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Opportunity to join the Enterprise M3 team
15 February 2019

Opportunity to join the Enterprise M3 team

We currently have six exciting vacancies across the Enterprise M3 team. 

 

1)  4 x Enterprise Coordinators 

Full details of the role can be found here:  EM3 Enterprise Coordinator .pdf

 

2)  Administration Officer 

Full details of the role can be found here:EM3 Administation Assistant.pdf  

 

3)  Capital Programmes Manager

Full details of the role can be found here: EM3 Capital Programmes Manager .pdf

 

The closing dates for all posts is 5pm on Monday 4th March 2019 and applications should be sent to: recruitment@enterprisem3.org.uk

Enterprise M3 is already a high-performing LEP – but our new director has some tweaks to make it even better
12 February 2019

Enterprise M3 is already a high-performing LEP – but our new director has some tweaks to make it even better

How can you can make an already outstanding Local Enterprise Partnership exceptional? This is the challenge that has fallen to our new director Rob Dunford.  Rob, newly-appointed Assistant Director for Business Delivery, plans to step up our business engagement to enable us to allocate, as efficiently and rapidly as possible, all our funding from the Government, and to help ensure infrastructure projects and the associated homes and jobs are delivered with minimal delay.  His appointment follows the Annual Performance Review the Government's performance assessment of all LEPs in governance, delivery and strategy. Overall, Enterprise M3 was deemed in 2018 to have "good performance, with many exceptional features" (there are four categories ‘exceptional', ‘good', ‘requiring improvement' and ‘inadequate'). No LEP was judged exceptional overall and only a small group received a good rating. Enterprise M3 received an ‘exceptional' rating for its governance and strategy,...

Enterprise M3’s Industrial Strategy begins to take shape
12 February 2019

Enterprise M3’s Industrial Strategy begins to take shape

Enterprise M3 LEP will be undertaking detailed work on its emerging Local Industrial Strategy this spring, ahead of its planned publication later in the year. Our Strategy will outline how the Enterprise M3 region can contribute even more to the UK economy, through an approach that benefits communities and residents across the area. The Local Industrial Strategy will be aligned with the National Industrial Strategy, and approved by Government. Priorities will include establishing Enterprise M3 as one of the UK's first regions for cutting-edge digital connectivity which will provide more opportunities for the hi-tech, high-value industries are important enablers of economic growth in the region as well as benefiting residents and public services.  The LEP has been very clear that growth should increasingly be clean including making better use of energy and natural resources. There will be an emphasis on our strength as a global gateway for trade and investment through the South...

Enterprise M3’s operations are exceptional – here’s how we maintain our outstanding status quo
12 February 2019

Enterprise M3’s operations are exceptional – here’s how we maintain our outstanding status quo

‘Exceptional' levels of operations are in place at Enterprise M3 LEP, and Assistant Director Operations, Rachel Barker, is heading the drive to ensure that we maintain our excellence and never become complacent.  In a nutshell, Rachel "focuses on the smooth running of our organisation" and ensures "we are maximising our resources to benefit the economies of Surrey and Hampshire". No easy feat when you are dealing with £250m of capital funding which is available over 2015-21. Legal agreements, contracts, due diligence, accountability and transparency are all part of the process.  Enterprise M3 operates within the Government's National Assurance Framework which sets out its governance arrangements, policies and protocols, and the relationship with the accountable local authority including management of funding. Rachel is tasked with incorporating this into the day to day running of the organisation as well as the wider culture.   "We have a great team and exceptionally...

Enterprise M3 A Steady Hand For Businesses Through Brexit
12 February 2019

Enterprise M3 A Steady Hand For Businesses Through Brexit

Theresa May met LEP chair Dave Axam and business leaders nationwide from England's Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) at Number 10 to update the Prime Minister on their work to boost economic growth for their communities. Mrs May said: "Local Enterprise Partnerships have a vital role to play in delivering our modern Industrial Strategy. "Working closely with government, their leadership is helping make sure businesses thrive as we prepare to leave the European Union. "I was pleased to hear directly from LEP representatives how they are bringing together the local business community, universities and other partners to design long-term, ambitious plans tailored to the strengths and needs of their areas. "Using their unique insight and expertise to co-develop Local Industrial Strategies, LEPs are boosting economic growth, securing jobs and delivering prosperity making sure that no community is left behind." Enterprise M3 recently launched a Brexit toolkit to help businesses in...

