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Aylesburys The Exchange marks milestone moment

Aylesburys The Exchange marks milestone moment

Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) and its development partner Durkan have announced a major milestone in their scheme to help... Read More
News 19th Apr 2018
Could an apprenticeship benefit your career?

Could an apprenticeship benefit your career?

Thinking about becoming an apprentice, but want to know more?  Starting your career with an apprenticeship is a great way to... Read More
News 18th Apr 2018
Sod Cutting Ceremony marks the official start of i...

Sod Cutting Ceremony marks the official start of i-Worx construction

Works officially began on the i-Worx project following the sod-cutting ceremony on the 16th April. The i-Worx project was developed... Read More
News 17th Apr 2018
DfT approves 22.5m funding to cut congestion on A421...

DfT approves 22.5m funding to cut congestion on A421

Today, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling visited Bedfordshire to announce £22.5m of new investment in the A421, which will... Read More
News 22nd Mar 2018
The National Apprenticeship Show- could an apprentice...

The National Apprenticeship Show- could an apprentice benefit your business?

Did you attend the National Apprenticeship Show? If not, here’s everything you need to know. Apprenticeship training helps... Read More
News 21st Mar 2018
What is the impact of an inclusive economy?

What is the impact of an inclusive economy?

Over 100 people took to Towcester Racecourse for an event to celebrate individuals who dedicate their own work to helping disadvantaged... Read More
News 09th Mar 2018
SEMLEP Board takes three college build projects to...

SEMLEP Board takes three college build projects to final stage of funding application

The SEMLEP Board has approved recommendations to fund three projects, through SEMLEP’s £11million Skills Capital Fund... Read More
News 09th Mar 2018
A planning focus on delivering successful growth

A planning focus on delivering successful growth

Yesterday, Prime Minister Theresa May launched two consultations. One on a revised National Planning Policy Framework&nbsp... Read More
News 06th Mar 2018
New commercial space at Millbrook

New commercial space at Millbrook

Millbrook is further expanding its site in Bedford with a new, flexible commercial building. It will offer 950m2 of meeting room... Read More
News 27th Feb 2018
Midlands Engine Investment Fund launches £100million...

Midlands Engine Investment Fund launches £100million SME equity fund

Secretary of State Sajid Javid announced the launch of three funds providing up to £100 million of equity finance to redress... Read More
News 22nd Feb 2018
HRH The Duke of Kent opens £8.5m Milton Keynes University...

HRH The Duke of Kent opens £8.5m Milton Keynes University Hospital Academic Centre

His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent officially opened a £8.5m state-of-the-art Academic Centre on Tuesday (20 February) which... Read More
News 22nd Feb 2018
Work starts on site for new 42,500 Sq Ft industrial...

Work starts on site for new 42,500 Sq Ft industrial development at Leyland Trading Estate, Wellingborough

Northern Trust (www.northerntrust.co.uk) is pleased to announce that work has started on site for a new 42,500 sq ft industrial development... Read More
News 22nd Feb 2018
National Barometer looks to delve even deeper into...

National Barometer looks to delve even deeper into the Productivity Puzzle

Recent economic data has suggested UK industry is starting to solve the ‘Productivity Puzzle’ and a major national survey... Read More
News 02nd Feb 2018
Funding Opportunities for Schools

Funding Opportunities for Schools

There are a number of funding opportunities available for schools and projects that support projects in schools. Below we list some... Read More
News 29th Jan 2018
New Skills Board oversees impact and delivery of South...

New Skills Board oversees impact and delivery of South East Midlands Skills Plan

This month, the newly formed SEMLEP Skills Board met for the first time to set out contributions to delivering the Growing People... Read More
News 29th Jan 2018
Sector and Funding update - Jan 2018

Sector and Funding update - Jan 2018

Following the publication of the Government’s national Industrial Strategy late last year, there has been extensive press coverage... Read More
News 29th Jan 2018
First Silverstone Technology Cluster Conference to...

First Silverstone Technology Cluster Conference to focus on high-tech supply chains

SMEs and start-up companies within the Silverstone Technology Cluster will discover how they can become involved in Heathrow Airport... Read More
News 23rd Jan 2018
Milton Keynes first city to get Gigabit-Speed fibre...

Milton Keynes first city to get Gigabit-Speed fibre broadband

Milton Keynes is set to become a leading hi-tech city, with news that it is the first community to benefit from Gigabit-capable full... Read More
News 22nd Jan 2018
Chambers Chief joins SEMLEP Board

Chambers Chief joins SEMLEP Board

Paul Griffiths has joined SEMLEP’s Board in a further boost to strengthen business voice in shaping economic growth in the South... Read More
News 18th Jan 2018
Roads for the future

Roads for the future

How do we deliver a world-class road network ready for connected and autonomous vehicles? Today (15th January 2018) the National Infrastructure... Read More
News 15th Jan 2018
2018 - the year of Engineering

2018 - the year of Engineering

Today marks the start of the Year of Engineering, a Government-backed campaign to inspire the next generation of engineers. Activities... Read More
News 15th Jan 2018
Finance now flowing from Midlands Engine Investment...

Finance now flowing from Midlands Engine Investment Fund

Four businesses have secured funding from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund • Leicester’s BCME and Dudley’s Direct... Read More
News 22nd Dec 2017
Luton-based company joins with European partners to...

Luton-based company joins with European partners to design, build and launch the worlds first indoor drone

Luton-based film making company Clearhead have joined forces with The University of Valencia and companies in Belgium and Spain to... Read More
News 18th Dec 2017
Where innovation fuels growth on track

Where innovation fuels growth on track

This year’s Annual General Meeting confirmed the continued strong track record of delivering growth for the SEMLEP area. &nbsp... Read More
News 13th Dec 2017
Outline proposals invited for ERDF funding - open...

Outline proposals invited for ERDF funding - open calls now live

Funding opportunities for projects that enhance research and development, improve Information and communications technology or provide... Read More
News 11th Dec 2017
Work on ground-breaking project Catesby Tunnel begins...

Work on ground-breaking project Catesby Tunnel begins

Work is underway to create an innovative world-class aerodynamic testing facility in a disused Victorian railway tunnel in Northamptonshire... Read More
News 08th Dec 2017
Epsilon Engineers aiming for Land Rover 4×4 in schools...

Epsilon Engineers aiming for Land Rover 4×4 in schools world final glory

Silverstone Park is to support five teenagers aiming to become the first all-female team to win the world final of the Land Rover... Read More
News 08th Dec 2017
Network of 85 advisers from 70 companies celebrate...

Network of 85 advisers from 70 companies celebrate success in getting students work-ready

A network of 85 enterprise advisers from over 70 companies is working directly with schools to improve employer engagement as part... Read More
News 07th Dec 2017
Budget 2017 and Industrial Strategy reaffirms important...

Budget 2017 and Industrial Strategy reaffirms important role of South East Midlands in stimulating economic growth

The Budget 2017 announcement that sets out Government’s vision for the Cambridge-Milton Keynes- Oxford Growth Corridor and this... Read More
News 29th Nov 2017
£1bn investment urged to ensure prosperity of one...

£1bn investment urged to ensure prosperity of one of the most economically important parts of the country

Today, 17th November 2017, the National Infrastructure Commission published its final recommendations to Government on the Oxford-... Read More
News 17th Nov 2017
Millbrook Scoops Two Prestigious Accolades in the...

Millbrook Scoops Two Prestigious Accolades in the Automotive Testing Technology International Awards 2017

Millbrook wins the ‘Company of the Year’ award in recognition of the work undertaken across the business in the UK... Read More
News 17th Nov 2017
Luton Borough Council shortlisted for LGC Awards

Luton Borough Council shortlisted for LGC Awards

Luton is in the frame for the highest honour in the Local Government Chronicle awards, having been shortlisted for Council of the... Read More
News 15th Nov 2017
Silverstone Park Commercial Director Roz Bird confirmed...

Silverstone Park Commercial Director Roz Bird confirmed as one of Grant Thornton's 100 'Faces of a Vibrant Economy'

  MEPC’s Roz Bird, Commercial Director for Silverstone Park, has been announced as one of 100 business people likely to... Read More
News 15th Nov 2017
Central Bedfordshire Council shortlisted for two Awards...

Central Bedfordshire Council shortlisted for two Awards celebrating excellence in local government

Central Bedfordshire Council’s approach to commercial thinking and commitment to driving sustainable growth has impressed the... Read More
News 09th Nov 2017
SEMLEP launches plan to double size of South East...

SEMLEP launches plan to double size of South East Midlands' economy

On  8th November 2017, SEMLEP publishes the 2017 Strategic Economic Plan for the South East Midlands. The Plan sets the ambition... Read More
News 08th Nov 2017
New FREE business start-up programme for South East...

New FREE business start-up programme for South East Midlands residents

Do you live in the South East Midlands and have thought about setting up your own business?  Now’s the time to take that... Read More
News 03rd Nov 2017
Engineering Units Given the Green Light

Engineering Units Given the Green Light

Plans for another ‘i-brand’ initiative in Bedford have been approved by Bedford Borough Council’s planning committee... Read More
News 03rd Nov 2017
Business leaders take centre stage at Show Me Success...

Business leaders take centre stage at Show Me Success, Velocity Growth Hub’s annual event

Peter Thompson, CanTrack Global Ltd, Karen Adams, The Prosperous Shop, David Foster, Halo Coffee and Verity Williams from Travis Perkins... Read More
News 03rd Nov 2017
Silverstone Technology Cluster confirms high-profile...

Silverstone Technology Cluster confirms high-profile speakers for Advanced Engineering Show

Senior engineering figures Stephen Ball, Roger Atkins, Kieron Salter and Rob Lewis have been confirmed as guest speakers as part of... Read More
News 27th Oct 2017
£31million investment available for community projects...

£31million investment available for community projects that reduce barrier to growth and help people progress in work

£31million investment available for community projects that reduce barriers to growth and help people progress in work Approximately... Read More
News 26th Oct 2017
Guests celebrate the start of MK Gallery’s expansion...

Guests celebrate the start of MK Gallery’s expansion

MK Gallery held an event to mark the start of its major capital expansion on Saturday 21 October. Guests included Sir Nicholas Serota... Read More
News 23rd Oct 2017
SEMLEP Chair, Dr Ann Limb, addresses Ministers about...

SEMLEP Chair, Dr Ann Limb, addresses Ministers about strong track record of Local Enterprise Partnership delivery

LEP Chairs gathered in London last Wednesday for a dinner, joined by five government Ministers, to review the impact of Local Enterprise... Read More
News 23rd Oct 2017
Green Light to Launch of UK’s Controlled Urban Test...

Green Light to Launch of UK’s Controlled Urban Test Bed for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Millbrook and the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority's RACE robotics centre to launch an innovative controlled urban environment... Read More
News 19th Oct 2017
SBA Director named in Natwest SE (social enterprise...

SBA Director named in Natwest SE (social enterprise) 100 – WISE WOMEN

Recognising Leading Women in Social Enterprise –  Launch 12th October 2017 Reception RBS Bishopsgate London  Social... Read More
News 19th Oct 2017
Research Centre for Aerospace opens at Cranfield University...

Research Centre for Aerospace opens at Cranfield University

The new Aerospace Integration Research Centre that will develop and test concepts for future aircraft and airspace opened today (18th... Read More
News 18th Oct 2017
Queens award - highest official award for businesses...

Queens award - highest official award for businesses - presented to SBD Automotive

SBD Automotive has been formally presented with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise by Her Majesty The Queen’s representative... Read More
News 02nd Oct 2017
Connected cars project aims to end motorway pile-ups...

Connected cars project aims to end motorway pile-ups

Government funding towards the development and trial of technology that could radically reduce the number of multi-car collisions... Read More
News 29th Sep 2017
Northampton's logistics leader unveiled as Head of...

Northampton's logistics leader unveiled as Head of region's prestigious Envoy scheme

The executive chair of a thriving industrial estate in Northamptonshire has been unveiled as Chair of the South East Midlands Local... Read More
News 27th Sep 2017
Construction begins on MK Gallerys much anticipated...

Construction begins on MK Gallerys much anticipated expansion

This autumn, major construction commences on MK Gallery’s ambitious expansion. This will see the current building double in... Read More
News 06th Sep 2017
First tranche of Midlands Engine Investment Fund open...

