Our Local Enterprise Partnership Board

Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) are private sector-led partnerships between businesses and the South Yorkshire Local Authorities. They play a central role in deciding local economic priorities and undertake activities to drive economic growth and create local jobs.

The purpose of the South Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership is:

  • to originate economic policy, author and maintain a Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) for SYMCA and determine key funding priorities
  • to support the South Yorkshire Mayor in developing the Local Industrial Strategy
  • to ensure SYMCA bids for public funding made available by government for LEPs in support of economic growth
  • to ensure SYMCA policy and decisions receive the input and views of key business leaders and take account of the views of the wider business community
  • to engage with local businesses to understand the needs of different sectors and markets
  • to engage business, opinion formers and policy makers at a national and international level in promoting economic growth in the region

Further information about the Local Enterprise Partnership: