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Meet our incoming Chair

Adrian Hawkins OBE has been appointed as the incoming Chair of Hertfordshire LEP, taking over from Mark Bretton in March.

Our priorities


We help create the right conditions for businesses to grow and innovate


We bridge the gap between education and employment to help meet local skills needs


We work to regenerate our places, improve connectivity and meet future energy needs

Hertfordshire LEP impact



funding secured for Hertfordshire



new houses



new jobs

Latest news

Watford Clarendon Road Regen 13
23 Mar
Two Hertfordshire towns listed in the Top 10 best places to live and do business outside of London

Watford and Hemel Hempstead make Top 10 in Lambert Smith Hampton’s UK Vitality Index for 2023 – an annual health check of towns and cities outside of London, which unveils the country’s best places to live and work, with the strongest growth prospects.

Watford Business Park 2
16 Mar
Exciting new plans for Watford Business Park now underway

The £20m major redevelopment project of ‘Inspire’ at Watford Business Park is now underway, with works taking place over the next year to create workspaces fit for the future.

Russell Building And Innovation Labs Launch 2
14 Mar
Agri-Tech leader Rothamsted Enterprises celebrate the opening of the Russell Building and Innovation Labs

Two previously unused buildings on the Rothamsted campus in Harpenden have had a new lease of life, with support from LEP investment, as a world-class base for businesses in the growing agri-tech sector.