Partnerships, Prosperity and Growth

Executive Director: Michael Coughlin

At Surrey County Council, we have the responsibility of managing the fundamental business functions that enable the council to provide support and services to all Surrey residents.

We are committed to delivering outstanding professional services across the council and bringing these business functions together in one place, helps the council provide increased value for money to residents and the community.

Our services are:

  • Communications
  • HR and organisational development
  • Digital
  • Insight and intelligence
  • Partnerships
  • Growth and prosperity

Communications team

We provide regular information about the council and its services to staff, members and Surrey residents using a wide range of tools and channels.

Human Resources and Organisational Development

We are a streamlined service of multi-skilled professionals, ready to support Surrey County Council with the demands of being an employer of choice. Some key areas of support are the management, engagement and development of staff, ensuring that our policies, practises and procedures remain fit for purpose and improving skills to develop capability, capacity and effective workforce planning.


Head of Service - Jane Last

The Partnerships Team is the county's primary means for strengthening local democracy and engaging local residents by holding quarterly local committee meetings in each of Surrey's eleven borough and districts, as well as by engaging with residents through social media.

Please see our webpage Community Partnerships and Engagement, for more information.

Growth and prosperity

The county council has a significant role in "place shaping" Surrey. This means that we enable communities to live healthily and happily. The county council is able to make interventions when communities are not working. We are responsible for ensuring that we utilise our land and building assets in the best interests of our communities and so delivering services in places where our residents can access them. We are also responsible for building relationships with our public sector partners to ensure our services are aligned and are delivered from single buildings in a seamless way for our residents.

Our teams also work with businesses to develop strategies for increasing the skills of our residents and to enable them to create new jobs. We are aligned to the county's two Local Enterprise Partnerships and together we are responsible for delivering the Government's Industry Strategy designed to improve skills and create new jobs and economic growth in our area.

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