Greater Lincolnshire LEP seeks manufacturing leader

The Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership is looking for a business leader from the manufacturing sector to join its board.

The successful candidate should have extensive knowledge of and contacts in Greater Lincolnshire and will lead on the LEP’s Manufacturing Sector Plan.The role is voluntary and will involve around eight meetings per year, lobbying MPs sometimes in London, possibly attending other meetings as a representative of the board and background reading. Travel expenses can be claimed.

“Our manufacturing sector delivers a direct economic value to the Greater Lincolnshire economy of £3.4bn per year, employs approximately 57,000 people and plays a significant part in delivering the future economic growth of the region,” said Ursula Lidbetter, chair of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP.

“One of our priorities as a LEP has always been to support our key sectors, of which manufacturing and engineering is one.“We are championing the development of infrastructure enhancements, and we are supporting existing businesses to develop and grow through access to a skilled labour market, support to innovate and embrace R&D and access to new markets and local supply chains.”