Government reaffirms commitment to LEPs in Industrial Strategy White Paper

Dr Mike Short CBE, Chairman of Enterprise M3 LEP

Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) welcomes the Industrial Strategy White Paper, which reaffirms Government’s commitment to Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEP).

The White Paper also confirms funding for Growth Hubs to continue connecting businesses to the best support available from the private and public sectors, and helping high potential businesses to scale up.

As part of the many initiatives to strengthen the role of LEPs, the Prime Minister will meet with the Council of LEP Chairs twice yearly from 2018. This will provide more opportunities for LEPs to highlight local business needs and contribute to national policy decisions.

Dr Mike Short CBE, Chairman of Enterprise M3 LEP, said: “We are delighted by Government’s continued recognition and support for LEPs as reflected in the Industrial Strategy White Paper. Enterprise M3 is has a strong history of delivery and we are already working with our local authorities, other partners and business to take forward the key foundations of the Industrial Strategy.”

Enterprise M3 is currently consulting on their local industrial strategy which ends on 11th December.

Mike Short stressed “We want all our partners to respond to our recent consultation. A clear focus by us on our priorities and actions will put us in an excellent position to develop a powerful deal for our local economy drawing on the array of place based funds announced in the Industrial Strategy.“