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Local leaders to discuss economic growth at Business Conference

posted 28 Jan 2015, 01:30 by RiDO Rotherham   [ updated 28 Jan 2015, 01:30 ]
On Thursday 29 January, the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) will hold its 2015 Business Conference.
The Business Conference will bring together business people from across the Sheffield City Region to discuss how to boost economic growth and create jobs in the area.
The Business Conference follows recent news that the LEP has secured a £320 million ‘Growth Deal’ for the Sheffield City Region – the result of significant effort from the local business community.
The LEP is looking to the private sector to play a big part in its plans to maximise the economic impact of the Growth Deal and as the Sheffield City Region seeks greater powers and funding from Government.
James Newman, Chairman of the LEP, said: “The LEP gives local business leaders the opportunity to have more influence over the decisions that impact on our local economy. Our aim is to boost economic growth and create jobs in the Sheffield City Region and our future success depends on the ambition of our private sector to grow and grow.
“We are already working very closely with businesses from across the City Region and this Conference is an opportunity for our local private sector to come together, to take stock of our progress and set out future plans to work together to achieve our vision.”
The Business Conference will include presentations from LEP Board members and other prominent business people in the City Region covering a number of areas of the LEP’s work, including skills training, infrastructure investment, access to finance, European funding and inward investment.
The conference will take place from 9am to 12.30pm at the AMRC Knowledge Transfer Centre, located alongside the AMRC Factory of the Future and Nuclear AMRC on the Advanced Manufacturing Park in Sheffield City Region. 
Over 200 people have registered to attend the conference and tickets are still available. Registration is online at