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Two boards at the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership seek members to help drive the future of Yorkshire

The York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership (YNYER LEP) is looking for business representatives from across the region to recruit to two of its boards, the main LEP Board and the Skills and Employability Board.

Business leaders from across the region and from all industry sectors with a passion to help build a better Yorkshire for the future, are invited to apply for the positions, particularly if they are from SME’s, with or without prior board experience. 

The YNYER LEP Board helps set the strategic direction of the investment agenda at the LEP by shaping future priorities, developing partnerships and securing investment from both public and private sectors. New recruits will join the LEP as its geographical footprint shifts – from 1 April 2020, the LEP will cover York and North Yorkshire.

David Kerfoot MBE DL, Chair of the YNYER LEP Board, said: “The planet, the country and our region, at every level, everywhere you go, we are in a period of significant change. Now, more than ever, we invite leaders from our region who live and breathe the world of business to embrace this opportunity to help us build a better Yorkshire for the future.

“We are seeking local business leaders, particularly those from SMEs, who can provide challenge and a more diverse perspective to our decision making. We encourage people from all walks of life, and all industries, to apply, even if they don’t have any prior board experience.”

The LEP’s Skills and Employability Board aims to bring together local employers and skills providers to pool knowledge on skills and labour needs and tackle local challenges. The board recently oversaw a Labour Market Analysis of the area, giving a comprehensive breakdown of skills priorities. The closing date for applications to join this Board is Sunday 29 March.

Sam Alexander, Chair of the Skills and Employability Board, said: “This is a fantastic time to join the Skills and Employability Board. Our Labour Market Analysis gives us a clear steer as a board in how we focus our efforts going forward. Working with a broad range of organisations, we can ensure the right people with the right skills are in the right place, that the productivity of our economy is boosted and the potential of individuals in the labour market is unleashed.

“The Skills and Employability Board is very collaborative and its members can really make a difference by helping to shape policies surrounding skills. It’s also a great place for networking and personal development whilst giving back to the local area at the same time.”

A minimum commitment of six days a year is required for positions on both boards.  The closing date for applications to join the Skills and Employability Board is Sunday 29 March and Sunday 24 May for the LEP Board.  Application packs are available at www.businessinspiredgrowth.com/news/board-recruitment/

 

Pictured – L-R – David Dickson, Deputy Chair, Sam Alexander, Board member and Chair of the Skills and Employability Board, David A Kerfoot MBE DL, Chair, Jane Lady Gibson

Susie Haywood
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