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Strategic Infrastructure

We are seeking ways to overcome infrastructure issues that are holding back the economic development of our area by securing funding to relieve congestion on our roads, improving our railway networks and broadband provision and identifying key regeneration, housing and job creation projects.

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Skills and Employment

We are forging lasting links between schools and businesses to create skilled workforces that meet the needs of our local employers. We are working with schools, colleges and the University of Hertfordshire to support the development of the right academic and vocational skills and facilities to develop our existing and future workforce capacity.

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Enterprise and Innovation

We are accelerating business-led economic growth by encouraging research and development for commercial success, investing in our key sector industries, identifying innovative collaborations between businesses, academia and the public sector and promoting opportunities for international trade and access to finance.

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Business Support

We are unlocking new growth and job creation by providing small businesses with the support they need to achieve their potential via Hertfordshire Growth Hub and creating the right conditions for our enterprises to flourish.

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Delivering our priorities

Each priority area is supported by a Programme Board or sub group and is chaired by a LEP Business Representative Board Member with representation from the wider business community to focus on their programme’s area of expertise. Their main function is to consider and prioritise project concepts and to make funding recommendations to help the main LEP Board’s decision making.

The other primary functions are to:

  • Oversee implementation of relevant Single Local Growth Fund, Growing Places and European funded projects
  • Have an input on the LEP’s Growth Plan and Strategic Economic Plan
  • Operate as a sounding board to the main LEP Board on specific items
  • Act as an advocate for Herts LEP.

All members of LEP sub-groups are recruited on a transparent basis in line with Hertfordshire County Council’s equalities and diversity policy for a set term of office. They are unremunerated as they give their time on a voluntary basis.

The Assurance Framework and Terms of Reference set out the responsibilities of the LEP Board and its decision making process, as well as the functions of the LEP sub-groups. Programme Board Membership can also be found in Key Documents.

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