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A "bold approach" to innovation and research and development
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8th Oct, 2021

A "bold approach" to innovation and research and development

Sarah Windrum is Chair of the Coventry & Warwickshire LEP, Sarah is also a former vice-chair of the Skills Board at Tech UK and was an industry adviso...

Author: Sarah Windrum, Chair, Coventry and Warwickshire LEP
Sarah Windrum
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Engaging BAME businesses is an opportunity not a challenge

28th Jun, 2021

Engaging BAME businesses is an opportunity not a challenge

In a piece originally written for the All Party Parliamentary Group for BAME business owners, Enterprise M3 LEP Board Director, Stacey King, underline...

Author: Stacey King, Board Director, Enterprise M3 LEP
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Could Cornwall inspire world leaders on climate policy?

14th Jun, 2021

Could Cornwall inspire world leaders on climate policy?

Carbis Bay may be a bit more familiar to the world thanks to the meeting of world leaders from the Group of Seven "advanced economies" (G7), but it wa...

Author: Mark Duddridge, Chair, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LEP
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A Milestone Year for LEPs

17th Dec, 2020

A Milestone Year for LEPs

It was great to see the momentous first vaccinations for COVID - just one year on since the disease was officially identified.  What better testament ...

Author: Mark Bretton, Chair, LEP Network
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Five Point Plan for economic evolution

25th Aug, 2020

Five Point Plan for economic evolution

Mark Bretton is Chair of the LEP Network and Chair of Hertfordshire LEP. Here, Mark sets out the rationale behind the LEP Network '5 Point Plan for r...

Author: Mark Bretton, Chair, LEP Network, Chair, Hertfordshire LEP
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Collaboration on skills a catalyst for economic growth

24th Aug, 2020

Collaboration on skills a catalyst for economic growth

As a vital area of recovery planning, skills is key to any recovery success and boosting productivity. Here, Barney Ely, Chair of Enterprise M3 Skills...

Author: Barney Ely, Chair, Enterprise M3 Skills Advisory Panel
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Businesses may not survive the transition.

21st Jun, 2020

Businesses may not survive the transition.

The ripple effect of closed cafés, pubs and restaurants is being acutely felt by food and farming businesses across the Westcountry. Mark Duddridge hi...

Author: Mark Duddridge, Chair, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly LEP
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Maximising the potential of women in the workforce

7th Mar, 2020

Maximising the potential of women in the workforce

The York & North Yorkshire LEP believes that businesses across the region are becoming increasingly aware of and committed to addressing issues around...

Author: Sam Alexander, Chair, Skills and Employability Board, and Diversity Champion for York and North Yorkshire LEP
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"Space technology is priceless as a tool for saving the Earth"

19th Nov, 2019

"Space technology is priceless as a tool for saving the Earth"

Environment ranks high in the General Election agenda - here, Gordon Seabright, Chief Executive of the Eden Project and LEP Board member, sets out the...

Author: Gordon Seabright, CIOS LEP Board Member and Chief Executive of the Eden Project
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Leaving the EU is "one of the most challenging issues facing UK companies".

28th Oct, 2019

Leaving the EU is "one of the most challenging issues facing UK companies".

Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, is a Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) Board Member, Chief Executive of Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd, ...

Author: Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership Board Member, and Chief Executive of Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd,
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Skills investment can help close productivity gap

14th Aug, 2019

Skills investment can help close productivity gap

In a column for the Yorkshire Post, Roger Marsh OBE, chair of the LEP, argues getting the skills system right is one of the most important and powerfu...

Author: Roger Marsh OBE, Chair, Leeds City Region LEP