First tranche of Midlands Engine Investment Fund open for business as British Business Bank launches £120million of debt finance

SEMLEP welcomes today's announcement from the British Business Bank on the first wave of the £250million Midlands Engine Investment... Read More
News 29th Aug 2017
I.C.A. Conference promoting business growth returning...

I.C.A. Conference promoting business growth returning to Milton Keynes

Following an extremely successful event in March, organisers of the I.C.A. Conference are delighted to announce the event will be... Read More
News 03rd Aug 2017
World-class aerodynamic testing facility go-ahead

World-class aerodynamic testing facility go-ahead

A unique project to build a world-class aerodynamic testing facility in a Victorian-era railway tunnel has been awarded £4.2million... Read More
News 01st Aug 2017
£9.7m manufacturing support package launched to unlock...

£9.7m manufacturing support package launched to unlock SME potential

SME manufacturers have been given a major boost this week with news that a new £9.7m business support initiative is officially... Read More
News 26th Jul 2017
Millbrook Group Opens Its Doors With New Technology...

Millbrook Group Opens Its Doors With New Technology Park Workshops

New workshops now open to offer vehicle manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers an ideal location to undertake development and testing... Read More
News 26th Jul 2017
£14.8million funding for 5 projects given the go-...

£14.8million funding for 5 projects given the go-ahead from SEMLEP Board

Following the Government’s announcement awarding £59million Local Growth Fund (LGF) to the South East Midlands in March... Read More
News 20th Jul 2017
New Growth Hub Board member, David Sheridan announced...

New Growth Hub Board member, David Sheridan announced

We’re delighted to welcome David Sheridan, to the SEMLEP Growth Hub Board. David has over 25 years’ experience both running... Read More
News 20th Jul 2017
Consultation launched on future ESF priorities

Consultation launched on future ESF priorities

Over 60 participants from the public, private and voluntary sector have come together to help SEMLEP shape future funding for projects... Read More
News 20th Jul 2017
New A5-M1 link road in Bedfordshire hailed by business...

New A5-M1 link road in Bedfordshire hailed by business and civic leaders

A new road which links the A5 with the M1 via a new motorway junction in Bedfordshire has been welcomed at its official opening today... Read More
News 13th Jul 2017
Latest funding competition: accelerating sustainable...

Latest funding competition: accelerating sustainable change

Advanced Propulsion Centre drives low-carbon propulsion innovation through latest funding competition The 10th July 2017, marked... Read More
News 12th Jul 2017
Brexit in focus for National Manufacturing Barometer...

Brexit in focus for National Manufacturing Barometer

mall to Medium sized manufacturers (SMEs) can have their say on dealing with Brexit in the latest National Manufacturing... Read More
News 06th Jul 2017
£5million invested to support 160,000 young people...

£5million invested to support 160,000 young people into work

£5million will be invested in careers and enterprise programmes across the country to help 160,000 young people make connections... Read More
News 29th Jun 2017
World’s 1st commercial space & deep-sea R&D centre...

World’s 1st commercial space & deep-sea R&D centre at heart of RAF Henlow site regeneration

Blue Abyss, the world’s first commercial deep sea to space research, training and test centre, is at the centre of a multi-million... Read More
News 27th Jun 2017
Dr Kerry Mashford, National Energy Foundation awarded...

Dr Kerry Mashford, National Energy Foundation awarded OBE

Dr Kerry Mashford, Chief Executive of the Milton Keynes-based National Energy Foundation, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen&rsquo... Read More
News 19th Jun 2017
Strong welcome to HSBC SME lending

Strong welcome to HSBC SME lending

Today, we see the launch of HSBC’s £10billion lending fund for small and medium businesses to achieve their growth and... Read More
News 16th Jun 2017
Milton Keynes sets sights on digital growth

Milton Keynes sets sights on digital growth

As Milton Keynes celebrates its 50th year, city stakeholders gathered to discuss the digital future of their city and what’s... Read More
News 08th Jun 2017
Let's talk growth: Business survey 2017

Let's talk growth: Business survey 2017

This week, we launch the start of our 2017 Business Survey to gather views of businesses on a range of issues about economic performance... Read More
News 12th Jun 2017
Lead the future of our business support

Lead the future of our business support

Can you shape the future of business support for 80,000 businesses across the South East Midlands?  Growth Hubs play a crucial... Read More
News 02nd Jun 2017
Crowds set to flock to Towcester for Greyhound derby...

Crowds set to flock to Towcester for Greyhound derby

Ambitious plans to turn Towcester into the Royal Ascot of greyhound racing have become a reality – with the sport’s biggest... Read More
News 18th May 2017
Cranfield University to lead support for SMEs' 'green...

Cranfield University to lead support for SMEs' 'green business credentials'

Small and medium-sized businesses across the SEMLEP region are set to benefit from the research and development expertise of a new... Read More
News 28th Apr 2017
Careers and Enterprise match grows local engineers

Careers and Enterprise match grows local engineers

The Careers and Enterprise Company programme provides an opportunity for students to engage with employers directly, find out what... Read More
News 08th May 2017
Autonomous vehicle funding secured

Autonomous vehicle funding secured

Cranfield University has been awarded £1.2 million for its role in testing and validating a new autonomous vehicle, which is... Read More
News 04th May 2017
Three top awards for Milton Keynes firm

Three top awards for Milton Keynes firm

A photography equipment retailer based in Milton Keynes has “exceeded all expectations” by being named Store of the Year... Read More
News 04th May 2017
Bumper Easter Weekend for Northamptonshire

Bumper Easter Weekend for Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire, Britain’s best-kept secret, is a secret no more following the recent launch of its biggest ever campaign to... Read More
News 26th Apr 2017
LGF £17m successfully invested

LGF £17m successfully invested

We’re delighted to confirm that £17million was successfully disbursed to Local Growth Fund projects across the SEMLEP... Read More
News 20th Apr 2017
Harrods jets in to Cranfield Airport

Harrods jets in to Cranfield Airport

Harrods Aviation has entered into an agreement with Cranfield University’s Airport which will broaden its business offer to... Read More
News 20th Apr 2017
St James Mill Link Road backed by Prime Minister

St James Mill Link Road backed by Prime Minister

SEMLEP's role in securing funding for the St James Mill Link Road in Northampton has been praised by Theresa May in the House of Commons... Read More
News 20th Apr 2017
LGF-funded Woodside Link is up and running

LGF-funded Woodside Link is up and running

The new Woodside Link road, made possible thanks to a multi-million pound funding agreement secured by SEMLEP as part of the Local... Read More
News 19th Apr 2017
Planning secured for LGF-funded Vulcan Works

Planning secured for LGF-funded Vulcan Works

A £12.4million SEMLEP-backed scheme to convert a disused Grade Two listed ironworks and a number of run-down buildings into... Read More
News 19th Apr 2017
Board Champion gives stronger voice to SMEs

Board Champion gives stronger voice to SMEs

We are delighted to announce Cheryl Smart MBE as the new SME Board Champion on our Board. Cheryl is the Chief Executive of the Bedfordshire... Read More
News 05th Apr 2017
Invest in apprentices and grow your future workforce...

Invest in apprentices and grow your future workforce

Employing an apprentice is an opportunity to invest in your workforce and grow your business – with employers across the South... Read More
News 30th Mar 2017
Students flock to National Apprenticeship Show

Students flock to National Apprenticeship Show

Thousands of students flocked to Arena MK in Milton Keynes for the Central leg of the National Apprenticeship Show, with representatives... Read More
News 13th Mar 2017
Local Growth Fund sees £59m investment in SEMLEP...

Local Growth Fund sees £59m investment in SEMLEP area

Ambitious projects to transform the South East Midlands into a ‘knowledge hub’ capable of competing on the world stage... Read More
News 09th Mar 2017
European funding to fast track rural growth

European funding to fast track rural growth

Businesses across the South East Midlands have been given the chance to apply for a slice of £5million of European funding made... Read More
News 03rd Mar 2017
Plans underway for logistics sector growth

Plans underway for logistics sector growth

Debunking the myth that a career in logistics simply means ‘shifting dusty boxes around dirty warehouses’ is essential... Read More
News 02nd Mar 2017
Rural businesses can fast-track growth plans

Rural businesses can fast-track growth plans

Businesses across the South East Midlands have been invited to discover the details of a new funding scheme aimed at boosting employment... Read More
News 07th Feb 2017
Mural goes on display at new Daventry campus

Mural goes on display at new Daventry campus

Businesses, VIPs, students, staff and local artists are being invited to put their own stamp on the new multi-million pound Daventry... Read More
News 30th Jan 2017
Last nut tightened at Skills Centre

Last nut tightened at Skills Centre

Central Bedfordshire College’s construction and engineering students proudly tightened the last nut on the steel frame for the... Read More
News 30th Jan 2017
New funding to drive forward rural growth plans

New funding to drive forward rural growth plans

Businesses across the South East Midlands have been invited to submit expressions of interest for support as part of a funding scheme... Read More
News 27th Jan 2017
Logistics event to be held at John Lewis

Logistics event to be held at John Lewis

SEMLEP, in conjunction with John Lewis, is hosting an event tailored to the logistics sector, giving industry professionals the... Read More
News 25th Jan 2017
Save the date! Rural funding information event

Save the date! Rural funding information event

Rural Funding Information Event for South East Midlands LEP 3rd March 2017 On 4 January Environment Secretary, Andrea Leadsom announced... Read More
News 20th Jan 2017
#WDYT - Digital High Street Campaign

#WDYT - Digital High Street Campaign

#WDYT (What do you think?) is a campaign that helps towns and retailers connect with their customers through social media and mobile... Read More
News 19th Jan 2017
Your chance to join the board

Your chance to join the board

Private sector leaders passionate about growing the economy have been given the chance to join the board of the body set up to boost... Read More
News 13th Jan 2017
Workshops held to drive forward motorsport

Workshops held to drive forward motorsport

A series of workshops featuring key figures from the world of motorsport and high performance technology were held as part of a national... Read More
News 12th Jan 2017
iLab occupancy at record levels

iLab occupancy at record levels

This New Year Bedford i-lab, based in the successful Priory Business Park, is pleased to welcome a number of new businesses, taking... Read More
News 12th Jan 2017
Garden villages to create thousands of new homes

Garden villages to create thousands of new homes

The first wave of garden villages planned to create thousands of new homes across England has been given the go-ahead, with two major... Read More
News 06th Jan 2017
New ERDF calls are open

New ERDF calls are open

SEMLEP is pleased to announce that new calls for European Regional Development Fund projects worth over £14m are now open.... Read More
News 19th Dec 2016
New Daventry Campus opens to students

New Daventry Campus opens to students

The first students to move into a £13million new college campus have said the state-of-the-art facility could have a ‘... Read More
News 13th Dec 2016
A year of change and continued success

A year of change and continued success

The co-operation and goodwill shown by businesses across Northamptonshire has been praised during SEMLEP’s Annual General Meeting... Read More
News 09th Dec 2016
Finding the right people essential for growing businesses...

Finding the right people essential for growing businesses

High growth businesses must ‘surround themselves with the right people’ to help them achieve their goals, a conference... Read More
News 09th Dec 2016
Employers discover a New World of Apprenticeships

Employers discover a New World of Apprenticeships

Employers across the South East Midlands have been urged to discover the ‘new world’ of apprenticeships to see how they... Read More
News 01st Dec 2016
£250m investment to drive forward the Midlands Engine...

£250m investment to drive forward the Midlands Engine

Ambitious start-ups and rapidly growing businesses will be able to benefit from a £250million Government cash injection to help... Read More
News 28th Nov 2016
Boost for region as Government pledges multi-million...

Boost for region as Government pledges multi-million pound investment

Ambitious projects to transform the South East Midlands into a ‘knowledge hub’ capable of competing on the world stage... Read More
News 25th Nov 2016
Find out about the future of apprenticeships

Find out about the future of apprenticeships

Join us for an exclusive event in Northamptonshire and find out how your business could benefit from exciting reforms to... Read More
News 25th Nov 2016
SEMLEP's Annual Reception and Networking Event

SEMLEP's Annual Reception and Networking Event

We are pleased to invite you to our annual Reception and Networking event on Thursday 8th December at Franklin's Gardens, Northampton... Read More
News 22nd Nov 2016
East-West rail link represents once in a generation...

