The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is a creative collaboration of leaders from business, universities and local councils, who direct economic growth and drive job creation.
The LEP was formed in 2011 to make Lancashire the location for business growth and inward investment. Since then, we have played a crucial role in coordinating the county’s economic priorities.
Our role is to ensure the best possible economic conditions so that businesses can start, grow and thrive, by enjoying easy access to high-grade support for sustainable expansion.
We work with government to bid for public funds, focussing on opportunities that maximise job creation and growth to spread the benefits right across the county.
Our strong strategic focus has enabled us to secure a £1 billion growth plan and bring forward over 50 major growth initiatives. Whilst all parts of Lancashire have benefited from these ambitious growth programmes and investment plans, half of these initiatives are within the five most deprived areas, reflecting the LEP’S ambition to drive inclusive economic growth.