Growth hubs are public/private sector partnerships under the governance of the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
Growth hubs bring together public and private sector partners to promote, coordinate and deliver business support. They provide a mechanism for integrating national and local business support, so it is easy for businesses to access.
Growth hubs aim to make it easier for businesses to start and grow, by ensuring business support is:
- simpler – providing a single local access point for all public and private sector business support
- more connected – local support is aligned with national programmes to improve coordination and reduce duplication of business support
- easier to access – through the promotion of business support locally, assessing business’s needs, then connecting them with appropriate support, as well as enabling contact with other businesses for advice, support and mentoring.
There are currently 39 growth hubs (one in each LEP area). You can find out more on the lep network website.