North East LEP invites applicants to join Business Growth Board

North East LEP invites applicants to join Business Growth Board

The North East LEP is looking for ambitious and influential businesspeople from across the region to join its Business Growth Board.

The Business Growth Board is looking for applicants who can support communications and business engagement, access to finance and creating an ecosystem for business growth.

Colin Bell, Business Growth Director at the North East LEP said: “When the North East LEP was first established we had one very clear aim - to create more and better jobs for the North East.

“That ambition remains today and never has it been more crucial to the economic success of our region, especially as we experience a period of real change both politically and economically.

“We want to create an environment where businesses of any size and ambition can develop and scale-up, strengthening our regional economy and attracting inward investment.”

The LEP is particularly keen to hear from people with experience of scaling a business, or who play a key role in the North East LEP’s areas of strength, which include; passenger vehicle manufacturing, subsea and offshore technology, life sciences and healthcare, and creative, digital, software and technology-based services.

Colin Bell said: "We want to engage as many people as possible with the LEP’s Business Growth Programme and ensure we, as a region, benefit from its framework of business support and access to finance. Our Board is crucial to that work.

"If you’re passionate about seeing businesses in the North East grow, our economy flourish and creating more and better jobs, we’d love to hear from you."