What Are Local Enterprise Partnerships?

Local Enterprise Partnerships are locally-owned partnerships between local authorities and businesses. They play a central role in deciding local economic priorities and undertaking activities to drive economic growth and create local jobs. 

A Map of each Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) in England


Courtesy of the Campaign for Better Transport 

Detailed information regarding the role of LEPs, their activities and additional aspects, such as the £1.4bn Regional Growth Fund, are covered in the White Paper, available in downloadable format.

A list of each Local Enterprise Partnership in England, along with the area they cover, is below.

(Areas in brackets indicate part coverage/overlap).

Local authority areas

Local Enterprise Partnership

West Midlands (Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall, Wolverhampton)

Black Country LEP

Black Country

Buckinghamshire 

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley LEP BTV LEP

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley

Cheshire East 

Cheshire and Warrington LEP

Cheshire and Warrington

Cheshire West and Chester 

Warrington 

Brighton and Hove 

Coast 2 Capital LEP

Coast to Capital

East Sussex: Lewes

Greater London (Croydon)

Surrey (Epsom and Ewell, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead, Tandridge)

West Sussex 

Cornwall 

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP CIOS LEP

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

Isles of Scilly

Warwickshire 

Coventry and Warwickshire LEP CWLEP CW LEP

Coventry and Warwickshire

West Midlands (Coventry)

Cumbria 

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership Cumbria LEP

Cumbria

Derby 

D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership Derbyshire LEP Nottinghamshire LEP

D2N2 (Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire)

Derbyshire 

Nottingham 

Nottinghamshire 

Bournemouth 

Dorset LEP

Dorset

Dorset 

Poole 

Hampshire (Basingstoke and Deane, East Hampshire, Hart, New Forest, Rushmoor, Test Valley, Winchester)

Enterprise M3 LEP

Enterprise M3

Surrey (Elmbridge, Guildford, Runnymede, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, Waverley, Woking)

Gloucestershire 

GFirst LEP Gloucestershire LEP

Gloucestershire

Staffordshire (Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, Lichfield, Tamworth)

GBS LEP Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP

Greater Birmingham and Solihull

West Midlands (Birmingham, Solihull)

Worcestershire (Bromsgrove, Redditch, Wyre Forest)

Cambridgeshire

GCGP LEP Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough LEP

Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough

Essex (Uttlesford)

Hertfordshire (North Hertfordshire)

Norfolk (King's Lynn and West Norfolk)

Suffolk (Forest Heath, St Edmundsbury)

Peterborough 

Rutland 

Lincolnshire 

Greater Lincolnshire LEP

Greater Lincolnshire

North Lincolnshire 

North East Lincolnshire 

Greater Manchester 

Greater Manchester LEP GMLEP

Greater Manchester

Devon 

Heart of the South West LEP

Heart of the South West

Somerset 

Hertfordshire 

Hertfordshire

East Riding of Yorkshire 

Humber LEP

Humber

Kingston upon Hull 

North East Lincolnshire 

North Lincolnshire 

Lancashire 

Lancashire Enterprise Partnership

Lancashire

Blackburn with Darwen 

Blackpool 

South Yorkshire (Barnsley)

Leeds City Region LEP

Leeds City Region

North Yorkshire (Craven, Harrogate, Selby)

West Yorkshire 

York 

Leicester 

Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership

Leicester and Leicestershire

Leicestershire 

Halton 

Liverpool City Region LEP

Liverpool City Region

Merseyside  (Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens, Sefton, Wirral)

Greater London 

London Enterprise Panel

London Enterprise Panel

Norfolk 

New Anglia LEP

New Anglia

Suffolk 

County Durham 

North East LEP

North Eastern

Northumberland 

Tyne and Wear 

Northamptonshire 

Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership

Northamptonshire

Oxfordshire 

Oxfordshire LEP

Oxfordshire

Derbyshire (Bolsover, Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire)

Sheffield City Region LEP SCR LEP

Sheffield City Region

Nottinghamshire (Bassetlaw)

South Yorkshire 

Hampshire (East Hampshire, Eastleigh, Fareham, Gosport, Havant, New Forest, Test Valley, Winchester)

Solent LEP

Solent

Isle of Wight 

Portsmouth 

Southampton 

East Sussex 

South East LEP

South East

Essex 

Kent 

Medway 

Southend-on-Sea 

Thurrock 

Bedford 

South East Midlands LEP SEMLEP

South East Midlands

Buckinghamshire (Aylesbury Vale)

Central Bedfordshire 

Luton 

Milton Keynes 

Northamptonshire (Corby, Daventry, Kettering, Northampton, South Northamptonshire)

Oxfordshire (Cherwell)

Staffordshire 

Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire LEP Stoke Staffs LEP

Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire

Stoke-on-Trent 

Swindon 

Swindon and Wiltshire LEP

Swindon and Wiltshire

Wiltshire 

Darlington 

Tees Valley Unlimited LEP

Tees Valley

Hartlepool 

Middlesbrough 

Redcar and Cleveland 

Stockton-on-Tees 

Bracknell Forest 

Thames Valley Berkshire LEP TVBLEP

Thames Valley Berkshire

Reading 

Slough 

West Berkshire

Windsor and Maidenhead 

Wokingham 

Herefordshire 

The Marches LEP

The Marches

Shropshire 

Telford and Wrekin 

Bath and North East Somerset 

West of England LEP

West of England

Bristol 

North Somerset 

South Gloucestershire

Worcestershire

Worcestershire LEP

Worcestershire

North Yorkshire 

York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP

York North Yorkshire and East Riding

York

East Riding of Yorkshire