. View directions
Contact: Simon Bailey Democratic Services Officer
Note: ++ Please note, the Lead Member will not be present in person but will take the decisions remotely ++
1.1 The Lead Member approved as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 11 December 2019.
2.1 Reports referred to in the minutes below are contained in the minute book.
Report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport
3.1 The Lead Member considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.
3.2 The Lead Member RESOLVED to (1) note the progress of the Scale Up East Sussex pilot projects and the independent evaluation of the programme; and
(2) endorse the County Council’s proposal for an adapted programme offer to support ambitious business through recovery in light of Covid-19.
3.3 The Scale Up East Sussex pilots have provided a strong evidence base that the programme is beneficial and necessary to support ambitious businesses across the County.
3.4 The economic landscape has shifted significantly since conducting the pilots. There is a need to support ambitious businesses who may now find themselves needing to pivot, diversify or adapt their operations. The SEEDA/EDRF legacy funding provides an opportunity to help ambitious businesses rethink their strategy and get their business through recovery and back onto a growth trajectory.