Ed Allison-Wright - Vice Chair

Ed Allison-Wright
BHEP Vice Chair

Director: Haydon Consulting

Ed Allison-Wright is a Chartered Surveyor and a Chartered Town Planner. He runs his own consultancy and is also a Director at Fairhomes Group of Companies, an international real estate developer and investor, with a property portfolio in Brighton & Hove.

Ed is a board member for the Brighton & Hove Strategic Housing Partnership on behalf of the BHEP and has also previously Chaired the Brighton & Hove Learning, Skills and Employment Partnership. He has direct experience in leading regeneration projects in Brighton & Hove and has had past involvement in a number of key sites in the City.

Ed is a founding partner of the ‘Construction Voice’ events, delivered in partnership with Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce and providing a debating platform for the construction and property industry in Brighton & Hove and wider Sussex. He has also supported the UK-wide charity, Young Enterprise as a Business Adviser to one of the UK’s leading schools, Brighton College; co-founded an employment focused initiative for the local construction industry that was endorsed by Central Government (named ‘Want to Work in Construction’) and was a key member of a successful EU-funded Pop-Up Shop initiative for start-up retailers, with Brighton & Hove City Council.

Ed says: “Brighton & Hove punches above its weight both within the Greater Brighton Economic Region and also within the United Kingdom as a whole. It’s a city that is full of proactive individuals and businesses willing to commit time to promoting positive enhancements to our city’s future, through economic rationality. Our role is one that involves as many stakeholders from as many industries as is required in order to deliver an Economic Strategy for the city that brings results and surpasses expectations.”

Gavin Stewart - Executive Director

Gavin Stewart
BHEP Executive Director
CEO Brilliant Brighton

Director: Forbes Stewart Ltd

Gavin Stewart runs his own Management Consultancy, Forbes Stewart Ltd (FSLtd).  FSLtd currently holds two major contracts, one it to deliver the Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership, and the other is to run the city’s only Business Improvement District, Brilliant Brighton; a group of 517 retail and leisure sector businesses which invest £2m to support the economic success of Brighton City Centre. FSLtd also provides small project support to Brighton & Hove City Council, largely around Town Centre Management initiatives.

As well as this he is a visiting lecturer for the University of Brighton and sits on the Management boards for the Brighton Business Crime Reduction Partnership, The Coast to Capital Partnership Board, The Transport Partnership, the Learning and Skills Partnership and Brighton & Hove Connected amongst others.

Gavin says. “There’s a lot to love about Brighton & Hove, but there’s also a lot that needs to be done to create a stronger economy that will benefit everyone in our community.  From housing and skills, to  transport and IT; it’s imperative that the private, public and third sectors all work in partnership to build a city fit for the future.  I’m excited to be a part of that debate; helping to put the strategic thinking in to real life projects that can mean real change for our myriad businesses and residents.”