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Cranfield Innovation Centre, University Way, Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK43 0BT


With a £39 billion economy, 75000 businesses and 1.8 million population, SEMLEP is already designated as a national growth region.

Our role is to unlock the full growth potential of the area, which is already the second largest area for sustainable housing growth outside of London.

SEMLEP is committed to promoting equality and eliminating unlawful discrimination in everything we do as an employer and service provider.

The South East Midlands is a prime growth location for business investors and visitors and in March 2014 we submitted our Strategic Economic Plan government, receiving over £79million to invest in this area from 2015/16 as part of a Local Growth Deal.

Working in collaboration with our local authority and private sector partners, we are committed to delivering the strategic infrastructure and skills projects that are essential for economic growth – new jobs and new homes – in this area.

We work closely with the 7 excellent and diverse Universities, including the Open University and Cranfield, in this area and our 10 Further Education Colleges and 4 University Technical Colleges to ensure that businesses have the highly skilled workforce that they need to grow.

Northampton Waterside Enterprise Zone is a key focus of attention for SEMLEP and we support four showcase sectors – High Performance Technology, Logistics, Manufacturing and Advanced Technology (including Food and Drink) and the Arts, Heritage, Sports, Visitor Economy, Cultural & Creative Sectors.

In 2013 we launched our Velocity Business Support programme and now offer businesses across the South East Midlands support, advice and much needed funding.

SEMLEP is committed to supporting business investment and driving economic success and to creating the necessary infrastructure our area needs to create new homes and jobs for the South East Midlands.



  • Design
  • Product development
  • Full in-house test facility
  • Assembly



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Building 30, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL