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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

Growth Hub Live during Humber Business Week

April 28, 2017

The first details have been released about two major new events for this year’s Humber Business Week.

Growth Hub Live will bring together dozens of organisations which can help SMEs grow.  In a new format for Business Week, the organisations will combine their efforts on two days at two “hub” venues – ensuring delegates can make the most of their time during the week and increasing the opportunities for networking.

The free events will include a packed programme of speakers and short

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Forrester Boyd and Franklin College New Careers and Enterprise Partnership

April 27, 2017

The Careers and Enterprise Company vision is to create a strong network linking schools and colleges with business and careers activities that make an impact so that every young person in England is prepared for the fast-changing world of work. Our research shows that being better prepared for work means making better choices.

Chantelle Ellis is the new Careers and Enterprise Adviser for Franklin College in Grimsby, working with Emma Swinburn, Employer Engagement Manager at Franklin college to develop a strategy

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£8m Local Growth Fund secured to help local businesses grow

April 24, 2017

UK Trailer Parts, based in Grimsby, moved to larger premises with funding from Growing the Humber.

Hull-based Sports ID have installed new machinery with investment from Growing the Humber.


£8m has been made available from the Local Growth Fund to support small and medium sized businesses in the Humber area to make capital investments and create jobs.

The funding was secured by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) as part of its recent Growth Deal with Government. The funding will be

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Latest statistics

JSA claimants (Jan 2017) 14,965 (up 3.3%)

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

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

Labour Market Profile – Humber