New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership works with businesses, education and local authority partners to drive growth and enterprise in Norfolk and Suffolk.

We secure public and private investment to deliver a range of programmes and initiatives with partners to improve infrastructure, skills and business support.

Our work focuses on three sectors which support our place at the forefront of tackling the challenges and opportunities of climate change. This is the UK’s clean growth region.

Powering the World - Clean energy

Norfolk and Suffolk is the epicentre of the world’s largest market for offshore wind energy. It is the only place in the UK where opportunity for all forms of energy generation exist together.

We will drive the UK’s clean energy technology, trialling innovation, exporting services and skills globally as the UK’s centre for clean energy.

Connecting the World - ICT digital creative

Norfolk and Suffolk is home to BT’s global research headquarters, at Adastral Park, where global standards and coding for the internet were pioneered and the single-mode optical fibre was realised.

We will grow and secure the ICT and digital creative clusters at Adastral Park and Norwich as national assets and build the UK’s first advanced highspeed optical wireless network.  

Feeding the world - Agri-food

Norfolk and Suffolk is home to the largest agri-food sector in the UK with world-leading expertise across a wide spectrum of food, farming and health.

We will: lead the UK’s innovation in agri-food, pioneering and applying new approaches to sustainable agriculture, working with regional partners to realise the collective power as the UK centre for hi-tech, precision agriculture and food production.

 

To date, our flagship grant programmes (the Growing Business Fund and Small Grant Scheme) have supported 763 businesses with grants worth £31.9m. Through the New Anglia Growth Hub, 8,726 businesses have been supported and advisers have provided 43,186 hours of face-to-face support.

*Data as of March 2019

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Work on the UK headquarters of Suffolk-based global business Treatt, which will deliver jobs and secure investment in the area, is on track for completion this summer. The development in Bury St Edmunds represents the most significant investment in the 130-year history of the company, which manufactures and supplies ingredients to the flavour, fragrance and […]