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Yorkshire Forward’s Learning Legacy
Les Newby, July 2011
Learning Legacy
…passing on the baton
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What
Who
Form
Purpose
16 ‘Modules’ Covering:
Strategy
Research & Intelligence
Response to Economic Shocks
Enterprise
Access to Finance
Business Support
Inward Investment
Sectors and Clusters
Urban Renaissance
Transport
Low Carbon
Tourism
Innovation
Skills
Inclusion
Rural Renaissance
“Real knowledge is to know the
extent of one’s own ignorance”
(Confucius)
Topic Specific
Insights
Economic Strategy
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process + product
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evidence + preference
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more involved over time
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good strategy is possible and powerful
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• leadership and partnership
• clarity of purpose
• people count
Enterprise
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practical support + enterprise culture
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enterprise shows as good practice
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‘spin outs’ are resource intensive
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targeting – better by life stage than group?
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• combine short and long term approaches
• integrate related functions
• openness to new ideas and options
Sectors and Clusters
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initial clusters selection and approach was flawed
– rationale, style and scale
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revised sectoral approach worked better
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success variable…when good can be really good
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• partnership and relationships
• importance of evidence
• profile and impact not correlated
• combining spatial and thematic
Urban and Rural Renaissance
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variable but potentially transformative impact
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success factors include need, ambition,
deliverability, design and community support
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broad programmes = less concentrated impact
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• evidence and prioritisation
• leadership and partnership
• front end skills + completer-finishers
Low Carbon Economy
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well positioned to exploit major opportunities
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champions, expertise and mainstreaming
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assets vary locally – world class combined offer
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• value of good communication
• leadership and partnership
• clarity of purpose
Overarching
Insights
Vision, Strategy and Leadership
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strategy and alignment
clarity of purpose
integration of functions and flexibility
calculated risks and innovative approaches
leadership
Operations, Prioritisation and Delivery
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evidence, intelligence and evaluation
importance of prioritisation – combining analysis and judgement
balance of creative, front end skills and completer-finishers
it takes time….need both early wins and long term transformation
shrinking violets can shine
what happens where – spatial and thematic together
openness to change, new ideas and options
People and Relationships
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people count!
partnerships and relationships
firm focus v flexibility
enabling and dynamic culture – fusing private and public sector qualities
communication
Context, Scale and Type of Organisation
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the right scale and the ‘R’ word
cost effectiveness , quality and competition
success fuels growth…and sometimes overgrowth
clarity and accountability - who pulls the strings?
The right scale for different agendas?
wider scale
more local
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strategic transport, access to finance
response to economic shocks
low carbon economy, economic intelligence
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tourism, inward investment
sector development, innovation, higher level skills
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enterprise, business support, intermediate skills
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physical development and renaissance
inclusion and basic skills
Where will the information be available?
• LEP websites
• BIS/BIS Local
• Yorkshire Forward web site….for a while
• Further sources/archives to be confirmed
• Contact with those involved (where possible)
Thanks
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YF board, colleagues, team
Many, many, partners
Those who made today
Those who shape tomorrow
“We can make our own
mythologies and our own futures,
we can be re-made by our
passion and our dreams.”
(Joolz Danby)
Information to be available from
Leeds City Region LEP http://www.leedscityregion.gov.uk/LEP.htm
Sheffield City Region LEP www.sheffieldcityregion.org.uk/local-enterprisepartnership
York and North Yorkshire LEP http://www.ynylep.co.uk/
Humber LEP (web address to be confirmed)
BIS Local http://www.bis.gov.uk/policies/economic-development/bis-local-offices
Yorkshire Forward www.yorkshire-forward.com
my details:
Les Newby associates
[email protected]
07740 900 656

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