SEMLEP is…

the economic development partnership, operated jointly by the private and public sectors in the area, to promote the South East Midlands as a prime growth location for business, investors and visitors.

The company was set up in May 2011. It is one of 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in England established by the Coalition Government to play a central role in determining local economic priorities and to undertake activities that drive economic growth and the creation of local jobs.

SEMLEP focuses…

on private sector-led growth and inward investment; our role is to create the right environment for businesses and social enterprises to grow.

SEMLEP comprises…

a board of 15 volunteers – six private and six public sectors directors, a director from the training provider, further and higher education worlds, a director from the voluntary and community sector and an independent private sector chair.

SEMLEP works…

through its Board and is characterised by a strong and transparent unity of purpose shared by all partners. By working together in pursuit of this single purpose, we aim to get the best out of public and private leaders at all levels in the organisations and rural and urban communities with whom we work, and throughout businesses and social enterprises of all types and size.

SEMLEP’s ambition…

By March 2015, the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership aspires to be one of the most innovative, successful and high performing local enterprise partnerships in England, as measured in over all terms, by growth in Gross Value Added per head relative to other LEPs and as demonstrated by the effective collective leadership provided by local authority and private sector partners.

SEMLEP’s success…

will be measured by the positive impact its activities have on businesses, jobs, homes and communities.