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Nep catalyst libraries event june 2013
Nep catalyst libraries event june 2013
Nep catalyst libraries event june 2013
Nep catalyst libraries event june 2013
Nep catalyst libraries event june 2013
Nep catalyst libraries event june 2013
Nep catalyst libraries event june 2013
Nep catalyst libraries event june 2013
Nep catalyst libraries event june 2013
Nep catalyst libraries event june 2013
Nep catalyst libraries event june 2013
Nep catalyst libraries event june 2013
Nep catalyst libraries event june 2013
Nep catalyst libraries event june 2013
Nep catalyst libraries event june 2013
Nep catalyst libraries event june 2013
Nep catalyst libraries event june 2013
Nep catalyst libraries event june 2013
Nep catalyst libraries event june 2013
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  • 1. Northamptonshire loves supporting business • Introducing Northamptonshire LEP • Supporting business • Working with Northamptonshire Library service
  • 2. Primary Purpose • Jobs • Growth • Prosperity The place for enterprise
  • 3. Key Themes • Supporting enterprise and entrepreneurship • Developing skills and improving employability • Securing European and international investment • Investing in Infrastructure and the environment • Promoting Northamptonshire
  • 4. Results to date… • 1500 jobs created with NEP support • 21 inward investments • 86 new businesses started • 500 individuals supported through pre-start programmes • 1500 local businesses supported • £7.7M private leverage; £6M public leverage
  • 5. Result !
  • 6. SME stats • 97% of Northamptonshire businesses are SMEs • 80% of Northamptonshire business employ less than 10 people • Over 3 million self-employed ‘one man bands’ in the UK – If each of those employed just one person??? • Vital to support and nurture.
  • 7. Supporting existing business • Relocation to Northamptonshire • Key sector support • Business parks • Funding • Recruitment support
  • 8. INV-ENT case study What • Stimulate innovation & growth • Enable job creation How • Business rate “rebate” • Grants of up to £20,000 • 2 funding rounds per year
  • 9. Spraylat International Ltd, Corby Developing a new, green product for aerospace industry “INV-ENT funding will enable us to invest in new equipment to manufacture the product and to launch in the UK, Europe and internationally.”
  • 10. Job brokerage case study What • Address recruitment needs of growing companies • Tackle youth unemployment How • Single point of contact • Tailored recruitment solutions • Discuss funding available • Make contact with training providers • Advertise job vacancies • Matching and screening
  • 11. Physio First, Northampton
  • 12. Business growth cycle Maturity Growth Start-Up
  • 13. What support do people need when starting a business? • Funding • Legal guidance • Managing money • Marketing • Someone to talk to!!!
  • 14. Working with Northamptonshire Libraries • Identify common goals • Pool resources • Training • Start small • Learn and grow
  • 15. Start-up support
  • 16. 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!)
  • 17. LEPs: the future • Heseltine Review • Witty Review • Spending Review • Single Pot for Growth • EU funding ... Opportunities for partnership working.
  • 18. We’d love to hear from you! fiona.ozdemir@northamptonshireep.co.uk

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