Former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine will speak on the importance of local Growth Hubs at a special showcase event at Lancaster University Management School.
The top Tory will attend the Wave 2 Growth Hubs Showcase on December 8 at the Lancaster University Management School
Lord Heseltine is chair of the Independent Advisory Panel for the Regional Growth Fund – providing special advice to Ministers and is supporting negotiations for Local Growth Deals.
In his 2012 report “No Stone Unturned”, Lord Heseltine expressed a call for action to devolve power and funds from Whitehall to regions to promote economic growth.
He will visit the University to discuss local growth and the Wave 2 Growth Hub Programme (W2GH), led by Lancaster.
More than 18,000 businesses across England have already benefited since the creation of 15 new local growth hubs, through Lancaster University’s £32m Regional Growth Fund programme.
Growth Hubs provide direct support to businesses and access to investment to help them grow.