Innovation board recruiting members

The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership's new innovation board is seeking members to help shape the county's industrial strategy.

The Lancashire Innovation Board has been created to implement the LEP's innovation plan. Its board will meet approximately four times a year, with optional additional task and finish sub-groups.

They will work alongside a chair and deputy chair (both selected from the main LEP board) as well as representatives from the local authority, UK Research and Innovation, universities and research councils.

The LEP said: "We are looking for members who can represent and bring senior, strategic insights into the needs and priorities of: start-up, micro and SME business; health and life-sciences; energy and environment; manufacturing and construction; digital and creative; professional and services.

"As the government requires LEPs to improve the gender balance and representation of those with protected characteristics on all boards and sub-boards, we would especially welcome expressions of interest from women and those with protected characteristics."

More information about the Lancashire Innovation Plan can be found here, and interested parties should email their CV and a statement of interest outlining the added value they can bring to the board, and detailing their experience in supporting strategic boards and committees, to Maya Ellis at Maya.Ellis@Lancashire.gov.uk. 

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