A group of experienced business mentors have been recruited to help SMEs across Hertfordshire to bounce back from the Coronavirus crisis.
The funding was secured via the ‘Crowdfund Hertfordshire: Small Business Innovation Fund’, part of Hertfordshire LEP’s £3.28m COVID-19 business support package.
This includes five major projects to be delivered in Hertfordshire, set to create over 1,500 jobs and unlock over 12,100 sq. m. commercial space.
The plan sets out how LEPs can aid local economic growth and recovery, focusing on skills, green investment, and targeted stimulus.
Diggers have broken ground for a new multi-storey car park at Northgate End, a key part of the Old River Lane regeneration scheme part funded by Hertfordshire LEP.
Six LEPs, collectively known as ‘Catalyst South’, held a roundtable with Small Business Minister Paul Scully last week to allow the region's businesses to share their challenges during the COVID-19 crisis.
Critical work has been completed on Albury Road as part of the Little Hadham bypass scheme, part-funded by Hertfordshire LEP.
Hertfordshire LEP has secured Government funding to extend the hub’s support to an additional 24 schools, helping further improve vital careers education in the county.
Hertfordshire LEP and Hertfordshire Opportunities Portal (HOP) are helping schools to continue providing employer encounters via a series of live webinars.