The Business Board is accountable to the LLEP Executive and is responsible for

  • Overseeing the development and review of the Business Chapter of the Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) and leading the strategy and direction for business support and innovation;
  • Overseeing and co-ordinating the delivery of key projects and programmes including the Growth Deal and EU Structural Investment Funds (ESIF) programmes
  • Providing delivery assurance to the Executive of the delivery of projects and programmes;
  • Making recommendations to and advising the LLEP Executive and Board about future investment opportunities;
  • Directing and managing individual project boards and teams;
  • Managing risks and issues, escalating to the Executive where appropriate; and
  • Engaging stakeholders in the development and review of the SEP and delivery of programmes

The Business Board also oversees the LLEP Business Gateway.