Our economy has made a lot of progress over the last few years, so our Strategic Economic Plan has now run its course. The Humber has become a more skilled and productive place, and unemployment is at a record low. The Energy Estuary is now firmly established as the UK’s leader in offshore wind, many of our Enterprise Zone sites are thriving, and a series of substantial investments have been made by the private and public sectors.
The Humber LEP is now working on a new plan for our region – a Humber Industrial Strategy. This will build on our established strengths and the momentum that our region has started, and also look to new opportunities we have open to us.
Our Industrial Strategy will help to deliver the UK Industrial Strategy by supporting the Humber to reach its potential and contribute to achieving national priorities, such as the Grand Challenge on Clean Growth.
We are consulting widely with businesses and other stakeholders as we develop our Industrial Strategy. A formal public consultation will start later this year, but you can contact us now with your ideas. You can also track progress through our published Board and sub-board papers.
The Future Summit: 7 June 2018
Join us at this key Business Week event to discuss some of the themes that will be in our Industrial Strategy.
The Industrial Strategy White Paper
The Government published Industrial Strategy: building a Britain fit for the future in November 2017. This sets out the Government’s approach and the role of LEPs in developing Local Industrial Strategies.
The Industrial Strategy Green Paper
The Government published an earlier green (consultation) paper, Building our Industrial Strategy, in January 2017.
The Humber LEP and local authorities submitted a single joint response to the Government’s consultation. This was informed by engagement with around 120 businesses and around 20 other stakeholders. Our engagement in this first phase included:
- Asking our partners in business membership organisations to feed in the views of their members
- Specific engagement with small businesses, led by our then Small Business Champion Graham Cross
- 1:1 contact through local authority Key Account Management
- Discussions at our sub-boards, sector groups and Skills Network
- An online survey
You can download the Humber response below.