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Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership

Original name: 
Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership
Churchgate House56 Oxford Street
M1 6EU Manchester
United Kingdom

The GM LEP contributes to the development and delivery of the Greater Manchester Strategy.

The Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership (GMLEP) sits at the heart of Greater Manchester’s partnerships between local government, businesses and other partners in further and higher education, and across the public, private and voluntary and community sectors.

GMLEP identified nine key policy areas cruicial to the delivery of the Greater Manchester Strategy:

  • Employment and skills;
  • Business Support for New Businesses and Growth;
  •  Science and Innovation;
  •  Inward Investment and International Trade;
  •  Marketing and Tourism;
  • European Funding;
  • Low Carbon Economy;
  • Planning, Housing and Transport;
  • Research and Strategy Development.

The Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership's will:

  • Support the delivery of the Greater Manchester Strategy including the Strategy’s twin aspirations of driving sustainable economic growth and improving the productivity of the labour market;
  • Provide strategic private sector-led leadership and drive progress in the nine key policy areas set out above ensuring they maintain a sharp focus on economic growth and driving efficiency;
  • Develop excellent relationships with key private and public sector partners (local, national and international) to help Greater Manchester realise its ambitions;
  • Exercise leadership in the operation of Greater Manchester’s centres of excellence for business growth, trade and international investment; marketing, communications and tourism; and, research, strategy and evaluation, including employment and skills;
  • Work with partners and potential stakeholders to create innovative solutions to maximise private and public sector investment to secure the sustainable growth of Greater Manchester’s economy.