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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 small businesses called on to inspire young people during Volunteers’ Week

June 11, 2019

As part of national Volunteers’ Week, the Humber LEP is encouraging employers to make a difference to the futures of young people in our region.

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

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

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Humber Local Enterprise Partnership Annual Business Summit 2019

June 11, 2019

Last week saw the 2019 Annual Business Summit taking place, with leaders from the Humber LEP and the business community come together to assess the past 12 months – while looking forward towards future development in the Humber.

Over 200 delegates from across all sectors – from local government, business, education and skills – attended the event at the Forest Pines Hotel near Scunthorpe.

Not only did we release our Annual Review, we also unveiled our Industrial Strategy proposals and prospectus –

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Humber LEP Newsletter: June 2019

June 11, 2019

Read all our latest news updates in our June newsletter here.

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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