The LEP Network
As the Local Enterprise Partnership for Oxfordshire, we are in fact one of the 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) operating across England.
LEPs work with the LEP Network, an organisation that supports all partnerships to work closely on areas of shared importance.
In addition, it champions the impact and value of LEPs in building local economic growth and prosperity across the country. It acts as the lead commentator and negotiator for LEPs at a national level with government, advisers, businesses, academia, think tanks and other target audiences. It also acts as a central source of information and data on LEPs at a national level.
The LEP Network also helps stakeholders to fully-understand:
- What a LEP is
- What LEPs are trying to do
- How groups can engage further with a relevant LEP
Since being introduced in 2011 and prior to the pandemic, LEPs across England have collectively:
- Delivered a total of over £7.6 billion-worth of private sector investment
- Supported 196,000 businesses
- Helped to create over 180,000 jobs
- Helped to build around 93,000 homes
This figure is set to rise significantly following the pandemic.
In addition, a LEP Network Management Board exists and acts as a representative group for LEP Chairs. Its Management Board is nominated by all LEPs to help direct and oversee the LEP Network on behalf of the 37 LEP Chairs. Chairs come from all parts of the LEP-landscape including; large City LEPs, small economy LEPs, rural LEPs, coastal LEPs and London.