Enterprise Insight advises that of the five local hubs, Coventry and Liverpool are fully functional; Lowestoft, Wakefield and Teesside are not.
Of the three sectoral hubs, retail is fully functional; creative industries and manufacturing are not.
Of the 21 Enterprise Insight staff posts involved in these hubs, 15 are in post, 3 are appointed but have yet to start, and 3 have yet to be appointed. In addition, resources equivalent to four staff are being made available through agreements with partner organisations in Coventry and Lowestoft.
Enterprise Insight expects all hubs to fully functional by early 2007.
Enterprise Insight advises that the cost to date of the recruitment to the 21 posts is £117,000.