Humber Local Economic Partnership
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is responsible for leading economic growth across the Humber. It is a business-led partnership, chaired by Lord Haskins of Skidby, which includes the four Humber local authorities and the University of Hull. One of the LEP’s primary aims is to develop a renewable energy super cluster around the Humber Estuary. By attracting wind turbine manufacturers and their supply chains, and expanding the Humber’s existing Operations & Maintenance capability, the LEP hopes to encourage the creation of thousands of jobs and new opportunities for local businesses. The LEP successfully bid for the largest allocation of Enterprise Zones in the country, which it manages, and works closely with Government to attract incentives for existing companies to expand and new companies to invest here. The LEP also manages the Humber’s allocation of the Growing Places Fund, which provides loans to re-start stalled developments.
The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is a business-led partnership that works closely with government to promote and develop the natural economic area surrounding the Humber estuary, and provide strategic leadership for economic growth. The LEP is made up of representatives from businesses; the University of Hull, and the four Local Authorities in the Humber area.
In working together with stakeholders we will attract new investment; generate growth from existing businesses, and direct resources where they will be most effectively utilised. The priority is to create growth and jobs in the different sectors of: renewable energy; linked ports; logistics and chemicals, while also contributing to a wider private sector renaissance in the Humber.
Our vision is for the Humber to become a national and international centre for renewable energy - capitalising on our natural assets, existing expertise and potential for development - and a centre for trade; exporting our goods and services around the world.
What We Do
At a pan-Humber level, the Humber LEP will:
- Co-ordinate and focus public and private sector activity on the Humber’s three key growth sectors (renewable energy, ports and logistics, and chemicals), with the aim of developing an international-scale super cluster around the Humber.
- Take the lead on the 16-19 and adult skills strategies (particularly in relation to the key sectors listed above) to ensure that the majority of the jobs created can go to local people; that businesses can recruit the workforces they need to expand, and that the aspirations of young people are raised and graduate retention is improved.
- Take responsibility for the “Humber brand”; co-ordinating and promoting our offer to be a prime location for international trade and investment to help more companies export their goods and services.
- Identify and manage strategic transport and infrastructure priorities that will support economic growth.
- Direct activity that supports innovation and enterprise.
- Bring together partners where appropriate to bid for public and private sector contracts and funding.
- Coordinate the inward investment in the Humber’s two Enterprise Zones (which cover the largest area of any other Enterprise Zones in the UK) and explore opportunities that arise from new Government policy.
Here at the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, we are your first point of contact to help you locate or expand your business in the Humber. We will work alongside you every step of the way to make sure your investment here is a success.
We can help you:
- Identify and secure financial assistance
- Identify and secure new premises or development site, including helping you to secure planning consent
- Support you in preparing your business case
- Find the right people with the right skills
- Connect you to a thriving business network
- Find out more about living in the area
- Find opportunities in international markets
- Connect you to specialist partners who can support you such as local authorities, Government agencies and business support organisations