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.
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 High Tech sector:
•212% growth in productivity since 1998
•1 in 3 vehicles use a Bristol chip in their engine management
•800 companies across the South West create approximately 18,000 jobs, the majority based here
•One of six UK Science Cities European
•Leader in silicon design
High Tech sector chairperson: Mike Bartley