South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP)

South East Midlands LEP

SEMLEP is a business led partnership between local authorities and local private sector businesses. SEMLEP works to build a strong economy by tackling barriers to sustainable growth and supporting job creation for the future prosperity of communities across the South East Midlands.

Milton Keynes Chamber of Commerce has a key strategic relationship with SEMLEP. Allowing the Chamber to effectively lobby key policy-makers and shape Government policy in a way that boosts Northamptonshire’s Economy.

SEMLEP focuses on:

  • Growing Business: producing and delivering sector growth plans as part of a local industrial strategy
  • Growing People: working with businesses to determine required skills, education and training provision, attainment and capacity to meet future employers needs
  • Growing Places: progressing the Oxford-Milton Keynes- Cambridge Growth Arc, investing in significant infrastructure projects which are the foundations for the future long-term prosperity of the South East Midlands.

For more info on SEMLEP and it’s priorities, visit

Growth Hub

SEMLEP also run the Growth Hub which offers businesses free impartial business support.

They have dedicated advisors who will connect you with

  • Specialist business support
  • Experienced business advisors
  • Free business skills workshops and events
  • Finance opportunities (if applicable)

To find out more about the Growth Hub and access to their resources and events - visit

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