New LEP chair aiming to spice up entrepreneurship and digital abilities

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New LEP chair aiming to spice up entrepreneurship and digital abilities


Mark RobertsThe new interim chair of the Leeds Metropolis Area Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Board has outlined his purpose of “encouraging entrepreneurship and constructing digital abilities”.

Mark Roberts, is the co-founder of on-line retailer Beer Hawk and has labored inside a number of international blue-chip firms at senior govt degree, has succeeded Sir Roger Marsh, who stepped down as chair on the completion of his tenure.

Roberts has been a member of the LEP Board since June 2019 and has served as deputy chair since March 2020.

The LEP has additionally formally welcomed 24 new members who’ve joined to signify personal sector enterprise within the area and can work inside varied Mixed Authority committees. 

Mark Roberts stated: “The depth of experience inside the LEP Board means we’re in a really robust place to proceed to assist enterprise throughout our area and strengthen financial development.

“I am extraordinarily enthusiastic about encouraging entrepreneurship and constructing digital abilities and can proceed this focus in my new place.

“I am additionally delighted that our LEP neighborhood has been additional strengthened by 24 new members who signify the personal sector. To have such a robust illustration from a variety of industries will considerably improve our potential to assist and work with enterprise within the area.”

The brand new members have been drawn from varied companies and organisations within the area, together with the skilled providers sector, engineering, the digital and textiles sectors, in addition to manufacturing and the inventive sectors.

Professor Shirley Congdon, the vice-chancellor of the College of Bradford, has additionally has taken up the position of deputy chair of the LEP’s Employment and Expertise Committee.



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