About Dorset LOCAL ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP(lep)

Established in 2011, Dorset LEP is a private sector-led organisation responsible for speaking on behalf of businesses, championing important issues with government, securing funding and investment for the region and ultimately driving the economic growth of Dorset.

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Our work

We are responsible for setting the strategic direction of Dorset's economy and delivering an investment programme of around £250 million. Working in partnership with local government, businesses, educational institutions and other public, private and community organisations, our work is focused on championing and strengthening Dorset's economy.

Led by an experienced and dedicated board of public and private sector members, we aim to make Dorset the best place to do business in the UK by putting in place the building blocks to drive productivity across Dorset. Our priorities are to:

Governance and transparency 

We are a Community Interest Company committed to working to the highest standards of governance. Dorset Council is our accountable body which oversees all our agreements, funds and finances.

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