What is the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership?
The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is led by a Board of 19 directors who contribute a wide range of expertise. The majority are from the private sector, representing major employers and small and medium enterprises, while the public sector is represented by experts from higher education and political leaders from local authorities.
The Board currently comprises of:
Lancashire County Council is the Accountable Body for the LEP. The geographical area covered by the LEP is coterminous with the boundaries of the County Council and the unitaries of Blackpool Borough Council and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council. It encompasses the 12 district councils of: Burnley; Chorley; Fylde; Hyndburn; Lancaster; Pendle; Preston; Ribble Valley; Rossendale; South Ribble; West Lancashire; and Wyre.
The LEP was formed in 2011 to make Lancashire the location for business growth and inward investment by ensuring all companies have easy access to high-grade support services that promote sustainable expansion.
Since the LEP’s inception in 2011, it has established and maintained a strong strategic focus. This has enabled the LEP to secure a £1 Billion growth plan and bring forward over 50 major growth initiatives. Whilst all parts of Lancashire have benefited from these ambitious growth programmes and investment plans, half of these initiatives are within are five most deprived areas reflecting the LEPS ambition to drive inclusive economic growth.
The LEP has also established a strong reputation and track record of delivery and track record of delivery, which is recognised by government and our public and private sector partners.
What does the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership do?
The LEP has a crucial role in coordinating the county’s economic priorities by focusing on opportunities that maximise job creation and growth. Directing available resources into investment priorities and a strategic outlook that focuses on some key areas for development:
For each of these five areas, Board members have been appointed as ‘champions’ to take work forward on behalf of the LEP. Find out about the Board members
What information will be shared?
The LEP will only share the necessary and relevant information required to provide you with help, advice and relevant funding opportunities.
This information is required to ensure full assistance can be provided to you in relation to your specific enquiry and for the monitoring of external funding where Funding Bodies require details of assistance provided. The benefits of information sharing includes giving all organisations involved a clearer picture of your requirements and tracking which services you have received.
What are the legal gateways being used to share the information?
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
The conditions for processing under the GDPR are:
Processing shall be lawful only if and to the extent that at least one of the following applies:
Paragraph 1 shall not apply if one of the following applies:
The LEP is required to record data on the companies, which will include your personal information, we assist and to share it with government departments as a precondition of receiving funding from them. If you do not give us your consent then we will not be able to offer you any of our services.
How will my information be used?
Your information will be used to:
What is personal, sensitive and anonymised information?
The LEP will store and process information that is classed as personal and special under the GDPR.
Personal information is:
Special Personal Information/Data is: