Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) seeks local business leaders to join board

The Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is seeking business leaders from the local community to join its board.

The Dorset LEP aims to deliver growth, innovation and business enterprise across the region.

It is looking for local business leaders to join its voluntary board and contribute to the organisation’s strategic role, as well as advising on and influencing policy and the delivery of Dorset LEP activities.

Dorset LEP has recently been awarded a £66 million Growth Fund investment from the Government, which will used to improve road networks around Bournemouth Airport and the Port of Poole, among other initiatives.

Lorna Gibbons, Director of Dorset LEP, said: “This is a really exciting time for the LEP, after being awarded the £66 million growth deal with the Government.

“We are looking for people who understand and care about Dorset and can help the Dorset LEP achieve its task of creating jobs and growth for the region.”

The Dorset LEP board comprises leaders from a variety of different business backgrounds, alongside representatives from local government and further and higher education.

The available board positions are voluntary non-executive posts with a commitment of up to the equivalent of circa 2 days per month, with a three year maximum term.

The deadline for applications is Monday 8 September 2014.

For more information please contact Anushka Naidoo, Communications Assistant for Dorset LEP, on 01202 962349 or