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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Locating your business in the South East

From innovative high growth companies to global operations, the South East offers attractive features to business:

  • fast rail, road and air links to London and Europe.
  • a large pool of skilled workers
  • potential research partners - universities, scientific institutions and businesses
  • flexible employment market regulations, low utility costs
  • advanced telecommunications infrastructure.

The region is home to many of the world's most successful international companies, including:

  • Sharp Electronics
  • Boeing
  • American Express
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • P&O Ferries
  • Electonic Arts.

SEEDA, in partnership with United Kingdom Trade & Investment (UKTI), offered practical help to relocate and leverage trade opportunities.

We offered free and confidential advice and support to international organisations looking to establish operations in the UK.

For more information, contact:

 UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).  For all related enquiries please contact the UKTI Investment Services Team on +44 (0) 845 539 0419, email or go to