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.
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.
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 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
Herts LEP secures £200m funding through Growth Deal
On 7 July we secured £200m funding through the Growth Deal, with £21 million in new funding confirmed for 2015/2016. This funding will help deliver our vision of 16,000 additional homes and about 13,000 new jobs. The Growth Deal will focus on four key priorities:
• Enabling flagship sites for housing and employment
• Enhancing transport connectivity across the area
• Growing the skills base
• Growing jobs and providing support for key sectors in the LEP area
With this investment it will help boost Hertfordshire’s economy, Hertfordshire LEP is the 5th highest growth deal per head of population; this is great news for Herts.
Click here to see our Growth Deal and click here to read our plan more in depth.
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.
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.
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.