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Job Vacancy: Careers Hub Enterprise Coordinator

June 20, 2019

Are you passionate about supporting young people as they start to think about their pathway into the world of work? If so, we could have the right opportunity for you.

We are looking for a Careers Hub Enterprise Coordinator to join our existing team of Enterprise Coordinators and our Enterprise Adviser Network; to be based within the Humber LEP and support the work of the Humber Careers Hub.

The Enterprise Coordinator will sit at the heart of a network that connects schools in

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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 Skills Advisory Panel Consultation

June 11, 2019

The Humber LEP needs your views on the implementation of the Department for Education led ‘Skills Advisory Panels’ (SAPs). 

All feedback will be kept anonymous but will be used to inform the People section of the Local Industrial Strategy.

Download the form here: Skills Advisory Panel Consultation Document

Consultation background:

Skills Advisory Panels (SAPs) emerged in the Conservative and Unionist Party manifesto in 2017. SAP’s are also referenced throughout the Industrial strategy (published in November 2017).

SAPs aim to bring together local employers and skills providers

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Yorkshire Post Column June 2019: Launching our Industrial Strategy Proposals

June 10, 2019

By Chair of the Humber LEP, Lord Haskins

Humber Business Week always provides a key opportunity to recognise the capabilities of our region, the strong relationships between our communities and the Humber’s many strengths.  It is a time we also use to assess the challenges that lie ahead and explore what more we can achieve together.

One such event is our Annual Business Summit, held yesterday at Forest Pines Hotel – just a few miles away from British Steel’s flagship Scunthorpe plant. 

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£1m Boost for Central Cleethorpes Regeneration Programme

June 10, 2019

An ambitious programme to help regenerate Cleethorpes town centre has received a £1million boost through the Government’s Local Growth Fund as part of their commitment to the Northern Powerhouse.

The funding, which was secured by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership through the Humber’s Growth Deals with Government, will complement the multi-faceted Cleethorpes regeneration programme which is supported by Coastal Communities Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund.

The project focuses on a strategic site at the heart of Cleethorpes and involves highway/road safety improvements,

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Our Annual Review: 2018-19

June 5, 2019

Almost 6,000 new jobs have now been created through the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s joint investment schemes with partner organisations – with almost 3,000 new jobs to follow.

These figures have been released through the Humber LEP’s annual review, which was unveiled today at its Annual Business Summit at DoubleTree by Hilton Forest Pines Hotel in Broughton, Scunthorpe.

A total of 5,811 new direct jobs have been created, with 2,879 new direct jobs to come in the near future. When combined with

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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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The challenges of being an Energy Estuary – Yorkshire Post Column, February 2019

February 15, 2019

We live in exciting times for the Humber. Hull 2017 City of Culture showcased some of our best historic and cultural elements, whilst the recent announcement that Rugby World Cup games will be hosted at the KCOM Stadium builds on our region’s strong sporting character. Now we seek to reassert our position as the UK’s Energy Estuary by promoting some of the most cutting-edge clean energy projects to take us forward over the coming decades.

Over the next few weeks we

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Continued growth in the Humber aided by NPIF

October 5, 2017

Never has the time been better to invest in the Humber. That’s the message being communicated to inward investors and local companies as the area rides on the back of significant investments made to benefit its key sectors.

The Humber is in the midst of an economic resurgence, with the estuary very much a key asset in driving that growth. Key sectors in energy and offshore wind have resulted in the region being recognised at the forefront of worldwide wind energy

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Humber LEP Yorkshire Post Column: Humber Businesses claim their share of £4m to support growth

August 30, 2016

At a time of uncertainty, when we hear in the news that many businesses are delaying investment, it is reassuring to know that small and medium businesses in the Humber are making investments to grow and creating jobs.

In some part this is thanks to the availability of Growing the Humber, a £4m grant programme using money secured by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership from the Government’s Local Growth Fund.

