Lancashire Enterprise Partnership

In order to comply with the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), where personal data relating to a data subject is collected, Lancashire County Council would like to provide you with the following details.

Identity and contact details of the data controller

  • Lancashire County Council, PO Box 78 County Hall, Fishergate, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8XJ

Contact details of the data protection officer

  • Our Data Protection Officer is Paul Bond. You can contact him at or Lancashire County Council, PO Box 78 County Hall, Fishergate, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8XJ

Purposes for processing

The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is led by a Board of 19 directors who contribute a wide range of expertise. The majority are from the private sector, representing major employers and small and medium enterprises, while the public sector is represented by experts from higher education and political leaders from local authorities.

The LEP was formed in 2011 to make Lancashire the location for business growth and inward investment by ensuring all companies have easy access to high-grade support services that promote sustainable expansion.

Since the LEP's inception in 2011, it has established and maintained a strong strategic focus. This has enabled the LEP to secure a £1 billion growth plan and bring forward over 50 major growth initiatives. Whilst all parts of Lancashire have benefited from these ambitious growth programmes and investment plans, half of these initiatives are within are five most deprived areas reflecting the LEPS ambition to drive inclusive economic growth.

The LEP has also established a strong reputation and track record of delivery and track record of delivery, which is recognised by government and our public and private sector partners.

The LEP has a crucial role in coordinating the county's economic priorities by focusing on opportunities that maximise job creation and growth. Directing available resources into investment priorities and a strategic outlook that focuses on some key areas for development:

  • Raising the profile and visibility of Lancashire
  • Inward investment and strategic development
  • Business support
  • Supply chain and sector development
  • Skills development

For each of these five areas, board members have been appointed as ‘champions’ to take work forward on behalf of the LEP. Find out about the board members.

Your information will be used to:

  • Answer direct enquires regarding LEP priority projects
  • Answer general enquiries regarding the LEP
  • Your information to be shared with associated bodies and partner organisations
  • Future awareness and marketing of the LEP (Subject to consent)

Category of personal data being processed

  1. Personal data (information relating to a living, identifiable individual)
  2. Special category personal data (racial, ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, and the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person's sex life or sexual orientation)

Legal basis for processing personal data

The legal basis for processing your personal data, in accordance with the UK GDPR is:

  1. Consent: the individual has given clear consent for you to process their personal data for a specific purpose.

Legal basis for processing special categories of personal data

The legal basis for processing your special categories of personal data, in accordance with the UK GDPR is:

  1. The data subject has given explicit consent to the processing of this personal data.

Recipients of the data

Your personal data may be shared with our partner organisations where we have a clear lawful basis for doing so.

The Board currently comprises of - full list of representatives available here:

  • 5 local authority representatives
  • 12 board directors drawn from private sector businesses
  • 2 Higher Education representatives from Lancaster University and The University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN)

Lancashire County Council is the accountable body for the LEP. The geographical area covered by the LEP is coterminous with the boundaries of the county council and the unitaries of Blackpool Borough Council and Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council. It encompasses the 12 district councils of: Burnley; Chorley; Fylde; Hyndburn; Lancaster; Pendle; Preston; Ribble Valley; Rossendale; South Ribble; West Lancashire; and Wyre.

Information we share

The LEP will only share the necessary and relevant information required to provide you with help, advice and relevant funding opportunities.

  • Company address
  • Company name
  • Company contact details
  • Company personnel contact details
  • Nature of company
  • Individual client name
  • Individual client contact details
  • Nature of enquiry
  • Notes relating to enquiry
  • Outcome of any support provided
  • Additional information relating to your enquiry

This information is required to ensure full assistance can be provided to you in relation to your specific enquiry and for the monitoring of external funding where Funding Bodies require details of assistance provided. The benefits of information sharing includes giving all organisations involved a clearer picture of your requirements and tracking which services you have received.

Any transfers to another country

  • No

Retention periods

Lancashire County Council will only store your information for as long as is legally required or in situations where there is no legal retention period they will follow established best practice.

File type Description Security Retention period
Email Emails held in Outlook that haven't been exported or moved elsewhere. Encrypted used when emailing personal data to partners. 1 year from the date received and then automatically deleted.
Interactions with businesses and individuals Records held on LCC digital storage relating to LEP interactions with individuals and businesses Secure encrypted server or cloud-based storage 10 years after last grant claim.

Your rights

You have certain rights under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), these are the right:

  • to be informed via Privacy Notices such as this.
  • to withdraw your consent. If we are relying on your consent to process your data then you can remove this at any point.
  • of access to any personal information the council holds about yourself. To request a copy of this information you must make a subject access request in writing. You are entitled to receive a copy of your personal data within 1 calendar month of our receipt of your subject access request. If your request is complex then we can extend this period by a further two months, if we need to do this we will contact you. You can request a subject access request, either via a letter or via an email to Information Governance Team, address below.
  • of rectification, we must correct inaccurate or incomplete data within one month.
  • to erasure. You have the right to have your personal data erased and to prevent processing unless we have a legal obligation to process your personal information.
  • to restrict processing. You have the right to suppress processing. We can retain just enough information about you to ensure that the restriction is respected in future.
  • to data portability. We can provide you with your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine readable form when asked.
  • to object. You can object to your personal data being used for profiling, direct marketing or research purposes.
  • in relation to automated decision making and profiling, to reduce the risk that a potentially damaging decision is taken without human intervention.

If you want to exercise any of these rights then you can do so by contacting:

Information Governance Team
Lancashire County Council
PO Box 78
County Hall


To ensure that we can deal with your request as efficiently as possible you will need to include your current name and address, proof of identity (a copy of your driving licence, passport or two different utility bills that display your name and address), as much detail as possible regarding your request so that we can identify any information we may hold about you, this may include your previous name and address, date of birth and what council service you were involved with.

Further information

If you would like more information about this specific service then please contact

For more information about how we use personal information see Lancashire County Council's full privacy notice.

If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact the Information Governance team who will investigate the matter.

Lancashire County Council, PO Box 78 County Hall, Fishergate, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8XJ or email:

If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).