Board Member RepresentativesBringing business, education and public service together
The Partnership Board
The Partnership Board is a business led and business focused partnership, with individuals appointed to represent a range of economic sectors across the coast.
Geoff Edwards, Executive Vice President Operations at B&W Group is keen to build on the work of his predecessor, Kirk Brown, GSK, and build on the 4 platforms of work identified in the CWS Economic Plan, encouraging more people beyond those just involved in the meetings to be involved in the execution of the work programme.
Starting in May 2011, Caroline was appointed to this newly created role as Director of the Coastal West Sussex Partnership Board. Working on behalf of the Partnership Board and the partners, there is a clear focus on skills and job creation and Caroline is responsible for taking forward a range of projects that will help to improve the economy of the coastal area.
Board member representative organisations
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Adur District Council
Adur is a local planning authority of West Sussex, England. It is named after the River Adur and is historically part of the English county of Sussex. The council is based in Shoreham-by-Sea and the district has a population of 59,627 according to the 2001 census.
Currently represented by Cllr Brian Boggis, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Alex Bailey, Chief Executive of Adur & Worthing Councils
Arun District Council
Arun is a local government district in West Sussex, England. It contains the towns of Arundel, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton, and takes its name from the River Arun, which runs through the centre of the district.
Currently representing Arun are Cllr Gillian Brown, Leader and Chief Executive Nigel Lynn.
Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Chichester District Council
Dept of Business Energy & Industrial Strategy – BEIS
Federation of Small Businesses
Institute of Directors
Lancing Business Park
Lancing Business Park is one of the largest industrial estates in the south east of England and is home to a wide range of businesses from high tech electroncs through furniture manufacturing to heavy steel fabrication.
On Thursday 19th July, Lancing Business Park successfully secured a further 5 year tenure for the Business Improvement District (BID) from businesses within the park.
Representation on the CWS Board is rotated between members of the BID Executive committee but usually Damian Pulford, MD of Sussex Transport
Marine South East
Marine South East is a business-led consortium developed to address the needs of the marine sector in the South East region. It was created to tackle the critical issues affecting marine businesses in the region and support the economic development of the marine sector in the South East.
MSE is currently represented by Iain Shepherd,
Northbrook College is a further education and higher education college and principal provider of work-related Further Education in Worthing and nearby Shoreham-by-Sea in West Sussex.
The Principal of Northbrook is Sue Dare who is a member of the CWS Partnership Board.
Ricardo is a leading global multi-industry engineering provider of technology, product innovation and strategic consulting. Ricardo develops engines, transmissions, vehicle systems, intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and hybrid & electric systems. The industries served are in transportation, defense and clean energy.
Andrew Swayne represents Ricardo's on the Partnership Board.
A thriving commercial Port on the South Coast of England, their mission is to provide a first class service to their customers and to continue to develop their excellent infrastructure and facilities to meet requirements, in a commercially economic and efficient way.
The Port is currently represented by Development Director, Peter Davies.
Stiles Harold Williams
University of Chichester
The University of Chichester is a university based in West Sussex. Campuses are based in the city of Chichester and the nearby coastal resort of Bognor Regis. The university is one of the newest in the United Kingdom, receiving privy council permission to adapt its status in October 2005.
The University is currently represented by Romy Jones.
West Sussex County Council
West Sussex County Council (WSCC) is the authority that governs the non-metropolitan county of West Sussex. The county also contains 7 district and borough councils, and 159 town, parish and neighbourhood councils. The county council has 71 elected councillors. West Sussex County Council is currently controlled by the Conservative Party.
Councillor Nigel Peters currently sits on our Board and is supported by WSCC officer, Duncan Barrett
West Sussex Growers' Association
The West Sussex Growers' Association is a specialist horticultural branch of the National Farmers' Union. The membership is made up of those around the West Sussex area who have a strong interest in horticulture which is an important industry in the coastal area.
The WSGA is currently represented by John Hall.
Worthing Borough Council
Worthing Borough Council manages and maintains the Worthing area and local issues. There are 36 councillors representing the 13 Wards in the Borough. The Council also works in partnership with Adur District Council.
Councillor Bryan Turner, Deputy Leader of Worthing Borough Council and Cabinet Member for Regeneration is a Board Member and Vice Chair for the CWS Partnership Board.
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