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What is NEP?

Northamptonshire. The most enterprising place in Britain to do business.

Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) have a key role to play in shaping priorities, leading on enterprise initiatives and supporting the county's business community. Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP), the Northamptonshire LEP, is established and well positioned to quickly seize the opportunities that will arise.

NEP works because it was founded on one overriding principle. Local enterprise. Our remit is to support the creation of better quality private sector jobs for Northamptonshire… and we’re 10 times more cost effective at doing this than the UK average.

All our activity is based on the unassailable fact that it is businesses in the county that create jobs. Our primary objective is to support businesses to do just that. We help to establish and continue to improve upon an environment that allows companies to thrive on Northamptonshire's economic drivers and unlock existing and future growth potential. Read More about Northamptonshire LEP »

What is a LEP?

Local Enterprise Partnership

In England, a local enterprise partnership (LEP) is a voluntary partnership between local authorities and businesses. LEPs were formed in 2011 by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) to help determine local economic priorities and lead economic growth and job creation within its local area.

LEP's carry out some of the functions previously carried out by the regional development agencies which were abolished in March 2012. As of September 2012 there are 39 local enterprise partnerships in operation.

Northamptonshire Strategic Economic Plan

The Strategic Economic Plan for Northamptonshire outlines NEP’s and its partners’ ambitious growth strategy which will deliver over 32,000 new jobs and 37,000 new homes by 2021; increasing to 70,000 new jobs and 80,000 new homes by 2031.

NEP and its private and public sector partners welcome the opportunity to work with government to unlock Northamptonshire’s growth potential and build on its success as one of the most entrepreneurial and fastest growing places in the country. The SEP provides real strategic focus on those issues that will make sure that Northamptonshire’s economy goes further, faster.
 

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