The South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership has now
formally closed as a registered limited company.

To stay updated on the latest economic developments throughout the region, we encourage you to visit the South East Midlands Growth Hub. The SEM Growth Hub also provides free business advice and guidance to all businesses, manages funding and grant programmes and has an extensive resource library where businesses can find additional support.

Visit the South East Midlands Growth Hub here

You can still continue to browse the SEMLEP website, and contact
all employees using their existing email addresses.


SEMLEP Annual General Meeting

SEMLEP Annual General Meeting. Tuesday 5 March 2024 - 12.15 - 12.30. For joining details contact:

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South East Midlands Careers Hub

The South East Midlands Careers Hub will help to transform careers education by linking schools and colleges with local employers to develop world-class careers experiences that inspire and inform young people in their taking their next steps.

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Resilience and Innovation Fund

Out now. SEMLEP Growth Hub's new Resilience Innovation capital grant scheme is for SMEs impacted by the cost of living challenges, and looking to invest to strengthen business performance, innovation and sustainability. Read the grant eligibility and how to apply.

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South East Midlands

The South East Midlands is a rapidly growing and innovative economy. Benefiting from connections to London and the Midlands, international routes and close proximity to global cities of Oxford and Cambridge, the South East Midlands area is a network of towns, interspersed with high-quality rural areas and a rich natural environment.

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Support for Businesses

SEMLEP's Growth Hub provides tailored, funded business support, helping businesses through information, advice and guidance.

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Careers Hub

Working with employers, education providers and young people to nurture the pipeline of talented people with the attributes and skills needed for our dynamic economy.

Growth Hub

Supporting businesses directly to start-up and grow. We boost innovation and enterprise, facilitate trade and attract business investment into the area.

Strategy Hub

Access economic data and evidence bases that underpin the economic strategies, plans and investments we develop with our partners.

Who we are

Our mission is to build on the South East Midlands reputation as a premier location for growth, innovation, creativity and world-leading technologies, which will result in a doubling of the area’s GVA by 2050.

Take a look at the people and organisations in the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP).

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SEMLEP Investments

SEMLEP works with several partners to deliver investment in the South East Midlands. Discover some of the projects that boost innovation, develop people and enhance our places.

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MAHLE Powertrain: Road to Zero vehicle testing facility 

This project will provide an R&D facility to engineer the next generation transport technology, central to the government’s Road to Zero strategy, with the development of a new test chamber at MAHLE Powertrain in Northampton.

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Vulcan Creative Hub

Central to the cultural quarter in Northampton Town Centre, the Vulcan Ironworks redevelopment has transformed a largely derelict building into a business and learning space for creative industries.

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Northampton College Advanced Engineering Centre

This is a state-of-the-art facility at the Northampton College Booth Lane Campus, supports learners to develop the skills needed for the most up-to-date construction and engineering technologies.

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Enterprise Centre East Northants

The Enterprise Centre offers start-up and growing businesses first-rate flexible workspace and business support with this £8 million state-of-the-art facility at Warth Park, Raunds.

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MK Gallery

This project supported the transformation of Milton Keynes Gallery, enabling a doubled gallery space, facilities for cinema, performance and events, dedicated education and community facilities and a new cafe.

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MK:U Educational Acceleration in Digital Skills

This project has enabled MK:U to pilot four courses to 500 students, ahead of the opening of its permanent site in central Milton Keynes.

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Smart Commuting 

This scheme sees improvements to junctions along key corridors in Northampton town centre, resulting in improved journey times and reliability.

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