10 Nov Update from Coast to Capital LEP
The first lockdown had a significant and disproportionate impact on the Coast to Capital area, with our economy tracking a predicted 15% to 17% fall in output as a result. Our economic forecasts predicted a further potential fall in output in the low 20s under a second lockdown scenario. We are still taking stock of the impact and we will continue to gather intelligence from businesses to share with Government.
Our enhanced Growth Hub is expertly positioned to support businesses through this difficult time and with the challenges face by the UK’s transition from the EU. Our team of Growth Relationship Managers work with businesses to understand their needs and identify solutions. They can help find funding, facilitate growth strategies and connect clients with partner providers of support.
The Growth Hub Team continue to maintain the COVID-19 and UK Transition section of the Growth Hub Portal with links to available support. We also update our events pages on the Growth Hub website to include information from membership organisations, the private sector and business support providers.
Please find attached the latest update of the support that Coast to Capital LEP and the Coast to Capital Growth Hub Team are providing to businesses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the UK transition from the EU.
Coast to Capital Skills Strategy and Action Plan – Launch Event
We are delighted to invite you to join us for the virtual launch of the newly published Skills Strategy and Action Plan on Thursday 3 December, 2:00pm – 3:30pm.
The event will provide an opportunity to hear from our Chair Julie Kapsalis, and Skills 360 Board Chair Frances Rutter, as well as chance to learn more about the Skills Strategy and Action Plan, including the priorities for the Skills 360 Board and proposed short and long term activities. The full event details and registration can be found online here.