LEPs are non-statutory bodies. This means they can look and operate very differently from each other, in terms of size, capacity and governance. All LEPs must be chaired by a business person and at least half of the members must come from the private sector.
LEPs have responsibility for bidding for central government funding and influencing local funding streams and ensuring that these deliver against the locally agreed priorities.
We work in partnership with our private and public sector partners to secure investment and accelerate economic growth for residents, businesses and the wider community.