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 809 businesses with grants worth over £33m. Through the New Anglia Growth Hub, 9,200 businesses have been supported and advisers have provided 47,500 hours of face-to-face support.

*Data as of February 2020

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LEP backs Feed the Nation campaign

With the agri-food sector facing a chronic shortage of workers, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership is backing a new campaign that aims to help keep the country fed during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. The Feed the Nation initiative is calling on students and job seekers to consider taking vacant roles in the food supply chain, […]

Delight for cultural venues after award of LEP grants
New Wolsey Theatre 2

Two cultural venues are celebrating after New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership awarded each of them grants of around £225,000 towards redevelopment projects. News of the funding for the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich and St Peter’s in Sudbury came as a particularly welcome boost amid widespread concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on the cultural […]

Jeanette Wheeler appointed deputy chair of the LEP
Jeanette WheelerPartner & Head of Employment, Norwich at Birket

Leading employment lawyer Jeanette Wheeler has been appointed deputy chair of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership. She will take over the role on 1 April from outgoing deputy chair Lindsey Rix. Jeanette heads up Birketts’ employment law team in Norfolk and Suffolk, as well as its other regional offices, and sits on the firm’s management […]