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The South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership

Our role as a Local Enterprise Partnership is to help economic growth thrive across the South East Midlands.

Steered by a business-led Board, we work to build a strong economy by tackling barriers to sustainable growth and supporting job creation for the future prosperity of communities across the South East Midlands.

Meet our
Board

Our board identifies high priority strategies and actions and fulfils a collective strategic leadership role.

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Meet our
Executive Team

Our executive team is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Local Enterprise Partnership.

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Meet our
Envoys

Our SEMLEP Envoy programme is made up of a select cohort of influential business leaders from across the South East Midlands.

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Key Strategies
and Plans

This section details the key strategies and plans SEMLEP is responsible for, including the Strategic Economic Plan, how we're progressing the Local Industrial Strategy and our partnership work to create a vision vor the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge Growth Corridor

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Key Publications

Read key publications published by SEMLEP.

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What We Do

SEMLEP has three main roles in delivering sustainable economic growth.

  1. Setting strategic direction: including leading the South East Midlands Strategic Economic Plan which details future opportunities, challenges and economic priorities; and developing the area’s Local Industrial Strategy.
  2. Direct intervention to increase growth: SEMLEP is responsible for securing and overseeing the spend of two main sources of funding, Local Growth Fund and European Funding. We also provide coordinated business advice, support and funding through our two Growth Hubs.
  3. Facilitating Growth: by convening partners to assist cross-boundary collaboration on short and long-term economic opportunities and issues, including working with neighbouring LEPs and Government on the vision for the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge Growth Arc, other major transport connectivity and energy strategy.

Our executive team works to a programme set out in the Strategic Economic Plan, across three core themes:

Growing business

  • Producing and delivering sector growth plans, as part of a Local Industrial Strategy.
  • Promoting the area to prospective investors, working in partnership to match businesses with appropriate support and employment land.
  • Through the Growth Hubs, providing coordinated business support services, tailored advice and access to finance to businesses across the South East Midlands.
  • Strengthening links between business and government
  • Using our Growth Programme investment to progress sector innovation, strengthen the area’s cultural and creative offer and improve employment, skills and transport infrastructure.
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Growing People

  • Working with business to determine required skills, education and training provision, attainment and capacity to meet current and future employer needs.
  • Facilitating effective employer engagement with educators and improving access to labour market information.
  • Supporting school and college staff to embed employer-led core skills competencies into the curriculum, and promote and showcase activity that inspires young people into careers in high growth sectors.
  • Building awareness of and signposting people opportunities to assist up-skilling, re-skilling and enhancing leadership skills.
  • Channelling EU funding to strengthen social inclusion and assist people to progress in work.
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Growing Places

  • Progressing the Oxford-Milton Keynes- Cambridge Growth Arc, working with partners to strengthen governance.
  • Working with local partners and through England’s Economic Heartland to coordinate major transport infrastructure and improve local connectivity.
  • Developing an Energy strategy to meet the area’s future energy needs.
  • Improving digital and mobile infrastructure and innovation in new technologies, working with business and local authorities.
  • Supporting Local Growth Fund and other strategic infrastructure projects critical to long-term growth.
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Latest News

  • Blog post: Invest in talent

    Blog post: Invest in talent

    15th October 2018

    Local employers say that recruiting young people with relevant skills and attributes remains challenging. Sound familiar? The great news is that more businesses are getting involved in finding... Read More »

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