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HERTFORDSHIRE LOCAL ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP Update on the LEP: priorities for 2012/13 and approach to levering in external funding Alan Corbett External Funding Officer. ‘ To accelerate business-led economic growth in Hertfordshire’. LEP Mission. Key Roles. LEP Priorities.

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HERTFORDSHIRE LOCAL ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP

Update on the LEP: priorities for 2012/13 and approach to levering in external funding

Alan Corbett

External Funding Officer

lep priorities
LEP Priorities

Encourage enterprise and business growth, building on our innovation assets

Maintain and improve the skills and employment prospects of residents

Identify and prioritise the strategic infrastructure required for economic growth

Secure greater investment from business and government in Herts by improved promotion and advocacy activity

programme board action plans
Programme Board Action plans

Investment & Advocacy

  • ‘open for business’ awareness campaign
  • Establishing inward investment offer and support package
  • Reviewing the current tourism offer
  • Securing greater funding from UK & EU Government

Innovation & Enterprise

  • Develop a Mid Size Business Growth programme
  • Provide targeted opportunities to help SMEs unlock private and public sourcesof support
  • Facilitating networking & securing R&D investment

Skills & Employment

  • Establishing more employer led skills provision – sectors/locations
  • Developing a Hertfordshire Apprenticeships strategy
  • Tackling youth unemployment

Strategic Infrastructure

  • Refreshing the Infrastructure Plan & exploring new financing options
  • Supporting key transport investment priorities
  • Kick starting infrastructure schemes via GPF
  • Superfast Broadband roll out across business locations
operational priorities 2012 13
Bid & lobby for more funding

Significantly raise our profile

Engage more with businesses

Secure independent funding for executive

Operational Priorities 2012/13
  • LEP plan for economic growth
  • Clarify our role in infrastructure
  • Finalise our governance
  • Start delivering:
    • Growing Places
    • Broadband
    • Inward Investment
external funding
Appointed a dedicated External Funding Officer

Strong emphasis on levering in European funding to help deliver Programme Board action plans

Raise the profile of Hertfordshire through promotion and advocacy

External Funding
european funding why
There is still EU money available

Use it or lose it!!

Public budgets are tight

Good spend bodes well for future opportunity

European funding – why?
european funding how
Involvement in funding networks

Advice, support and guidance on EU funds

one to one support

organisational support

Thematic seminars

Identifying transnational partners

European funding – how?