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The Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership [BHEP] works with other stakeholders to devise the economic strategy for the city. It works with other partners to input into the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership [LEP] for the sub region.

The Business Forum operates the city centre management initiative for the city. It is a company limited by guarantee and is funded by revenue generating projects such as its award winning Business Crime Reduction Partnership and also private sector contributions from key players in the city.


The Business Forum operates a number of schemes designed to make Brighton & Hove a better place to live, work and visit including the Business Crime Reduction Partnership and administering the city centre Business Improvement District (BID).


The Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership (BHEP) is an unincorporated partnership of 50 individuals representing each sector of the city's economy. It is also one of the five area partnerships making up the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).


Working with the local authority, a wide range of businesses and the LEP it publishes the economic strategy for the city and encourages and facilitates its delivery. It is also responsible for handling inward investment enquiries from companies seeking to locate in the city.


BHEP is a key consultee for major developments and responds formally to strategic planning applications and local, regional and national consultation opportunities. It is represented on the Local Strategic Partnership (LSP), the Public Service Board (PSB), the Strategic Housing Partnership (SHP) and other strategic partnerships in the city.

PO Box 5398


East Sussex

BN50 8GQ

(01273) 735062

further support please call the growth hub team on 01293 305965

Malcolm Brabon

Head of Services

Lou Williams

Growth Manager

Matthew Heath

Growth Grant Project Manager

Ryan Davies

Growth Relationship Team Leader

Jonathan Alderman

Strategy & Policy Officer

Andrew Kerry-Bedell

Growth Adviser

Richard Butcher

Growth Adviser

Carolyn Bentley

Growth Adviser

Luke West

Business Growth Executive

Taygan Paxton

Growth Coordinator

Coast to Capital

This site is operated by Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership. © Coast to Capital LEP 2013-20.

Information is provided on this website in good faith. However neither Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership nor any associated organisation or individual provide any warranty or accept any liability for information provided.



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