Prime Minister Meets With Business Leaders from England’s Local Enterprise Partnerships

01 February 2019

The Prime Minister met with business leaders from England’s Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) yesterday to track progress on their work with government to boost economic growth for communities across the country.

The Prime Minister heard from business leaders representing each of the LEPs across England including those in the Northern Powerhouse (NP11), the Midlands Engine, and the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford Arc. The LEP chairs briefed the Prime Minister on the development of their Local Industrial Strategies – blueprints for driving long-term productivity and prosperity – which will see LEPs work closely with government to unlock local growth.

Following the meeting, David Kerfoot MBE DL, Chair of the York, North Yorkshire, East Riding Enterprise Partnership, said:

“Despite the current pressure on the Prime Minister, she continues to show her support for LEP’s by holding a meeting with us at Downing Street yesterday.

“We covered local business economic intelligence from across the country and emphasised the key fact that business needs certainty. We discussed with the Prime Minister the importance locally owned of Industrial Strategies and how LEPs are leading the progress across many fronts, with particular focus on the five ‘foundations’ and four ‘grand challenges’.

“It was recognised by both the Prime Minister and Minister Greg Clark, the huge amount of work being done by LEP’s and our significant impact across the country”.  

You can see the full press release from the LEP Network here




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