About the NP11

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.

Launched in July 2018, we play a leading role in realising the vision for an economically thriving Northern Powerhouse that drives economic prosperity, international competitiveness and inclusive growth for the benefit of everyone across our great towns, cities and rural communities.
Ashness Bridge, Cumbria
Launched in July 2018, we play a leading role in realising the vision for an economically thriving Northern Powerhouse that drives economic prosperity, international competitiveness and inclusive growth for the benefit of everyone across our great towns, cities and rural communities.

Our Priorities

Our work is focused on driving economic prosperity to build a thriving and well-connected Northern Powerhouse, based around a series of priority areas:

Trade & Investment

For the North to achieve its full economic potential, it needs to deliver a step-change in trade and investment activity.

Clean Growth

The North is at the forefront of the UK’s response to the growing climate emergency, transforming our significant energy assets to drive clean growth.

Connectivity

Every part of the North should be able to access a good quality employment opportunity within 45 minutes.

Innovation

The North has strength in cutting-edge industries and world leading research institutions.

Supply Chains

Building and strengthening the UK’s supply chains is a priority of the government’s Industrial Strategy.

Placemaking

The North of England offers an outstanding quality of life which attracts investors, businesses and visitors from around the world.

Our Approach

Fujifilm Diosynth, Billingham

We work in partnership across the public and private sectors, connecting the North so that it is greater than the sum of its parts.

By focusing on the North’s priorities and prime capabilities as identified in the Northern Powerhouse Independent Economic Review, we aim to have a positive impact upon people’s lives and unlock the North’s full potential.

We work and advise the government on issues such as how to increase productivity, overcome regional disparities in economic growth and tackle the historic north-south divide.

An ever-strengthening commitment to partnership working with the North’s business and civic leaders has helped attract and accelerate investment from Government, businesses and international investors in recent years.

With major investments in infrastructure, commercial opportunities and innovative technologies continuing to emerge at scale and pace, the North has the opportunity to be the solution to the UK’s future prosperity.