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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

Priory Park road improvements could support development and help unlock jobs

May 20, 2019

Essential road works at Hull’s Priory Park will soon be underway thanks to a £1.8m contribution from the Government’s Local Growth Fund, secured by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (Humber LEP), as part of their commitment to the Northern Powerhouse.

The highways improvement is required to ensure investment can go ahead on land near Henry Boot Way in West Hull – which once complete could unlock the development of up to 15,600 sqm of commercial floor space, new private sector investment

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Campaign calls on Humber small businesses to ‘Give an Hour’ to inspire young people

May 20, 2019

The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has launched a new campaign to encourage small employers to make a difference to the futures of young people in Humber.

The Give an Hour campaign is targeting small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) to offer an hour of their time to help young people prepare for the fast-changing world of work.

The campaign – run jointly by the Humber LEP and The Careers & Enterprise Company – highlights that in as little as one hour,

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Yorkshire Post Column May 2019

May 13, 2019

In this month’s Yorkshire Post column, Humber LEP Chief Executive Kishor Tailor discusses the Humber’s multi-level approach to fighting flood risk in our region:

The Humber area is synonymous with great bodies of water – with the Estuary that runs through it – as well as rivers such as the Ouse and Trent which flow into it – and the beautiful North Sea coastline in our part of the world.

Partners who have a role in developing the region and ensuring future

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Latest statistics

Claimant count (March 2019) 19,655 (down )

Employee jobs (2018) 372,900 (down )

Businesses (2018) 29,970 (down )

Labour Market Profile – Humber