South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership

The South East Midlands is a national growth area, home to the UK’s fastest growing city, Milton Keynes, and the UK's second 'Garden Town' at Bicester in Oxfordshire.

Working with our local authority and private sector partners, we are primed to deliver the strategic infrastructure and skills projects that are essential for economic growth.

In 2015 we secured significant investment via two Local Growth Deals, worth a combined £126m which will enable us to deliver our Strategic Economic Plan.

This year we are also inviting businesses to bid for a slice of European Structural Investment Funding (ESIF), worth around £79m which will be delivered over the next six years.

Together with our business support service Velocity, SEMLEP is primed to deliver sustainable business growth across the South East Midlands.