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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

Proof that the Public and Private Marriage Works

March 30, 2015

The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is proof that the marriage between the public sector and businesses on both banks of the Estuary works.  We came together with the clear focus of realising the potential of the Humber in terms of providing leadership and a pan-Humber strategic approach to economic growth, which drew on our shared opportunities, knowledge and expertise. Four years since our formation, this collaborative approach has established firm foundations on which we are building a more buoyant

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Make it happen for women in business

March 30, 2015

Anne Laudage, Board Member, considers the progress made by women to break through the glass ceiling to become their own bosses.

Today, it’s inconceivable that women in the UK shouldn’t be paid the same as men for equal work, and since the Ford machinists at Dagenham walked out and their action led to the Equal Pay Act in 1970, there has been a real culture shift towards a more diverse workplace. Women’s representation in middle to senior management roles is around

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Latest statistics

JSA claimants (Feb 2015) 18,733 (down 1.7%)

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

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

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