Southern Enterprise Alliance (SEA)

Southern Enterprise Alliance (SEA) is a private, not-for-profit company.

SEA is the holding company of a small group with a mission to develop the local economy by providing services and support to businesses and collaborating with partners to deliver enterprise and economic development projects.

SEA has a core subsidiary; WSX Enterprise Limited

Vision

To be an innovation catalyst energising and enabling customers to realise their success and promoting progressive economic growth and prosperity.

 

The Company

SEA is a membership company limited by guarantee that does not pay any dividends.  Surpluses it generates are invested back into its principal activity of supporting small and medium-sized businesses through its operating companies.

SEA has a core subsidiary; WSX Enterprise Limited (www.wsxenterprise.co.uk)

The companies that make up SEA have some 30+ employees with the majority employed in customer-facing roles business support, enterprise start-up development, design and innovation services for SMEs and skills/mentoring activities.

The Board of SEA has 9 non-executive directors elected from and by the membership of SEA.

 

History

SEA was formed in 2001 to take on the management of the Business Link service across Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight (formerly Business Link Wessex). Since then it has managed and developed a wide range of support services for businesses across the South of England.

SEA has designed and successfully delivered a range of contracts and services, each operated under its own separate brand to reflect the different services.

 

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PROJECTS

SEA and its subsidiary company, WSX Enterprise, work with a wide range of local, regional and national partners to develop and provide value-added support services for businesses and individuals.

We have more than 20 years of experience of managing projects, both large and small, from straightforward contracts to complex programmes operating over many years.

As an experienced and reliable provider of publicly funded and commercial projects and services, SEA operates as a lead partner or in a supporting role within a larger partnership to secure and deliver high-quality projects.

The SEA Group has experience in managing funds from national government agencies, Local Enterprise Partnerships and European funding streams such as the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Interreg.

We are committed to creating new entrepreneurs, with a view to sustaining and growing their businesses.

 

For more information please contact:

Peter Grant
Chief Executive
Southern Enterprise Alliance

Tel: 01329 223242
Email: peter.grant@sea.uk.net

About Us

We are a not-for-profit business support and employability company, offering practical business support programmes across the South of England from Kent to Cornwall, with a concentration around Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, with many of our projects also working with businesses and research organisations across Europe.

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Partner With Us

We work with a huge range of partners based locally, nationally and internationally, on projects that benefit the local area. Business support can be confusing, but we can help to make sense of it all by partnering with others who share our goals.

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Support

We offer practical business support programmes across the South of England from Kent to Cornwall, with a concentration around Dorset & Hampshire, with many of our projects also working with businesses and research organisations across Europe.

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Case Studies

We run a wide range of programmes that cover all sorts of support and engagement opportunities, across the South of England & beyond. 

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What Others Say

We engage with hundreds of SMEs & Startups each year!

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