Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership seeks business leaders


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

CLEP is currently looking for private sector leaders from Cumbria to help support other businesses and shape the region’s economic recovery.

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.

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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’s essential that the board reflects the communities and businesses we serve; geographically, sectorally and in terms of size. So we really want to hear from business leaders who feel they can add 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.”

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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LEP seeks candidates with significant experience and a successful track record as an owner or senior manager in a business operating in the LEP area.

They must also demonstrate strategic leadership and corporate governance skills to operate at the board level.

CLEP said applicants must also have a genuine passion and commitment to working in the best interest of Cumbria and its economy.

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