The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is asking businesses to help it make the region’s case as the Government develops a new Industrial Strategy for the country.
The Government is consulting on what should be in the new Industrial Strategy, covering areas such as infrastructure, skills and investment. The LEP wants to ensure that the new strategy works for the Humber, and is working with local authorities, business membership organisations and individual businesses to make the case for the region’s interests.
As part of the LEP’s response, it will be setting out the growth potential of the region’s key sectors and what is required to enable businesses in the region to thrive.
The LEP wants to hear from businesses about what they think should be in the strategy, the challenges they are facing and the opportunities for growth.
Businesses are invited to take part in a short survey on the LEP’s website at www.humberlep.org or to contact the LEP directly with their views.
The LEP has also confirmed that it will be refreshing the Humber’s economic strategy later this year, with further business engagement on that to follow.
Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber LEP, said: “The industrial strategy must be shaped by business, not civil servants in Whitehall. We will be putting forward a strong argument about how the Government’s strategy can help this region achieve its potential, building on the momentum that we have. For us to do that we need to hear from businesses of all sectors and sizes to make sure we reflect their views and interests.
“Later this year we will also be refreshing the Humber’s economic strategy to take account of the Government’s new approach, changes such as Brexit, and the progress made delivering the strategy since 2014. This will be about the next phase of developing the Humber as the Energy Estuary, and the other opportunities we have for growth in our economy.”
Further information is available on the industrial strategy page of the LEP’s website: http://www.humberlep.org/strategies-and-deals/industrial-strategy/