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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Working for us

Through our people SEEDA brought a deep understanding of the economic factors affecting the South East, the kind of support business needs to thrive, how Europe and national government works and how powerful public/private partnerships can deliver economic success.

SEEDA employed people with high-level skills, expertise and fresh ideas. We promoted the transfer of skills across the team through cross-working. We also helped employees identify their personal goals and develop their careers.

Our values reflected this and our vision - to be the best economic development agency a top global region could have: with expert interventions, expert deal making and expert advice.

Impact and confidence

We believe in the value of our work, we are confident and take pride in having a sustainable impact.

Learning and innovation

We learn from experience and good practice, we are innovative and take risks by trying new ideas.

Focus and professionalism

We do things with specific impact in mind, we punch above our weight.

Collaboration and diversity

We believe that people make the difference, we value differing views and diversity, we are honest.

Investors in People (IiP)investors in people

As Investors in People, SEEDA is committed to maximising the core strengths and potential of all individuals working for SEEDA. We take pride in having been awarded the Investors in People (IiP) Standard and are committed to the continuous improvement of business practices and the development of people within SEEDA. To find out more information, please visit the Investors in People website.

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