East-West rail link represents once in a generation opportunity

A report calling on the Government to seize a "once in a generation opportunity" and invest in “essential” new transport... Read More
News 16th Nov 2016
Project helping to make business innovation a reality...

Project helping to make business innovation a reality

A new innovation scheme to support business growth is being launched. Worth almost £4million, the project will deliver expert... Read More
News 16th Nov 2016
European Social Fund Open Calls Launch

European Social Fund Open Calls Launch

Organisations from the public, private and voluntary sector across the SEMLEP area are invited to apply for two Open Calls to support... Read More
News 15th Nov 2016
Chance for employers to discover the new world of...

Chance for employers to discover the new world of apprenticeships

Employers across the South East Midlands have been given the opportunity to find out more about apprenticeships and discover how they... Read More
News 03rd Nov 2016
European Social Fund Information and Networking Event...

European Social Fund Information and Networking Event

SEMLEP will be hosting three ESF Information and networking events to provide information and support to potential applicants... Read More
News 02nd Nov 2016
Take-up of fibre broadband rockets

Take-up of fibre broadband rockets

The number of people signing up for high-speed fibre broadband, thanks to the work of the Superfast Northamptonshire project, has... Read More
News 02nd Nov 2016
Infrastructure commissioners hail useful visit

Infrastructure commissioners hail useful visit

Two Commissioners from the National Infrastructure Commission – Bridget Rosewell and Sadie Morgan – accompanied by officials... Read More
News 28th Oct 2016
To Brexit or not to Brexit?

To Brexit or not to Brexit?

To Brexit or not to Brexit…. Following on from the result of the EU Referendum, Treasury has recently announced that projects... Read More
News 28th Oct 2016
Logistics takes centre stage on Brackmills estate

Logistics takes centre stage on Brackmills estate

Attracting young people into logistics was the focus of a recent business breakfast, with Northamptonshire companies urged to help... Read More
News 28th Oct 2016
Careers & Enterprise employer engagement event

Careers & Enterprise employer engagement event

Over 20 people from local schools, colleges and businesses gathered at Mark Rutherford School in October to explore the topic... Read More
News 28th Oct 2016
Infrastructure vital to ambitious growth plans

Infrastructure vital to ambitious growth plans

Housing and Transport planning must continue to work together to ensure the necessary infrastructure is in place to deliver ambitious... Read More
News 28th Oct 2016
Careers & Enterprise matchmaking

Careers & Enterprise matchmaking

We are delighted to unveil the first of our South East Midlands schools matched to an Enterprise Adviser as part of our Careers &amp... Read More
News 03rd Oct 2016
£1.25million launched for local businesses

£1.25million launched for local businesses

SEMLEP's Velocity Growth Hub, which offers support, mentoring and advice to locally-based small to medium sized (SME) businesses... Read More
News 13th Sep 2016
£6million for disadvantaged residents

£6million for disadvantaged residents

Five projects worth over £6million are set to help some of the region’s most disadvantaged residents. The Building Better... Read More
News 07th Sep 2016
Cambridge Milton Keynes Oxford growth corridor

Cambridge Milton Keynes Oxford growth corridor

Evidence Submitted to National Infrastructure Commission on the Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford growth corridor. Six... Read More
News 25th Aug 2016
Automotive, advanced manufacturing and aerospace trade...

Automotive, advanced manufacturing and aerospace trade visit to USA

Places are still available for automotive and aerospace businesses to take part in the Midlands Engine US mission and trade visit... Read More
News 23rd Aug 2016
Apprenticeship levy - how it will work

Apprenticeship levy - how it will work

The Apprenticeship Levy is coming and the government has this month published further details. In spring 2017 the way the government... Read More
News 16th Aug 2016
Radical reforms to post-16 technical education published...

Radical reforms to post-16 technical education published

This summer two key reports have been published by Government outlining a radical reform to post-16 technical education. The two... Read More
News 16th Aug 2016
Capital grants now available

Capital grants now available

Are you deliberating over whether or not to invest in new equipment? Would a grant of up to 25% of the total costs help to sway your... Read More
News 16th Aug 2016
NEP and SEMLEP merge to form one Local Enterprise...

NEP and SEMLEP merge to form one Local Enterprise Partnership

The merger of Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP) and South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) has been... Read More
News 15th Aug 2016
Bedford i-lab Celebrates 10th Birthday

Bedford i-lab Celebrates 10th Birthday

Bedford i-lab, a destination of choice for entrepreneurs and businesses in Bedford, celebrated its tenth birthday this July. Bedford... Read More
News 26th Jul 2016
National Mentoring Programme

National Mentoring Programme

Funding Application Deadline: 19th August 2016 Organisations which support mentoring for young people are invited to apply for funding... Read More
News 25th Jul 2016
Metrology centre opens at Silverstone Park

Metrology centre opens at Silverstone Park

Britain’s first dedicated sub-contract inspection metrology centre has been officially opened at Silverstone Park’s Innovation... Read More
News 19th Jul 2016
Silverstone Technology Cluster launch event

Silverstone Technology Cluster launch event

The Silverstone Technology Cluster report, which outlines a cluster of high-tech engineering businesses in the area surrounding Silverstone... Read More
News 19th Jul 2016
Infrastructure Summit

Infrastructure Summit

Date for your diary - reserve your place today SEMLEP's Infrastructure Summit, taking place at Towcester Racecourse on 27th October... Read More
News 19th Jul 2016
New funding for local community groups now available...

New funding for local community groups now available

Nearly £1 million is now available to grassroots voluntary and community groups based in the South East Midlands. Grants are... Read More
News 13th Jul 2016
SEMLEP supports MK Futures 2050 Commission report

SEMLEP supports MK Futures 2050 Commission report

SEMLEP has pledged its support for the MK Futures 2050 Commission report entitled ‘Making a Great City Greater’. The... Read More
News 11th Jul 2016
MK:Smart teams with SEMLEP

MK:Smart teams with SEMLEP

MK:Smart paired up with SEMLEP to exhibit at the Digital Careers Roadshow in London this week. The event, led by Techmix at the Queen... Read More
News 08th Jul 2016
Plans to make the Midlands an engine of growth unveiled...

Plans to make the Midlands an engine of growth unveiled

A new Midlands investment hub, overseas trade missions and extra government funding will see the Midlands Engine firing on all cylinders... Read More
News 06th Jul 2016
Hilary Chipping scoops top national award

Hilary Chipping scoops top national award

Hilary Chipping, deputy chief executive and director of infrastructure at South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP... Read More
News 23rd Jun 2016
Universities and businesses pledge collaboration

Universities and businesses pledge collaboration

Cybercrime, Smart Cities, driverless vehicles and lean management – all were topics of hot discussion at this week's exclusive... Read More
News 01st Jun 2016
Driving Future Motorsport Business Growth Conference...

Driving Future Motorsport Business Growth Conference 2016

SEMLEP and partners are pleased to be working with the Motorsport Industry Association to deliver the Driving Future Motorsport Business... Read More
News 01st Jun 2016

Silverstone Technology Cluster opens for business

A cluster of high-tech engineering businesses has been identified in the area surrounding Silverstone Park by a new research report... Read More
News 28th May 2016
Chambers of Commerce launch latest Quarterly Economic...

Chambers of Commerce launch latest Quarterly Economic Survey

Firms across the South East Midlands can now have their say and take part in the latest Quarterly Economic Survey, co-ordinated by... Read More
News 31st May 2016
Universities and businesses join forces to explore...

Universities and businesses join forces to explore greater collaboration

The UK’s first big event since Lord Adonis launched his review of the Oxford-Cambridge corridor is set to take place in June... Read More
News 24th May 2016
European Social Fund call for projects now open

European Social Fund call for projects now open

‘Social Inclusion for Growth' European Social Fund (ESF)  - call for projects is now open   This call invites project... Read More
News 23rd May 2016
£3m of funding boosts business innovation and new...

£3m of funding boosts business innovation and new jobs

A funding programme to support local businesses in the High Performance Technologies (HPT) sector has enabled £3m of investment... Read More
News 17th May 2016
Take a stand - Universities Mean Business

Take a stand - Universities Mean Business

Businesses are invited to take a stand at SEMLEP's Universities Mean Business event on Wednesday, June 1st. This event, organised... Read More
News 13th May 2016
SEMLEP’s Velocity Growth Hub takes centre stage...

SEMLEP’s Velocity Growth Hub takes centre stage in National Growth Hub Week

Velocity Growth Hub – which offers support, mentoring and advice to locally-based small to medium sized (SME) businesses seeking... Read More
News 13th May 2016
£6.48million for skills and apprenticeships

£6.48million for skills and apprenticeships

European Social Fund and Skills Funding Agency Co-funded Tender Opportunities to support employees and employers in the SEMLEP area... Read More
News 11th May 2016
Competing for Growth – LEPs join forces to boost...

Competing for Growth – LEPs join forces to boost local economy

Two Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) have joined forces to bid for a slice of the government’s £1.8billion Local Growth... Read More
News 10th May 2016
Tenders open: More than £1.8 million European Social...

Tenders open: More than £1.8 million European Social Fund launched

Breaking news: Today we are announcing two European Social Fund (ESF) co-funded tender opportunities, together worth more than &pound... Read More
News 05th May 2016
Local Growth Fund update - leading the way in leatherwork...

Local Growth Fund update - leading the way in leatherwork technology

Northampton Borough Council is working with the University of Northampton to create a leatherworking centre of excellence within... Read More
News 05th May 2016
Congratulations to our Queen's Award for Enterprise...

Congratulations to our Queen's Award for Enterprise winners

Congratulations to our local Queen’s Award winners, businesses in the South East Midlands this month unveiled as outstanding... Read More
News 25th Apr 2016
Corporate matchmaking website launched

Corporate matchmaking website launched

Businesses looking to grow, recruit and thrive can now log on to the newly launched Velocity Marketplace website, designed to match... Read More
News 26th Apr 2016
Completed Bedford Western Bypass is officially opened...

Completed Bedford Western Bypass is officially opened

A new highway that is eventually expected to carry 20,000 vehicles a day has been opened to traffic, helping to deliver better journeys... Read More
News 25th Apr 2016
£8million European Funding unveiled today

£8million European Funding unveiled today

Eight million pounds* of European Regional Development funding (ERDF) is now available for outline project applications, which support... Read More
News 19th Apr 2016
Universities Mean Business event

Universities Mean Business event

Universities are proving they mean business, joining forces to meet and support locally based businesses at an exclusive event organised... Read More
News 02nd Apr 2016
SEMLEP appoints new CEO

SEMLEP appoints new CEO

The man who has led Teesside’s regeneration development for the last five years has joined SEMLEP as its new Chief Executive... Read More
News 17th Mar 2016
Midlands Engine launches Pitchbook at MIPIM

Midlands Engine launches Pitchbook at MIPIM

A £14 billion pitchbook to attract investment from across the globe has this week been launched by the Midlands Engine initiative... Read More
News 16th Mar 2016
MK Business Achievement Award winners

MK Business Achievement Award winners

SEMLEP's Chair Dr Ann Limb CBE DL and National Locums were the big winners at this year’s prestigious Milton Keynes Business... Read More
News 14th Mar 2016
SEMLEP Chair wins Lifetime Achievement Award

SEMLEP Chair wins Lifetime Achievement Award

SEMLEP Chair Ann Limb has won the Lifetime Achievement Award at this month’s Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards. Commenting... Read More
News 13th Mar 2016
Exporting is GREAT Week - two free seminars

Exporting is GREAT Week - two free seminars

As part of Exporting is GREAT Week SEMLEP and its Velocity Growth Hub are working in partnership with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI... Read More
News 13th Mar 2016
More than £7.6 million of European funding unveiled...

More than £7.6 million of European funding unveiled for South East Midlands

Over £7.6 million* of European funding is now available for projects that help people into employment and support young people... Read More
News 07th Mar 2016
Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards - the finalists...

Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards - the finalists

SEMLEP is delighted to be supporting this year’s Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards (MKBAA). Here are 2016's finalists... Read More
News 07th Mar 2016
Northampton College launches Digital Academy at SEMLEP...

Northampton College launches Digital Academy at SEMLEP funded Daventry campus

A Digital Academy set to teach students software and coding, web development, games design and social media is being unveiled this... Read More
News 03rd Mar 2016
Skills shortages to be addressed by SEMLEP during...