The £4m programme continues the success of a £30m Regional Growth Fund

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Yorkshire Post LEP column: We must work even harder to find Humber ‘one voice’ for powerhouse

July 5, 2016

Just two Fridays before the Brexit vote, as part of Humber Business Week 2016, more than 300 representatives from businesses and organisations in the Humber listened to speakers and debated as part of panel discussions how the Humber should define its role in the Northern Powerhouse.

Businesses want ‘one voice’, a plan with a strong vision that builds on the Humber’s strengths outlining our proposition in the north, and to agree a ‘list of asks’ to help make it happen.

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Yorkshire Post Humber LEP column: Humber LEP Zoning in on Humber investment sites

April 5, 2016

For sale – 1,500 football pitches, or 1,820 Rugby League pitches as they might like to say in our region’s city Hull.

Well that’s the challenge – to market and help unlock the equivalent employment land in the Humber located next to ports, motorway routes and rail as part of my role on the Humber LEP’s Investment and Regulation Board. The region’s strong advantages of connectivity to the UK and Europe presents a vital opportunity for new businesses moving to the Humber.

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Humber Apprenticeship Website Launched

March 17, 2016

Following the success of the Humber Apprentice Support Service pilot that concluded in December 2015, creating over 150 new jobs, the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has launched an online resource for people and employers interested in apprenticeships.

 

Mike Parker, Chair of the LEP Employment and Skills Board said; “The apprenticeship micro-site has been developed to enhance the ‘Bridging the Gap’ careers portal, where people can search for courses and look at further training in the local area for anyone aged over

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Partnership Invests in future workforce

March 17, 2016

Hull based safety experts Arco have been continuing their work with Hull FC Community Foundation, proving that they are both playing a vital part when it comes to the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)’s Skills Pledge Campaign.

The Skills Pledge Campaign encourages organisations to support the current and future workforce with pledges including supporting the development of employability skills, investing in increasing the skills of the workforce and offering Apprenticeships or Traineeships. Arco have been committed to the pledge since early

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Humber LEP Yorkshire Post article: LEP’s role grows ever more crucial to help drive growth

December 8, 2015

As the devolution debate continues it is essential we do not lose the momentum or focus on growing the Humber economy.

Which is why we are pleased to welcome the significant extension to our Enterprise Zone, and our contribution (subject to EU funds) to the £400m Northern Powerhouse that will benefit small businesses through an investment fund, set out by the Chancellor in the Spending Review and Autumn Statement.

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Humber LEP Yorkshire Post column: A powerful voice driving the Humber skills agenda

November 10, 2015

When people ask about the Humber LEP Employment and Skills Board, I describe it as the “Business Voice driving the Humber skills agenda”. Through partnership with local authorities, funding agencies, key government departments and education and training providers, our purpose is to achieve a skills system that is better aligned with the current and future needs of the local economy.

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LEP Yorkshire Post Column: Devolved funds deployed to support Humber growth

October 13, 2015

Six months on from the start of our Growth Deal programme, and with the Spending Review approaching, it is a good time to look at how devolved funds are being deployed in the Humber.

With a varied portfolio of projects, the day to day progress of major, multi-year developments may not always be obvious – but partners’ work continues apace.

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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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A Year of Growing Momentum for the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership

December 23, 2014

A Retrospective View at the end of 2014 by Humber LEP Chair, Lord Haskins

We have ambitious plans for the Humber region and 2014 has marked a year of significant progress by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Since our inception three years ago, business and the public sector have moved closer together and the strength of this collaboration is enabling resources to be targeted on specific areas for growth and raise the Humber’s national and international profile.

The core

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Humber Local Enterprise Partnership: Working to Reduce the Risk of Flooding

December 5, 2014

A year ago, the Humber region was hit by the largest tidal surge in 60 years. As flood defences were eroded towns, villages, businesses and farmland were badly affected.

Initially, £48m was accessible for remedial work on the Humber. Since then, the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) together with MPs, councils and businesses successfully lobbied for further investment, receiving an additional £80m in the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Autumn Statement on Thursday.

Commenting on how the current allocation was being spent, Lord

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