The role of Worcestershire LEP is to:
- Provide strategic leadership and develop a long term vision related to Worcestershire’s economy, providing strategic insight on the challenges and opportunities facing the county.
- Champion Worcestershire’s economic vision and promote bold solutions.
- Secure finance, attract investors and encourage local-to-national bodies to match resources to achieve Worcestershire’s ambitions.
- Lead and co-ordinate Worcestershire interests from business, public and third sector networks and organisations to drive forward economic growth.
- Share knowledge, practice and intelligence in Worcestershire as well as across the national LEP Network to support best practice and have Worcestershire recognised as a high priority area.
Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership is not a formally constituted body but an informal association where local businesses and public sector bodies have come together to form a partnership to determine local economic priorities and create wealth within the local economy.
With a geography covering the county of Worcestershire, WLEP was established with the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) in 2011. An overlap exists with the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) covering the three northern districts in Worcestershire i.e. Bromsgrove District Council, Redditch Borough Council and Wyre Forest District Council.
All Staff, Non-Executive Directors and other members on LEP Delivery Groups, Advisory Groups and Decision Making Groups will adhere to Worcestershire LEP Standards of Conduct Policy.
All funding decisions taken by the LEP are made in accordance with our Assurance Framework with particular reference to the published Scheme of Delegation, Conflicts of Interest Policy and Code of Conduct Policy.