North East LEP North East LEP


We work to make the North East a place where more businesses invest, grow and prosper, to deliver more and better jobs for everyone. We have set a strategy for economic growth through the North East Strategic Economic Plan and win investment to support its delivery. Together with partners, we champion the North East nationally and globally, promoting its opportunities and capabilities to influence and shape the continued economic growth of the area. The North East Local Enterprise Partnership area covers County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland. The North East LEP Board is business led and chaired by Andrew Hodgson, chief executive officer of Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD).

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