To deliver on this opportunity, the LEP leads the North East’s ‘Energy for Growth’ strategy. Energy for Growth aims to bring together cross-sector partners to drive productivity, competitiveness, and to create more and better jobs through the Energy agenda, while also delivering on national energy policy.
Building on a globally important asset base in the region, and key economic growth opportunities such as those supported through the Offshore Wind Sector Deal,
Offshore Energy and Subsea Technology’ is a key area of sectoral focus.
The North East LEP works with cross-sector partners to enable growth in the offshore energy and subsea technology sectors, facilitating cluster development activity across a range of areas including skills, infrastructure, business support, investment and innovation.
The LEP works with partners to identify and prioritise opportunities and support needs, to facilitate delivery and align sector activity with regional and national strategy, and to help co-ordinate the regions asset base in the context of market opportunities.