Working together
for the North

The NP11 is the business-led voice for the North that brings together the 11 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) from across the North of England.

About the NP11

The NP11 is a partnership between the public and private sectors and with Government that aims to drive prosperity and improve lives. It is investment focused, partnership driven, and business led.

The NP11 Members Our Policy Positions

Our Priorities

Workers and a crane at the Port of Tyne
The North’s recognised strengths in global growth industries such as clean energy, life sciences, advanced manufacturing, and digital present huge export opportunities. Equally, its outstanding quality of life and skills base can help the North secure a greater share of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) – particularly as more companies look to relocate as a result of COVID-19. By building on these strengths and developing new ways of working with the Government’s Department for International Trade (DIT), we can grow the North’s economy and create high-value, skilled jobs.
Trade & Investment
Offshore Windfarm, Walney
The North has the potential to lead the UK’s transition to net zero by 2050, while also creating significant economic growth. We are transforming our significant energy assets to drive the clean growth revolution for the benefit of the environment, our people and the UK economy.
Clean Growth
A66, Teesside
Digital is recognised as one of the North’s prime capabilities. It is both a growth sector in its own right and enables growth and job creation in other vital sectors for the North’s economy.
Scientist working in laboratory
The North has nationally and internationally significant science and innovation strengths that have the potential to drive up productivity, growth and competitiveness. However, these strengths, and high levels of research and development (R&D) investment by northern businesses, are not currently matched by government investment. There is also a lack of effective coordination between the North’s innovation assets. As a result the North has a persistent and longstanding innovation performance gap with the rest of the UK.
York Minster Cathedral
The North of England is a great place to live, work, invest, study and visit. Its world-class arts, culture, heritage and nature assets are a fundamental part of this outstanding quality of life and make important contributions to economic growth and employment.
Hitachi Newton Aycliffe, County Durham

Live, Work and Invest

Home to 15.3 million people and 1.1 million businesses, and with an economy now worth £339 billion, the North is a great place to live, work, visit and, critically, a fantastic environment for businesses to invest.

About the LEPs