The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) works with Government to improve the economic climate across Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.
One of the first LEPs to be established in the UK, it is a partnership between the private and public sector led by the private sector. Its aim is to improve infrastructure and the conditions for doing business. The organisation works across a diverse range of industries, from ports, logistics and farming to tourism and engineering.
The GLLEP wants the area to be known as a place to do business, so has based their priorities on improving business conditions and infrastructure. The aim is to create a dynamic economy where businesses can prosper, focusing their priorities on developing the sectors which they believe can offer real growth:
The LEP is a partnership, not a bureaucracy, working with partners to support existing and upcoming projects –focusing on where the LEP can add value to the efforts of others.
As a partnership of leaders from both the business community and local authorities with their democratic mandates, the LEP must first and foremost perform a leadership role.
This role means acting as staunch advocates for the area, working with Government to find solutions that will enable the LEP to deliver the strategic infrastructure that will drive national, regional and local prosperity and economic growth.
The LEP works to ensure that Government and the European Union realise the national and international importance of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP area in the allocation of scarce resources.
From 2015 the roles and responsibilities of LEPs across England will change, taking control of local budgets handed down from central Government. They are currently working on the plans which will determine how much funding the area has and what services and projects it will be attributed to.
For more detail and the latest information please see the LEP website.