The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) has shined the spotlight on Emma Anderson, a Director at national law firm Freeths LLP and a member on the LLEP Board.
Emma is a Director in the Commercial Disputes team based in the Leicester office. In this role Emma deals with technical and complex commercial/contract disputes, company and partnership disputes, warranty claims and employment support work. In addition, Emma leads a professional women’s networking group as part of a firm wide initiative.
We caught up with Emma and asked her 10 questions about her job, hobbies and what it means to be a LLEP board member. Here is what she has to say!
1. What motivates you?
Helping people to solve their problems.
2. What do you do for fun/ what are your hobbies?
Spending time with my family, running and going to the cinema and theatre.
3. How would you describe a typical Friday evening?
Having a good meal and relaxing on a comfy sofa with friends and family.
4. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I’d like to travel to find out more about my father’s Armenian/Iranian heritage.
5. What has been your favourite job role?
Without any doubt the one I’m doing now.
6. What’s your finest achievement in your work?
Leading the Women in Business initiative in Leicester for my current firm in order to raise the profile and influence of professional women. I have been so impressed by the calibre of the women who have been involved – and as part of it also had dinner at Fortnum and Mason!
7. What has been your most memorable experience (professional or personal)?
Being at Live Aid in 1985, being at Wembley for the play-off final in 1996 when Stevie Claridge ‘shinned it in’ and Leicester City beat Crystal Palace and were promoted to the Premier League. Oh and the birth of my twins!
8. What is the one bit of advice would you give to your 18 yr old self?
Be confident and independent and focus on what you enjoy.
9. How long have you been on the LLEP board?
A few months.
10. As a valued board member, how do you see yourself contributing to the LLEP?
By bringing my knowledge and experience of the commercial/private and cultural sector in Leicester and Leicestershire and focussing on the importance of the LLEP in promoting the development and prosperity of our region – we have so much to offer.
Watch out for more profiles on the LLEP board members in the future!
The LLEP is governed by a Board of 15 leaders representing the private, public and voluntary sector and it is chaired by a leading business representative. The Board provides leadership, oversight, challenge and reviews the delivery of the Strategic Economic Plan (SEP). To find out more about the board members roles and the structure of the LLEP, click here.