Senior Enterprise Coordinator, Georgina Angele welcomes three new Enterprise Coordinators to the team.

The Enterprise Adviser Network has been extremely successful in its first academic year. We have welcomed 20 schools and colleges into the EA Network, and matched over 25 Enterprise Advisers and senior business leaders with local schools and their senior leadership teams.

The Careers and Enterprise Company have released the required funding to support the upscale of the EA Network to a further 80 schools and colleges in the region. Coast to Capital LEP has match funded this investment, showing our commitment to the EAN initiative and to the engagement of local businesses in informing the talent pipelines of our future workforce.

This funding has enabled Coast to Capital LEP to recruit three new Enterprise Coordinators who will commence their new roles from the 1st December. Each of the Enterprise Coordinators will be supporting a cluster of 20 schools and colleges, and recruiting volunteers from the local business community to become the essential Enterprise Advisers that form the foundation of the EA Network.

Here it gives me great pleasure to welcome our New Enterprise Coordinators:

Rebecca Tonks

Beki has worked in many disciplines including recruitment, training, enterprise and management throughout Sussex and across the South East. In particular, her time within Sussex Enterprise (now Sussex Chamber of Commerce) and Young Enterprise focussed on skills training and careers information support. In recent years she has run her own business and is now delighted to be able to bring all of these experiences together to support Coast to Capital and the Careers and Enterprise Company, in delivering this innovative work in Coastal West Sussex. Beki is also the EA at Oakgrove College and is a member of the Young Enterprise South Downs Area Board.

Pru Rowntree

Pru’s background is in teaching and has worked for many years in secondary education in Sussex and South London. She specialises in Careers Education and Guidance and works hard to spread the word about apprenticeship opportunities. She is keen to address issues affecting local communities, particularly younger people. She has two sons working in London, and lives in Lewes, East Sussex where she is chair of a community land trust whose aim is to secure affordable housing. Pru will be supporting the upscale of the EA Network in the London borough of Croydon.

Faye Russell

Faye has been working in community engagement roles in Sussex for over 10 years, both in the private sector with Family Investments and most recently at Sussex County Cricket Club as part of their Cricket Foundation. Her experience of developing and embedding CSR strategies, along with an excellent understanding of managing stakeholders of community engagement project, stands her in good stead in her role of Enterprise Coordinator for Brighton and Hove. Faye has long been involved in Girl-guiding UK and is also the EA at Brighton & Hove Pupil Referral Unit and The Connected Hub.

Coordinator. In the meantime, I will be concentrating on the Gatwick Diamond area of Coast to Capital in terms of school engagement and the recruitment of Enterprise Advisers to match to the schools in Mid Sussex, Horsham, Crawley and East Surrey. We are actively engaging with the business community and inviting businesses to participate in the EA Network. If you are interested in becoming involved in this excellent careers and enterprise initiative, either as an individual or as a whole organisation, please do get in contact with me!

You can call me on 07879 980444 or email me at

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