About the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership
Lancashire Enterprise Partnership was established in April 2011 to provide leadership for the county's economy and be a catalyst for job creation and economic growth. It is a Government-endorsed partnership between the private and public sectors, with a board comprising representatives from some of Lancashire's biggest employers, chambers of commerce, local councils and academic institutions.
Chaired by Edwin Booth and comprising 16 directors, the LEP's remit covers the whole of Lancashire, including the areas served by Lancashire County Council and the unitary local authorities for Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool. It is the focal point for directing economic development in the county and is hugely influential in the work of councils and other agencies responsible for stimulating economic growth.
The LEP is also central to a number of economic development initiatives of both local and national significance. It is working with BAE Systems to establish a new Enterprise Zone for advanced engineering and manufacturing at Samlesbury and Warton, which will launch in April 2012 and seek to create thousands of new jobs in the coming years. It also has an important role in drawing investment into Lancashire through national government schemes such as the Growing Places and Regional Growth Funds.
Find out more about the LEP’s key initiatives.