South East England Development Agency is Closing on March 31, 2012

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.

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Annual Open Meeting 2009

The Annual Open Public Meeting is an opportunity to meet and put questions to SEEDA’s Board Members and Senior Executives, who will provide an overview of the Agency’s performance during the past 12 months and highlight SEEDA’s future plans for the region.

The 2009 SEEDA Annual Open Meeting was held on Thursday 5 November at the Mandolay Hotel, Guildford. Audio presentations of the meeting are available below. These are large files and will take a few minutes to download.

Pre-submitted questions and answers for the Annual Open Meeting are available here.

Welcome by Chair, Jim Brathwaite CBE
Audio presentation

SEEDA Report by Pam Alexander, Chief Executive
Audio presentation
Slide presentation

Q&A Session, chaired by Jim Brathwaite CBE
Audio presentation

A local authority perspective, Cllr Paul Carter, Leader of Kent County Council and Chairman of South East England Councils
Audio presentation
Slide presentation

A business perspective, Chris McLaughlin, Vice President, External Affairs, Inmarsat
Audio presentation
Slide presentation
Video presentation

SEEDA Board Q&A Session, chaired by Jim Brathwaite CBE
Audio presentation

Priorities for the future, Rob Douglas CBE
Audio presentation

Listen to full event audio presentation

Related links:

2008 Annual Open Public Meeting

2007 Annual Open Public Meeting