Have your say on proposed national Industrial Strategy

February 17th 2017

The D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership is keen to gauge local opinion on a proposed national Industrial Strategy by talking to businesses and organisations in the area – so it can better represent your views to Government.

The Government launched a UK-wide consultation on its green paper, the Building our Industrial Strategy report, at the end of last month (January), but D2N2 are independently consulting local businesses and organisations to get their views on the proposed Industrial Strategy.

You can have your say by completing D2N2’s short online survey here

The survey form can also be accessed via Google forms

Businesses and organisations have until the end of Sunday April 2 to take part in the D2N2 survey. Your views will help shape D2N2’s report to Government, on what objectives businesses and others in the area think should be pursued through the national Industrial Strategy.

In addition, senior D2N2 officers are also talking to businesses and organisations directly, through the LEP’s calendar of regular events and activities in the region.

The Government’s 132-page Building our Industrial Strategy report outlines ten key pillars – including skills building, upgrading infrastructure and investing in science – through which the Government is seeking to drive economic growth, and reduce regional variations in opportunities and prosperity. The Government’s 12 week consultation on the Strategy will end on Monday April 17.

A full copy of the Strategy can be read online here. Information on the ‘ten pillars’ and a link to a full version of the Building our Industrial Strategy report can also be found on the D2N2 home page.

D2N2 is keen to get your thoughts on five key questions:

  • Does the Industrial Strategy green paper have the right areas of focus to make the UK a competitive place to do business?
  • Are the priorities of the ten pillars appropriate to drive the D2N2 economy forward?
  • Do we have the right structures to maximise our local strengths?
  • Do you see any specific or unique opportunities in the D2N2 area to deliver within any of the ten pillars?
  • Are there any specific asks from D2N2 which would significantly contribute to the Industrial Strategy that you think we should include?

The Government’s own national consultation on its proposals will end on April 17. A white paper on the Strategy will be produced later in the year, which will be further consulted on before being considered by Parliament.

David Ralph, Chief Executive of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, said:

“Many of the ‘ten pillars’ listed in the Government’s new proposed Industrial Strategy are ones the D2N2 LEP has been supporting for some time, but the business and other communities in our area need to feel the national approach outlined will address this region’s needs. With our strong business networks and contacts across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire and beyond D2N2 is well placed to collate area views on the Strategy proposals and make sure they are represented to Government, at the highest level.”

For more information on the Government’s Building our Industrial Strategy report see the Gov.UK web page at www.gov.uk/government/consultations/building-our-industrial-strategy