Suffolk/Norfolk: New Anglia LEP seeks sector representatives for skills board

Andy Wood, chairman of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership's skills board.

Andy Wood, chairman of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership's skills board. - Credit: Archant

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce has invited business leaders around the county to consider joining a new body which aims to tackle skills issues.

New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has established a skills board, chaired by Adnams chief executive Andy Wood, to help put employers at the centre of setting the skills agenda for Suffolk and Norfolk.

The LEP is looking to identify individuals prepared to represent the views of their industry sector or community of interest, with candidates particularly sought from the life sciences, energy, ICT and digital, finance and insurance and ports and logistics sectors.

Suffolk Chamber has now circulated details of how to apply - or to nominate others - with further details available at www.newanglia.co.uk/new-anglia-skills-board/ .

The skills board will oversee the programme to deliver the commitments made within the LEP’s Skills Manifesto, provide recommendations to the main LEP board regarding future skills strategy and make decisions on the priorities for skills-related capital funding coming into the region and on the skills-related projects being put forward for European funding.

Anyone interested in becoming a skills board member is asked to email Michael.Gray@suffolk.gov.uk with a brief biography, details of the interests they would represent and an outline of their interest in the skills agenda. Nominees put forward by others will be contacted to confirm their interest.