Welcome to Hertfordshire LEP


Our Local Enterprise Partnership is a business led organisation aiming to make Hertfordshire the ideal environment for businesses to flourish. It is our vision that by 2030 Hertfordshire will be the leading economy at the heart of the UK's Golden Triangle.

Hertfordshire LEP secures £22.3m in Growth Deal expansion


Hertfordshire LEP has once again successfully secured substantial Government funding for a raft of projects that will deliver new homes, jobs, support business growth and improve the skills of its workforce.

The Government has awarded £22.3m additional funds for 2016-2021 to Hertfordshire LEP just six months after it secured £199.2m, bringing the total secured so far for a wide range of projects in our area to £221.5m.

Over the lifetime of its Deal (2015-2021) up to 15,000 new jobs could be created, 20,000 new homes built and it has the potential to unlock £430m public and private investment. Read more here.

Our Vision


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 competitive 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

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.



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.



BBfA 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. 

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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.