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Northamptonshire is officially one of the most enterprising places in the U.K. 

We recently reported on Northamptonshire's major London event scheduled for November 7th where officials from the Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP), the county’s Local Enterprise Partnership, will set out their plans to invest over £100 million in businesses by 2020.

  • Northamptonshire is at the forefront of the UK’s economic recovery. This event will showcase the county’s plans for growth and opportunities for investors
  • NEP will detail how it has secured and plans to use over €55million of European funding, along with an estimated £50million growth deal money by 2020
  • NEP will outline its current approach to supporting business including funding schemes, developing skills and infrastructure and details of how NEP funding will support more businesses at a local level
  • The Northamptonshire Growth Hub, a collaborative initiative between NEP, The University of Northampton and Northamptonshire County Council, will be launched at the event. The Growth Hub will support high growth businesses in Northamptonshire, providing a single point of contact for business support in the county.

We are now delighted to advise that a cross industry panel of key note speakers has now been announced. They include:

Paddy Lowe, Executive Director, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1, discussing Northamptonshire’s expertise in motorsport and High Performance Technologies.

Mark LeMontais, Business Unit Director for Northamptonshire,  Yusen Logistics, who will talk about why Northamptonshire is well suited to housing the thriving logistics sector.

Chris Kimber-Nickelson, Head of Development Management and Roz Bird, Head of Business Development at MEPC, who recently invested in a 999 year lease on the Silverstone Industrial Estate and development land around the outside of the Formula One circuit.

Valeria Mizuno-Turner and James Allen, owners of Incredible Bakery, who recently relocated their business to Northamptonshire from London after seeing posters on the tube for Locate, an NEP funding scheme.

The event is being held between 4.00pm and 7.30 pm on Thursday 7th November at The Royal Academy of Engineering, Prince Philip House, 3, Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG.

Please note that you have to register online to attend this event by Friday 25th October at:

By registering online you will be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to the 2014 Formula 1 Santander British Grand Prix at Silverstone in Northamptonshire which includes overnight accommodation at the nearby Whittlebury Hall.


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