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:
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.
We need your help! As we begin to develop our Local Industrial Strategy for Gloucestershire we will need your help and input, to share your ideas and see how you can get involved please click below to email us.
16 April 2019
U.K. productivity – what is the solution?
Well, in many respects, no solution is needed. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in their latest report ending September 2018 stated “…compared with the same quarter a year ago, labour productivity on an output per hour basis grew by 0.2% and has been growing for the past eight consecutive quarters.” Many would also argue that that regionally, all are struggling to increase productivity compare to 2016 – even give the ‘lag’ in statistics.
10 April 2019
We're Recruiting - Diversity and Risk Champions
Are you passionate about Gloucestershire, its economic wellbeing and future success?
9 April 2019
Gloucestershire Climate Change Summit
Our ambition is to achieve a carbon neutral county by 2050.
8 April 2019
We're Hiring - Mentoring Services - Project Manager
We’re recruiting - GFirst LEP are looking for a Mentoring Services - Project Manager.
28 March 2019
Gloucestershire Energy Strategy
This strategy draws on the report of a project commissioned from the Centre for Sustainable Energy by GFirst LEP.
21 March 2019
Local Industrial Strategy - Call for Evidence
Overview To develop a Local Industrial Strategy for Gloucestershire, GFirst LEP, Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership is issuing a public ‘Call for Evidence’.
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