News - 28 September 2016

D2N2 Chair Named amongst Derbyshire’s Captains of Industry

D2N2 Chair Peter Richardson has been featured in an annual publication out today (September 28), which showcases the most influential people in Derby and Derbyshire from the worlds of business, manufacturing, creative, technology and education.

The Derby Telegraph’s Inspirational 250 publication – free in today’s edition of the paper – aims to showcase key figures from various sectors; including construction, manufacturing, creative and media, business and retail. Peter has been featured for his work as the Chair of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).

Formed in 2011, the D2N2 LEP is a private sector-led partnership of local authorities, businesses, skills and training providers and community and voluntary organisations. It works to grow the economy of the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire area, with the aim of creating 55,000 new jobs in ten years (up to 2023).

Peter Richardson has been Chair of the D2N2 LEP since 2012 and oversees the D2N2 Board, a mix of senior figures across the D2N2 area from the fields of education, business, skills and training, local authority and voluntary and community organisations. Prior to this, he worked as Chief Executive of the Derbyshire Builiding Society and is a past Chair of Derbyshire Business Link, Derby Cityscape URC and the Derby Renaissance Board, as well as being a former member of the Governing Council of the University of Derby.

David Williams, Chair of Geldards LLP and Peter Gadsby, Chair of Cedar House Investments, are also featured in the publication, for their contributions to professional services and construction, respectively.

Other notable people featured in this year’s publication are Liz Fothergill CBE, Chair of Pennine Healthcare, John Forkin, Managing Director of Marketing Derby, Tony Walker, Deputy Managing Director of Toyota UK, and Kavita Oberoi OBE, Managing Director of Oberoi Consulting. Kavita is also scheduled to appear as the guest business speaker in the first of a series of six business breakfast events across the D2N2 area – for more information, click here.

Derby Telegraph Business Editor, Robin Johnson, says in his introduction to the supplement that: ”The Inspirational 250 aims to show the wealth of talented people we have here in Derbyshire. These are our captains of industry, driving the city forward onto regional, national and sometimes international success.

He adds:

“The Inspirational 250 is not a League Table. There is no ranking system putting one above the other. Each name has made the list because we feel they deserve a place on it for their hard work and success in their chosen profession.”

 The names in the supplement were compiled by senior members of the Telegraph’s editorial team and are not ranked by level of influence.

To find out more about the work of the D2N2 Board, click here.

To learn more about the work of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, click here

For More Information on the above release, please contact:

Sean Kirby

D2N2 Communications Manager

01159 578749

sean.kirby@d2n2lep.org

 D2N2 logo CMYK

Sam Burbage

D2N2 Social Media and Marketing Officer

01159 578254

sam.burbage@d2n2lep.org

Find us on:

TwitterLinkedInGoogle+FacebookYoutube

Latest News & Events

11 June 2024

The D2N2 LEP staff team joins the East Midlands Combined County Authority (EMCCA)

Read Article

07 June 2024

Becky Rix, Marketing Director at Roadgas, explains why Roadgas is a proud member of the East Midlands Hydrogen Consortium

Read Article

05 June 2024

Spotlight on our Board: D2N2 LEP Board Member Natasha Johnson, Director of Partnerships at Global Entrepreneurs UK

Read Article

05 June 2024

Free Expert Business Advice and Support available through East Midlands Chamber’s Accelerator Programme

Read Article

03 June 2024

Spotlight on our Board: D2N2 LEP Board Member Professor Edward Peck CBE, Vice-Chancellor and President, Nottingham Trent University

Read Article

24 May 2024

Focus on the East Midlands: our time is NOW!

Read Article

24 May 2024

D2N2 LEP CEO, Will Morlidge, shares our East Midlands Hydrogen ambitions at UKREiiF

Read Article

24 May 2024

East Midlands Freeport and Freeport East Sign Green Freight Corridor Initiative at UKREiiF

Read Article

23 May 2024

D2N2 LEP Chair, Elizabeth Fagan, launches £8m Early Stage Angel Investment Fund at UKREiiF

Read Article

21 May 2024

Focus on the East Midlands: our Time is NOW! Panel session at UKREiiF taking place tomorrow, 22 May

Read Article

Get in touch.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Sign up
Address

D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership
8 Experian Way
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG2 1EP

Social

Our Partners