Welcome to Hertfordshire LEP

                           

Our Local Enterprise Partnership is a business led organisation aiming to make Hertfordshire the ideal environment for businesses to flourish. Based in Welwyn Garden City, our specialised team investigates how we can boost the economy as we look to create an in depth Strategic Plan for Growth. Once complete this plan will set out a twenty year vision, a ten year strategy and a five year, detailed strategic growth plan. 

Our Vision

                           

By 2030 Hertfordshire will be the leading economy at the heart of the UK's Golden Triangle.

Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) wants to pursue a strategy of smart growth. This is not growth at any cost. Instead, it is growth based on knowledge and innovation, and which is concerned with promoting a more resource efficient, greener and competetive economy.

Informed by this guiding principle our vision is that Hertfordshire should be one of the UK's leading economies, actively helping to realise the full economic potential of the assets and opportunities within the Golden Triangle.

Our three priorities listed below will ensure we are able to take this vision forward. These represent major opportunities for Hertfordshire;

Maintaining our global excellence in science and technology
harnessing our relationships with London (and elsewhere)
Re-invigorating our places for the 21st Century

Better Business for All

                           

Better Business for All is Hertfordshire regulators’ response to reducing regulatory burdens on business and aims to support growth, by building stronger relationships between businesses, local regulators and other interested parties. The partnership, which has been endorsed by all of the county’s local authority Leaders, was formed in 2013 includes representatives from both business and regulators. Please click here for more information. 

Life Sciences

                           

Boasting some of the most advanced research centres in the world, Hertfordshire has a very strong bio-science and pharmaceutical cluster. Companies such as Glaxo-Smith Kline have headquarters in Stevenage, while there are a number of specialist research centres dotted around the county.

Creative Industries

                           

Hertfordshire is home to some of the biggest and best names in Hollywood, with Warner Bros. Studios, Elstree Studios, and BBC Elstree Studios all based in the county. Numerous big budget blockbusters are filmed here, recent productions include All You Need Is Kill, Jupiter Ascending and Les Miserables.

Engineering

                           

Companies like MBDA and EADS Astrium form part of a strong cluster of Advanced Engineering companies in the area. Hertfordshire is a world leading force in Engineering.

Business Services

                           

Close to London and well connected to rest of the country, Hertfordshire offers a range of business services. Many of the biggest names have their headquarters in Hertfordshire.

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Commercial property search

Located at the very heart of Cambridge, Oxford and London universities 'Golden Research Triangle'; a UK economic area renowned as an engine of growth, Hertfordshire is the perfect place for companies seeking opportunities to invest in key sectors. Take a look at our commercial property search and find out what Hertfordshire can offer your business.