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Humber LEP sets out to attract new blood on the board

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The Humber Local Enterprise  Partnership is to refresh the private  sector membership of its board, including the appointment of two Vice Chairs, and form new sub-groups responsible for delivering key parts of its growth agenda.

The restructure is being made in response to the LEP’s expanding role, with new responsibilities and funding being channeled through it by Government.

The LEP Board was set up in December 2011 following the appointment of Lord Haskins as its Chair. Under its steer it has secured the largest Enterprise Zone in the country along with £65m of Regional Growth Funding and has gained agreement on a five year Plan for the Humber.

Recent Government announcements that have given the LEP new responsibilities and funding are the new strategic roles for LEPs in skills, producing bids to the growth funding proposed by Lord Heseltine and the development of investment strategies for EU growth funding allocations.

The Humber LEP is seeking business people with the skills and experience to work across its growth agenda. Business people are being sought for up to seven private sector places on the LEP Board, including two Vice Chairs, and to lead or take part in a new Employment and Skills Board, a new Marketing Board and a new SME Support Committee.

The deadline for applications is Friday 3 May. More information is avaialable from its website at www.humberlep.org/about-us/board-recruitment

 


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