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. Not growth at any cost but growth based on knowledge and innovation 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
Three priorities will ensure we are able to take our vision forward:
- maintaining our global excellence in science and technology;
- harnessing our relationships with London (and elsewhere); and
- re-invigorating our places for the 21st Century.
Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HCCI)
Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HCCI) is a modern, innovative member-owned organisation working to support and promote all Hertfordshire businesses. The HCCI provides a wide portfolio of benefits, access to a wealth of business information and a diverse range of training and network events.
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. You can take advantage of the University’s innovative services to improve your business performance.
North Hertfordshire College
Based in Stevenage, the North Hertfordshire College provides high quality general further education and open learning for a wide range of students.