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New Business Board seeks members to boost Norfolk's economy

Norfolk County Council, 13 June 2024 15:02

A call has gone out for experienced and influential members of the local business community to join the Norfolk Business Board. 

The new board is looking for candidates who are interested in enhancing skills in the county and boosting the local economy. 

Chris Starkie, director of growth and investment at Norfolk County Council said: "This is an exciting opportunity for people from our business community to help drive an economy that is vibrant, entrepreneurial, inclusive and sustainable." 

"We are looking for volunteers from a range of sectors including agri-food, clean energy, digital, financial services, tourism and creative industries, and not-for-profit organisations. We want people who represent businesses from a range of sizes and locations across the county. Together, the board will provide a strong, independent, and diverse local voice." 

The new board has been created following the integration of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) into Norfolk County Council and Suffolk County Council. 

The board will meet 4-6 times a year and work closely with partners such as district councils, neighbouring counties and national economic and trade bodies.

Norfolk Business Board representatives will: 

  • Be responsible for shaping the economic growth agenda for the county
  • Use their expertise to shape and influence strategic thinking, policy, and funding decisions for the county
  • Be a voice for industry to advocate across sectors, geographies, and business types. This will be at a local and, when required, national level. 
  • Help us to create an environment where local business can flourish and grow the economy

For an informal discussion email c.starkie@norfolk.gov.uk 

To apply, send your CV to norfolkbusinessboard@norfolk.gov.uk by 5pm on 30 June.

Further information about the role is available. Visit the Norfolk Business Board representative recruitment page.

Last modified: 13 June 2024 15:19

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