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Beatrice Andrews

Beatrice Andrews

Head of Local Industrial Strategies, Cities & Local Growth Unit,
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

  • Launching Local Industrial Strategies in October 2018, following on from the 2017 Industrial Strategy White Paper, to strategise partnership between councils, universities, LEPs and businesses to drive local growth
  • Announcing the upcoming 2019 UK Shared Prosperity Fund, designed to reduce inequalities between local areas and councils via inclusive growth funding for local authorities
  • Establishing the £4.7 billion 2019 Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to invest in world leading research and innovation partnerships that drive growth across all regions of the UK
  • Delivering over £12 billion of Single Local Growth Funding by 2021, through Local Growth Deals, to LEPs and councils supporting eligible projects aimed at stimulating private investment
  • Outlining the achievements of the £2.6 billion Regional Growth Fund, which aimed to create and safeguard almost 300,000 jobs across UK regions