Enterprise Adviser & Bedford Borough Cluster

We are lucky to be a part of SEMLEP’s cluster of schools and colleges across Bedfordshire who will be supported by a group of volunteer Enterprise Advisers.

SEMLEP has three main roles in delivering sustainable economic growth.

1. Setting the strategic priorities for the local economy. To do this, SEMLEP keeps abreast of economic trends and shocks, changes in government policy, political developments and technological advancements. Where required, we work with our partners to refine priority actions and monitor progress against key economic plans.

2. Direct intervention: securing and overseeing investment in infrastructure, coordinating and enhancing business support provision to improve productivity and increase local jobs, and improving workforce skills.

3. Facilitating and convening partners to realise the area’s long-term growth opportunities
With responsibility for the Local Growth Fund capital investment programme and other regional growth monies, SEMLEP facilitates and manages a pipeline of investment opportunities and delivery of projects approved for funding under the programme.