Agenda and minutes

Lead Member for Economy - Monday, 14th September, 2020 11.00 am

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 ++ 

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Decisions made by the Lead Cabinet Member on 11 December 2019 pdf icon PDF 10 KB


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.



Supporting ambitious businesses to recover and grow: developments in the Scale Up East Sussex programme in light of Covid 19 pdf icon PDF 406 KB

Report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport

Additional documents:


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.