Business and skills

We work with the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership to represent the interests of the City Region and promote business growth and workforce skills

The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (the LEP) represents the interests of Leeds City Region nationally and internationally.

The LEP works with the Combined Authority and organisations across the public and private sectors to stimulate growth and build a strong, successful economy where everyone can build great businesses, careers and lives.

With an overall aim of transforming the City Region economy, the LEP develops strategy and policy aimed at meeting both the current and the future needs of our region's economy. It focuses on the four key areas of supporting growing businesses, developing a skilled workforce, increasing energy efficiency and improving the region’s infrastructure.

Through the Growth Service, the LEP helps small businesses and private sector firms to grow by providing support and finance, workforce skills, creating international links and paving the way for innovation, enterprise and new business investment.

It works with employers and education providers to create more and better jobs, with a highly skilled workforce to sustain them.

The LEP is developing innovative new energy infrastructure in the region and helping businesses and households to become more energy-efficient, saving them money and supporting economic growth.

In addition, the LEP is building the modern infrastructure our region needs to develop and grow including transport, broadband and housing.

Find out more about the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership