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 and defence cluster, key companies involved include Rolls-Royce, Airbus, GKN, Claverham, Cobham and Flybe.
The Local Enterprise Partnership’s Sector Groups bring together business people from companies of all sizes across the supply chain to find ways to support businesses in their sector to grow and add value. Sector Groups deal directly with key concerns such as access to road networks, skills, broadband, bidding for and influencing public funding and investments. Sector Groups are open to anyone in the sector interested in assisting the sustainable growth of local businesses.
Some Key facts about the West of England's Advanced Engineering Sector:
•1,500 manufacturing enterprises, with output roughtly 20% higher than it is nationally and 30% above the West of England economy as a whole
•14 of the 15 world's leading aerospace companies have supply chains here
•Largest UK aerospace and defence cluster, and one of the largest concentrations of aerospace activities in Europe