Wednesday, 11 June 2014


A business leader from the food sector in North East Lincolnshire is needed to join the board of the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership.

A vacancy has arisen on the board of the LEP, which has just published a plan which aims to double the contribution of the agri-food sector to the area’s economy by 2030.

The LEP is looking to recruit a new board member from the private sector in North East Lincolnshire with extensive knowledge and influential contacts in the food sector in particular.

“Agri-food forms one of our key priority sectors and food production and manufacturing are a key driver for our economy, so we would welcome applications from business leaders in any food-related sector in North East Lincolnshire,” said Ursula Lidbetter MBE, Chair of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP.

“While we are looking for a food industry leader, however, the successful candidate will be a strategic thinker and will also be able to step back and see the bigger picture across the area.

“The role of the LEPs is becoming more exciting and more significant, and we have been working hard on a number of fronts to make  Greater Lincolnshire a prosperous and economically strong region.

“We also have big plans for the agri-food sector which we set out in our new plan for the industry, and our new board member will play a key role in taking those plans forward.”

The new member will replace Leendert den Hollander, who has stepped down from the LEP board after moving from Young’s Seafood to Coca-Cola Enterprises.

The post is voluntary and open only to business leaders in North East Lincolnshire.

It will involve attending around eight meetings per year, lobbying MPs sometimes in London, attending other meetings as a representative for the LEP and background reading of papers and documents. Travel expenses can be claimed.

For an informal discussion, please call Ruth Carver on 01522 550515 or Kate Storey on 01522 550540. The deadline for applications is 30th June 2014.  Applications should be made by sending a CV and covering letter to Kate Storey either by post to Greater Lincolnshire LEP, City Hall, Beaumont Fee, Lincoln, LN1 1DD or via email:    

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