The organisation that spearheads business growth across the Marches has launched an appeal for up to four new board members to join its ranks.

The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership – the private sector-led organisation that operates in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin – is looking for people with experience in the local business and community networks to take up the roles.

The new members will play a key part in helping the LEP to drive economic growth in the area. The partnership is currently implementing schemes across the region to create thousands of homes and jobs through a £83 million Growth Deal secured from the Government’s Local Growth Fund.

The LEP is specifically looking for people with experience in 16-18 years skills development, adult workforce skills development, a private sector large employer in the industry or commerce field, the advanced manufacturing sector, the voluntary or community sector, the housing sector or the finance or professional services sector.

Chairman of the Marches LEP, Graham Wynn said: “We have established a first class public and private partnership that approaches business growth and local regeneration in a positive and commercial manner.

“We are looking for board members who will contribute to this and also have a clear idea of how we achieve our potential as one of the most economically dynamic business regions in the UK.”

Mr Wynn added: “This is an exciting opportunity to make a considerable contribution to this Partnership, which has moved into a mature phase and is now geared to the delivery of a full programme of work.

“An ideal candidate will have commercial acumen, a good understanding of public and private partnership working and the ability to contribute to reaching agreement on complex issues that cut across service delivery of the public, private and voluntary and community sectors.”

The closing date for applications is July 8, with shortlisted candidates invited to attend a panel interview. Selected members will take up their role in September for two years.

For more information, visit the LEP’s Tenders & Vacancies section

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Media enquiries: Amy Bould or Jo Cunningham, Be Bold Media, amy@beboldpr.com or jo@beboldpr.com or call 01952 898121

 

Posted in LEP News, News on 17th June 2015

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