The LEP Board develops and drives policy and strategy for economic growth and job creation in the LEP area.
The LEP Board supports local authorities and businesses in the delivery of economic growth and job creation, through involvement in decisions about grant funding where appropriate and in line with central government policy or requirements.
Terms of Reference and Membership
The LEP Board Members represent the four West of England Local Authorities and Business.
The LEP Board are required to follow a code of conduct which includes the way that interests are declaredand managed. The Interests of individual members are published on their profile pages. The Code of Conduct reflects the requirement for business members to act in line with the Nolan Principles of Public Life. A member or members of the LEP Board, currently Neil Douglas and Martino Burgess, are specifically responsible for representing and engaging with the SME business community.
The business members of the LEP Board have been identified through the Business Nominations Committee (BNC). The BNC consists of the LEP Board Chair and Vice Chair, together with representatives from Business West, IoD, CBI and FSB. Selection criteria and procedures will ensure that individuals are selected on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities, and promote diverse representation reflective of the local business community. The business members of the Infrastructure Board, Skills Board and Business Board will be members of the LEP Board
Whistleblowing - the procedure outlines the process to follow when reporting a perceived wrongdoing within the Authority or LEP.
Complaints policy - Information about making a complaint.
Confidential reporting of complaints - the means to make a confidential complaint or raise a concern.
Minutes of meetings
The minutes of the Board meetings are listed below, alongside briefing notes (where available) providing a summary of the main elements of the Board's discussions. The agenda and reports for LEP Board meetings will be published 5 clear working days in advance of the meeting. The minutes of Board meetings will be published within 2 weeks of the meeting.
To view minutes from 2017 and older, please go to the Achive: Minutes page.
24 January 2018