Steve Robson

Chief Executive, South Durham Enterprise Agency

Background

As Chief Executive of South Durham Enterprise Agency I currently manage Enterprise Support projects totaling over £1m. Our Agency provides a range of business support packages including grant administration and deployment, business start up advice, business and community development.

We work with partners across the region to help create, sustain and support business communities and have a key role in the delivery outputs for regional projects such as the RGN Business Support Programme (of which I am the County Durham Management Lead) the ERDF Enterprise Coach project, and the DWP funded New Enterprise Allowance Programme.

Managing these projects and our team of delivery staff is demanding and challenging and I aim to take SDEA into a period of sustained growth over the next 3-5 years.