Business environment

Tourism Sector Deal means ‘opportunity knocks’ for Oxfordshire

Andrew Stephenson MP with Oxfordshire leaders marking the Tourism Sector Deal

To mark the publication of the Tourism Sector Deal, Nigel Tipple, Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership's Chief Executive, writes about the important of the sector for his county and how the deal will help it grow even more.

How should delivery of the Industrial Strategy embrace rural economies?

England’s rural areas in 2017 generated gross value added of at least £246 billion and employ 3.5 million people. In this blog, Professor Jeremy Phillipson and Roger Turner, Rural Enterprise UK, Newcastle University, argue the government's modern Industrial Strategy is focussed on creating growth and opportunities for places all over our country.

Kilo redefinition presents strategic innovation opportunity

image of a man with a kibble machine

On 20 May, the International System of Units (SI) underwent its biggest overhaul since its establishment in 1875. Four of the seven base units - the kilogram, the ampere, the kelvin and the mole - will now be defined against …

Coventry leads collaborative research and innovation for the Future of Mobility

Man test driving car wearing virtual reality head set

Coventry is in the driving seat on understanding and determining the future of mobility in the UK and overseas, as David Wright explains in our latest Industrial Strategy blog.

Passing the Tipp-Ex test when developing Greater Lincolnshire's Local Industrial Strategy

Engineers looking at electric wiring

What makes Greater Lincolnshire unique? In this latest blog, Lizz Shutt, explains how the area's Local Industrial Strategy will embrace new opportunities for the area.

Why collaboration is key for the success of local economies

Nigel tipple from Oxford Local Enterprise Partnership

Collaboration and partnerships across sectors and beyond are key to getting Oxfordshire's economy on the world-stage, argues Nigel Tipple, Chief Executive of Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

Why do we have an Industrial Strategy?

LEP chairs from across the UK outside 10 Downing Street.

Prime Minister Theresa May last week met with Local Enterprise Partnership leaders to discuss our modern Industrial Strategy. In this post, Dave Axam of Enterprise M3 explains why it's so important for us to invest in our people and businesses as we leave the EU.

Cutting congestion by bringing fuel to you

Zebra Fuel van next to a small car with two people in front

As vehicles begin to use alternative energy sources, petrol stations are becoming less and less popular. In cities where property values are high, landlords are closing petrol stations to make way for residential homes. Here, Reda Bennis from Zebra Fuel explains how his business is cutting congestion.

How educational equity across academic and vocational training can fuel innovation and productivity

Brexit, artificial intelligence, global trade wars – the challenges facing UK workers seeking to get a foot on the career ladder have never been greater. Dave Axam, Chair of Enterprise at the M3 Local Enterprise Partnership, explains why we should be positive as we enter 2019.