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Employer Engagement Event Rob Blackman 15 February 2013.

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1 Employer Engagement Event Rob Blackman 15 February 2013

2 Welcome

3 Today’s Journey LEAP Story Local Perspective South East Local Enterprise Partnership Strategic View Optional Tour Questions and Answers Sessions...LEAP Champions to help spread the word

4 Outcomes... Understanding of new LEAP initiative aimed at helping your business and the local economy Chance to ask questions of local and strategic economic development organisations LEAP Information to share with others a Networking opportunity

5 Objectives Grow the local economy Connecting local people to employment opportunities Help for Apprentices, Businesses and Entrepreneurs A service to help build and retain workplace skills A cross sector partnership approach Focused on and tailored to local circumstances A source of support to develop business start ups To help businesses select and retain apprentices To expand businesses

6 Partnership Lewes District Council East Sussex County Council Sussex Downs College Plumpton College Lets Do Business Infacom 3VA Newhaven Community Development Association Albion in the Community Job Centre Plus Citizens Advice Bureau YMCA Action in Rural Sussex And YOU

7 Action LEAP Business Ready Awards LEAP New Business Start Up Programme LEAP Employer Engagement LEAP Support Apprenticeship Training Agency

8 Outputs By April Business Ready Awards New Businesses 230 – 350 Jobs £300k direct investment Sustainable programme in place

9 Your Part Take on Apprentices (full / part time) Provide Work Placements Mentor Budding Entrepreneurs Champion LEAP and get others involved

10 Contacts T: E: W: Yourleap.co.uk Facebook: LEAP Lewes Address: LEAP Office, Southover House, Southover Road Lewes BN7 1AB

11 Local View Mark Beaumont – Local Employer and entrepreneur Katie Durrant – Founder of LEAP Brand Natalie Hassan - Founder Lulus Nannies Jacqui Simes - Action in rural Sussex – Employer of apprentices Questions and Answers

12 SELEP South East Local Enterprise Partnership Dr Susan Priest - Director Derek Godfrey – Vice Chairman Questions and Answers

13 Strategic View Norman Baker MP Jenny Rowlands – Lewes District Council Dr Susan Priest – SE LEP Derek Godfrey – SE LEP Questions and Answers

14 Next Steps Get in Touch with the LEAP Team Get Involved Get Others Involved Take a LEAP of Faith

15 Thank you for you time and involvement Rob Blackman 15 February 2013


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