The Dorset LEP has published its 2020 Annual Report setting out its achievements over the past 12 months.
As the focus for government and European funding being attracted into Dorset, the LEP represents the key point of focus for regeneration, support for new employment and education as well as housing and infrastructure. This support comes in the form of grants, loans and the provision of access to advice and mentoring for developing enterprises.
There is an interesting split (tension?) between the levels of support afforded to the conurbation with significant support for the airport, Port of Poole and advanced manufacturing featuring heavily in the urban areas whilst within Dorset Council support is provided for improved transport links particularly to the north and London, enhanced broadband and a series of targeted interventions to release strategic development.
Chapman Lily Associate Director John Hammond was particularly pleased to see a project he had previously worked on to unlock growth in Gillingham now had grant and loan support to deliver significant highway improvements.
Other support within the market towns and rural hinterland focused upon agri-tech skills, Eden Portland and a number of smaller skills and cultural initiatives.
Our team have a range of experience in working with the Dorset LEP, including its rural and Affordable Housing Groups and more recently its infrastructure group. We would be only to happy to assist you with your growth projects across the LEP area.
For the document, please click on : Dorset LEP Annual Report 2020