Enterprise M3’s first Brexit clinic a great success in providing practical knowledge and reassurance
12 February 2019

Enterprise M3’s first Brexit clinic a great success in providing practical knowledge and reassurance

Enterprise M3 has held the first in its series of Brexit Clinics to reassure businesses that preparing for the UK's EU withdrawal need not be a daunting operation. The event at Guildford's Guildhall on Friday (February 8) was supported by a range of partners including the Enterprise M3 Growth Hub, Guildford Borough Council and Surrey Chambers of Commerce. Sarah Butcher, senior membership manager for Surrey Chambers led the panel discussion. She shared results from a Chambers survey that revealed 63 per cent of businesses have made no preparation for Brexit so far. To counter this, Enterprise M3's Growth Hub has organised 14 clinics across the region to support businesses with expert advice in the Brexit run-up and beyond. Growth Hub Growth Champion, Ian Martin, who was a panel member at the Guildford event, said: "People talk a lot about this period of uncertainty and in the 40 years of my career I have never known a period of certainty. Admittedly some periods have been more or...

£6.7 million investment from Enterprise M3 will make journeys easier in Farnborough
11 February 2019

£6.7 million investment from Enterprise M3 will make journeys easier in Farnborough

Enterprise M3 has earmarked £6.7 million for plans to increase capacity and reduce traffic congestion in Farnborough, as well as improving walking and cycling connections.

The finance from the Local Growth Fund is the main contributor to Hampshire County Council's £8.7 million traffic and transport infrastructure improvement projects. The remainder is made up of developer contributions.

A scheme at Lynchford Road was given the go ahead by Councillor Rob Humby, Executive Member for Environment and Transport at Hampshire County Council, at his recent Decision Day meeting.

Councillor Humby considered a report on the project and agreed detailed design could go forward on the section from the A331 roundabout to and including St Alban's roundabout.

he said: "This area suffers from congestion at busy times, and these  improvements are designed to increase capacity and reduce delays.  I'm grateful for the opportunity I've had to meet with the local community and Wave

Enterprise M3 at heart of UK's growing space industry
08 February 2019

Enterprise M3 at heart of UK's growing space industry

The Enterprise M3 region is  at the heart of the UK's growing, multi-billion pound space industry, a new report has confirmed.  The South East has 368 organisations engaged in space-related activities, according to the analysis by London Economics, and tops the table. Enterprise M3 has approaching a third of those with an impressive 108 of the South East's space businesses - 30 engaged in space manufacturing, 8 in space operations, 40 in space applications and 30 in related services.   The report, the ‘Size & Health of the UK Space Industry 2018 - A Report to the UK Space Agency" also found  the national space industry employed 41,900 people and generated £14.8bn in 2016/17. London's income was £9.3bn compared to the South East's £1.7bn, with Enterprise M3 contributing the lion's share, a weighty £1.4bn. In the Enterprise M3 region, Guildford is the base of a strong space cluster which includes Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (part of the Airbus Group), the...

Enterprise M3 funds new pedestrian and cycle route in Guildford
04 February 2019

Enterprise M3 funds new pedestrian and cycle route in Guildford

A new pedestrian and cycle path opened this week in Guildford as part of a safer travel initative. Landscaping and further enhancements will follow in the Spring. The path, to the south of Bannister's Field, is approximately 3m wide and forms part of the first phase of the Sustainable Movement Corridor (SMC), a package of improvements between Surrey Research Park, Tesco Superstore, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Surrey Sports Park, Manor Park university campus and Guildford's mainline station. The SMC project is an important part of the Guildford Transport Strategy and Local Plan. Its aim is to improve journeys and encourage further growth and economic development in the area. Completion date for this first phase is spring 2021. Phase one has been funded through a generous grant from the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership and match funded by the Council. Other key areas of improvement for the first phase of the SMC are:  • Pedestrian and cyclist improvements from...

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