Suffolk Growth Partnership reports to Suffolk Chief Officers Leadership Team (SCOLT) & Suffolk Public Sector Leaders (SPSL)

Suffolk Growth have three members of full time staff to lead, deliver, influence & manage the work of the

Suffolk Growth Partnership Board.

Karen Chapman
Partnership Manager 
Richard Hunt
Strategic Lead: Visitor Economy 
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Lianne Smith
Project Officer

To get in contact with the team please contact: 








Suffolk Growth Partnership brings together public sector organisations to align and promote countywide economic growth objectives as part of a single, ambitious strategic vision.  We work across Suffolk and the wider region, engaging with a range of stakeholders to drive positive change through shared activity, delivery and promotion.

Our partners - we work with the following partners across Suffolk and the wider East of England region:














In our 2019 Framework we set out our four agreed inclusive growth aims.  We have refreshed these aims in 2020

and they are set out below:



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Suffolk’s Businesses: Make Suffolk an optimal location for business expansion, sustainability, and viability across all our sectors

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Suffolk’s Employees: Meet identified skills & employment needs to facilitate inclusive economic growth & improve employment opportunities

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Suffolk’s Communities: Create a consistent, efficient & transparent approach to planning leading to improved housing delivery and community development


Suffolk’s Connections: Secure investment in our economic & social infrastructure