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A decade of delivery

In 2021, Hertfordshire LEP celebrated 10 years of driving economic growth and productivity within the county through innovation, job creation, improved infrastructure and increased workforce skills.

Since our formation in 2011, we have managed over £325m of UK and EU public funding to respond to the needs, challenges and opportunities within our county. We work hand in hand with partners to deliver the skills that local employers seek, and increase education, employment and apprenticeship opportunities for local people to boost the county’s prosperity. 

Through our business support provision and strategic interventions, we are creating the right conditions for our SMEs to grow and for our high value sectors to flourish. We are championing the regeneration of our towns, and the development of vital transport and digital connections, to enable our places to realise their full potential. 

With government’s ambition to evolve the way it supports local growth and levelling up for the long term, there is now an opportunity to strengthen the key role LEPs play in driving forward economic growth in our areas. We look forward to working with government and local businesses on the next stage of LEP evolution, and setting a new direction that will underpin Hertfordshire's economic recovery.

View our key highlights below to learn what we have achieved so far as we celebrate our decade of delivery.

Mark Bretton, Chair, Hertfordshire LEP and the LEP Network

Hertfordshire LEP impact

Funding

£325m

funding secured for Hertfordshire

Homes

5,611

houses

Jobs

6,020

jobs

Skills

2,603

apprenticeships

Infastructure

16,871

new learner starts

People

122

Enterprise Advisors working with schools

Investment

8,741

unique businesses supported by Hertfordshire Growth Hub

Floorspace

141,199 m2

new/refurbished commercial space

Area

14,617 m2

new/improved training space

2011 - 2013

John Gourd landscape
St Albans

2014

Rothamsted Research Scientist
Stevenage Better Boulevard HD

2015

Visit Herts Knebworth House
Peer Networks 2020

2016

Mark Bretton
CEC Mock Assessment Centre July 2019 4
Hatfield Train Station

2017

Prologis Park Hemel Hempstead Ground Breaking
STEM Discovery Centre Launch 2
BRE Watford Innovation Park
Low Carbon Workspaces Euroboozer

2018

PM Council of LEP Chairs meeting 2018
HOP Hertfordshire 2019

2019

Stevenage Life Sciences 2
CEC Mock Assessment Centre
Industrial Strategy

2020

Watford Clarendon Road Regen 6
Crowdfund Hertfordshire The Brewery Tap
GE2022~1
Elstree Studios Platinum Stages Completion August 2022 Credit RG Carter

2021

Image Credit Knebworth House
2021 Annual Conference
CGTC Lab 2019 (1)

2021 to present day

2022

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Get Enterprising Closure
Fuel Pump
Helen And Richard At Biz4biz March 3 2022
Filming, Lighting

2023

Supply Chain Innovation Dr. Nick De Leon
Carpenter
Film production (1)
Clarendon Road Offices GNR8, Credit Simon Jacobs