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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

A day in the life of Phil Glover, Programme Manager, Humber Business Growth Hub

August 20, 2015

My day starts when I meet my LEP colleague Gill Stevenson, who manages the Humber Apprenticeship Support Service. We’re both “South Bankers” so when possible we car share. Connectivity throughout the Humber is improving all the time and today we have a smooth journey into the city centre taking in the magnificent view of the ‘Energy’ Estuary as we cross the iconic Bridge.

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A Commitment to Improving Employability

July 27, 2015

A Commitment to Improving Employability

Ian Elliott, who chairs the Humber LEP Skills Network and is Chief Executive of HETA, looks at initiatives to improve employability

Whatever your reaction to the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Summer Budget measures to wards up-skilling the UK’s work force, increasing business productivity and competitiveness are intrinsically linked to better training and employability.

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Statement: Development of Policy Proposals for Devolution

July 13, 2015

Statement: Development of policy proposals for devolution

The Humber LEP has released the following statement following a Board meeting on Friday 10 July:

“The Humber plays a vitally important role in the UK economy and is an essential component of the Northern Powerhouse.  All partners around the Humber are committed to working together to realise the potential of the Humber Estuary – the UK’s Energy Estuary – for the benefit of our communities.

“The Board is unanimous in the view that the Humber

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Latest statistics

JSA claimants (May 2015) 16,369 (down 4.4%)

Employee jobs (2013) 354,500 (up 0.8%)

Businesses (2014) 26,415 (up 3.1%)

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

Labour Market Profile – Humber