Partnerships and contacts

The Council works with a range of partners to support economic growth and the development of the local business community.

Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) wants to pursue a strategy of smart growth. This is not growth at any cost. Instead, it is growth based on knowledge and innovation, and which is concerned with promoting a more resource efficient, greener and competitive economy.

Informed by this guiding principle our vision is that Hertfordshire should be one of the UK's leading economies, actively helping to realise the full economic potential of the assets and opportunities within the Golden Triangle
Our three priorities listed below will ensure we are able to take this vision forward. These represent major opportunities for Hertfordshire;

  • Maintaining our global excellence in science and technology
  • Harnessing our relationships with London (and elsewhere)
  • Re-invigorating our places for the 21st Century

For more information visit –

Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HCCI)

HCCI is a modern, innovative member-owned organisation working to support and promote all Hertfordshire businesses. It provides a wide portfolio of benefits, access to a wealth of business information and a diverse range of training and network events.

Tel: 01707 398400

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)

With over 200,000 members nationally the non-profit making and lobbying Federation of Small Businesses is the largest business organisation in the UK and offers a comprehensive range of services to businesses of all sizes.

University of Hertfordshire

Stevenage is only seven miles away from the University of Hertfordshire which is a business facing entrepreneurial university. Take advantage of the University’s innovative services to improve your business performance.

T: 01707 286406

North Hertfordshire College
Stevenage based, the North Hertfordshire College provides high quality general Further Education and Open Learning for a wide range of students.

T: 01462 424242