The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) was formed in May 2011. Following the government’s review of LEPs in 2018 it was recommended that all Local Enterprise Partnerships become incorporated. We became LLEP Limited in April 2019.
The LLEP is a strategic body that exists to drive forward regeneration and growth of the local economy in Leicester and Leicestershire. We are a company limited by guarantee, and are led by a board of directors.
We are working to create a vibrant, attractive and distinctive place with highly skilled people, and to make Leicester and Leicestershire the destination of choice for successful businesses.
One of our key strengths is our diversity: the diversity of our people, our place and our economy. There is not one sole industry on which the region is economically dependent. Instead, at the LLEP we have a focus on 15 key growth sectors:
- Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering
- Aerospace and Satellite Technology
- Agri Food and Drink Manufacturing
- Construction and Development
- Creative and Cultural Industries
- Digital Technology and Communications
- Health and Social Care
- Life Sciences and Biotech
- Logistics and Distribution
- Low Carbon
- Professional and Financial Services
- Retail and Wholesale
- Sport and Physical Activity
- Textile Manufacturing
- Tourism and Hospitality
Our role is to lead the development and implementation of a Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) for Leicester and Leicestershire. Visit our strategy section to find out more.
We work with partners and have achieved significant success in boosting our economy. Through our various funding programmes we support key projects to deliver enabling infrastructure, create jobs and unlock employment and housing sites. Visit our investments section to find out more.
Catch up with the latest news about our strategy and investments, as well as news from our partners. Find out about LLEP and partner events, including our business breakfasts and Careers Speed networking.
Leicester City Council is our accountable body. It ensures that all of our expenditure is in accordance with all applicable legal requirements, including the requirement to act prudently in our spending. As the accountable body, LCC also audits our accounts and processes. Find out more about the way the LLEP is run in our Governance section.