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The Humber is experiencing an economic, social, cultural and infrastructural renaissance and the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is at the forefront driving growth and prosperity.

We are a partnership of business, education and the four Humber local authorities working together to promote and develop the area surrounding the Humber Estuary and provide strategic economic leadership to create jobs and deliver growth.

Our priorities

Meeting our 2020 Skills ambition requires the creation of a vibrant environment that inspires young people and adults to maximise their own potential, recognising current and future career opportunities, supported by excellent labout market intelligence and by appropriate careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG).

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Good infrastructure underpins our strategy for local businesses to thrive and to attract new investment into the region. We are working to overcome potential barriers to growth and collaborating to deliver major projects, from building flood defences to road and rail links.

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The Humber is a great place to start or grow a business. We are working to ensure that business can access the support and finance they need to grow, create jobs and take advantage of new investment opportunities.

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Recent news

Humber LEP appoints new Small Business Champion

January 17, 2017

The Humber LEP is pleased to announce the appointment of current Board member, Graham Cross, as its new Small Business Champion.

Graham has sat on the Humber LEP’s Board since May 2015, as a representative of the Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce.

The role of Small Business Champion is to represent small businesses on the Humber LEP Board, and ensure that their needs are considered in the decision making of the LEP.

Graham is the founder and Managing Director of GXD Logistics

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Humber LEP host Parliamentary Reception at Westminster on 31st January

January 16, 2017

The Humber LEP is hosting a Parliamentary Reception on 31st January, in partnership with Humber business organisations including Bondholders, Team Humber Marine Alliance (THMA) and the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce.

The event, sponsored by Martin Vickers MP, aims to bring together political leaders and investors from the Humber region with national Government and influencers from across the Northern Powerhouse to celebrate the Humber’s success in attracting more that £1bn private sector investment and to explore the region’s contribution to

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Potential skills capital projects sought

January 16, 2017

The Humber LEP’s Employment & Skills Board has decided to open a call for further skills capital projects to join the LEP’s project pipeline.  The LEP is currently seeking Expressions of Interest from potential projects.  Further information is available on the skills capital project pipeline page.

Responses are invited to the call by 4pm on Monday 13th February 2017.

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Latest statistics

JSA claimants (June 2016) 14,545 (down 4.49%)

Employee jobs (2014) 365,600 (up 3.1%)

Businesses (2015) 28,720 (up 8.7%)

Business starts (2012) 2,970 (up 1.7%)

Labour Market Profile – Humber