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.


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, Jack Ryan, Jupiter Ascending and Les Miserables; and high end dramas such as Eastenders, Silent Witness and Call the Midwife.



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 high street and the web’s biggest names have their headquarters in Hertfordshire.

Here to accelerate business-led economic growth in Hertfordshire...


It’s our goal to remove barriers to growth and help create jobs and housing. Hertfordshire is a wealthy county with excellent transport links and a highly educated workforce. Our close proximity to London, Cambridge and Oxford means that we are perfectly placed for business.

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


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Open for business

Click here to see the Hertfordshire 'Open for Business' brochure, including the LEP's priorities, key roles and the board structure. 

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.