Our Team

Steve Beel

Chief Executive Officer

Marie Finbow

Programme Manager

Simon Papworth

Strategy and Policy Manager

Steven Wilson

Head of Innovation and Business Engagement

Robert Edge

Clean Energy Specialist

Daisy Newton

Executive Assistant

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Whether you are a potential investor, a partner seeking collaboration or an individual interested in learning more about our services, we want to hear from you.

Freeport East Ltd is a not-for-profit company created by local partners to guide and deliver the freeport initiative on behalf of the government.

Freeport East Ltd is responsible for ensuring that the use of tax reliefs and other investment incentives is in line with government policy and furthers the interests of the freeport including local businesses and communities.

Freeport East Ltd, also determines how public funds should be used to support the freeport. These funds include seed capital granted by government to bring forward new development sites and the business rates which are collected on each of the tax sites. These are used to support local growth, including investment in infrastructure, skills and innovation.

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