Supporting business through Covid-19

The 11 Northern Powerhouse Growth Hubs provide support and guidance to businesses and employers across our region facing the challenges caused by the vast economic impact of Covid-19.

Local employers and businesses can contact their regional growth hub to access immediate advice and support. Growth Hubs work across the country with local and national, public and private sector partners to direct local business support and connect businesses to the best help to meet their specific needs.

For further information, click on your dedicated LEP growth area below:

The NP11's Response

The Covid-19 pandemic is bringing unprecedented challenges to communities and businesses across the UK.  As the business-led organisation that brings together Northern England’s 11 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), the NP11 is focused on supporting Northern businesses across all sectors, and ensuring recovery plans are aligned with the levelling-up agenda to make the post Covid-19 economy more inclusive, productive, sustainable, innovative, and resilient.

On behalf of the business community, the NP11 is;

  • Facilitating intelligence gathering, engaging with the Government on rebooting the North’s economy post Covid-19, and providing opportunities for direct engagement with Government decision makers.
  • Acting as a critical friend to advise Government on how the region’s business and community support can be delivered effectively, inclusively, and at pace.
  • Strategically planning for recovery by ensuring strong regional growth.

This work is being delivered in order to keep the Northern economy moving efficiently and safely, and to ensure that our businesses are equipped and ready for the recovery phase.