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How the South will lead the future of airport towns: jobs, green growth and diversity in the wake of COVID-19
22 Jul 21
How the South will lead the future of airport towns: jobs, green growth and diversity in the wake of COVID-19

Aviation businesses from across the South convened at an event held by the Catalyst South group of LEPs to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the industry and airport towns in the region, with business leaders calling on Government for a shift in policy.

Skills key to unlocking Hertfordshire’s recovery from COVID-19
19 Jul 21
Skills key to unlocking Hertfordshire’s recovery from COVID-19

Hertfordshire is placing skills at the heart of its bounce back from COVID-19 by levelling up the workforce’s expertise to match business needs.

Hitchin secondary school wins £3,000 prize to spend on vital careers resources
19 Jul 21
Hitchin secondary school wins £3,000 prize to spend on vital careers resources

Hertfordshire LEP awarded the prize to The Priory School after hundreds of its students registered on the Hertfordshire Opportunities Portal (HOP) as part of a competition.

GSK unveils plan for one of Europe’s largest life science campuses in Stevenage
16 Jul 21
GSK unveils plan for one of Europe’s largest life science campuses in Stevenage

The vision for the new campus was developed in partnership with Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst, UK Government, Stevenage Borough Council and Hertfordshire LEP, and aims to unlock up to £400m of new private investment and create up to 5,000 new highly-skilled jobs over next decade.

SMEs are core foundation of Hertfordshire’s strategy to build back from COVID-19
15 Jul 21
SMEs are core foundation of Hertfordshire’s strategy to build back from COVID-19

The LEP's Enterprise and Innovation Strategy 2021-2025 sets out ambitions for economic recovery. It draws on the county’s strengths and focuses on small businesses to propose initiatives under five key pillars.

Peer Networks: recruitment now taking place
07 Jul 21
Peer Networks: recruitment now taking place

After the success of the pilot in 2020, the Peer Networks programme, which is designed to help SMEs to grow and position themselves for future success, has been renewed for a second year running.

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