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Businesses urged to back council's proposals to increase prosperity

Businesses urged to back council’s proposals to increase prosperity

9 October 2018

Businesses across the region are being urged to support North Lincolnshire Council’s proposals for increasing prosperity across the area. 

The council is developing ideas in response to the Government’s Industrial Strategy to increase prosperity, and is seeking the support and backing of local businesses.  

The ideas are being developed to raise the profile of what makes North Lincolnshire distinctive and also to address recognised challenges in the area.  

It supports North Lincolnshire Council’s overall ambitions to increase economic growth for the area, ensuring that all communities can contribute to, and benefit from, prosperity. 

The proposals look to address skills, build on North Lincolnshire’s unique strengths, and deliver infrastructure improvements. As well as clearly setting out North Lincolnshire’s ambitions that are being developed to support the Humber LEP’s and Greater Lincolnshire LEP’s thinking around the development of their Local Industrial Strategies. 

Now businesses are being asked to add their name to a letter backing the proposals. Council Leader Rob Waltham will deliver it to Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and James Brokenshire MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“Our proposals are coherent, and ambitious. At the same time it is eminently achievable.

“While the foundations of these proposals have been developed across a number of years we’ve now got a tangible proposal to position North Lincolnshire at the very heart of economic development across not just this region but across the north and the UK.

“With the support of the Place Marketing Board, which includes many of the region’s pre-eminent business - small, medium and large - we’ve already got a lot of backing and support. Now it is time for the rest of the business community to get behind it.

“We’ve worked closely with businesses on a scale not seen before and we now need the people who create the wealth, who create the jobs, to really get behind this. The local authority, elected members and staff alike, are of the firm belief these proposals will deliver a better, more prosperous future for generations to come.”

Business are being contacted by local authority leaders to pledge their support.

There will be an event held at North Lindsey College’s Events Centre on Wednesday 10 October from 5.30pm to 7.30pm where the proposals will be detailed and provide an opportunity to ask questions.  

Come to the event and add your name to our response and help the region delivery future growth across all of our key sectors. 

If you would like to attend, register on Eventbrite. Alternatively, you can email businessinfo@northlincs.gov.uk or call 01724 297330 to register your place. 

Registration is from 5.30pm onwards and will offer you the chance to network with businesses prior to the event. 

The Government published the Local Industrial Strategies: Policy Prospectus in Oct 2018.  The Prospectus provides guidance to Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) on the development of their Local Industrial Strategy (LIS).  Local Industrial Strategy’s will be produced by LEPs and agreed with Government. 

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First Published:09 October 2018