The South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership has now
formally closed as a registered limited company.

To stay updated on the latest economic developments throughout the region, we encourage you to visit the South East Midlands Growth Hub. The SEM Growth Hub also provides free business advice and guidance to all businesses, manages funding and grant programmes and has an extensive resource library where businesses can find additional support.

Visit the South East Midlands Growth Hub here

You can still continue to browse the SEMLEP website, and contact
all employees using their existing email addresses.

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Peter Horrocks CBE
Peter Horrocks CBE

Peter Horrocks CBE


Chair, SEMLEP

Peter Horrocks CBE is the Chair of SEMLEP, the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership.

Peter is a strong supporter of the ambition for the Oxford Cambridge Arc, the area of England that the government intends will be a world leading example of highly innovative and environmentally sustainable growth.

Peter is a member of the Arc Leadership Group, the gathering of local authority and business leaders that is guiding the development of plans for the Arc.

SEMLEP is the public private partnership that brings together businesses, councils, universities, colleges and the third sector in the area of Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes.

Peter is a member of the Content Board of media regulator Ofcom. He Chairs Learna Ltd, a digital education company.

Peter previously has had roles across education and media. He was Vice-Chancellor of The Open University from 2015 until April 2018.

At the BBC, Peter held a number of roles, including being Director of the BBC World Service, editor of Newsnight and Panorama, Head of Current Affairs, Head of TV News and Head of Multimedia News. He won two BAFTA awards for his journalism.

In 2015 Peter he was awarded a CBE for Services to Broadcasting in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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