The Lennox Partnership (TLP) was created in 1988, and re-named in July 2000, as a result of a merger between two Enterprise Trusts operating in West Dunbartonshire. Initially established to support the regeneration of the Clydebank area following the demise of the shipbuilding and heavy engineering sectors, and to continue the work of the Scottish Development Agency’s Task Force who were pulling out of the area. The organisation has evolved over the years, broadening its remit and widening its operational area to include the delivery of services in a number of the 32 Local Authority areas of Scotland.
TLP is a “Social Enterprise”, which provides high quality specialist intermediary support services on behalf of a range of key public sector agencies across the central belt of Scotland. More recently the organisation has become involved in the delivery of the Scottish Government's services for unemployed people such as Work Able and Fair Start Scotland.
Governed by a predominantly private sector, non executive Board made up of representatives from the local business community, the organisation has two main strands of activity which are reflected in its purpose statement :
"The Lennox Partnership delivers services to get people in Scotland into lasting work"
The TLP Board set out a number of key principles/objectives for the ongoing development of the organisation: