Hertfordshire Growth Board to champion the ‘Let’s Keep the Heart in Hertfordshire’ campaign to help drive economic recovery

The campaign’s purpose is to help re-build Hertfordshire and highlight commercial opportunities for local businesses

Monday, 24th May 2021, 11:25 am
Updated Monday, 24th May 2021, 11:26 am

A campaign to help drive growth and economic recovery across the county is getting the support of Hertfordshire Growth Board.

Hertfordshire Growth Board, which is championing the 'Let's Keep the Heart in Hertfordshire' campaign, is made up of the County Council, the 10 district and borough councils and Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

By highlighting the opportunities for Herts based businesses, the 'Let’s Keep the Heart in Hertfordshire' campaign signals that the county is open for enterprise and innovation.

‘Let’s Keep the Heart in Hertfordshire’ campaign

Now with Hertfordshire Growth Board sponsoring this campaign, it sends out a positive message of collaboration with public and private sector leaders working together to ‘build back better post pandemic’.

Patsy Dell, Director, Hertfordshire Growth, Hertfordshire Growth Board, said: “It has never been more important for businesses and public sector organisations to work together to help drive the growth of our economy and create a sustainable future for everyone.

"The past 12 months have placed an incredible toll on our communities. We are delighted to support this campaign and help create the right conditions for our people, places and businesses to flourish.”

Briege Leahy, Chief Executive of Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce, said: “Herts Chamber is delighted to have Hertfordshire Growth Board’s support with this campaign.

Briege Leahy

"In what has been an incredibly challenging year, the Chamber team and I have seen that businesses are keen to offer assistance to others wherever they can, which has been further

highlighted in our Hertfordshire Heroes Award category in the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards.

"The ‘Let’s Keep the Heart in Hertfordshire’ campaign’s purpose is to help re-build Hertfordshire and highlight commercial opportunities for Herts-based businesses, and it is lovely to see how much take up we have received.

"We invite all Herts enterprises to get involved and spread the news that the county is open for new business and we will share contract opportunities for those seeking suppliers from within Herts.”

Patsy Dell

The Let’s Keep the Heart in Hertfordshire campaign, sets out to achieve a number of objectives in 2021:

- Promoting ‘Buy Local’

- Organising Supply Chain, Meet the Buyer and Networking events

- Showcasing Hertfordshire Professional Services

- Launching a platform via the new Herts Chamber website to facilitate introductions to companies who have county-based contracts requiring suppliers, talent and services

- Focusing attention on the talent pool of Hertfordshire residents by helping promote apprenticeships and other recruitment opportunities.

So far, the campaign has delivered a number of events including the Supply Chain Summit on February 11, a Meet the Buyer webinar with BAM Construction on February 26, an event on Sustainability with Ambition Broxbourne on April 22, and numerous Virtual Networking events which have proven very popular throughout the pandemic.

The Chamber Events Team are in the process of organising further webinars on the topics of Apprenticeships in partnership with Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Sustainability and Meet the Buyers/Leaders.

If you are interested in watching any of the Chambers previous webinars, you can do so through the website.

Companies and organisations interested in taking part in the ‘Let’s Keep the Heart in Hertfordshire’ campaign should contact [email protected] or visit the website.