Skills shortages to be addressed by SEMLEP during National Apprenticeship Week

A gourmet dinner to celebrate apprenticeships and aimed at small businesses  is to take place at the new restaurant at Central... Read More
News 03rd Mar 2016
Milton Keynes set to host the first National Apprenticeship...

Milton Keynes set to host the first National Apprenticeship Show

Thousands of apprenticeship opportunities will be showcased by more than 100 of the country’s leading employers in March at... Read More
News 23rd Feb 2016
High performance technology report gains speed

High performance technology report gains speed

Silverstone Park asset manager and developer MEPC has been handed a final draft version of the SQW study looking at the evolution... Read More
News 23rd Feb 2016
MK and Northants businesses urged to have their say...

MK and Northants businesses urged to have their say

The latest business barometer survey by Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire Chambers of Commerce is now live and all firms are being... Read More
News 23rd Feb 2016
Millbrook's multi million pound Powertrain investment...

Millbrook's multi million pound Powertrain investment

Millbrook, the leading independent vehicle test, validation and engineering service provider, has announced further investment in... Read More
News 18th Feb 2016
Breaking news: SEMLEP European Social Fund information...

Breaking news: SEMLEP European Social Fund information events

SEMLEP will be hosting three half-day events to provide information and support to potential applicants for the European Social Fund... Read More
News 15th Feb 2016
Congratulations to Liebherr

Congratulations to Liebherr

Congratulation to Biggleswade-based Liebherr GB Ltd who were presented with the BAE Systems Large Employer of the Year award... Read More
News 09th Feb 2016
First look at latest plans for SEMLEP funded state...

First look at latest plans for SEMLEP funded state-of-the-art college campus

New images showing the state of the art building at Northampton College’s Daventry Campus, funded by SEMLEP last year, will... Read More
News 04th Feb 2016
Join us and support Startup Europe Week 2016

Join us and support Startup Europe Week 2016

Monday, February 1st, marks the launch of Startup Europe Week 2016, with a host of events across Europe organised to encourage... Read More
News 28th Jan 2016
Housing Summit gains national attention

Housing Summit gains national attention

Housing experts, developers, housing associations and local authorities gathered in Milton Keynes this week to debate the Government... Read More
News 27th Jan 2016
Grow your business in 2016: Velocity Business Advisers...

Grow your business in 2016: Velocity Business Advisers on standby

Local businesses can access free, bespoke support and advice from five locally based business advisers in place across the South... Read More
News 14th Jan 2016

Connecting schools and business - SEMLEP launches new programme

A new programme designed to create strong links between businesses and schools and to help young people achieve their career potential... Read More
News 11th Jan 2016
150 housing experts set to gather at SEMLEP summit

150 housing experts set to gather at SEMLEP summit

House builders, housing assocations, local authorities and government agencies are among the 150 delegates due to attend SEMLEP's... Read More
News 05th Jan 2016
SEMLEP recruiting for a new CEO

SEMLEP recruiting for a new CEO

This is a very challenging and yet rewarding role. There is a lot to achieve with limited resources, but the ultimate goal of enabling... Read More
News 15th Dec 2015
Skills and productivity take centre stage at SEMLEP...

Skills and productivity take centre stage at SEMLEP AGM

The future is bright according to three experts working in the skills and productivity sector, who took to the stage this month Speaking... Read More
News 07th Dec 2015
SEMLEP supports new Midlands Engine prospectus

SEMLEP supports new Midlands Engine prospectus

A new plan to make the Midlands an 'engine of growth' could help create 300,000 jobs and boost the region's economy. The project,... Read More
News 07th Dec 2015
Looking back - a year of achievements

Looking back - a year of achievements

SEMLEP has had another very busy and exciting year with much progress in a number of areas. We started 2015 with a visit from the... Read More
News 03rd Dec 2015
£4million for research, innovation and low carbon...

£4million for research, innovation and low carbon projects

Up to £4million* of European Funding is now available for low carbon technology and research and innovation projects across... Read More
News 03rd Dec 2015
Luton to get Enterprise Zone which will create over...

Luton to get Enterprise Zone which will create over 7,000 new jobs

The Chancellor has today announced that Luton has been successful in its bid to be granted an Enterprise Zone, one of just 26 unveiled... Read More
News 25th Nov 2015
SEMLEP women are award winners

SEMLEP women are award winners

Hilary Chipping, Acting Chief Executive of the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP), has scooped a top award... Read More
News 23rd Nov 2015
SEMLEP hosts event for Small Business Minister

SEMLEP hosts event for Small Business Minister

The Minister for Small Business visited the South East Midlands today to meet resident businesses and to find out first-hand... Read More
News 11th Nov 2015
East West Rail delay concerns

East West Rail delay concerns

SEMLEP is joining local authorities in the East West Rail Consortium to express its concern that the project to create a new railway... Read More
News 10th Nov 2015

The sustainable mobility revolution

Join us on 26th November as we explore how driverless technology, education and training and strategic collaborations are key to addressing... Read More
News 06th Nov 2015
Companies have their say - SEMLEP Business Survey...

Companies have their say - SEMLEP Business Survey 2015 results

Business support, an improved transport infrastructure and funding for new investments and projects are top of the wish list for businesses... Read More
News 13th Oct 2015
Bedfordshire businesses set to inspire with Your Future...

Bedfordshire businesses set to inspire with Your Future events

Businesses in Bedfordshire are invited to get involved with a government funded project designed to inspire, enthuse and motivate... Read More
News 12th Oct 2015
SEMLEP sponsors  high performance technology report...

SEMLEP sponsors high performance technology report

MEPC Silverstone Park is to spearhead an important study – a ‘Cluster Report’ – into the concentration of... Read More
News 29th Sep 2015
The University of Buckingham unveiled as award winner...

The University of Buckingham unveiled as award winner

The University of Buckingham has received the ultimate accolade - The Times and The Sunday Times University of the Year for Teaching... Read More
News 27th Sep 2015
Autumn seminars - cyber security and social media

Autumn seminars - cyber security and social media

Join us for breakfast and networking at our free Autumn seminars. This season we are focusing on two critical areas for... Read More
News 23rd Sep 2015
New Acting CEO Hilary Chipping takes the helm

New Acting CEO Hilary Chipping takes the helm

Head of infrastructure Hilary Chipping has stepped up this week as acting Chief Executive at SEMLEP. Daniel Mouawad, CEO at SEMLEP... Read More
News 15th Sep 2015

Local bus infrastructure investment is good for business

Every pound spent on local bus infrastructure can generate up to £7 of benefits for local businesses, communities and the environment... Read More
News 14th Sep 2015
Money Talks banking finance webinars

Money Talks banking finance webinars

Five High Street banking giants have teamed up with Velocity Growth Hub to produce a series of interactive webinars giving an insight... Read More
News 14th Sep 2015
Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards 2016

Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards 2016

The very best of Milton Keynes commerce will be celebrated and rewarded at the Milton Keynes Business Achievement Awards, back for... Read More
News 07th Sep 2015
£535,000 of European Funding launched to support...

£535,000 of European Funding launched to support rural businesses

£535,000 of European Funding is now available to support rural businesses across the South East Midlands. This funding is the... Read More
News 04th Sep 2015
Free Manufacturing Co-operative membership for 10...

Free Manufacturing Co-operative membership for 10 companies

Fancy the chance of winning an exclusive membership which will give your company the chance to bid for some of the biggest manufacturing... Read More
News 02nd Sep 2015
Driver shortages tackled by Northampton business

Driver shortages tackled by Northampton business

Driver shortages across the UK are being addressed head on as a new logistics company in Northampton which trains and recruits delivery... Read More
News 01st Sep 2015
SEMLEP chair chosen to head up new Government Steering...

SEMLEP chair chosen to head up new Government Steering Group

A new group set up to support Government plans to create a simpler, more locally focused and responsive funding system for adult skills... Read More
News 25th Aug 2015
Bedfordshire business leader promotes apprenticeships...

Bedfordshire business leader promotes apprenticeships

A former apprentice who is now at the helm of one of the UK’s leading automation companies is this week inviting school leavers... Read More
News 21st Aug 2015
£1.5m of European Funding launched today

£1.5m of European Funding launched today

  Organisations are invited to bid for a slice of £1.5million of European Funding to support local businesses and communities... Read More
News 10th Aug 2015
Luton is selected for high street regeneration scheme...

Luton is selected for high street regeneration scheme

Luton has have been named among 34 towns and cities in the UK set to benefit from a programme designed to increase footfall, stimulate... Read More
News 30th Jul 2015
SEMLEP Chair talks to FE News

SEMLEP Chair talks to FE News

Read this FE News story here:   Dr Ann Limb, CBE DL, Chair of SEMLEP: "There's not a single one of the 39 LEPs that hasn't... Read More
News 27th Jul 2015
SEMLEP survey set to shape business support

SEMLEP survey set to shape business support

Companies throughout the South East Midlands are being urged to share their views and suggestions as part of the region’s largest... Read More
News 22nd Jul 2015

SEMLEP CEO to step down in September

After two-and-a-half years at the executive helm of the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership, Daniel Charles Mouawad is... Read More
News 17th Jul 2015
Three ministerial visits in one day

Three ministerial visits in one day

New Transport Minister, Andrew Jones MP, officially launched construction of the Woodside Link road in Central Bedfordshire this... Read More
News 16th Jul 2015
Being green makes good business sense

Being green makes good business sense

Being green is great for business – that was the message shared at SEMLEP’s Growing the Economy Naturally event today.... Read More
News 16th Jul 2015
 UK engineering showcased at Silverstone

UK engineering showcased at Silverstone

A major Northamptonshire event took, bringing together some of the biggest names in engineering and highlighting the UK’s strength... Read More
News 01st Jul 2015
Full speed ahead: Investors fly in to Millbrook

Full speed ahead: Investors fly in to Millbrook

Investors from across Europe, China, Japan and Australia flew into the UK this week to make a guest appearance at world famous Millbrook... Read More
News 02nd Jul 2015
Engineering is the career for you, new publication...

Engineering is the career for you, new publication launch

Guests and speakers attending today’s high profile event at Silverstone Circuit are being treated to a first look at the UK&... Read More
News 01st Jul 2015
Flagship event to showcase strength of UK engineering...

Flagship event to showcase strength of UK engineering

A major event will bring together some of the biggest names in engineering, highlighting the UK’s strength in multi-discipline... Read More
News 29th Jun 2015

Investing in the green economy makes business sense

Local businesses with a focus on the green economy and businesses developing products and services to adjust to environmental challenges... Read More
News 29th Jun 2015
New series of Velocity business support workshops

New series of Velocity business support workshops

Companies across the South East Midlands can take advantage of a series of free workshops aimed at giving them the skills they need... Read More
News 19th Jun 2015
We are the third strongest LEP economy in the country...

We are the third strongest LEP economy in the country. It’s official

SEMLEP’s economic prowess is now officially acknowledged as exceptional following this week’s government announcement... Read More
News 17th Jun 2015
SEMLEP's business growth support is one of the best...

SEMLEP's business growth support is one of the best in the country

New figures have revealed the growth hub covering the South East Midlands is one of the best performing in the country, smashing tough... Read More
News 03rd Jun 2015
Aylesbury's Arla scoops top manufacturing award

Aylesbury's Arla scoops top manufacturing award

Aylesbury based dairy products business Arla has been crowned Large Manufacturing Company of the Year at our Made in East and Central... Read More
News 02nd Jun 2015
South East Midlands unveiled as top for business innovation...

South East Midlands unveiled as top for business innovation

Leading national research has unveiled the South East Midlands as third in the UK for business innovation, runner up only to Oxford... Read More
News 31st May 2015
Deadlines approaching for businesses seeking European...

Deadlines approaching for businesses seeking European funding

May and June deadlines are fast approaching for businesses and communities across the South East Midlands wanting to bid for a slice... Read More
News 19th May 2015
Innovation Centre and Science Park leaders join forces...

Innovation Centre and Science Park leaders join forces

Innovation Centre and Science Park leaders from across the South East Midlands have pledged to join forces and play a leading role... Read More
News 19th May 2015

Meet our Made in England finalists

Four companies based in the South East Midlands have been shortlisted for a prestigious Made in the East & Central England Award... Read More
News 19th May 2015
Biztech Bright Sparc Awards

Biztech Bright Sparc Awards

Top student and academic innovators from across the South East Midlands are being invited to enter the Biztech Bright Sparc Awards... Read More
News 15th May 2015
Cranfield University means business

Cranfield University means business

Cranfield University has been crowned the "the UKs most business-engaged university”. The announcement was made at  this... Read More
News 15th May 2015
APRIL UPDATE: Latest business deals in the South East...

