Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP)

Led by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce and funded by the Department for Education.

What is the LSIP?

Local Skills Improvement Plans are designed to set out the key changes needed in a local area to make technical skills training more responsive to employers’ needs.

LSIPs will:

  • Place employers at the heart of local skills systems.
  • Facilitate direct and dynamic working arrangements between employers and providers.
  • Provide an agreed set of actionable priorities that employers, providers and stakeholders in a local area can get behind to drive change.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) is funded by the Department for Education and independently led by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce.

With support from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority – the LSIP represents an exciting approach to addressing skills gaps and identifying best practice in the region.

It’s time for employers of all sizes to get involved and help influence the skills landscape for businesses across the region.

What the Department for Education says:


Draft Priorities – April 2023

LSIP events – February and March 2023

See below outputs from our workshops and seminar’s, which detail the emerging perceptions on skills gaps:

Organisations that have contributed so far to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s Local Skills Improvement Plan include:


  • Make UK
  • Road Haulage Association (RHA)
  • Smart Manufacturing Alliance (SMA)
  • Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)
  • Institute of Directors (IoD)
  • Opportunity Peterborough
  • Cambridge Ahead
  • Form The Future
  • National Farmers Union (NFU)
  • Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
  • Confederation of British Industry (CBI)
  • Fenland For Business
  • Innovate UK Edge
  • Shift Momentum
  • Allia Future Business Centre
  • Ely Cathedral Business Group
  • Peterborough United Business Club
  • Cambridge Network
  • Cambridge Wireless
  • Business & IP Centre Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • City College Peterborough
  • Inspire Education Group
  • Cambridge Regional College
  • College of West Anglia
  • West Suffolk College
  • Bedford College Group
  • Greater Cambridge Partnership
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority
  • Click here for information from the Department for Education


Contact the LSIP team:

We'd love to hear from you

Please let us know what's on your mind. Have a question for us? Ask away.

Adeline Winshaw

LSIP Project Manager

David Ruddy

LSIP Education and Skills Consultant

Emily White

LSIP Project and Communications Coordinator

Openness, fairness and transparency are important to us.

You can read our LSIP Conflicts of Interest Policy here and the Register of Interests for all staff working on the LSIP here.

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