Boards - 15 June 2016

New Board members sought for D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership

New Board members are being sought to steer the activities of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership – the business-led organisation promoting economic growth and jobs creation across Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Three more business people have the opportunity to join the Board of the D2N2 LEP; a private sector-led Partnership whose Board is composed of people from the business, local authority, skills and training, and community and social enterprise sectors.

Board members – led by Chairman Peter Richardson – are responsible for:

  • Providing strategic input to help the Board drive economic growth in the area covered by the D2N2 LEP; the fifth largest of England’s 39 LEPs, covering a population of more than two million and with an economic output of around £42.9billion GVA (Gross Value Added).
  • Promoting LEP interests where possible at networking opportunities, to influence Government and the business community, with the aim of securing inward investment.
  • Contributing to a clear and informed view of the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing the D2N2 area’s economy; to enable the LEP to pursue its over-arching goal of creating 55,000 additional private sector jobs in its area by 2023.
  • Championing the work of the Board and its objectives, outcomes and results to relevant partners, organisations, networks and businesses.

Prospective Board members should have significant experience of leading a successful business based within the D2N2 area, in a key sector, to demonstrate credibility and achievement as a driver of private sector growth in the D2N2 area.

They should be capable of clear strategic thinking, have excellent communication and leadership skills, and understand what drives economic prosperity. They should have strong connections within business communities, and be able to demonstrate these links with other businesses and organisations.

Board members serve for up to three years and must be free to attend regular LEP Board meetings, other events and to champion the work of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership. It is anticipated that Board members will on average need to contribute one to two days per month to fulfil this role, for which expenses only will be available.

The closing date for applications is 12noon on Friday July 8, 2016. It is anticipated that those shortlisted will be invited for discussions with LEP Board members in mid- July.

Applications should quote the reference PR/DR/9578 and should include a CV, and a covering letter of no more than two pages in length outlining how their experience and networks would benefit the LEP, paying particular attention to their experience and attributes.

All applications will be acknowledged. Please submit your application as follows:

By email (preferred method) to Sally Hallam, D2N2 Office Manager, on email:


By post marked ‘Strictly Private and Confidential’ to:

David Ralph

Chief Executive, D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership

8 Experian Way, NG2 Business Park

Nottingham NG2 1EP.

To make initial enquiries, which will be handled in confidence, please contact Sally Hallam on 0115 9578250 or

For information on the D2N2 LEP’s current Board members see web link

For further information about this media release contact D2N2 Communications Manager Sean Kirby on 0115 9578749 or email:

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