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Humber Cluster Plan is successful in £1.7m decarbonisation funding bid

January 4, 2021

An ambitious decarbonisation plan for the region has received Government backing.

A total of £1.7m government funding has been secured for the Humber Cluster Plan – a comprehensive plan for decarbonisation in our region, which will show how the Humber cluster can achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040, potentially making it the first in the world to do so.

This joint bid by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership and CATCH also involves eight private sector partner organisations and was submitted to

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Humber LEP launches vision for Clean Growth ahead of major Energy Conference

November 4, 2019

The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership has set out its vision for clean growth in the region ahead of a landmark event.

Read the full report here: Humber Clean Growth White Paper.

The ambitious plan aims to put the Energy Estuary at the forefront of what LEP Chair Lord Haskins called “the biggest global question today”: addressing climate change while maintaining economic growth.

The publication comes as hundreds of business, academic and political leaders from across the North of England prepare to visit the

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Yorkshire Post Column July 2019: How the Humber’s Industrial Strategy will utilise the Humber Ports to encourage growth in the region

July 3, 2019

By Simon Bird, Director, ABP Humber and Humber LEP Board member:

The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has recently produced a Prospectus for an Industrial Strategy for the region which seeks to grow the economy of the area by playing to the strengths of the Humber Estuary. Focussing on energy, skills and the ports and logistics sector, the strategy is a masterclass in the co-creation of economic strategy between the public sector and the private businesses that drive growth and lead

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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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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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LEP unveils plans for new Humber industrial strategy to accelerate region’s growth

June 5, 2019

The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is today (5 June) launching ambitious plans to step up the region’s economic transformation at its Annual Business Summit.

The LEP is seeking to agree an industrial strategy with Ministers, setting out joint commitments between Government and local leaders to develop the Humber economy.  The LEP has been tasked with developing the plan on behalf of the region.

Today the LEP published a prospectus for the industrial strategy, signalling that it is ready to start formal

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Prime Minister chairs first Council of Local Enterprise Partnership Leaders at Downing Street

June 20, 2018

Our Chair, Lord Haskins joins fellow LEP Chairs outside 10 Downing Street in London.

The Prime Minister met with the leaders of England’s Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) today to celebrate their achievements to date and to map out key areas for cooperation under the UK’s Modern Industrial Strategy.

This marks the first meeting of the Prime Minister’s Council of LEP Chairs, made up of business leaders representing the 38 Partnerships.
Talks focussed on where LEPs carry maximum impact: delivering the objectives

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LEP launches Blueprint for future of the Energy Estuary

June 7, 2018

The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) this morning launched its Blueprint for a Humber Industrial Strategy at a major Business Week event attended by leaders from business, councils and education.

The document kicks off the region’s bid to build on the progress it has made as the Energy Estuary over recent years, as it seeks to attract new investment in low carbon industries and support existing industries to reduce their emissions and become more efficient.

“Clean growth” is one of the four

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