ENTERPRISE M3 LEP drives the economic growth of the area by working with businesses, key delivery partners and central government. We translate and signpost opportunities for business and other partners including funding.
To do this we have clear governance and transparency in our decision making – find out about our governance here.
A critical element to supporting successful ventures is a skilled and talented workforce, and creating a fully engaged society. We have the following four projects currently running in the Enterprise M3 area:
EMPLOYEES SUPPORT IN SKILLS
To support 750 individuals in the current workforce to upskill and progress in their employment, help businesses identify their strategic training needs and support 100 individuals at risk of redundancy.
To stimulate small and medium enterprises to grow and become successful ventures underpinned by investment to enhance innovation and develop the low carbon economy. We have the following four projects currently running in the Enterprise M3 area:
We brought together industry experts, more than 100 business and public sector leaders to discuss mobility and connectivity in the Enterprise M3 area and to consider the future. Our ‘Facilitating Connectivity’ conference explored smart mobility programmes that place the UK among the top four countries globally for implementing smart cities. We highlighted the digital revolution in transport and considered the potential for connected and autonomous vehicles.
Transforming the way we produce and consume energy locally is vital for the sustainability of our future. We need to take responsibility for caring for our environment and planet so our people and businesses can thrive and flourish in the future.
Businesses wanting to get ahead of the game don’t take the stairs but use the Enterprise M3’s Funding Escalator. Operational since July 2014, the Funding Escalator provides a loan and equity fund for earlier stage SMEs with high growth potential. Businesses supported by the fund are the future growth machines of the local economy driving business investment, innovative practices and high value job creation.