Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership invites business leaders to join the board.

The Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) encourages local business leaders to apply to join its board.

Cumbria’s private sector leaders are looking to help support their colleagues and shape the region’s economic recovery.

Cumbria LEP, the business-led partnership to drive economic growth, is looking to recruit local figures to join its board.

The appointments will come at a critical time for Cumbria’s economy, with businesses facing the highest rates of inflation in 40 years while recovering from the effects of the pandemic.

Successful applicants will play a vital role in helping businesses meet today’s challenges, with applications closing on Friday, August 26, 2022.

Cumbria LEP Chairman Lord Inglewood said: “Current economic challenges mean that the Cumbria LEP Board has a vital role in representing the interests of our businesses and working with government to help address them. answer.

“We are calling on leaders who can bring real business insight and expertise, as well as a passion for Cumbria, to play a key role in our growth over the next few years.

“It is essential that the board reflects the communities and businesses we serve; geographically, sectorally and by size.

“So we really want to hear from business leaders who feel they can bring something to our board.

“We are also committed to increasing female representation on the board and as such, I encourage our female leaders to step forward.”

LEP is looking for candidates:

Have had significant experience and a successful track record as an owner or senior manager in a business operating in the LEP area

· Demonstrate strategic leadership and corporate governance skills to operate at the board level

A genuine passion and commitment to working in the best interests of Cumbria and its economy

Applications from women are particularly encouraged, in order to meet the commitment to have 50% women members of the Board by 2023.

While, in order to represent Cumbria’s diverse economy, LEP is keen to ensure representations from key sectors, with leaders in advanced manufacturing; visitor economy and professional services strongly encouraged to apply.

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