Businesses asked to join LEP’s boardroom

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BUSINESS leaders from the wider Portsmouth region are being invited to join the board of the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership.

The LEP is also looking for new businesses operating in the Solent to join as members.

The Solent LEP board takes responsibility for shaping economic strategy in the region, including the development of a £2.4bn strategic economic plan.

The board is specifically seeking applications from business leaders working in aerospace, aviation, high-end manufacturing, logistics, ports and key international gateways.

Members have the opportunity to vote on the way the LEP operates, elect board members and get involved in its work.

Gary Jeffries, the new chairman of the Solent LEP, said: ‘To help us develop the strongest possible economic plan, we are specifically seeking to appoint a senior business leader from a key sector that will complement the existing strengths of the board.’

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