APRIL UPDATE: Latest business deals in the South East Midlands

The South East Midlands region displayed an extremely strong performance during April 2015, which saw a total of 17 corporate finance... Read More
News 12th May 2015
Businesses boosted as Velocity grants hit the million...

Businesses boosted as Velocity grants hit the million pound mark across the South East Midlands

SEMLEP's business support service is celebrating awarding more than £1million to companies across the South East Midlands, helping... Read More
News 12th May 2015
Businesses pledge to boost skills across the South...

Businesses pledge to boost skills across the South East Midlands

Businesses from across the South East Midlands have committed to recruiting more apprentices, building closer relationships with local... Read More
News 12th May 2015
National Manufacturing Debate

National Manufacturing Debate

SEMLEP is delighted to once again be supporting the National Manufacturing Debate, an annual event hosted by Cranfield University... Read More
News 06th May 2015
Colleges Mean Business: Prospectus launched to deliver...

Colleges Mean Business: Prospectus launched to deliver skills for businesses

A new prospectus aimed at helping the 76,000 businesses based here in the South East Midlands access and work with the area’... Read More
News 28th Apr 2015
Food for thought as firms show their appetite for...

Food for thought as firms show their appetite for growth

Food and drink companies across the South East Midlands have pledged to join forces to help continue to grow the industry and establish... Read More
News 23rd Apr 2015
New private sector member joins SEMLEP board

New private sector member joins SEMLEP board

SEMLEP is delighted to announce the successful recruitment of new private sector member Jean Winfield, who has this month joined our... Read More
News 21st Apr 2015
Join us at Business Expo 3.0 event

Join us at Business Expo 3.0 event

Over 2,000 businesses from across the South East Midlands are set to attend the region’s largest business to business exhibition... Read More
News 21st Apr 2015
Appetite for Growth

Appetite for Growth

Senior managers and directors of food and drink companies across the South East Midlands are gathering at Colworth Science Park on... Read More
News 13th Apr 2015
Business Bootcamps to help new companies grow

Business Bootcamps to help new companies grow

SEMLEP’s Velocity business support programme is funding and organising three two day Business Bootcamps for owners of businesses... Read More
News 13th Apr 2015
Enter our Made In East and Central England awards

Enter our Made In East and Central England awards

Companies across the South East Midlands can showcase the manufacturing strengths of the region with an awards scheme championing... Read More
News 07th Apr 2015
Central Bedfordshire unveiled as home to new Food...

Central Bedfordshire unveiled as home to new Food Enterprise Zones

Food, drink and farming businesses in Central Bedfordshire are set to get a dramatic boost with today’s announcement of a new... Read More
News 25th Mar 2015
Breaking news: £79million European funding launched...

Breaking news: £79million European funding launched today

Businesses and communities across the South East Midlands will be amongst the first in England to have a chance to benefit from up... Read More
News 20th Mar 2015
SEMLEP welcomes Garden Communities funding

SEMLEP welcomes Garden Communities funding

SEMLEP has pledged its support for this week’s budget announcement which has set aside £750,000 of ‘Garden Communities... Read More
News 20th Mar 2015
Appetite for Growth event

Appetite for Growth event

Senior managers and directors from food and drink businesses across the South East Midlands will be gathering at Colworth Science... Read More
News 16th Mar 2015
SEMLEP CEO marks two years in post and sustainable...

SEMLEP CEO marks two years in post and sustainable living

Sustainable living is a touchstone for SEMLEP’s Chief Executive Daniel Charles Mouawad, who clocks up two years in the post... Read More
News 16th Mar 2015
SEMLEP Chief Executive marks National Apprenticeship...

SEMLEP Chief Executive marks National Apprenticeship Week

Chief Executive Daniel Mouawad visited the Automated Technology Group (ATG) Silsoe, Bedford as part of National Apprenticeship Week... Read More
News 11th Mar 2015
Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2015

Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2015

A host of events will be taking place across the South East Midlands this week, to celebrate and promote National Apprenticeship Week... Read More
News 09th Mar 2015
Velocity supports launch of new Northampton logistics...

Velocity supports launch of new Northampton logistics firm

A new logistics firm which will train and then recruit its newly qualified drivers has launched this month, and credits support and... Read More
News 02nd Mar 2015
South East Midlands unveiled as England’s fourth...

South East Midlands unveiled as England’s fourth fastest growing economy

The South East Midlands is a big hitter alongside London, Birmingham and Manchester, unveiled as home to the fourth fastest growing... Read More
News 02nd Mar 2015
Prime Minister visits Cosworth Advanced Manufacturing...

Prime Minister visits Cosworth Advanced Manufacturing Centre

Prime Minister David Cameron visited Northampton today to look around the new Cosworth Advanced Manufacturing Centre, made possible... Read More
News 18th Feb 2015

SEMLEP's Velocity programme allocates grants worth £540,000

Over £540,000 of growth grants have been allocated to businesses across the South East Midlands in the last 12 months. The... Read More
News 24th Feb 2015
Stakeholders celebrate Millbrook's world leading facilities...

Stakeholders celebrate Millbrook's world leading facilities

Millbrook Technology Park hosts launch event to showcase plans for an innovative future In February, more than 30 VIPs, dignitaries... Read More
News 13th Feb 2015
Millbrook celebrates SEMLEP funding for Technology...

Millbrook celebrates SEMLEP funding for Technology Park

Millbrook, one of Europe’s leading design, test and engineering solution providers for the automotive, public transport, energy... Read More
News 08th Feb 2015
Huge investment to help create thousands of new jobs...

Huge investment to help create thousands of new jobs and boost infrastructure

Up to 5,000 new jobs will be created and 1,000 new homes built thanks to a £46.7million investment secured by the South East... Read More
News 29th Jan 2015
Luton Culture recruiting new Chief Executive

Luton Culture recruiting new Chief Executive

Luton Culture, a charity delivering inspiring arts and culture in museums, libraries, community centres, theatre and art centre in... Read More
News 22nd Jan 2015
A celebration of skills across the South East Midlands...

A celebration of skills across the South East Midlands

The region’s largest business to business exhibition will take place in April, with over 3,500 delegates from across the South... Read More
News 21st Jan 2015
New report shows enterprise is alive in Northampton...

New report shows enterprise is alive in Northampton

The new Cities Outlook report from Centre for Cities ranks Northampton as one of the best places in the country for new business start... Read More
News 19th Jan 2015
Milton Keynes hailed job boom town of last decade

Milton Keynes hailed job boom town of last decade

Milton Keynes, at the heart of the South East Midlands, has seen the highest growth in jobs out of the biggest 64 towns and cities... Read More
News 19th Jan 2015
New £50k Maximum Velocity grants available

New £50k Maximum Velocity grants available

Companies across the South East Midlands could land a windfall of up to £50,000 as part of a new grants scheme aimed at encouraging... Read More
News 17th Jan 2015
SEMLEP welcome new Northampton railway station

SEMLEP welcome new Northampton railway station

  SEMLEP have welcomed the official opening today of Northampton’s new railway station.   Chair, Dr Ann Limb OBE... Read More
News 12th Jan 2015
Minister Greg Clark MP signs £79.3m deal for South...

Minister Greg Clark MP signs £79.3m deal for South East Midlands

A £79.3million investment into the South East Midlands has today given the official go-ahead, with Minister Greg Clark... Read More
News 09th Jan 2015
Flying High with easyJet in 2015

Flying High with easyJet in 2015

SEMLEP’s easyJet on-board magazine supplement reviewing the South East Midlands key brands has literally taken off. The &lsquo... Read More
News 01st Jan 2015
Get a free digital health check

Get a free digital health check

Is Your Business Digitally Healthy?   If you are a small to medium-sized business in the South East Midlands with potential... Read More
News 22nd Dec 2014
A year in numbers: Velocity hits the ground running...

A year in numbers: Velocity hits the ground running in 2014

It is nine months since Velocity launched and as it’s Christmas we thought we’d share details of some of the presents... Read More
News 19th Dec 2014
Envoys make an impact

Envoys make an impact

The SEMLEP Envoy programme is gathering momentum, with our cohort of influential business leaders from a variety of industry sectors... Read More
News 10th Dec 2014
Over £9 million earmarked for our universities and...

Over £9 million earmarked for our universities and colleges

Over £9million of funding has been earmarked for six universities and colleges in the South East Midlands as part of a programme... Read More
News 08th Dec 2014
Free Velocity digital workshops this New Year

Free Velocity digital workshops this New Year

Tired of making the same old New Year’s resolutions every year? Here’s your chance to do something different this year... Read More
News 09th Dec 2014
Planes, trains and automobiles take centre stage at...

Planes, trains and automobiles take centre stage at business event

The future is bright according to three experts in the planes, trains and automobiles sectors, who took to the stage this week to... Read More
News 04th Dec 2014

Minister Eric Pickles visits Dunstable

Eric Pickles learnt about Central Bedfordshire Council’s ambitious plans for managing growth and working with businesses during... Read More
News 04th Dec 2014
Leading motorsport and engineering experts joins SEMLEP...

Leading motorsport and engineering experts joins SEMLEP board

Two leading motorsport and engineering experts have been appointed board director of the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership... Read More
News 03rd Dec 2014
SEMLEP Achievements 2013-2014

SEMLEP Achievements 2013-2014

SEMLEP has had another very busy year and made progress on a number of fronts. In particular, as a result of submitting its Strategic... Read More
News 03rd Dec 2014
Breaking news: new road projects for South East Midlands...

Breaking news: new road projects for South East Midlands

Road projects unveiled in today’s Autumn Statement include a new junction for the busy A14 in Northamptonshire, dualling along... Read More
News 01st Dec 2014
University Challenge: Businesses team up with leading...

University Challenge: Businesses team up with leading academics

University leaders have vowed to form close working links with local businesses, giving them the chance to make the most of the expertise... Read More
News 27th Nov 2014
Local deals to save public services: SEMLEP welcomes...

Local deals to save public services: SEMLEP welcomes new report

An independent panel of experts has today published a report recommending fundamental changes  to the way public services are... Read More
News 27th Nov 2014
Universities mean business

Universities mean business

The South East Midlands Universities (SEMU) in conjunction with SEMLEP’s Velocity Business Support service is set to meet... Read More
News 25th Nov 2014
£1.9 high performance funding

£1.9 high performance funding

SEMLEP and NEP (Northamptontonshire Enterprise Partnership) have announced the first grants to be awarded under a joint LEP initiative... Read More
News 25th Nov 2014
SEMLEP's Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone celebrates...

SEMLEP's Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone celebrates birthday

Three years ago SEMLEP received government backing to launch the Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone and regenerate nearly 120 hectares... Read More
News 14th Nov 2014
SEMLEP supports Bedford-Cambridge rail link

SEMLEP supports Bedford-Cambridge rail link

A letter of support for the missing rail link from Bedford to Cambridge has been addressed to the Chancellor in advance... Read More
News 11th Nov 2014
SEMLEP Business Survey results 2014

SEMLEP Business Survey results 2014

Results from SEMLEP’s Business Survey 2014 published today highlight lower business rates, better transport infrastructure and... Read More
News 07th Nov 2014
SEMLEP leads on newly launched Manufacturing Co-operative...

SEMLEP leads on newly launched Manufacturing Co-operative

Aerospace, transport and defence will be the initial focus for a new SEMLEP supported Co-operative, set up to match the specialist... Read More
News 04th Nov 2014
Dr Ann Limb OBE honoured for outstanding contribution...

