About us

The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) was formed in May 2011.

The LLEP is a strategic body led by a Board made up of local government and business leaders as well as senior education and third sector representatives.

The LLEP’s remit is to drive forward regeneration and growth of the local economy, by:

  • Working with Government to set out key investment priorities for Leicester & Leicestershire
  • Engaging with business, local authorities, Higher Education, Further Education, the voluntary sector and other stakeholders
  • Facilitating local partnership working and relations with national Government
  • Influencing national Government economic policy and spending
  • Investing LLEP funding and aligning partner resources
  • Through its investments, influence and activities ensure positive outcomes for the local economy

Our vision is to “Create a vibrant, attractive and distinctive place with highly skilled people making Leicester and Leicestershire the destination of choice for successful businesses.”

Our aim by 2020, is to:

  • Create 45,000 new jobs
  • Leverage £2.5bn of private investment
  • Increase GVA (Gross Value Added) by £4bn from £19bn to £23bn.

SEP  – In 2014, we developed a Strategic Economic Plan (SEP). This provides the framework for achieving our vision by investing in our Place, our Businesses and in our People.

Key Sectors – We identified eight priority sectors that will support the delivery of the aims and objectives of our Strategic Economic Plan (SEP). These are:

  • Low Carbon
  • Food & Drink Manufacturing
  • Creative Industries
  • Textile Manufacturing
  • Logistics & Distribution
  • Professional & Financial Services
  • Tourism & Hospitality
  • Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering