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The South East Partnership for the London 2012 Games

2 August 2010

Our vision is to encourage and inspire world-class performance - creating a positive legacy for every young person, business and community in the South East.southeast partnership logo

We are currently facing technical challenges with the www.southeastpartnership.co.uk website.  

Whilst we are addressing these, please find below some information regarding the South East Partnership for the London 2012 Games. If you require any further information, relevant contact details for the South East Nations and Regions team can be found at the bottom of the page.

'Our competitive regional economy and talented workforce, our enterprising and diverse communities, our sporting and cultural heritage and natural assets present opportunities for our region to play a significant role in delivering the Games and creating a sustainable legacy for the South East.'
Mary McAnally – LOCOG Nations and Regions Member for the South East

Achieving our vision
The South East programme is founded on three outcomes that make up the ‘Triple Gold’ strategy. They are:

New Markets – an economic legacy through creating and promoting new market opportunities in tourism, the promotion of Pre Games Training Camps and the cultural, creative and sporting industries, as well as the significant procurement opportunities in the run up to the Games through the online tendering system CompeteFor.

New Aspirations – a cultural, social, educational, skills and volunteering legacy through the creation of opportunities for communities to promote their cultural offer within the UK and overseas, and for individuals to gain new skills – particularly those relevant to the new markets being stimulated though the 2012 Games.

New Lifestyles – a sport and health legacy, including a healthier workforce through creating and promoting 2012 related opportunities for people to improve work/lifestyle balance.

Planning and delivery
Led by the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA), the South East Partnership for the London 2012 Games (SEP) was formed to deliver a sporting, cultural, social and economic legacy for the South East.

How will we do this?

  • We will build on our regional business and environmental strengths, our visitor economy and our position as the UK’s Gateway region, to achieve significant economic added value during the run up to the 2012 Games and beyond.
  • We will harness our intellectual capacity, skills and talents to deliver an outstanding welcome to the world. In so doing, we will showcase the South East’s ideas and cultural offer.
  • We will use Olympic and Paralympic values to achieve a lasting cultural, social, environmental and economic legacy, particularly for those who are most excluded. We will also improve mental and physical health as a result of increased levels of sports participation and physical activity.

The key partners in delivering our vision are:

SEEDA; Sport England South East; Tourism South East; Arts Council England South East; the Government Office for the South East; Skills Funding Agency, NHS; Local Authorities and LOCOG.

Contact information
Becky Russell – 2012 Games Project Officer
beckyrussell@seeda.co.uk

Karen Lacey – Manager: 2012 and Tourism, South East Nations and Regions Team
karenlacey@seeda.co.uk

Sue Gurney – London 2012 Inspire Programmer for the South East
suegurney@seeda.co.uk

Caterina Loriggio – Creative Programmer for London 2012 in the South East
caterina.loriggio@artscouncil.org.uk

Lindsey Horton – Pre Games Training Camp Manager for the South East
lhorton@tourismse.com

For more information please contact our press office

Tel: 01483 470155