Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is a business led organisation aiming to make Hertfordshire the ideal environment for businesses to flourish. Based in Welwyn Garden City, our specialised team investigates how we can boost the economy as we look to create an in depth Strategic Plan for Growth. Once complete this plan will set out a twenty year vision, a ten year strategy and a five year, detailed strategic growth plan.

By 2030 Hertfordshire will be the leading economy at the heart of the UK’s Golden Triangle. Hertfordshire LEP wants to pursue a strategy of smart growth. This is not growth at any cost. Instead, it is growth based on knowledge and innovation, and which is concerned with promoting a more resource efficient, greener and competetive economy. Informed by this guiding principle our vision is that Hertfordshire should be one of the UK’s leading economies, actively helping to realise the full economic potential of the assets and opportunities within the Golden Triangle.

Better Business for All:

Better Business for All is Hertfordshire regulators’ response to reducing the burdens on business and aims to support growth by building stronger relationships between businesses, local regulators and other interested parties. The partnership, which has been endorsed by all of the county’s local authority leaders, was formed in 2013 and includes representatives from both public and private sector.

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Funding for Businesses:

Local Enterprise Partnerships bid for Government funding from the Local Growth Fund – known as Growth Deals – to secure key projects for economic growth in their area through a competitive process.

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Skillmakers is a free-to-use resource for local businesses to access the skills, information and contacts they need to grow.

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LEP contact details:

Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership
Enterprise & Innovation Centre
Broadwater Road
Welwyn Garden City

: 01707 358744

: info@hertfordshirelep.co.uk


We've been members of the Watford Chamber of Commerce for a number of years now and have found that our membership helps us to engage with the other like-minded businesses, as well as keeping us updated with local matters and plans for Watford and the surrounding area. Chamber events are particularly useful in our drive to be more active in our local business community. The Chamber Team are really friendly and approachable and show a genuine interest in our business.
Paul Trainor, Divisional Director, James Hallam Insurance Brokers