The Government has announced that all Regional Development Agencies (RDAs), including SEEDA, will close by 31 March 2012.
Responsibility for economic development and regeneration in England is being passed onto successor bodies, including Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) and central Government departments
Our objective is to ensure a professional and cost effective closure by this date. We have pledged to work closely with our partners, contractors and stakeholders to ensure that the past and future economic benefits of key programmes and assets continue to deliver the greatest economic value for the South East and value for money for the taxpayer.
Please click here for more details about our closure plan, transition arrangements and successor organisations.
Our vision is to encourage and inspire world-class performance - creating a positive legacy for every young person, business and community in the South East.
Oona Muirhead – LOCOG Nations and Regions Member for the South East and Chair of the South East Partnership
Achieving our vision
The South East programme is founded on three outcomes that make up the ‘Triple Gold’ strategy. They are:
Economic – an economic legacy through creating and promoting new market opportunities in tourism, the promotion of Pre Games Training Camps and the cultural, creative and sporting industries, as well as the significant procurement opportunities in the run up to the Games through the online tendering system CompeteFor.
Social – a cultural, social, educational, skills and volunteering legacy through the creation of opportunities for communities to promote their cultural offer within the UK and overseas, and for individuals to gain new skills – particularly those relevant to the new markets being stimulated though the 2012 Games.
Sport – a sport and health legacy, including a healthier workforce through creating and promoting 2012 related opportunities for people to improve work/lifestyle balance.
Planning and delivery
Led by the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA), the South East Partnership for the London 2012 Games (SEP) was formed to deliver a sporting, cultural, social and economic legacy for the South East.
How will we do this?
The key partners in delivering our vision are:
SEEDA; Sport England South East; Tourism South East; Arts Council England South East; the Government Office for the South East; Skills Funding Agency, NHS; Local Authorities and LOCOG.
Karen Lacey – Nations & Regions Co-ordinator, South East
Lindsey Horton – Pre Games Training Camp Manager for the South East