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Shaping Hertfordshire's Economic Future

11 Jul 24

Help shape Hertfordshire's economic future

Join us for the official launch of Hertfordshire Futures, the new name for Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, following its integration with local government.

Find out how we are working with partners to develop a new economic strategy for the next decade and how you can get involved.


In the five years since our Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) was refreshed in 2019, huge global pressures have had an impact on the local economy: COVID, UK’s departure from the European Union, war in Ukraine and the Middle East, and a cost of living crisis. The pace of technology is rapidly changing the world around us and how we go about our daily lives.  This event will take place just one week after the General Election – how Hertfordshire responds to the new Government’s priorities and national landscape will be key. In the coming months we want to hear your views as we shape Hertfordshire’s economic future together.

Building on Success

The Strategic Economic Plan leveraged significant public and private investment, driving a £10bn growth in GVA (Gross Value Added) to over £42bn annually.  Our mission is to build on Hertfordshire’s reputation as a premier location for growth, innovation, creativity and world-leading science, advanced manufacturing and technologies, and to make it one of the foremost economies in the UK. In so doing, we can help realise opportunities to enable residents, communities and businesses to thrive, benefitting the environment and providing a better quality of life for all.

Who should attend?

All those who have a vested interest in Hertfordshire’s future.

Why attend?

  • * Be the first to hear about Hertfordshire Futures' priorities;
  • * Find out how you can help  shape Hertfordshire’s economic strategy and get involved in the new organisation;
  • * Network with key decision-makers and industry leaders.

Don't miss out! 
This is your chance to shape the future of Hertfordshire's economy.



8:30 - 9:00

Arrival & Networking

Breakfast buffet

9:00 - 9:05

Welcome Address 

Adrian Hawkins OBE, Chair, Hertfordshire Futures


Building a Stronger Hertfordshire

Cllr Richard Roberts, Leader, Hertfordshire County Council

09.15 -09.30

State of the Economy 


State of the Nation’

Christine Doel, Director SQW


Hertfordshire Futures - Have your say

Vox Pop


Towards a new Economic Strategy

Neil Hayes, CEO, Hertfordshire Futures


Help shape Hertfordshire's Economic Future

Lucy Gravatt, Director, Partnerships and Communications, Hertfordshire Futures

10.05 -10.25

Live Q&A and Real Time Insight

Facilitated by Neil Hayes

10.25 -10.30

Be part of Hertfordshire Futures!

Adrian Hawkins, OBE, Chair, Hertfordshire Futures

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08:30 - 10:30
Knebworth Barns, Knebworth, SG3 6PY