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West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership supports business growth and is working to attract and create new jobs in Bristol, Bath and Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding countryside.

Area Served: Bristol, BANES, North Somerset, South Glos

Working together, business and councils are supporting economic growth and attracting new jobs and investment to Bristol, Bath, Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding countryside.  The area has unrivalled business strengths, a well-qualified workforce and world-class academic research. It’s already a great place to live and work but their goal is to make it even better.

The vision

Supporting Growth of key sectors including:

  • Creative and media (national lead)
  • Advanced engineering
  • aerospace and defence (national lead)
  • Micro-electronics and silicon design
  • Environmental technologies and marine renewables and
  • Tourism

Driving innovation and creativity and the development of new technologies, products and services to:

  • Retain and increase competitiveness in the high growth sectors (including supply chains)
  • Develop new markets

The People:

  • Skilling workforce to meet needs of our businesses
  • Retaining existing talent 
  • Raising aspirations and marketing talent to inward investors

Local Business:

  • Assisting business start-up and growth

The Place:

  • Make the West of England highly attractive to inward investors and existing companies by securing improved transport, environmental and broadband infrastructure that business needs; providing access to a range of employment land and premises; facilitate new housing and community structure. Maintain outstanding physical environment and high quality of life to retain and attract highly skilled workers and graduates.

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Apprenticeship Hub West

Working with the National Apprenticeship Service and local training providers the LEP is encouraging employers to grow their businesses by taking on apprentices. Apprentice Hub West is a central resou...

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Graduate Talent West

Graduate Talent West provides employers with a cost-free space to publicise graduate jobs and student opportunities to the five universities in the West of England; UWE Bristol, Bath Spa University, U...

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LEP Sector Group - Advanced Engineering

The Local Enterprise Partnership’s Advanced Engineering Sector Group is a highly effective network representing the interests of 1500 manufacturers employing 23,400. Based in the largest UK aerospace ...

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LEP Sector Group - Construction & Development

The Local Enterprise Partnership’s Construction and Development Sector Group is a highly effective network representing the interests of companies employing 25,000 locally and is making a crucial cont...

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LEP Sector Group - Creative

The Local Enterprise Partnership’s Creative Sector Group is a highly effective network representing the interests of local companies employing 15,900 people in market segments which range across exper...

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LEP Sector Group - Distribution

The Local Enterprise Partnership’s Distribution Sector Group is a highly effective network representing the interests of 1500 business which employ 38,000.

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LEP Sector Group - Health/life sciences

The Local Enterprise Partnership’s Health and Life Science Sector Group is a highly effective network representing the interests of organisations and companies involved in life sciences, health and s...

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LEP Sector Group - High Tech

The Local Enterprise Partnership’s High Tech Sector Group is a highly effective network representing the interests of over 4000 local high technology companies employing almost 16,500 people.

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LEP Sector Group - Low Carbon

The Local Enterprise Partnership’s Low Carbon Sector Group is a highly effective network representing the interests of 1000 companies employing around 5900 people. It is working to ensure that the loc...

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LEP Sector Group - Professional and Financial services

The Local Enterprise Partnership’s Professional Services Sector Group is a highly effective network representing the interests of companies employing 52,700 people in professional services, finance, b...

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LEP Sector Group - Retail

The Local Enterprise Partnership’s Retail Sector Group is a highly effective network representing the interests of businesses with 83,000 employees locally.

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LEP Sector Group - Rural Economy

The Local Enterprise Partnership’s Rural Economy Sector Group, set up in September 2011 is a highly effective network representing the interests of key organisations and companies including Thrings LL...

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LEP Sector Group - Social Enterprise

The Local Enterprise Partnership’s Social Enterprise Sector Group is a highly effective network representing the interests of 600 Social Enterprises, 2800 Voluntary organisations and 250 Community Int...

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LEP Sector Group - Tourism (Visitor Economy)

The Local Enterprise Partnership’s Tourism Sector Group, led by local councils, is a highly effective network supporting a sector which employs 55,000 locally.

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The Enterprise Adviser Network

The West of England LEP is working with The Careers and Enterprise Company in support of its Enterprise Adviser Network and Mentoring Campaign. The Enterprise Adviser Network creates powerful connecti...

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