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The purpose of our three Advisory Boards is to support the D2N2 LEP Board in their mission to better push forward on objectives to boost the LEP area’s economic growth. Each Advisory Board will provide regular progress updates to the main D2N2 LEP Board and develop a work programme to drive forward their areas of responsibility.

Decisions on policy and programmes will be made at the Investment Board and D2N2 LEP Board level.

Chair: David Williams

Place Board

The place board is designed to facilitate and support the development of approaches to enhance the overall quality of place across D2N2, ensuring that it remains a great place to live, work, and visit.

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Chair: Professor Shearer West

People & Skills Board

The People & Skills board, currently chaired by Professor Shearer West develops, implements, and oversees the delivery of the People and Skills element of our Economic Recovery and Growth Plan and acts as the Skills Advisory Panel for D2N2.

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Chair: Viv Russell

Business Growth and Innovation Board

Chaired by Viv Russell, the Business Growth and Innovation Board supports the development of a world-class innovation-led, highly productive economy with a global reputation for manufacturing excellence.

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