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Welcome

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 Businesses claim their share of £4m to support growth

August 26, 2016

A £4m programme to help Humber businesses to grow is now fully committed and set to create 400 jobs in the area.

The Humber LEP’s Growing the Humber programme reopened last year using the Government’s Local Growth Fund. The programme has offered business investment grants of between £5,000 and £200,000 to 75 small and medium enterprises and continues the success of a £30m Regional Growth Fund programme.

Grant applications for projects such as buying equipment or refurbishing premises were assessed by an

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University of Hull launches SME survey for ERDF Innovation Grant Programme

August 25, 2016

The University of Hull has been invited by Government to submit full applications for European Regional Development Funding to support SMEs in the Humber, York and North Yorkshire to become more innovative.

The programmes have been developed in response to calls for projects through the Humber and York, North Yorkshire East Riding European Structural and Investment Funds that will provide innovation support, innovation vouchers and grants for research and development.

SMEs are invited to complete a short survey by 10 September 2016, to help shape

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Delivering Housing Growth

August 24, 2016

Hull’s Housing-led Renewal Programme incorporates many private, community sector and registered provider partners. The project combines a new build programme alongside the tackling of empty properties and neighbourhood renewal interventions and will result in 1,398 construction jobs and 88 apprenticeships over the next three years.

In all 67 newbuild houses will be completed by the end of September 2016, while 143 empty properties will be brought back into use. 285 properties are being refurbished by their existing owners and a further 1133 have

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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