Dr Ann Limb OBE honoured for outstanding contribution to Milton Keynes and the South East Midlands

Buckinghamshire entrepreneur Dr Ann Limb OBE has been awarded the Honorary Doctor of Business Administration in recognition of her... Read More
News 31st Oct 2014
SEMLEP's power surge for Silverstone

SEMLEP's power surge for Silverstone

SEMLEP’s power surge for Silverstone jumpstarts Business Park Masterplan A £4.4million investment from the South East... Read More
News 30th Oct 2014
Work starts on final part of Bedford Bypass

Work starts on final part of Bedford Bypass

WORK has now begun to construct the final phase of the Bedford Western Bypass linking the A428 with the A6, thanks for funding secured... Read More
News 05th Nov 2014
Victoria's marathon fundraising

Victoria's marathon fundraising

Congratulations to our Business and Economic Analyst Victoria Dale who swapped her spreadsheets for running shoes this month, taking... Read More
News 21st Oct 2014
More drivers needed for UK's economy to flourish

More drivers needed for UK's economy to flourish

A lack of drivers working in the logistics and supply chain sector must be addressed if the UK’s economy is to flourish. That... Read More
News 16th Oct 2014
Liebherr GB wins top apprenticeship award

Liebherr GB wins top apprenticeship award

Central Bedfordshire based Liebherr GB Ltd has been named one of the East of England’s best Apprenticeship Employers in the... Read More
News 03rd Oct 2014
SEMLEP seeks new Private Sector Board Director

SEMLEP seeks new Private Sector Board Director

A drive to recruit a new private sector board director is underway, with the new post holder required to start from December 2014.... Read More
News 23rd Sep 2014
Jobs, Sustainable Growth and New Homes

Jobs, Sustainable Growth and New Homes

The SEMLEP board welcomed input from its private sector group of property developers and agencies at its recent board meeting. The... Read More
News 23rd Sep 2014
The Logistics Industry - Challenges and Solutions

The Logistics Industry - Challenges and Solutions

Solutions to the many opportunities and challenges facing the UK’s logistics sector will be explored and debated at a high profile... Read More
News 15th Sep 2014
Planes, Trains & Automobiles - accelerating growth...

Planes, Trains & Automobiles - accelerating growth in the South East Midlands

The diversity and excellence of our planes, trains and automobiles is being showcased in a new publication set to encourage companies... Read More
News 11th Sep 2014
Millbrook Proving Ground hosts Cenex National Low...

Millbrook Proving Ground hosts Cenex National Low Carbon Vehicle Event 2014

Visitors from across the world will travel to Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire this week for the world renowned annual Low... Read More
News 09th Sep 2014
'Topping out' at The University of Northampton's Innovation...

'Topping out' at The University of Northampton's Innovation Centre

The University of Northampton and Kier Construction held the ‘topping out’ ceremony for the new University of Northampton... Read More
News 04th Sep 2014
Business mentors sought for Young Enterprise

Business mentors sought for Young Enterprise

Now in the 51st year the unique Young Enterprise Company Programme needs business mentors to help prepare local young people... Read More
News 04th Sep 2014
South East Midlands features highly in the High Growth...

South East Midlands features highly in the High Growth Index 2014

The newly launched Grant Thornton’s High Growth Index of places 2014, based on economic and demographic measures, shows the... Read More
News 03rd Sep 2014
Motor Speedway with Business Is GREAT Britain

Motor Speedway with Business Is GREAT Britain

The Business Is GREAT Britain campaign has chosen Rockingham in Northamptonshire as one of the destinations on its UK tour with the... Read More
News 01st Sep 2014
Apprenticeship boost for Northamptonshire

Apprenticeship boost for Northamptonshire

The number of small businesses taking on an apprentice in Northamptonshire is set to increase further.   In a project funded... Read More
News 27th Aug 2014
South East Midlands Economy quarterly update

South East Midlands Economy quarterly update

Overall the South East Midlands economy is also continuing to show positive signs of growth as employment rate moves towards pre-recession... Read More
News 26th Aug 2014
 South East Midlands a big winner in £1bn housing...

South East Midlands a big winner in £1bn housing scheme

The South East Midlands is a big winner in a £1 billion scheme designed to unlock or accelerate the provision of more than 200... Read More
News 26th Aug 2014
Business is GREAT at Rockingham

Business is GREAT at Rockingham

The national campaign Business Is GREAT Britain from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is coming to Rockingham Motor... Read More
News 15th Aug 2014
Velocity launches 60 FREE business workshops across...

Velocity launches 60 FREE business workshops across the South East Midlands

This September will see the start of a series of 60 free business workshops launching across the South East Midlands in Northamptonshire... Read More
News 14th Aug 2014
Silverstone UTC agrees to Chinese link up

Silverstone UTC agrees to Chinese link up

An agreement has been struck between the Silverstone University Technical College (UTC) and colleges in China which will enable shared... Read More
News 13th Aug 2014
The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

SEMLEP are supporting The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise – the UK’s most prestigious business awards. They are bestowed... Read More
News 28th Jul 2014
Corby’s first Zero Energy Bill homes powered by £...

Corby’s first Zero Energy Bill homes powered by £200k Growing Places funding

The first of 8 Zero Energy Bill (ZEB) homes for Corby has now been built, thanks to £200,000 of Growing Places funding from... Read More
News 22nd Jul 2014
Foreign Direct Investment reports good news for South...

Foreign Direct Investment reports good news for South East Midlands

The UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) has today released its Inward Investment Report for 2013/14, with the aim of presenting the UK&... Read More
News 21st Jul 2014
SEMLEP publication launched to celebrate arts, heritage...

SEMLEP publication launched to celebrate arts, heritage and culture

Festivals, waterways, landscape gardens and historic houses, motor racing, castles, country parks and theatres are all being hailed... Read More
News 18th Jul 2014
 SEMLEP undertake Investment (Open for Growth) Peer...

SEMLEP undertake Investment (Open for Growth) Peer Challenge

Daniel Charles Mouawad, SEMLEP Chief Executive, recently undertook an Investment (Open for Growth) Peer Challenge.  The focus... Read More
News 14th Jul 2014
£30 million Aerospace Integration Research Centre...

£30 million Aerospace Integration Research Centre for Cranfield University

A £30 million Aerospace Integration Research Centre is to be created at Cranfield University, to research innovative aerospace... Read More
News 13th Jul 2014
Businesses invited to have their say and shape the...

Businesses invited to have their say and shape the future of business support

Businesses across the South East Midlands are being urged to share their challenges and experiences in a bid to tailor business support... Read More
News 09th Jul 2014
SEMLEP awarded £64.6 million Local Growth Deal

SEMLEP awarded £64.6 million Local Growth Deal

The South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership, SEMLEP, has today  been awarded a Local Growth Deal of £64.6 million... Read More
News 07th Jul 2014
Industry experts gather at Silverstone

Industry experts gather at Silverstone

World leaders in motorsport and high performance technology are at Silverstone Circuit today for a high profile event designed to... Read More
News 02nd Jul 2014
SEMLEP Chair joins Centre for Cities roundtable

SEMLEP Chair joins Centre for Cities roundtable

Chair of SEMLEP, Dr Ann Limb, joined a private roundtable Centre for Cities event last week, focused on exploring how the next Government... Read More
News 01st Jul 2014
Bid for a share of the £400 million investment in...

Bid for a share of the £400 million investment in British innovation

The Technology Strategy Board – the UK’s Innovation Agency – has today published its blueprint for growth, which... Read More
News 01st Jul 2014
Regional Growth Fund update

Regional Growth Fund update

ARCHIVED NEWS At least £200 million of Regional Growth Fund (RGF) support is now available in Round 6 and bidders have until... Read More
News 01st Jul 2014
Regional Growth Fund Round 6 launched

Regional Growth Fund Round 6 launched

Round 6 of the Regional Growth Fund opened today with at least £200 million being made available - and a bid deadline of 30th... Read More
News 19th Jun 2014
£10k growth grants are a shoe in for Northampton...

£10k growth grants are a shoe in for Northampton businesses

Northamptonshire businesses that want to grow and expand can now apply for grants of up to £10,000 from business support initiative... Read More
News 16th Jun 2014
Center Parcs Village in Woburn Forest opens

Center Parcs Village in Woburn Forest opens

This week marked the opening of Woburn Forest, the fifth Center Parcs Village in the UK.   This new Village will inject over... Read More
News 08th Jun 2014
Arts, Heritage, Sport, Visitor Economy, Cultural and...

Arts, Heritage, Sport, Visitor Economy, Cultural and Creative Strategy launch

On the first day of this year’s Milton Keynes International Festival, Sir Peter Bazalgette, chair of Arts Council England, will... Read More
News 03rd Jun 2014
Get support and funding from Velocity

Get support and funding from Velocity

Velocity – the free local business support service for the South East Midlands - is now active in your area and gathering momentum... Read More
News 02nd Jun 2014
South East Midlands Economy recent trends

South East Midlands Economy recent trends

The South East Midlands economy continued to grow in 2013, as reported by our Business and Economic Analyst Victoria Dale … &... Read More
News 28th May 2014
Velocity launched at Bletchley Park

Velocity launched at Bletchley Park

The Milton Keynes business community turned out in force on Friday (23rd May 2014) to celebrate the launch of Velocity – a new... Read More
News 28th May 2014
Local businesses set to benefit from Corby’s Assisted...

Local businesses set to benefit from Corby’s Assisted Area status

Corby is set to become an Assisted Area, which means local businesses can bid for additional funding and tax breaks from the European... Read More
News 15th May 2014
Festival and carnival fun this weekend

Festival and carnival fun this weekend

Our weekend of cultural and creative delights across the South East Midlands includes the two day Bedford International Kite Festival... Read More
News 22nd May 2014
Industry experts head for Silverstone as event takes...

Industry experts head for Silverstone as event takes pole position

World leaders in motorsport and high performance technology will visit Silverstone Circuit on the cusp of this year’s British... Read More
News 27th May 2014
Enter the 2014 Digital Challenge

Enter the 2014 Digital Challenge

Projects and enterprise developments across the South East Midlands are invited to enter the 2014 Digital Challenge, which will be... Read More
News 13th May 2014
SEMLEP presents awards to winning businesses at Made...

SEMLEP presents awards to winning businesses at Made in England event

Bedford played host to SEMLEP’s first Made in England event this week, with seven businesses from across the South East Midlands... Read More
News 15th May 2014
Self-driving vehicles gain momentum in Milton Keynes...

Self-driving vehicles gain momentum in Milton Keynes

The appearance of self-driving vehicles on the pavements of Milton Keynes moved a step closer to reality this week, following the... Read More
News 14th May 2014
Local graphics company works with SEMLEP

Local graphics company works with SEMLEP

Local design company Urban Graphics have won a prestigious contract with the Local Enterprise Partnership – designing detailed... Read More
News 02nd May 2014
Cranfield's Aerospace Technology Institute hailed...

Cranfield's Aerospace Technology Institute hailed by government

The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), located at Cranfield in Bedfordshire, was unveiled as part of the government’s commitment... Read More
News 14th May 2014
SEMLEP Chair joins new independent panel

SEMLEP Chair joins new independent panel

SEMLEP Chair Dr Ann Limb has accepted a prestigious invitation from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to... Read More
News 30th Apr 2014
Milton Keynes and SEMLEP host UKTI conference

Milton Keynes and SEMLEP host UKTI conference

Milton Keynes is playing host to a prestigious conference this week, attracting over 140 inward investment experts from across the... Read More
News 24th Apr 2014
Business Secretary give Velocity the thumbs up

Business Secretary give Velocity the thumbs up

Business Secretary Vince Cable has given SEMLEP’s Velocity Growth Hub his seal of approval. The Secretary of State for... Read More
News 22nd Apr 2014
Multi Million Pound boost for SEMLEP businesses

Multi Million Pound boost for SEMLEP businesses

Business Secretary Vince Cable visited automotive specialist Millbrook in Bedford this month as it was announced the company will... Read More
News 15th Apr 2014
SEMLEP Supports the Intra-Urban Bus Bid 2014

SEMLEP Supports the Intra-Urban Bus Bid 2014

SEMLEP is pleased to support a bid for funding from the Government's Local Sustainable Transport Fund from partner local authorities... Read More
News 03rd Apr 2014
Velocity Growth Hub launched in Bedfordshire

Velocity Growth Hub launched in Bedfordshire

Businesses in Bedfordshire gathered to celebrate the launch of the all-new Velocity Growth Hub, a business support initiative unveiled... Read More
News 31st Mar 2014
Strategic Economic Plan submitted to Government

Strategic Economic Plan submitted to Government

An economic growth strategy for the South East Midlands has been submitted to government, with South East Midlands Local Enterprise... Read More
News 01st Apr 2014
Budget boost for SEMLEP's Waterside Enterprise Zone...

