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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 labour 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 LEP continues to support the region’s businesses: whether Brexit is heading for a deal or no-deal

August 19, 2019

As the Government works towards an EU Exit date of October 31, the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is continuing to support the region’s businesses to navigate Brexit.

The LEP’s Business Growth Hub has compiled a collection of resources to help organisations prepare for Brexit, and has also created a survey to gather the opinions of regional businesses on how Brexit is currently affecting them – and how it might affect them in the future – summary of local intelligence is

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Apprentices: The Route to Growing Your Business

August 19, 2019

By Richard Sellick, Chair of the Humber LEP Apprenticeship Working Group

The Humber is continuing to see strong apprenticeship participation despite a national downturn in the number of those signing up.

We recognise the value of our focus in inspiring both young people and adults to recognise apprenticeships as an effective step to a successful career, and we know that businesses continually see the value of apprenticeships and what organisational impact they hold.

The LEP Apprenticeship Working Group encourages people to make the

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Humber LEP Chair Responds to British Steel Developments

August 16, 2019

Please see below for our official response to the news a preferred buyer has been chosen for British Steel:

Chair of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and joint Chair of the British Steel Support Group, Lord Haskins, said: “We are encouraged with the news today that we are nearing the conclusion of the sale of British Steel, therefore securing thousands of jobs in Scunthorpe, as well as the livelihoods of the many businesses in British Steel’s supply chain that depend on

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Latest statistics

Alternative Claimant Count (Feb 2019) 23,786 (down )

Employee Jobs (Jan – Dec 2018) 372,800 (up )

Businesses (2018) 29,970 (down )

Labour Market Profile – Humber

Alternative Claimant Count – Humber