ROB PURDIEExecutive Director ,Northamptonshire EnterRob.purdie@northamptLibraries & en•How the LEP is
NEP –a local enterprise partnershipStructure:• A public/private partnership• Funded by Northamptonshire County Council @£2m pa for 3 years.• 20 FTE’sPrimary Focus:Jobs,Inward Investment,Business supportPromotion
The aim…To be“Probably the best county in England”
Results to date…JOBS:• Supported the creation of 1014 jobs• Developed a pipeline of 1500 prospective jobs• Delivered for £2,500-£3,000 each (UK average @£33,000)INWARD INVESTMENT & BUSINESS SUPPORT:• 10 inward investments• 552 investment enquiries generated• 48 new business start ups• 1036 local businesses supported• £6.1m of private leverage £7.2m public leverage (incl£1.2m RGF for HPT)
SME stats• 99% of Northamptonshire businesses are SMEs• 80% of Northamptonshire business employ less than 10 people
What support do people need when starting a business?• Funding• Legal guidance• Managing money• Marketing• Someone to talk to!!!
Working with Northamptonshire Libraries• Identify common goals• Pool resources• Training• Start small• Learn and grow
Start-Up support Mentoring Funding Sales & Marketing Business PlanningIs it forme?
Feedback so far …• “A good service and it was free!”• “Fantastic insight; now know how to get started, has eliminated some fears. Thank you!”• “Friendly and informative”• “Excellent facility for people to start a new business”• “I found this really useful, informative and motivational”• “Many thanks for a great session! (and the biscuits!)”