Yorkshire LEP puts out call for new Board members

David Kerfoot

The York, North Yorkshire & East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership is seeking people who run or own a company in the region to join the LEP Board and bring a more diverse perspective to its decision making.

“If you are passionate about the issues which affect our economy and believe everyone should have the opportunity to reach their potential, we are keen to talk to you,” said the organisation’s new Chairman David Kerfoot.

“Our Board prides itself in creating a friendly and supportive environment, welcoming new and different opinions, because we understand the highest performing organisations bring together a broad range of knowledge, views and experiences to ensure they make the best decisions.

“We have a large and diverse economy with thousands of great small and micro businesses operating alongside globally renowned brands. With the internationally renowned City of York sitting alongside world leading agriculture, two National Parks and the stunning Yorkshire Coast, our economy is diverse and rich with new opportunities.

“We want to make the right investments to deliver these opportunities, helping businesses grow and making this a more prosperous place for our residents.”

Members of the Board will help lead the strategic direction of the LEP, shaping future priorities, developing partnerships and securing investment from both public and private sector.

The minimum commitment is six days per year and in return the LEP will offer

  • The opportunity to build your Board experience
  • The ability to influence and shape real change to make our region more prosperous and successful
  • A supportive environment where your opinions will be welcomed and valued
  • The opportunity to develop new skills
  • An increased network of senior contacts
  • Full development programme and support for your entry onto the Board.

Further background information on the Board Member recruitment is available here.

For an informal discussion about the role, please call our Chief Operating Officer, James Farrar on 07791 885965 / james.farrar@businessinspiredgrowth.com

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter to james.farrar@businessinspiredgrowth.com The closing date for applications is Friday 9th March