12 Apr

Watch and read: The Story of the LLEP 2011-24

LLEP story history

The story of the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) has been told in a 36-page booklet.

Published to set out the LLEP’s impact since 2011, it was distributed during a celebration event at the National Space Centre in March.

The business-led strategic body helped to bring almost £860 million of investment into Leicester and Leicestershire between 2011 and 2024.

The LLEP worked with partners and government on more than 360 projects after being established 13 years ago to drive forward regeneration and growth in the local economy.

As well as receiving the booklet, audience members at the celebration event saw a video highlighting some of the LLEP’s achievements.


LLEP functions transferred to the control of Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council on April 1.

Prior to that, a LLEP Transition Board had brought various stakeholders together over several months in order to ensure a smooth handover.

The final Board Meeting of the LLEP took place at the National Space Centre on March 18.

Over the last 13 years, the LLEP helped to create economic prosperity through measures including:

  • overseeing the introduction of Enterprise Zones
  • creating and safeguarding more than 7,400 jobs
  • leading the Business Gateway Growth Hub, Careers Hub, and other major programmes
  • supporting the building of thousands of new homes
  • helping to construct more than 260,000 square metres of commercial floorspace.

A total of 58 Directors – including five Chairs – have worked alongside officers in delivering the LLEP vision over the last 13 years.

Read the LLEP story