Local Enterprise Partnership Seeking New Directors

LEP SignThe Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership is looking for two new directors for their board.

The organisation has been charged with managing millions of pounds of EU money to stimulate the region’s economy.

Chairman Chris Pomfret says both Scilly and Cornwall have issues with poor productivity and low wages, while the islands have additional challenges faced by our remoteness and transport links.

He says it’s important that the LEP is lead by the business community and that they have the best people on the board.

Anyone taking on the job will need to attend six board meetings each year, and be able to dedicate a couple of days each month to LEP work.

Directors aren’t paid for their work, but will be reimbursed for expenses.

Chris also doesn’t feel that people who run small businesses in Scilly should not be put off applying.

He says the economy in the region is dominated by small and medium companies, so their input is just as relevant to the organisation as large businesses.

They’re particularly interested in people with HR skills and experience of training and apprenticeships.

The deadline for applications is the 20th January with interviews taking place on February 6th.

For more information, click here. http://www.cornwallandislesofscillylep.com/recruitment-non-executive-director.html