Dorset LEP: your local Enterprise Partnership, driving our region's economic development

Working for the prosperity of Dorset, we work in partnership with businesses, education and local government to support the long-term resilience of the businesses, workforce and communities of Dorset - driving economic growth, attracting funding and investment, increasing productivity and co-developing local strategies.

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We’re here to help businesses across Dorset find the right advice, support and funding to enable them to grow and prosper. 

Business Growth Programmes

Business Growth Resources

Start Up Support

Inward Investment Support 

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Our vision is for a high-skilled workforce, meeting the needs of Dorset’s growing economy and priority sectors. 

Labour Market Information

Dorset Careers Hub

Digital Skills Hub

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We have secured £247.7 million for Dorset through competitive bids for Central Government and European funding. Projects benefiting from this investment bring long-term economic growth to the region and support the continued development of Dorset as a prosperous and attractive place to live and work.

Local Growth Fund projects

Getting Building Fund projects

Growing Places Fund projects