The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is a strategic collaboration between business, universities and local councils which directs economic growth and drives job creation.
The LEP was formed in 2011 to make Lancashire the location for business growth and inward investment. Since then, we have played a crucial role in coordinating the county’s economic priorities.
Our role is to ensure the best possible economic conditions so that businesses can start, grow and thrive, by enjoying easy access to high-grade support for sustainable expansion.
We work with government to bid for public funds, focussing on opportunities that maximise job creation and growth to spread the benefits right across the county.
Our strong strategic focus has enabled us to secure a £1 billion growth plan and bring forward over 50 major growth initiatives. Whilst all parts of Lancashire have benefited from these ambitious growth programmes and investment plans, half of these initiatives are within the five most deprived areas, reflecting the LEP’S ambition to drive inclusive economic growth.
We have established a strong reputation for delivery, a track record which is recognised by government and our public and private sector partners including:
Our £320 million Growth Deal, the largest secured outside the core city regions, is on track to deliver up to 11,000 new jobs, 3,900 new homes, and leverage £1.2 billion in new private sector investment by 2021
The £450 million Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal
Our Lancashire Advanced Manufacturing and Enterprise Cluster (LAMEC) programme – three Zones (across four sites)- is creating an investor offer of Northern Powerhouse significance capable of supporting 10,000 new jobs in the advanced engineering and manufacturing, energy and chemical sectors
£30 million Growth Deal Skills Capital Fund has been invested in our education facilities
£20 million Growing Places Investment Fund in 8 commercial investments, including some in our most deprived areas
The establishment of Transport for Lancashire has been fundamental to the development of a strategic transport programme to address major infrastructure constraints limiting economic and housing growth and also in supporting the strategic economic ambitions of Transport for the North
The LEP will develop a new Local Industrial Strategy (LIS) which will have at its core people and place to improve the performance of our key towns and cities.
The LIS will support all future investment activity and position Lancashire’s key sectors and supply chain strengths and opportunities.
The strategy will be driven by productivity, innovation and internationalisation and be underpinned by a robust evidence base.
Some organisations talk about making a difference. At Nacro, we do it every day. That takes vision and commitment, but it also takes people, like you, who are passionate about helping disadvantaged young people and adults to turn their lives around
To attract and develop the best people in the sector (including ex-offenders) we’ve created a special career environment – one designed to bring out the best in everyone on our team
The Lane End Group employs a 100 strong team of professionals across the North West in a wide range of roles including skilled tradespeople, apprenticeships, construction delivery professionals, quantity surveyors and other support/administration roles
Our team is really important to us and without brilliant people we can’t do the brilliant work in building houses for families of the future
People here work with passion and pride to put pets – and our customers’ needs – first. It’s always fun, we work as one team and we take pride in getting better every day
So wherever you join us, whether in one of our 440+ Pets at Home stores or 310 Groom Rooms, at our high energy Support Office or in one of our dynamic Distribution Centres, you’ll find all the opportunities you need to enjoy a retail career with a difference
We are the most recognisable name on the UK’s roads and over the last 50 years we have grown and diversified into much more than a haulage company, with job and training opportunities across the whole supply chain and beyond
The last few years have seen Eddie Stobart Logistics grow exponentially, expanding into new markets and operating across more and more of the supply chain
Our Connexions Service provides independent, impartial Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to pupils aged 13 – 19 and as well as information on a range of lifestyle issues including voluntary and personal development opportunities
Our highly qualified, experienced Personal Advisers can support your pupils to make positive choices about their futures and help them overcome barriers to progression
We are a uniquely diverse range of consultants delivering extremely high profile projects across the world, working to meet some of the world’s greatest challenges
The people are everything at Mott MacDonald. Mott MacDonald is one of the world’s largest employee-owned companies, so our consultants not only provide the services we sell, they are the owners of the company and have a real stake in the success of the organisation
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