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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Alex Pratt OBE

Alex Pratt OBEAlex Pratt, from Buckinghamshire, is a serial entrepreneur who runs, which manufactures high-grade reading lights. On secondment to the Government, he created and led the DTI International Innovation team, and acted as a key catalyst for key innovations such as the national brokerage model for business support and re-branding Britain. He has been Chairman of the DTI Business Link National Assessment Panel and of the Business Link in Milton Keynes, Oxfordshire and Bucks. He was awarded an OBE for Services to Business and Education in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2006.