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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.

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

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

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

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What We Do

SEMLEP has three main roles in delivering sustainable economic growth.

  1. Setting the strategic priorities for the local economy. To do this, SEMLEP keeps abreast of economic trends and shocks, changes in government policy, political developments and technological advancements. Where required, we work with our partners to refine priority actions and monitor progress against key economic plans. 
  2. Direct intervention: securing and overseeing investment in infrastructure, coordinating and enhancing business support provision to improve productivity and increase local jobs, and improving workforce skills
  3. Facilitating and convening partners to realise the area’s long-term growth opportunities

With responsibility for the Local Growth Fund capital investment programme and other regional growth monies, SEMLEP facilitates and manages a pipeline of investment opportunities and delivery of projects approved for funding under the programme.

Key Strategies
and Plans

Read the economic strategies and plans for the South East Midlands.

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Key Publications

Read key publications published by SEMLEP.

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Growing Business

Our role is to understand local business issues and respond by developing and delivering, coordinating or steering investment into relevant services and infrastructure.  Our activities directly support business and jobs growth, improve productivity, encourage greater collaboration in R&D and innovation projects and, attract further investment. Through the Growth Hub, we provide a free, dedicated business service to connect businesses to specialist information and support. 

Growing People

Our skills team brokers quality employer interaction with learners. We connect business with schools, education and training providers to inspire and inform young people about career opportunities. We engage with a wide range of groups to better understand skills needs of local employers and share best practice to drive up standards in careers provision, skills attainment and access to the jobs markets. 

Growing Places

Our growing places activity connects key agencies and organisations with potential funding streams and best practice to enhance our transport connectivity, housing growth, energy supply and distribution, utility and digital infrastructure, cultural and natural capital.

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