North East LEP Regional Labour Market Statistics reaction
April 17, 2018
North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Senior Economist Victoria Sutherland gave her reaction to today’s regional labour market statistics.
“We are pleased that today’s data shows that employment continues to rise in the North East.
“The number of people in the North East in work has increased Read more
North East Local Enterprise Partnership appoints Innovation Director
April 13, 2018
The North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has appointed a highly-experienced Innovation Director.
Alan Welby will lead the LEP’s Innovation Programme, which aims to drive delivery of key programmes and stimulate investment in innovation and its ecosystem in the North East of England.
Alan joins the LEP Read more
North East rural businesses given extra time to apply for a share of £10m funding
March 28, 2018
Rural businesses in the North East have been given an extra two months to apply for a share of £10m of funding.
The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Growth Programme offers funding for projects that create new jobs and grow the economy in rural areas, Read more
In conversation with Helen Golightly…. Programme leads sought to drive forward our digital and energy programmes
March 27, 2018
Opportunities with the North East LEP – Digital and Energy Programme Leads
The North East’s growing digital and energy sectors are two of the areas where we have huge potential to increase economic growth in the region. We have internationally recognised capabilities in these areas, Read more
£120m fund for the North East goes live
March 25, 2018
£120m North East Fund goes live
A £120m investment fund to drive local growth and job creation will now go live after the agreement was signed on 23 March 2018 by the representatives from the European Investment Bank (EIB) Read more
Innovation Observatory workshop facilitator
March 21, 2018
The North East LEP is looking to appoint a facilitator to support the LEP and four universities to review the existing Innovation Observatory arrangements and consider opportunities as part of the next steps. Further information can be Read more
In conversation with Karen Redhead, chief executive of Derwentside College: Supporting the ageing workforce
March 19, 2018
Derwentside College provides high quality education and training that helps learners to develop the knowledge, skills and qualities they need to achieve sustained employment and build successful careers. Here principal and chief executive Karen Redhead tells the North East LEP about why it’s important to Read more
Representing the North East at National Careers Week
By Victoria Sutherland, Senior Economist at the North East Local Enterprise Partnership
As an economist working at the North East LEP, one of the questions I’m asked the most is ‘how is the North East economy performing?’
On Tuesday 6 March I had the opportunity to answer Read more
National Apprenticeship Week – What next for the North East?
March 7, 2018
North East LEP Skills Director Michelle Rainbow gives the lowdown on apprenticeships and calls on the Government to listen closely to businesses and help create more demand.
The Government plans to create three million apprenticeships by 2020. It’s an increasingly ambitious target, not least because Read more