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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

Common Purpose 2017 Humber Leaders Programme

July 26, 2017

The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Hull 20:20 have teamed up to launch a new leadership programme for senior leaders in the Humber region.

Delivered by Common Purpose, the programme is an intensive short course for senior leaders who want to understand the Humber area, where they live and work.

After a successful pilot in Hull last year, a Humber-wide programme will run in the autumn and is now open for private sector applicants.
Specifically catered for people in established leadership roles

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Construction Begins on New Business Centre

July 25, 2017

Bill Walker (left), Scott Yates, Lord Haskins, Councillor Stephen Parnaby OBE, Stephen Hudson and Nigel Weatherall (right) at the ERGO Centre at Bridgehead in Hessle.

Work on a new multi-million-pound business centre, aimed at the growing renewable energy and environmental technology sectors, is now underway at Bridgehead business park in Hessle.

The £3.9 million Ergo Centre project is being developed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council in conjunction with the Wykeland Group and, once built, will be operated via an exciting

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Research to understand impact of loss of EU funds on Humber

July 20, 2017

The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is asking local organisations to get involved in work to understand the impact the loss of EU funding will have on the Humber and help make the case for the funding to be replaced.

The research, which was announced at the LEP’s AGM this morning, will look at how EU structural funds have been used in the past, the pros and cons of the funding’s objectives and rules, and lessons learned.

The results will be used

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Latest statistics

JSA claimants (Jan 2017) 14,535 (up 2.2%)

Employee jobs (2016) 426,500 (up 14.3%)

Businesses (2016) 29,340 (up 2.1%)

Labour Market Profile – Humber