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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

Cooking up a Storm in the Devil’s Kitchen

May 27, 2016

50+ guests from the business world enjoyed an evening of devilish delight at the Holiday Inn, Hull Marina.

16 Young people on the Springboard programme, a programme linked to the Humber LEP went head to head in a true Hull versus East Riding battle. All in the name of the Smile Foundation local charity whose aim is to see other charities and projects in Hull and East Yorkshire become more successful.

Mike Parker, Chair of the Humber LEP Employment and Skills Board

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Unlocking untapped potential of the Humber Prison community

May 20, 2016

According to the Prison and Courts Reform Bill, nationally 47% of the prison community have no formal qualifications on entry into prison, with 13% reporting to never having a job, and 46% of all prisoners re-offending within a year of release.

The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is committed to improving these statistics in the region , and building prison/business partnerships, expanding on the successful work, local provider Novus, has delivered to date.

A strong partnership has been created to tackle the need

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Organisations invited to bid into £3m European Skills Funding Pot

May 19, 2016

Organisations are invited to apply for funding from European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) by responding to a number of Calls for projects that will deliver Skills for Growth across the Humber.

There are two calls for projects that can benefit from funding from the European Social Fund (ESF).  The Calls for projects are now open until 13 July 2016 for the following activities:

Pathways to Drive Economic Growth – This call is seeking projects that will: 

Develop and deliver training to support LEP area

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Latest statistics

JSA claimants (April 2016) 15435 (down 4.9%)

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