Placing Sussex business at the heart of Local Skills Improvement Plans

Welcome to the Future Skills Sussex Local Skills Improvement Plan.

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Our vision, and that of our partners, is to work together under one umbrella to support the people and businesses across Sussex, to speak with one voice and make a lasting impact.

Anna Christie, Chief Executive, Sussex Chamber of Commerce

Ana Christie

Chief Executive, Sussex Chamber of Commerce

The Future Skills Sussex Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) is the result of extensive research and consultation with employers, education and skills providers, strategic partners and wider stakeholders across Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, West Sussex and beyond.

It sets out the Sussex-wide skills challenges, gaps and needs emerging from our findings and has established clear priorities needed for change.

The LSIP report and associated annexes can be found here.

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LSIP Board Recruitment – Visitor & Hospitality Sector Member


We are currently inviting expressions of interest from Visitor& Hospitality sector organisations who have an interest in supporting the Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) – Future Skills Sussex and local skills development across the Sussex area.


The purpose of the LSIP Board will be to provide direction and oversight on the implementation of an effective LSIP for Sussex.  The Board meets virtually on a quarterly basis and Board members need to be able to represent the views of their sector and be of sufficient seniority to make decisions on behalf of their organisation.


Please see the attached Board Recruitment Pack and our current LSIP Board Terms of Reference for further information.

You can also view our existing Board members here.


All expressions of interest should be sent to by Monday 19 February 2024.

Our priorities for change

Support employers in Sussex to recruit, retain and upskill their workforce.

Ensure a joined-up approach to meeting the skills needs in Sussex as identified by local businesses.

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Build a profile for and raise awareness of the key sectors in Sussex.

Ensure training and employment in Sussex is open and accessible to all.

Speak with one voice in Sussex to influence national and local policy using an evidence-based approach.

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Future Skills Sussex Improvement Framework

To deliver on our priorities, we have created the Future Skills Sussex Improvement Framework which provides a whole system approach to collaboration. The Framework consists of five themes which are interdependent and rely on partnership working for their success.  

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Join us on our Journey

We’d love you to join us as we continue to deepen our understanding of the skills most needed to support local economic growth, boost productivity and improve prosperity.

To stay updated, collaborate and contribute, please leave us your details and we’ll be in touch.

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