The LLEP Board makes collective decisions to deliver the LLEP’s objectives and the outcomes set out in the SEP. It acts as an ambassador for Leicester and Leicestershire at local, national and international levels. The LLEP Board Members engage and represent their specific sector or corporate organisation on the LLEP to ensure views represent those of the wider sector. They also communicate and promote the objectives of the LLEP within their respective sectors, ensuring the clear understanding of the need for collaboration.
The Programme Board oversees and supports the delivery of the LLEP Programme of activity. It is responsible for performance management of projects funded, and operated by the LLEP. The Programme Board oversees the quality of business cases put forward for investment to ensure value for money and takes investment decisions under delegated authority from the LLEP Board. The membership of the Programme Board is reflective of the LLEP Board, and is chaired by a private sector Board member.
The LLEP Executive is responsible for overseeing the LLEP operation on behalf of the Board. The Executive offers strategic direction to the team’s activity, providing assurance for all operational resources; providing advice to the Board on the ongoing development and implementation of the Strategic Economic Plan (SEP).
The People, Place and Business Boards were set up to connect with a wide range of partners; engaging them to support the delivery of the Strategic Economic Plan and the growth of the Leicester and Leicestershire economy. The Theme Boards advise the LLEP Executive about future investment opportunities within their area of expertise and help the LLEP in translating these strategic priorities into action.
Our Enterprise Zones are partnerships between the public and private sector, working together to deliver job creation and commercial innovation for the benefit of the local, midlands and national economies. The EZ Strategy Group is accountable to the LLEP Board and is responsible for overseeing all EZ operations on behalf of the Board.