Budget boost for SEMLEP's Waterside Enterprise Zone

Businesses locating to SEMLEP's Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone will benefit from tax incentives for a further three years,... Read More
News 21st Mar 2014
MK Gallery reception showcases the cultural and creative...

MK Gallery reception showcases the cultural and creative sector

Businesses from across the South East Midlands gathered at MK Gallery this month for an invitation only event led by the South East... Read More
News 20th Mar 2014
£4 million for HPT network

£4 million for HPT network

Businesses working in the High Performance Technology (HPT) sector have two more days to submit an Expression of Interest for our... Read More
News 15th Apr 2014
Innovation and Enterprise Centres map launch

Innovation and Enterprise Centres map launch

The South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) has today [March 5th] launched a map which reveals how vital innovation... Read More
News 09th Mar 2014
SEMLEP pledges 15,000 apprenticeships

SEMLEP pledges 15,000 apprenticeships

The South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) has pledged its commitment to creating 15,000 Apprenticeships across... Read More
News 09th Mar 2014
Northampton is top of the pile for business

Northampton is top of the pile for business

Northampton is top of the pile for business according to the latest report from finance data specialist Experian. The company released... Read More
News 09th Mar 2014
SEMLEP pitches for new HS2 rail academy

SEMLEP pitches for new HS2 rail academy

Business leaders have joined the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) to call for the new HS2 Academy to be based... Read More
News 05th Mar 2014
Five minutes to tell us what your business needs

Five minutes to tell us what your business needs

The South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) has been awarded funding to develop the Velocity Growth Hub which... Read More
News 20th Feb 2014
Velocity Growth Hub set to launch

Velocity Growth Hub set to launch

Our Velocity Growth Hub for businesses in the South East Midlands is now taking shape and will act as single point of contact and... Read More
News 04th Feb 2014
SEMLEP take centre stage at high profile conference...

SEMLEP take centre stage at high profile conference

SEMLEP Chief Executive Daniel Mouawad will make a keynote speech at a high profile conference this month dedicated to exploring how... Read More
News 29th Jan 2014
£4million now available for HPT businesses

£4million now available for HPT businesses

We are delighted to be working with Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP) to today launch a new £4million for High Performance... Read More
News 13th Jan 2014
Housing Minister visits Corby

Housing Minister visits Corby

Housing Minister Kris Hopkins paid a visit to Priors Hall Park in Corby this week and saw first-hand the development’s new Zero... Read More
News 09th Jan 2014
Four new board members join SEMLEP

Four new board members join SEMLEP

Four new board members have joined SEMLEP this month, officially appointed at our recent AGM. SEMLEP’s new board members are... Read More
News 06th Dec 2013
SEMLEP VeloCITY growth hub set to launch

SEMLEP VeloCITY growth hub set to launch

A business support growth hub designed to boost local growth and local jobs in the UK’s South East Midlands is now set to launch... Read More
News 13th Dec 2013
Logistics strategy launched

Logistics strategy launched

At an invitation only event at Northampton-based Norbert Dentressangle Logistics UK the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership... Read More
News 10th Dec 2013
Funding for 10 Bedfordshire businesses - register...

Funding for 10 Bedfordshire businesses - register before Christmas

Bedfordshire businesses are urged to act quickly this month as SEMLEP unveils a £10,000 pot of funding designed to help companies... Read More
News 05th Dec 2013
SEMLEP highlights from the year

SEMLEP highlights from the year

SEMLEP has continued to make excellent progress during its second year of operation. The list below includes some of the key highlights... Read More
News 27th Nov 2013
SEMLEP ensures the Corby Northern Orbital gets the...

SEMLEP ensures the Corby Northern Orbital gets the green light

The Corby Northern Orbital road has today been given the green light – thanks to £3.85million awarded by the South East... Read More
News 14th Nov 2013
Business Secretary Vince Cable visits our SEMLEP patch...

Business Secretary Vince Cable visits our SEMLEP patch

Business Secretary Vince Cable visited our SEMLEP patch this month and started his tour at the world famous Silverstone circuit and... Read More
News 12th Nov 2013
Business Summit helps shape SEMLEP growth plans

Business Summit helps shape SEMLEP growth plans

Over 120 businesses gathered in Milton Keynes this week to debate business issues, have their say and to contribute to SEMLEP&rsquo... Read More
News 08th Nov 2013
Apply for a Regional Growth Fund

Apply for a Regional Growth Fund

ARCHIVED NEWS Apply for a slice of the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) and win funding to aid your business expansion and recruitment.... Read More
News 08th Nov 2013
 Get involved and join our #SEMLEPbeheard community...

Get involved and join our #SEMLEPbeheard community

Over 100 guests are set to gather at our SEMLEP Business Engagement Summit on November 7th – to have their say, debate business... Read More
News 07th Nov 2013
LEP loan pledges provide boost for University campus...

LEP loan pledges provide boost for University campus plans

Funding for The University of Northampton’s new Waterside Campus received a boost this week following approval of a Government... Read More
News 04th Nov 2013
Zero Energy Bill homes set for Corby

Zero Energy Bill homes set for Corby

Growing Places funding from SEMLEP has helped secure new Zero Energy Bill (ZEB) homes for Corby. Building work has now started at... Read More
News 04th Nov 2013

Infrastructure Investment Plan

From our SEMLEP Chair, Dr Ann Limb: “Read our new Infrastructure Investment Plan, which for the first time sets out for all... Read More
News 22nd Oct 2013
SEMLEP handpicked to attend World Economic Forum

SEMLEP handpicked to attend World Economic Forum

SEMLEP Chief Executive Daniel Charles Mouawad represented the South East Midlands this month at the world’s largest economic... Read More
News 16th Oct 2013
Manufacturing and Advanced Technology Event

Manufacturing and Advanced Technology Event

Toyota UK deputy managing director Tony Walker and the newly appointed Deputy Chief Executive of the UK's Automotive Investment... Read More
News 15th Oct 2013
SEMLEP sponsoring Buckinghamshire business awards

SEMLEP sponsoring Buckinghamshire business awards

SEMLEP are delighted to be supporting a new awards scheme aimed exclusively at Buckinghamshire businesses. All businesses - from... Read More
News 07th Oct 2013
20 free places to food and beverage event now on offer...

20 free places to food and beverage event now on offer

Meet the big players in the food and beverage sector and then have the chance to pitch your ideas and businesses to multinationals... Read More
News 07th Oct 2013
Fifth round of Regional Growth Fund (RGF) set to launch...

Fifth round of Regional Growth Fund (RGF) set to launch

ARCHIVED NEWS   Attend the launch of the fifth round of the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) and find out how to make a successful... Read More
News 30th Sep 2013
Automotive sector gets a boost

Automotive sector gets a boost

Lawrence Davies, the newly appointed Deputy Chief Executive of the UK's Automotive Investment Organisation, has been unveiled... Read More
News 24th Sep 2013
Business Engagement event attracts attention

Business Engagement event attracts attention

Apprenticeships, skills and EU funding were under the spotlight at SEMLEP's latest Business Engagement event - which attracted businesses... Read More
News 13th Sep 2013
Bedford Hosts International Automotive Delegation

Bedford Hosts International Automotive Delegation

Directors from around the globe are travelling to Bedford in September to find out more about the automotive investment opportunities... Read More
News 03rd Sep 2013
Green Economy report launched by SEMLEP

Green Economy report launched by SEMLEP

It makes sound business sense to invest in our local environment concludes a report launched this week (August 1st) by the South East... Read More
News 01st Aug 2013

£14.7million investment in Transport Schemes for the South East Midlands

Four transport schemes in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes have been identified as priorities for funding and submitted to the... Read More
News 31st Jul 2013
South East Midlands Milton Keynes Attracts Honda

South East Midlands Milton Keynes Attracts Honda

Honda's has confirmed that it will be basing its European racing operations in Milton Keynes at a new facility within the new R&amp... Read More
News 29th Jul 2013
Investment in South East Midlands tops £2 billion

Investment in South East Midlands tops £2 billion

With a £39 billion economy, 67,000 businesses and 1.8 million population, the South East Midlands is already designated as a... Read More
News 24th Jul 2013
SEMLEP Chair visits Number 10

SEMLEP Chair visits Number 10

Local Enterprise Partnerships are vital to the country's economic growth. That was the message Prime Minister David Cameron... Read More
News 24th Jul 2013
CBI Director General visits Milton Keynes

CBI Director General visits Milton Keynes

The head of the UK’s leading business lobbying organisation visited Milton Keynes in July – joining key business leaders... Read More
News 17th Jul 2013
Energy Minister Greg Barker visits VELUX CarbonLight...

Energy Minister Greg Barker visits VELUX CarbonLight Homes

Yesterday VELUX welcomed Minister of State for Energy and Climate Change, Greg Barker MP, to its CarbonLight Homes in Kettering, Northamptonshire... Read More
News 09th Jul 2013
Green light for new Aylesbury education centre

Green light for new Aylesbury education centre

Aylesbury town centre could have its first university presence in 2015. The next step has been made towards the development of a... Read More
News 19th Jul 2013
Milton Keynes to host £150 million Transport Systems...

Milton Keynes to host £150 million Transport Systems Catapult Centre

Milton Keynes has been chosen as the location for theUK’s new £150 million Catapult centre for integrated transport systems... Read More
News 19th Jul 2013
SEMLEP boosts its team

SEMLEP boosts its team

Two new members have joined the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) team, as the organisation... Read More
News 09th Jul 2013
SEMLEP Visitor Map launched

SEMLEP Visitor Map launched

Fifty UK destinations have been highlighted top visitor attractions in a tourism map launched this week by South East Midlands Local... Read More
News 04th Jul 2013
SEMLEP welcomes £10 billion Growth Fund

SEMLEP welcomes £10 billion Growth Fund

The South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) has welcomed today’s (June 27th2013) announcement confirming the... Read More
News 27th Jun 2013
Bicester’s future put on display to Housing Minister...

Bicester’s future put on display to Housing Minister

Dignitaries and developers gathered in Bicester on June 17th to showcase the town’s expansion opportunities to the Government... Read More
News 21st Jun 2013
Whittlebury Business Event

Whittlebury Business Event

Businesses from across the South East Midlands gathered at Whittlebury Hall in June to enjoy a SEMLEP Business Support event, now... Read More
News 24th Jun 2013
£2.5million scheme set to be a huge boost for Bedfordshire...

£2.5million scheme set to be a huge boost for Bedfordshire businesses

Breaking news Businesses in Bedfordshire can now apply for a share of the new £2.5 million Grants4Growth programme –... Read More
News 18th Jun 2013
 Pinch Point Improvements in Northamptonshire

Pinch Point Improvements in Northamptonshire

The Highways Agency is set to start work on the first of a series of targeted improvements to key routes in the Northamptonshire area... Read More
News 17th Jun 2013
SEMLEP is represented on India trade mission

SEMLEP is represented on India trade mission

Cllr David Mackintosh is embarking on a trade mission to India this week with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government... Read More
News 03rd Jun 2013
Over £18.3 million awarded to SEMLEP area

Over £18.3 million awarded to SEMLEP area

Over £18.3 million has today (May 31) been earmarked for the South East Midlands – with four of our area’s high... Read More
News 31st May 2013
Lord Heseltine visits South East Midlands

Lord Heseltine visits South East Midlands

The Rt. Hon Lord Heseltine visited our South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) patch today, meeting businesses at... Read More
News 31st May 2013
Doing business in the South East Midlands

Doing business in the South East Midlands

The UK’s South East Midlands is already home to one of the most innovative, dynamic economies.  Mayor Dave Hodgson, SEMLEP... Read More
News 30th May 2013
SEMLEP Invitation to Tender: EU 2014-2020 Programme...

SEMLEP Invitation to Tender: EU 2014-2020 Programme Development

We are looking to work with consultants to develop our readiness for taking on responsibility for EU funds from 2014/15.  ... Read More
News 29th May 2013
SEMLEP Chair leads event at high profile Further Education...

SEMLEP Chair leads event at high profile Further Education summit

SEMLEP Chair Dr Ann Limb joined an array of senior figures to play a key role in today’s (May 14th 2013) high profile summit... Read More
News 16th May 2013
MP Mark Prisk visits Enterprise Zone

MP Mark Prisk visits Enterprise Zone

Local growth minister Mark Prisk visited the Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone today (May 13 2013) to find out about progress... Read More
News 13th May 2013
Milton Keynes to host part of the Rugby World Cup...

