News - 05 September 2018

D2N2 Announces New Deputy Chair

David Williams, Chair of Geldards LLP (pictured), has been appointed Deputy Chair of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), which is a newly created position.

David has served on the D2N2 Board since 2016 and is already well-versed in the aims and priorities of the LEP. He will now help to lead the board as Deputy Chair, alongside D2N2’s newly-appointed Chair, Elizabeth Fagan, who took up the post in July of this year (2018).

D2N2 is the LEP for Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Its Board comprises of senior figures from the fields of business, local government, skills and training and the community and voluntary sector. This ensures that each of the different areas of business within Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are properly and fairly represented, as D2N2 works to grow the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire economy.

Following the recommendation in the national review of Local Enterprise Partnerships, by Government, the position of Deputy Chair has been created on the D2N2 Board. This allows for greater flexibility and efficiency within the LEP, as well as providing greater support for D2N2’s Chair, in driving forward D2N2’s vision for a more prosperous and inclusive economy.

David is currently Chair of Geldards LLP, a prominent and prestigious law firm, with offices in Derby and Nottingham. In addition to this, David holds a number of positions in a variety of organisations. These include as Chair of East Midlands Business Limited, a Board Member at Derby College, Chair of the Derby Nottingham Metro Growth Board, Chairman of the Arkwright Society, and Director of Derby County Football Club.

Elizabeth Fagan, D2N2 Chair, said: “I am delighted that David has chosen to take up the position of Deputy Chair of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership at this important time in its development. The area is home to world-class businesses and knowledge bases, has a hard-working talent pool, a vibrant cultural offering and is a beautiful place to live, work and visit.”

“I believe that the power of D2N2 lies in the intersection between public and private companies and I hope that David’s considerable knowledge and experience will help make a positive difference. I look forward to working with him as we create and deliver a new strategy for high value economic growth that benefits all our communities.”

David Williams, D2N2 Deputy Chair, added: “I am pleased to be taking up the role of Deputy Chair with the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership and I look forward to the opportunities that we will face in the future. As we move forward and reshape our strategy to meet the needs of the modern and future economy, I believe that we have a lot to be excited about and a business community with enormous potential.”

For more information on the D2N2 LEP, visit www.d2n2lep.org

Sam Burbage

D2N2 Social Media and Marketing Officer

01159 578254

sam.burbage@d2n2lep.org

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