The Coastal West Sussex Partnership

Our responsibilities and what we do

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Focusing on the strategic issues, the Coastal West Sussex Partnership brings together leaders and senior officers from business, education institutions and the public sector to work collectively on economic issues that affect the coastal area.

Coastal West Sussex is one of the most beautiful areas in South East England and is home to a large number of significant businesses across a broad range of industrial sectors.

The Coastal West Sussex Partnership is one of 5 Area Partnerships that works with Coast to Capital, the Local Enterprise Partnership for Brighton and Hove Croydon, Gatwick Diamond, Lewes and West Sussex.

Our Position Statements

These Position Statements have been created and endorsed by the CWS Partnership Board to help galvanize our actions on key issues that impact on the coastal economy:

Skills & Workforce

Planning for Growth

Gatwick Airport


Connected Coast


 Five key Themes to build a brighter future:

Our white paper, commissioned in May 2021 has been created to bring into focus the challenges and emerging opportunities for the coastal economy as the county comes out of the pandemic.

It aims to give the CWS Partnership and our partners a clear purpose, an insight into the innovation and flexibility of our business community and an understanding of what is achievable if we work together.

Sustainable Growth

Promote, encourage and enable activities that help address the climate change challenge


Making the best use of land to provide good quality homes and employment space


Attract visitors, investors and new businesses to the area

Digital and Physical Infrastructure

Improving connectivity across and beyond the coastal area


Raising aspirations to learn new skills for the jobs of the future

We will be a strong voice for Coastal West Sussex, adding value where we can and focusing on specific interventions and actions that will make a tangible difference to the Coastal West Sussex economy

Kirk Brown

Former Chair, CWS Partnership, Site Director GSK, Worthing

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