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Home Grown Talent Takes a Lead Role in Eastbourne’s Economy
Home Grown Talent Takes a Lead Role in Eastbourne’s Economy
Local woman Sarah Lamy will be Eastbourne’s next Assistant Director for Economy, Tourism & Planning. Starting in November, Sarah will take on the strategic role overseeing Eastbourne’s ongoing regeneration, tourism repositioning and developments such as the Town Centre Regeneration.
No stranger to Eastbourne Borough Council, Sarah worked in the Council’s Regeneration office back in the 1990’s, preparing business plans, co-ordinating external funding programmes and working with businesses and organisations across the town.

Leader of Eastbourne Borough Council, Councillor Ian Lucas said “We are delighted that Sarah will be returning to Eastbourne to take on this important strategic role. Her enthusiasm and valuable experience in sourcing funding and delivering complex development projects will be a huge asset to Eastbourne.”

After leaving Eastbourne Borough Council in 2000, Sarah’s career went from strength to strength, swiftly taking a senior role in the Enterprise team at SEEDA (South East England Development Agency) in Guildford. Here she managed £60m of SRB funding programmes across the South East covering tourism, economic development and housing initiatives, before moving onto strategic business planning, working with central government.

Since then Sarah has been working a little closer to home on policy, performance and business planning at East Sussex County Council, recently expanding her team and responsibilities. The Lewes based office location also meant Sarah, a keen scuba-diver, could move back to Eastbourne, where she grew up and now resides at the harbour.

Sarah said “I am extremely proud of my home town, and thrilled to be given this opportunity. There will be challenges ahead, but I am determined to help steer this vital area of work in the right direction, and look forward to working with old and new colleagues”

Sarah takes on her new role at Eastbourne Borough Council in early November and will report to Director Norman Kinnish, both based at the Council’s 68 Grove Road office
29 September, 2006

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