New board members sought for D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership

June 16, 2016 10:54 am

New board members are being sought to steer the activities of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership – the business-led organisation promoting economic growth and jobs creation across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Three more business people have the opportunity to join the D2N2 LEP, a private sector-led partnership whose board is composed of people from the business, local authority, skills and training, and community and social enterprise sectors.

Board members – led by Chairman Peter Richardson – are responsible for providing strategic input to help the board drive economic growth in the area covered by the D2N2 LEP, the fifth largest of England’s 39 LEPs, covering a population of more than two million and with an economic output of around £42.9billion GVA (Gross Value Added); promoting LEP interests where possible at networking opportunities, to influence government and the business community, with the aim of securing inward investment; contributing to a clear and informed view of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing the D2N2 area’s economy to enable the LEP to pursue its over-arching goal of creating 55,000 additional private sector jobs in its area by 2023; and championing the work of the Board and its objectives, outcomes and results to relevant partners, organisations, networks and businesses.

Prospective board members should have significant experience of leading a successful business based within the D2N2 area, in a key sector, to demonstrate credibility and achievement as a driver of private sector growth in the D2N2 area.

Board members serve for up to three years and must be free to attend regular LEP board meetings, other events and to champion the work of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership. It is anticipated that board members will on average need to contribute one to two days per month to fulfil this role, for which expenses only will be available.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 8th July, 2016. It is anticipated that those shortlisted will be invited for discussions with LEP Board members in mid-July.

To make initial enquiries, which will be handled in confidence, please contact Sally Hallam on sally.hallam@d2n2lep.org.

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