Nep catalyst libraries event june 2013

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Nep catalyst libraries event june 2013

  1. 1. Northamptonshire loves supporting business • Introducing Northamptonshire LEP • Supporting business • Working with Northamptonshire Library service
  2. 2. Primary Purpose • Jobs • Growth • Prosperity The place for enterprise
  3. 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. 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. 5. Result !
  6. 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. 7. Supporting existing business • Relocation to Northamptonshire • Key sector support • Business parks • Funding • Recruitment support
  8. 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. 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. 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. 11. Physio First, Northampton
  12. 12. Business growth cycle Maturity Growth Start-Up
  13. 13. What support do people need when starting a business? • Funding • Legal guidance • Managing money • Marketing • Someone to talk to!!!
  14. 14. Working with Northamptonshire Libraries • Identify common goals • Pool resources • Training • Start small • Learn and grow
  15. 15. Start-up support
  16. 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. 17. LEPs: the future • Heseltine Review • Witty Review • Spending Review • Single Pot for Growth • EU funding ... Opportunities for partnership working.
  18. 18. We’d love to hear from you! fiona.ozdemir@northamptonshireep.co.uk

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