LEP?seeks new ‘board’ members

By Farnham Herald in Local People

ENTERPRISE M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is looking to recruit new ‘business board’ members to help shape the economic future of the LEP area – which stretches from the fringes of London to the New Forest, taking in much of Hampshire, as well as south and west Surrey.

The board vacancies come at an exciting time for the LEP, having recently secured an additional £71.1m in Local Growth Fund (LGF) to support the economy of the LEP area, with a view to creating more than 15,000 jobs and unlocking over 6,000 new homes.

Enterprise M3 board members play a key role in ensuring that the LEP’s priorities are driven by business needs. Among many other functions, Board members develop strong partnerships with businesses, not-for-profit organisations, local authorities and other public organisations to ensure that the area remains one of the best places in the UK to live and do business in.

Geoff French, chairman of Enterprise M3, said: “We are looking for business board members who are passionate about creating conditions that enable businesses to thrive.

“Our LEP area offers a great environment for business productivity, with chances of survival higher than the UK average. We are keen to build on this position of strength and our new board members will play a key role in this regard.”

The role is voluntary and board members are required to attend six meetings a year, in addition to other meetings on specific issues. Candidates must be based within the Enterprise M3 LEP area.

Interested candidates are advised to apply before Friday, March 10. For more details, visit enterprisem3.org.uk.

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