Milton Keynes to host part of the Rugby World Cup 2015

Breaking News: Milton Keynes to host part of the Rugby World Cup 2015   Milton Keynes has won its bid to host part the Rugby... Read More
News 02nd May 2013
SEMLEP congratulates NIFTYLIFT of Milton Keynes

SEMLEP congratulates NIFTYLIFT of Milton Keynes

SEMLEP congratulates NIFTYLIFT of Milton Keynes, 2013 winners of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in both International Trade... Read More
News 22nd Apr 2013
SEMLEP Appoints New Chief Executive

SEMLEP Appoints New Chief Executive

SEMLEP has named Daniel Charles Mouawad its newly appointed Chief Executive. The SEMLEP board voted unanimously in favour of recruiting... Read More
News 25th Mar 2013
MPs join region’s companies for international business...

MPs join region’s companies for international business expo

Companies from across the region joined an international business exhibition in Milton Keynes this month.   The Business Expo... Read More
News 12th Mar 2013
DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER LAUNCHES MORE 'CITY DEALS

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER LAUNCHES MORE 'CITY DEALS

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER LAUNCHES MORE ‘CITY DEALS’   Powers to grow for twenty cities   Deals that will set... Read More
News 19th Feb 2013
SEMLEP towns mentioned in Centre for Cities Report

SEMLEP towns mentioned in Centre for Cities Report

The Centre for Cities monitors the performance of the 63 largest towns and cities in the UK. In their latest report ‘2013 Cities... Read More
News 25th Jan 2013
SEMLEP visits Carlsberg

SEMLEP visits Carlsberg

SEMLEP Enterprise Zone Board Meeting – 16th January 2013 The Board of the SEMLEP Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone was... Read More
News 21st Jan 2013

Regional Growth Fund R4 announced

  Round 4 of the RGF was opened on 17 January by the Deputy Prime Minister, during a trip to the Yorkshire andHumberregion.... Read More
News 21st Jan 2013
East West Rail Link

East West Rail Link

Plans unveiled in Network Rail’s Strategic Business Plan 2014-2019   Network Rail has announced its plan for construction... Read More
News 16th Jan 2013
SEMLEP visits Brackmills BID in Northampton

SEMLEP visits Brackmills BID in Northampton

UK logistics hub celebrates success and welcome VIPs to blue chip companies One of the UK’s premier logistics and business... Read More
News 15th Jan 2013
Autumn Statement

Autumn Statement

The Autumn Statement has given a positive endorsement for LEPs with a number of initiatives identified to support economic growth.&... Read More
News 07th Dec 2012
Electric Corby

Electric Corby

More Investment in Corby’s CleanTech Future   With the support of Corby Borough Council and South East Midlands Local... Read More
News 07th Dec 2012

Growing Places Fund Round 2

Today SEMLEP launches the second round of the Growing Places Fund which allows both private and public sector organisations to bid... Read More
News 05th Dec 2012
De-mystifying International Trade

De-mystifying International Trade

  UK products, services and expertise are in demand all around the world and businesses that export grow faster and... Read More
News 03rd Dec 2012
Dr Ann Limb on the Radio

Dr Ann Limb on the Radio

Dr Ann Limb OBE DL, Chair of SEMLEP spoke live on Secklow Sounds recently.  You can listen to the broadcast on... Read More
News 20th Nov 2012
SEMLEP AGM and Business Reception

SEMLEP AGM and Business Reception

SEMLEP hosted their first AGM followed by a Business Reception on Thursday 8th November which brought together professionals from... Read More
News 14th Nov 2012

City Deal for SEMLEP Partner

SEMLEP welcomes today’s announcement that Milton Keynes is one of twenty cities and their wider areas invited to bid for radical... Read More
News 29th Oct 2012

More good news on the roads, M40 junction 10/A43 improvement

SEMLEP are delighted with the news that another of our roads will receive £1.3m worth of funds from the pinch point initiative... Read More
News 15th Oct 2012

SEMLEP appoints 2 new Board Directors

The Board of SEMLEP is pleased to announce that two new Private Sector Directors have been appointed to join the Board. Chris Scarrott... Read More
News 09th Oct 2012
StadiumMK in the ruck for Rugby World Cup 2015

StadiumMK in the ruck for Rugby World Cup 2015

We are delighted to announce Milton Keynes and stadiummk have been named as a potential host city and venue for Rugby World Cup 2015... Read More
News 09th Oct 2012

£9.5m for road projects to boost SEMLEP’s local economy

SEMLEP are delighted to announce that two more of our projects have been given the go ahead through the Government’s pinch point... Read More
News 09th Oct 2012
£60m small business scheme

£60m small business scheme

Business Secretary Vince Cable today launched a £60 million pot of Regional Growth Fund investment and bank finance at the... Read More
News 05th Oct 2012

£13m of funding to support SMEs

£13 million of funding has been awarded by the Government to help 10,000 more British firms export. The funds will go to UK... Read More
News 03rd Oct 2012
Northamptonshire County Council Wins Enterprise Award...

Northamptonshire County Council Wins Enterprise Award

Northamptonshire has been named the most enterprising place in Britain by the government department responsible for supporting economic... Read More
News 27th Sep 2012
Jobs Hub - Bedford

Jobs Hub - Bedford

The Jobs Hub is an exciting new partnership project based in Bedford and is believed to be the first centre of its kind in the country... Read More
News 24th Sep 2012
Help for the over 50s in setting up your own business...

Help for the over 50s in setting up your own business

  The Prince’s Initiative was set up by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to support people who are out of work,... Read More
News 24th Sep 2012

Bicester Economy Buoyant

Bicester has seen a record Q2 for new companies being formed, according to research by company formation experts, Duport.co.uk. It... Read More
News 24th Sep 2012

Landmark first year for enterprise zone

Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone is celebrating a landmark first year which has laid the foundations for a future as regional... Read More
News 24th Sep 2012
Zone gets Cash Injection

Zone gets Cash Injection

Northampton’s Waterside Enterprise Zone is to receive a cash boost of £7m to invest in projects that kick start economic... Read More
News 02nd Sep 2012
SEMLEP to receive cash boost

SEMLEP to receive cash boost

An interim £5 million funding package will be made available immediately for all LEPs to draw upon for the remainder of this... Read More
News 18th Sep 2012

London 2012 bring economic benefits

London 2012 Games should bring economic benefits to Aylesbury Vale   The London 2012 Games are the greatest business... Read More
News 09th Aug 2012
Inward Investment results for LEPs

Inward Investment results for LEPs

Local & Regional Breakdown of UKTI Results UK Trade & Investment has now released a breakdown of 2011/12 inward investment... Read More
News 08th Aug 2012
Northampton welcomes a royal visitor

Northampton welcomes a royal visitor

Northampton Celebrates their Danish connections with a royal visit   Last week Danish flags were flying proudly across Northampton... Read More
News 08th Aug 2012

SEMLEP invests £18m from the Growing Places Fund

SEMLEP announces £18m of investment into the area following the Board’s decision to allocate Growing Places Fund resources... Read More
News 08th Aug 2012

SEMLEP recruits Board Directors

SEMLEP is looking for private sector directors, to fill two vacancies that have recently arisen on the Board.  If you think you... Read More
News 26th Jul 2012
East West Rail gets final go ahead

East West Rail gets final go ahead

The Secretary of State for Transport, the Rt. Hon Justine Greening MP, today announced that the Western section of East West Rail (... Read More
News 16th Jul 2012
SEMLEP supports Inspire2Enterprise

SEMLEP supports Inspire2Enterprise

SEMLEP is pleased to support a new national support service for the UK's fast-growing social enterprise sector which was launched... Read More
News 26th Jun 2012

Are UK cities open for business?

Centre for Cities latest report Open for Business, supported by ICAEW, dissects the business base of city economies to highlight the... Read More
News 25th Jun 2012
GrowthAccelerator helps ambitious businesses

GrowthAccelerator helps ambitious businesses

If you’re an ambitious business, you’re in a race for growth. You’re already good but you want to be bigger and... Read More
News 08th Jun 2012

Chair of HCA visits SEMLEP

Robert Napier CBE, Chairman of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) visited parts of the SEMLEP area to hear about and see some... Read More
News 01st Jun 2012
Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Project (B&MK)

Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Project (B&MK)

Dr Ann Limb told members and supporters of the B&MK Trust at its annual general meeting in Newport Pagnell (Thursday, 17th May... Read More
News 25th May 2012

£100 million fund to boost university and private collaboration – open for bids

A new £100 million investment fund to support research partnerships between universities, businesses, charities and philanthropic... Read More
News 24th May 2012

Skills Funding Agency update

The Skills Show will be held in Birmingham at the NEC this November. It is jointly supported by the Skills Funding Agency and the... Read More
News 24th May 2012

GrowthAccelerator - launched today

Growth Accelerator is a new Government backed programme that will help England’s brightest businesses achieve their ambition... Read More
News 24th May 2012
Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) National Barometer...

Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) National Barometer

MAS Barometer shows manufacturers in the East Midlands are increasing sales, creating jobs and investing more   Manufacturing... Read More
News 24th May 2012
Beardow Adams wins Prestiges Queens Award for Enterprise...

Beardow Adams wins Prestiges Queens Award for Enterprise

Beardow Adams was founded in 1977 in response to the rapidly increasing demand for hot melt adhesives.  Their innovation and... Read More
News 24th May 2012
Funding secured for Northampton Station

Funding secured for Northampton Station

The transformation of Northampton Castle Railway Station is going ahead after the Government announced a £10m investment in... Read More
News 15th May 2012

East West Rail

There have been developments for two major railway lines in our region today - leaving both heading in different directions. The... Read More
News 11th May 2012
Radical Approach Receives the Prestigious Queens Award...

Radical Approach Receives the Prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise

Today’s modern car showrooms are nothing if not impressive pieces of design and branding but all too often the workshop just... Read More
News 11th May 2012

‘University College Milton Keynes’ to open in 2012

MILTON KEYNES is taking a significant step towards its own University, courtesy of a new and unique partnership between Milton Keynes... Read More
News 11th May 2012
Ministerial visit highlights Bicester progress

Ministerial visit highlights Bicester progress

Mark Prisk MP, the Minister of State for Business andEnterprise, paid a visit to Bicester yesterday to see at first-hand how Bicester... Read More
News 27th Apr 2012

Regional Growth Fund Round 3

The Government is seeking high quality bids from across the country, which meet the Fund’s objectives of delivering sustainable... Read More
News 26th Apr 2012

April Newsletter

Growing Places Fund Update John Walker who is Chair of the SEMLEP Advisory Group on Property Development Investment and Infrastructure... Read More
News 24th Apr 2012

SEMLEP will receive over £13m to enable us to establish a revolving funding mechanism

As we indicated on our website earlier this week, it is excellent news that the South East Midlands LEP will receive over £... Read More
News 11th Nov 2011

SEMLEP media release: Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone is open for business

Issue Date: 17/08/2011 Northampton has been given the green light to create a new Enterprise Zone. Over 120 hectares of land of the... Read More
News 17th Aug 2011

SEMLEP Chair Appointed

Issue Date: 7/09/2011 SEMLEP South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership is pleased to announce that Dr. Ann Limb OBE DL has... Read More
News 07th Sep 2011
Update for stakeholders following Board meeting held...

Update for stakeholders following Board meeting held 30th September 2011

This update follows on from those issued by SEMLEP in March and July this year. It appears in a different format to enable you to... Read More
News 10th Oct 2011
Private Sector Board Members

Private Sector Board Members

After an extensive and high profile recruitment process SEMLEP, South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership, is pleased to announce... Read More
News 12th Oct 2011

Growing Places Fund

As we indicated on our website earlier this week, it is excellent news that the South East Midlands LEP will receive over £13m... Read More
News 11th Nov 2011

Centre for Cities

Centre for Cities report: The Average Worker is ‘Better Off’ in Milton Keynes The Centre for Cities report released... Read More
News 23rd Jan 2012

January Newsletter

Happy New Year Welcome to our January update - the first of 2012. The SEMLEP Board had its first meeting of the year hosted by Bedford... Read More
News 24th Jan 2012

February Newsletter

1. Resignation of Professor Edbon from Board of SEMLEP and process for appointment of a replacement The Board noted that the Vice... Read More
News 27th Feb 2012
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