GFirst LEP is leading the development of a Local Industrial Strategy. In the Industrial Strategy White Paper, the Government sets out expectations that each area in England will produce a LIS and states that it will work in partnership with places to develop them. They will be developed locally and agreed with the Government.
These strategies will help identify priorities to improve skills, increase innovation and enhance infrastructure and business growth. This will guide the use of local funding streams and any spending from national schemes. What will this mean for Gloucestershire?
The Government’s Industrial Strategy White Paper identified five foundations to drive productivity. They are:
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Chief Executive, David Owen
We welcome the continued support from the Government, which will provide clarity on the role of LEPs going forward. It reinforces the benefits of a strong business voice in leading strategic economic policy and investments. GFirst LEP has completed a Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) refresh and will produce an ambitious Local Industrial Strategy. The LEP is playing a central role in developing this to boost productivity within the region.
Our Call for Evidence
To develop a Local Industrial Strategy for Gloucestershire, GFirst LEP, Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership ‘Call for Evidence’ is now closed.
Gloucestershire’s Local Industrial Strategy will set the direction for the future of Gloucestershire’s economy. It will help to inform local choices, prioritise local action and, where appropriate, help to inform decisions at a national level. It will guide local investment alongside funding which is granted to Local Enterprise Partnerships by central government and other national schemes.
23 August 2019
GFirst LEP appoint new Board Member
GFirst LEP, Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership, is delighted to announce the appointment of Emma Hanby to the Board of Directors as a Board Member.
23 July 2019
GFirst LEP appoints two new Board Members
GFirst LEP, Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership, is delighted to announce the appointments of Lorrin White and Ruth Dooley to the Board of Directors.
5 July 2019
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF): Call NOW OPEN to Applications
Are you an organisation with the capability and capacity to deliver an EU funded programme in Gloucestershire? Do you share our vision for a better, more successful county?
10 June 2019
GFirst LEP announces Stroud Growth Hub partner
The Gloucestershire Growth Hub Network is strengthening its presence in the county with South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS) confirmed as the partner who will manage the forthcoming Stroud Growth Hub, to be housed at SGS Stroud Campus facility.
21 May 2019
Gloucestershire Climate Change Summit
Delegates from across the county came together today to discuss the topic of climate change and what it means for the county.
30 April 2019
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