Economic development partners

Economic development partners

Daventry District Council and its partners will be investing around £350 million in capital expenditure from now until 2034 in support of economic and community growth. This rises to a staggering £1.5 billion when planned private sector investment in commercial premises and housing are added.


South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership

The Council is a member of the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP), which is focused on accelerating economic growth across the strategic location at the crossroads of London, the Midlands, Oxford and Cambridge. In July 2014 SEMLEP was awarded a Local Growth Deal of £64.4 million for investment, £6.5million of which will be used to help fund the new Northampton College campus in Daventry.



Northamptonshire County Council


A key public sector partner in the economic development of Daventry District, Northamptonshire County Council (NCC) is spearheading infrastructure projects including the Daventry Development Link Road off the A45, to improve access to Daventry from the M1 and vice versa and enhancing communications with the roll-out of superfast broadband countywide. NCC is also involved in the regeneration of Daventry Town Centre, by helping to put new infrastructure in place for the developments, supporting the delivery of new educational facilities and fitting out a modern new library as part of the Mulberry Place development.


Henry Boot Developments Limited


Appointed in 2007 as Daventry District Council’s preferred development partner, Henry Boot is bringing forward the proposed Mulberry Place and the Waterloo superstore schemes. Despite a series of challenges, including the economic downturn, the company has remained true to its plans and its partnership with the Council, demonstrating the private sector’s confidence and commitment towards the vision to improve Daventry Town Centre.


Construction Futures


This pioneering Northamptonshire-based apprenticeships scheme uses the planning and procurement system to secure jobs and training on construction sites.
Initially launched in 2009 by the former West Northamptonshire Development Corporation, the initiative has been transferred to leading social enterprise Fusion21, helping it to expand across the UK. In the East Midlands it has delivered over 3,000 weeks of training across more than 20 construction sites, including Daventry Town Centre Vision developments.


Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce


The Council is a member of the Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce, which was founded in 1917 in response to the concerns of boot and shoe manufacturers over exports during the first world war.

Since then Chamber membership has grown significantly and it now represents approximately 1,000 Northamptonshire businesses - who employ over one third of the county's workforce.

The Chamber is further enhanced by being part of a worldwide network and is one of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Accredited Chambers - the largest and most powerful network for business in the UK.

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Rural Services Network


Daventry District Council is a member of the Rural Services Network which represents the interests of rural service providers such as local authorities and their rural communities in England.  It makes representations on issues affecting rural services, promotes active networking between service providers and across all sectors, establishes and broadcasts rural best practice and promotes debate and interaction between agencies/sectors across many areas of joint interest for example rural crime, rural housing, broadband provision and rural health.

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